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The University of Utah presents its 32nd annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 18-23. The year’s theme “Activism: Now it’s our Turn” focuses on youth activism and strategies employed in current social movements.

U’s MLK Week explores youth activism

January 14, 2016

The University of Utah presents its 32nd annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 18-23. Legendary rapper and activist Talib Kweli will deliver the week’s keynote address, Jan. 21, at noon in the Union Ballroom, where he will discuss his personal experiences as an activist through music and the […]


U 2016 commencement speaker Anne-Marie Slaughter will explore ideas for the future of work and family.

Work-life thought leader Anne-Marie Slaughter to deliver U’s 2016 commencement address

January 12, 2016

University of Utah President David W. Pershing and the Board of Trustees announced today that Princeton professor, foreign policy expert and work-life balance thought leader Anne-Marie Slaughter, will deliver the university’s general commencement address on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Slaughter became one of the country’s most talked about writers after she published an in-depth and […]


For a limited time, the University of Utah is sponsoring a community electric vehicle purchase program.

Community Electric Cars Come to U Campus

December 14, 2015

The University of Utah is the first university in the country to sponsor a community-level electric vehicle purchase program that includes discounts on multiple makes and models. U Community Drive Electric offers members of the U community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and campus guests in Salt Lake, Summit, Weber, Tooele, Utah and Davis counties, […]


Fully controlled by eye movement, this game forces the lazy eye to move around the screen, which can strengthen and help find the right balance between the eyes.

This video game can help treat and diagnose lazy eye in children

December 10, 2015

For the second year in a row, student video game developers from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) have won Best Student Game in the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge in Orlando, Florida. The award was announced Thursday, Dec. 3, for their game to help combat lazy eye in children. Working with […]


This four-page document dated 1859 contains communications between The Church of Latter-day Saints President Brigham  Young and church elder John W. Coward, with additional instructions for church elders Horace Eldridge and George Q. Cannon related to the migration of 100,000 church members in England and Europe. Coward was located in St. Louis with Eldridge in New York at the time.

Autographed papers of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith contributed to the U’s Marriott Library

November 30, 2015

Signed documents by Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith and many others from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are among a significant collection of original manuscripts recently donated to the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. Valued at more than $3 million, the collection resides in Special Collections and marks the […]


University of Utah Mechanical Engineering associate professor Sanford Meek shows off a mechanical prosthetic arm during 2014's Engineering Day on the U campus. During the annual Engineering Day, high school students — mostly from Utah — will be able to tour engineering labs on campus and talk with professors about their current research. The day was created to introduce students to various fields of engineering and to encourage them to pursue their education at the U. This year's event will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 9 a.m.

U Hosts Engineering Day

November 11, 2015

The University of Utah College of Engineering will be hosting its annual Engineering Day, a day full of fun demonstrations and presentations for high school students learning about the concepts of engineering and technology. This year’s event, which is being sponsored by Rio Tinto Kennecott, will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, starting at 9 a.m. […]


Katie Black and Eden Sloan are collecting outside of an area grocery store.

University of Utah unites the community for 22nd annual food drive

November 9, 2015

Through Saturday, Nov. 28, University of Utah alumni and students will rally the community for the “United Against Hunger” food drive to collect food and donations on behalf of the Utah Food Bank. Last year’s drive raised more than 312,000 pounds of food and $62,000 in monetary contributions. That’s the equivalent of 478,888 meals – […]


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Creators of ‘March’ to speak at the U

November 5, 2015

The authors and illustrator of “March,” the best-selling graphic novel series that narrates U.S. Rep. John Lewis’s account of the civil rights movement, will speak at the University of Utah Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Circle. Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell will discuss the […]


A girl peers through a microscope during one of University of Utah's 2014 Science Day's workshops.

Science Day at the U

November 3, 2015

Hundreds of high school students from Utah and nearby states will get an introduction to education and research opportunities at the University of Utah during the 27th annual Science Day at the U on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the university’s College of Science and College […]


The University of Utah's Holocaust commemoration focuses on sexual normalization and oppression of non-heterosexual individuals during the Holocaust. The events are a platform to discuss ways in which sexual desire and orientation are policed in the 21st century.

U’s Holocaust commemoration explores policing of sexuality

October 26, 2015

The University of Utah honors victims of the Holocaust with its annual U Remembers the Holocaust commemoration Oct. 27-29. This year’s theme, “Policing Sexuality: Then and Now” explores sexual normalization and oppression of non-heterosexual individuals, who were marked by a pink triangle during the German Holocaust. The events during this commemoration are a platform to […]