Campus Life

Utah has one of the oldest and largest Pacific Islander communities in the United States.

U aims to build top Pacific Islander program

November 29, 2016

The University of Utah recently announced its intent to build the top Pacific Islander program in the continental United States. As part of the initiative, the U is in the process of hiring two new full-time faculty in Pacific Islander studies and recently created a new scholarship aimed at recruiting and retaining talented Pacific Islander […]


Leadership team for the School of Cultural and Social Transformation (from left: Nicole Robinson, Ed Munoz, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Susie Porter).

U launches School for Cultural and Social Transformation

November 21, 2016

A newly created school at the University of Utah aims to provide an intellectual foundation for understanding and addressing some of the most pressing issues surrounding race and gender in American society. That goal is reflected in its name: School for Cultural and Social Transformation—the first school in the Intermountain West to make the intersection […]


U student Luis Vidal recently presented his research at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, or SACNAS, National Conference for Diversity in STEM in Long Beach, California.

Students present research at National Diversity Conference

November 17, 2016

Two students, Luis Vidal from the University of Utah and Joydino Beyale from Utah State University Eastern, recently presented their water research at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, or SACNAS, National Conference for Diversity in STEM in Long Beach, California, on Oct. 13-15, 2016. Their research was conducted […]


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University of Utah celebrates 70th anniversary of Fulbright program

November 14, 2016

The Fulbright Program at the University of Utah will celebrate its recent success as well as the 70th anniversary of the founding of the program on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in the USTAR Auditorium. “We are proud of our achievements, especially in terms of the number of students and faculty who have received […]


Carolyn and Kem Gardner are joined by their extended family at the unveiling ceremony for the new building.

New Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building will open new chapter on campus

October 31, 2016

A new building named after Carolyn and Kem Gardner will replace Orson Spencer Hall as home to the U’s College of Social and Behavioral Science and numerous associated centers and institutes. A ceremony to mark groundbreaking for the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building took place on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., at the Marriott Library […]


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U unveils University Federal Credit Union rooftop playfield

October 24, 2016

The University of Utah will celebrate the opening of the University Federal Credit Union Playfield, which is uniquely located on the top of a four-level parking structure in the middle of campus, today at 12 p.m. on the east end of the field. The playfield was made possible through a lead gift from the UFCU. […]


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U’s Honors College celebrates first published book to come out of the novel writing workshop

October 20, 2016

The University of Utah Honors College will celebrate the first published book to come out of its intensive yearlong undergraduate novel writing workshop, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community. Laurel Myler, class of 2016, wrote her novel, “City Ash and Desert Bones,” during the workshop, in which […]


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Social Entrepreneurism: The New Face of American Innovation

October 13, 2016

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah welcomes Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Dumke Auditorium. Mycoskie will present “Social Entrepreneurism: The New Face of American Innovation” as the keynote address for the 2016 World […]


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University of Utah names PepsiCo official beverage provider

October 12, 2016

The University of Utah today announced it has selected PepsiCo as its official beverage provider. The new agreement will provide the entire university community with PepsiCo’s broad portfolio of beverages, including Pepsi, Aquafina, Gatorade, Pure Leaf iced tea, Mountain Dew, Naked juice, Starbucks ready-to-drink coffee, STUBBORN craft soda and more. The multiyear partnership, which also […]


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New solar canopy at University of Utah bolsters energy efficiency on campus

October 7, 2016

The University of Utah will officially “flip the switch” to unveil a new solar parking canopy in the southwest corner of campus designed to save energy and serve as part of a broader sustainability plan. A short explanation of the solar canopy project will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct.7, at the structure, […]