Campus Life

Lecture series explores diverse perspectives in the humanities

January 18, 2017

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah will present the Work in Progress Talks and Talks at the Tanner throughout spring semester to give faculty and fellows an opportunity to present their current research and receive feedback from students, faculty, staff and the community. “These series are central […]


The U bids a fond farewell to Milton Bennion Hall

December 8, 2016

Since 1960, students studying to become educators at the University of Utah have been taking classes in Milton Bennion Hall. Today, alumni, students and faculty celebrate the legacy of Milton Bennion and bid a fond farewell to the building that helped shape the futures of thousands of general and special education teachers, counselors, administrators and […]


Let’s Play!

December 5, 2016

Virtual reality is all the rage in video gaming, and the University of Utah’s No. 1-ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) video game development program is exploring all the ways this hyper-realistic form of interactivity can be informative as well as fun. Five new VR games and educational apps along with more than 30 other […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]