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Statement on Student Art Installation

April 25, 2018

Background: The art installation, “Cry Closet,” in the J. Willard Marriott Library was created by a graduating senior in the College of Fine Arts. The piece – a project from the student’s woodshop class – was installed on April 22 and will remain in the library until May, 2. The installation, available for use by […]


U’s Marriott Library pays tribute to Utah’s first ethnic minority judge

April 24, 2018

The J. Willard Marriott Library will create a new archive in Special Collections to honor retired judge Raymond S. Uno, a University of Utah alum, a lifelong civil rights advocate and the first ethnic minority judge in Utah’s history. The archive will chronicle the stories of the ethnic communities and immigrants in Utah. An event […]


Achieving the American dream: University of Utah to lead state-wide project aimed at strengthening middle class

April 24, 2018

President Ruth V. Watkins announced Tuesday the University of Utah has been selected by Schmidt Futures to solicit and develop ideas for ensuring a vibrant middle class in America. The university, along with other Alliance partners, will seek policy and technology ideas from individuals or groups throughout Utah that have the potential to increase net […]


State after-school program makes a difference for students in Utah affected by intergenerational poverty

April 23, 2018

A study by the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) found that students who participated in after-school programs designed to serve those affected by intergenerational poverty performed better on year-end state assessments in English language arts, mathematics and science compared to their performance in the years they did not participate. Moreover, students in these programs also […]


University of Utah announces search committee for next athletic director

April 23, 2018

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has announced the members of a search committee to find a successor to retiring Athletic Director Chris Hill. Ventura Partners, a national executive search and talent management firm with a specialty practice in intercollegiate athletics, has been retained by the university to assist in the search. Chad Chatlos, […]


Design for the Disappearing Dark Sky

April 20, 2018

The University of Utah multidisciplinary design students teamed up with the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies to create an exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah that showcases Utah’s unique exposure to the night sky. The exhibit illustrates issues such as light pollution and how artificial light has impacted the natural beauty and habitats […]


Promiscuous America: Smart, secular and somewhat less happy

April 18, 2018

Sexual promiscuity is uncommon in America, but a subtle shift has occurred over the past three decades: Men are engaging in such behavior less frequently while more women are sexually adventurous. Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Family and Consumer Studies, published this finding Wednesday online at the Institute […]


1,700 Latino youth to visit the U

April 18, 2018

The University of Utah is hosting nearly 1,700 Latino youth Thursday, April 26, for the annual Latinos in Action conference. The high school students will participate in cultural dances and performances, attend workshops on a variety of topics, including strengthening civic engagement, and some will receive thousands of dollars in scholarships Latinos in Action is […]


The road less traveled

April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 — Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, the winding 7-mile road that cuts through the Wasatch Mountains to Snowbird and Alta ski resorts, is facing catastrophic traffic congestion. Already, more than 6,600 vehicles and 12,400 people go into the canyon on peak days, and only 4 percent of those users take public transportation, according […]


U president statement on passing of Zeke Dumke

April 14, 2018

Zeke will be deeply missed by our faculty, staff and students. Zeke and his beloved wife Kay shared a passionate commitment to the University of Utah and gave generously of their time, enthusiasm and financial resources to support dozens of university programs — including Red Butte Garden, our gymnastics team, University of Utah Health, and […]