Amnesty International spokesperson, actress Nazanin Boniadi to speak at U

February 29, 2016

Nazanin Boniadi, actress, human rights activist and Amnesty International spokesperson, will speak at the U’s Barbara L. & Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy in a talk titled “Breaking Barriers for Women and Girls” on March 7 at 4 p.m. in the University of Utah’s Union Saltair Room. The event is free […]

Matt Might, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science at the University of Utah and his son, 8-year-old Bertrard Might has a rare genetic disorder. Although by definition rare diseases affect fewer than 1 in 200,000 people, as a group they afflict 10 percent of the U.S. Population.

White House Highlights University of Utah-led Project to Help Patients with Rare, Untreatable Diseases at Precision Medicine Summit

February 25, 2016

A University of Utah-led initiative to help people with rare and untreatable diseases was highlighted by the White House at the Precision Medicine Initiative Summit today. Spearheaded by a University of Utah computer scientist whose son has a rare disease, the Patient Empowered Precision Medicine Alliance (PEPMA) joins researchers from the University of Utah College […]

U celebrates distinguished and honorary alumni at Founders Day banquet

February 24, 2016

To commemorate the founding of the University of Utah on Feb. 28, 1850, the U Alumni Association will celebrate four outstanding alumni and one honorary alumnus at the annual Founders Day banquet, Thursday, March 3, at the Little America Hotel, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7p.m. This year’s Distinguished Alumnus/a […]

U dance departments to become first School of Dance in Intermountain Region

February 23, 2016

The University of Utah College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the formation of the School of Dance, beginning July 1, 2016. Housed under this new administrative structure, the individual disciplines of ballet and modern dance will continue their long, esteemed legacies, with expanded opportunities and collaborations possible. This school will be the first […]

Priest who founded Homeboy Industries to help former gangsters to speak at U

February 18, 2016

Ten years ago, Irene Ota listened when a group of students came to her with a common frustration. “My classmates just don’t get it,” Ota, diversity coordinator and instructor at the University of Utah College of Social Work, recalls some students saying. They felt some of their peers lacked understanding when it came to issues […]

Playwright and Pulitzer prize-winning dramatist, Suzan-Lori Parks to deliver the 2016 David P. Gardner Lecture in the Humanities and Fine Arts and serve as the 2016 Tanner Humanities Center Artist in Residence.

‘The Suzan-Lori Parks Show’

February 18, 2016

Part lecture, part reading, part sing-a-long and part consciousness-raising, “The Suzan-Lori Parks Show” comes to the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Playwright and Pulitzer prize-winning dramatist, Suzan-Lori Parks will deliver the 2016 David P. Gardner Lecture in the Humanities and Fine Arts and serve as the 2016 Tanner […]

Ahead of the game

February 17, 2016

The University of Utah’s No.1- ranked video game program, Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE), and the David Eccles School of Business announce the creation of the nation’s first dual master’s degree combining a Master of Business Administration with a Master in EAE in game development. This unique degree for graduate students is designed to prepare […]

Engineering material magic

February 12, 2016

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new kind of 2D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for much speedier computers and smartphones that also consume a lot less power. The semiconductor, made of the elements tin and oxygen, or tin monoxide (SnO), is a layer of 2D material only one atom thick, […]

Dalai Lama reschedules visit to the U

February 12, 2016

The University of Utah and the Utah Tibet Foundation are pleased to announce that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will speak at the University of Utah Huntsman Center, 1825 S. Campus Drive, Tuesday, June 21, at 1:30 p.m. The Dalai Lama was scheduled to visit the U in October 2015 but canceled […]

Statewide undergraduate research conference to be held at the University of Utah

February 12, 2016

Undergraduate students across the state of Utah, including 123 students from the University of Utah, will present at the 10th Annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) on Friday, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Utah’s A. Ray Olpin Union Building. This will be the first time since 2007 […]