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Marriott Library celebrates and archives lives of remarkable women from the 20th century

Feb. 27, 2015 – The English proverb, “necessity is the mother of invention” frames a view of 20th century women as innovators in the face of a rapidly changing world. Marie Cornwall, advisory board member of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Archive at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, will deliver Read More

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Students Live for New George S. Eccles Student Life Center

The much-anticipated George S. Eccles Student Life Center celebrates its grand opening with a dedication ceremony today. The 183,000-square-foot, $50.5 million building houses two gymnasiums, a four-story climbing wall, an outdoor pool and an indoor Olympic-size pool, expansive areas for cardio and weight training and more. Read More

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Exploring long-term health consequences of conflict and oppression

Feb. 11, 2015 —The Tanner Center for Human Rights at the University of Utah will examine the long-term health consequences of exposure to conflict, including effects on veterans, children and victims of discrimination at its annual conference, Feb. 18-19. Founder of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and Georgetown professor James S. Gordon will give the keynote Read More

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U alumnus dives into uncharted territories for climate science

Feb. 6, 2015—Former naval aviator and military officer, University of Utah geoscience alumnus, world traveler, outdoors enthusiast, business owner, deep-sea diver and climate change educator. These are a few of the many hats worn by U alumnus Zac Bowland, who is on the cusp of embarking on a journey across  eight countries in hopes of Read More

Feb. 5, 2015 – Tracy McMillan, a University of Utah graduate who has gone on to write for film, TV and books, as well as appearing on several TV shows including “Oprah,” will be returning to the U to present a lecture, “Be More You: How to Get Everything You Want By Being Exactly Who You Are,” Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in the Languages and Communication Building auditorium, Room 1110. Hosted by the College of Humanities and the Department of Communication with sponsorship from the Alumni Association, the event will include a book signing, light lunch and will be free and open to the public. McMillan, who graduated with a journalism degree from the U in 1989, left Salt Lake for a job at “NBC Nightly News,” followed by 15 years of writing and producing TV news. She then transitioned to writing film and TV shows such as “Mad Men” and “The United States of Tara,” and books including her memoir “I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway.” Her lecture will draw from experiences throughout her life – beginning as a child with a less-than-ideal family dynamic, followed by three marriages, three divorces and a successful career writing and establishing her presence as a funny, relatable, relationship expert. “I’m so thrilled to be coming back to Utah,” McMillan said. “My talk is going to be all about how to make the life you want ¬— the work, the love, the ‘self’ — by being authentically yourself. I'll touch on self-love, spirituality, my own background and service. I'll fold in relationships, career and how to get a life you really want to live. I think anyone will be able to walk away from it a bit more excited and motivated to be more of their best selves.” To many, McMillan is best known for her 2011 Huffington Post article titled “Why You’re Not Married,” which is the fourth most read post on the site. Time magazine named it one of the Top Ten Opinion Pieces of 2011, and the next year she followed it up with her book, “Why You’re Not Married…Yet,” which she describes as a “long, funny conversation about life, love and what to do about it all.” She explains the book as “about everything I’ve ever learned in relationships, which is a lot. Especially about what we do wrong — since I’ve done so much of that myself — and also what to do right, since I’ve done a lot of that, too.”

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Feb. 5, 2015 – Tracy McMillan, a University of Utah graduate who has gone on to write for film, TV and books, as well as appearing on several TV shows including “Oprah,” will be returning to the U to present a lecture, “Be More You: How to Get Everything You Want By Being Exactly Who Read More