U welcomes bestselling author Michael Lewis for 2015 Sam Rich Lecture

September 22, 2015

Michael Lewis left life as a bond salesman for famed Wall Street investment bank Salomon Brothers for the publishing world in the 1980s, a move that would shake up the landscape of financial journalism forever. Lewis, today one of the premier writers of the 21st Century, will visit Utah on Sept. 24 for a one-hour […]


U celebrates grand opening of new Sandy Center

September 22, 2015

The University of Utah celebrates the grand opening of its new Sandy Center Friday, Sept. 25, 12:45-6 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a community open house with tours of the facility, face painting, a photo booth, an appearance by U mascot Swoop, food, prizes and more. The education center, located at One Sandy Center, […]

New digital archive at University of Utah examines the complicated and multi-dimensional sides of suicide

September 21, 2015

Debates over the ethics of suicide have occurred for centuries, often reflecting political and religious differences around the world. Some view suicide as morally wrong, while others believe it’s a matter of basic human right, some think it’s primarily a private matter and others consider it a major social concern. No matter the opinion, the […]

Former secretary general of NATO

September 15, 2015

Former secretary general of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen will be the keynote speaker at the annual World Leaders Lecture Forum sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. Rasmussen’s lecture, “Unlimited Partnership: The European Union and the United States,” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Utah Museum of Fine […]

U air quality course to receive Environmental Health Award

September 14, 2015

On Sept. 18, the Utah Medical Association will present the University of Utah’s Honors College’s 2014-2015 Air Quality, Health and Society Praxis Lab with its annual Environmental Health Award at the House of Delegates between 10 am-12 pm. Each year, the Honors College offers three Praxis Labs. These labs are yearlong, project-based courses that combine […]

Recipients of Utah Ethical Leadership Awards honored at business school

September 11, 2015

The winners of the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards were announced today at a breakfast awards ceremony held at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards recognize leadership in Utah businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities that embody best practices in ethical behaviors. The awards are a […]

New University of Utah project will document history of HIV/AIDS in Utah

September 9, 2015

After the Utah State Legislature enacted a historic non-discrimination statute earlier this year, Sen. Jim Dabakis tearfully turned to University of Utah physician Kristen Ries with the signed document designed to ban discrimination in housing and employment for the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. “(This is) for your work,” an emotional Dabakis told […]

Did grandmas make people pair up?

September 7, 2015

If you are in a special relationship with another person, thank grandma – not just yours, but all grandmothers since humans evolved. University of Utah anthropologist Kristen Hawkes is known for the “grandmother hypothesis,” which credits prehistoric grandmothering for our long human lifespan. Now, Hawkes has used computer simulations to link grandmothering and longevity to […]

University of Utah announces 100/100 initiative at grand opening of award-winning College of Law building

September 1, 2015

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law announced a new initiative on Tuesday to establish a goal of 100 percent bar passage and 100 percent professional employment placement among its new law school graduates. The announcement by S.J Quinney College of Law Dean Robert Adler came at the grand opening ceremony for the University of Utah’s […]

Why Do So Many Children Born With Heart Defects Have Trouble in School?

September 1, 2015

30 years ago, being born with a severe heart defect was practically a death sentence. But as advances in medicine have given rise to generations of survivors, it’s emerging that over half have behavioral problems and difficulty keeping up academically. Two groups from the University of Utah School of Medicine were awarded $6.4 million from the National […]