LEED-er of the pack

August 29, 2016

The University of Utah this week will mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of its state-of-the art law school by announcing the facility has been awarded a prestigious LEED platinum designation by the by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is an acronym that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The […]

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 […]

University of Utah unveils new Thomas S. Monson Center at newly renovated Enos A. Wall Mansion

August 24, 2016

The University of Utah today unveiled the newly refurbished Enos A. Wall Mansion at an event commemorating the reopening of this historic building. The structure, in the heart of Salt Lake City, has been renamed the Thomas S. Monson Center after the current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Monson is […]

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 […]

Men in a subway train in China, Oct 6 2012. Photo by Flickr user Jun Wei Dai

More than a few good men

August 17, 2016

Contrary to traditional expectations of unbalanced sex ratios, places with more men than women do not typically experience higher rates of family and social instability, according to a University of Utah study. The study by anthropologists Ryan Schacht and Karen Kramer, published August 24 in PLOS ONE, finds instead that surpluses of men are associated […]

Video game created by U students helps combat lazy eye in kids

August 16, 2016

A leading cause of vision loss in children is amblyopia, or lazy eye, and video game developers from the University of Utah have come up with a way to not only diagnose but to treat the disorder. In 2015, U students Ahmad Alsaleem, Ahmad Nassari and Daniel Blair from Entertainment Arts & Engineering won a […]

U announces founding director for newly formed School of Dance

August 11, 2016

After an extensive search, the University of Utah named Luc Vanier as the director of the new School of Dance. Vanier comes to the U from his position as associate director and head of dance at the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University. Earlier this year, the U announced the departments of […]

Ecology on the runway

August 10, 2016

University of Utah ecologist Nalini Nadkarni is no fashion mogul. But she is a scientist actively engaged in public outreach, working to bring the wonder and curiosity of the natural world to people, even those who may have no interest in natural history museums, nature documentaries or natural history magazines. Those people probably care about […]

The Tanner Humanities Center receives grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

August 9, 2016

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah has received a $160,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Landmarks of American Culture and History: Workshops for School Teachers. The workshops will be held in the summer of 2017 and will be co-directed by U professors of […]