Campus Life

Swoop turns 20 this year and is donating his gifts to children at a local elementary school.

U mascot Swoop turns 20

August 29, 2016

The University of Utah’s mascot Swoop, a red-tailed hawk, turns 20 this year. All are invited to celebrate Sept. 1, 12-2 p.m. at the Campus Store, 270 S. 1500 East, and during half-time at the football game against Southern Utah University that evening at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The party at the Campus Store is free and […]

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First cohort of students from U Asia Campus arrive in SLC

August 22, 2016

In 2014, the University of Utah Asia Campus opened its doors in Incheon, South Korea to students looking for a global and culturally diverse education. Today, the U welcomed the first group of students to Salt Lake City to complete their degrees. Although most undergraduate students will spend three years at the Asia campus before […]


Visual time-capsule of SLC music scene

July 26, 2016

Since its birth in the 1960s, concert poster art has been on the rise, gaining popularity and continually changing over time with the introduction of different technology. These changes are evident in a collection of concert posters spanning more than 50 years from the multitude of small music venues around the Salt Lake Valley housed […]

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Rare Audubon prints donated to the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library

July 7, 2016

Thirteen oversized, hand-colored prints created by naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851) have been donated to the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library by Lonnie and Shannon Paulos. The prints, originally appearing in Audubon’s books in the 19th century, have a combined estimated value of more than $250,000. The prints will be on display for […]

University Neighborhood Partners at the University of Utah celebrates the college graduation of nearly 300 west Salt Lake residents at its first Partners in the Park event of the season.

U recognizes nearly 300 west Salt Lake college graduates

June 20, 2016

University Neighborhood Partners at the University of Utah celebrates the college graduation of 296 west Salt Lake residents at its first Partners in the Park event of the season — June 21, 6 p.m., at Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 West. University Neighborhood Partners began in 2001 to connect west Salt Lake residents with higher […]

A new program called Step2theU will grant a select cohort of Alta High School students the opportunity to study with University of Utah professors and instructors at the U’s Sandy Campus.

Step2theU: Alta High, U. Forge Innovative Early-College Partnership

June 15, 2016

The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, embraced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the University of Utah that will give flight to the higher-education aspirations of stellar students attending Alta High School. A Memo of Understanding between the first new school district to be created in Utah in a century and Utah’s flagship institution of […]

Students in the University of Utah class of 2016 come from 23 Utah counties, all 50 states and 92 countries.

University of Utah to graduate 8,291 students May 5

May 2, 2016

The general commencement ceremony at the University of Utah will be held Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. This year’s graduating class of 8,291 students represents 23 Utah counties, all 50 U.S. states and 92 countries. These numbers are based on data available prior to graduation and are subject […]

A crab-eating macaque, one of the many mammals that can be found on Luzon Island.

Natural History Museum of Utah to showcase new book The Mammals of Luzon Island

April 26, 2016

Based on more than a century of accumulated data and 15 years of intensive field work, The Mammals of Luzon Island is part field guide and part general reference book for all those interested in the mammals of Luzon, the largest of the Philippine Islands and fifteenth largest island in the world. On Wednesday, April […]

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar to speak at the U

April 14, 2016

On Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Alice Walker and acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar will participate in a series of events as part of the U’s Barbara L. & Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy’s “Artists as Advocates: Women’s Rights and Human Rights” series. All events […]


How do you know it’s spring in SLC?

April 13, 2016

The answer is the announcement of the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Summer Concert Series and a garden with 450,000 blooming daffodils, bulbs and tree blossoms. Summer 2016 at Red Butte Garden includes concerts, films, camps outs and Monday Family Nights. The lineup of 30 concerts is packed with rock from the 80s and 90s with […]