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SVP Daniel Reed to be appointed to the National Science Board

Daniel A. Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, has been selected to serve on the National Science Board, which provides advice and oversight for the National Science Foundation. President Donald J. Trump announced the pending appointment on Friday, May 10, 2019. Reed’s term will expire on May 10, 2024. […]


Google Street View cars join the U’s air quality team

The first step toward fixing air quality challenges in the Salt Lake Valley is understanding how air pollution levels vary across the city. To that end, U researchers have previously placed air sensors in a van, on light rail trains and on a news helicopter. But to get an even finer view of Salt Lake’s […]


U names new senior associate vice president for enrollment management

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Daniel Reed is pleased to announce that Steve Robinson has been selected as senior associate vice president for enrollment management. Robinson is currently assistant vice president and chief of staff for student services and enrollment management at the University of Oregon. He will assume his position on July 15, […]


U of U esports team for the win!

The University of Utah’s esports team is locked and loaded for a national championship. The U’s varsity esports team is only two years old and its “Overwatch” squad is already heading to its first national collegiate championship as one of the final “Elite Eight” teams in the popular first-person-shooter video game. The squad of six […]


A new view of wintertime air pollution

[This release is adapted from material provided by CIRES and NOAA] The processes that create ozone pollution in the summer can also trigger the formation of wintertime air pollution, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA, in partnership with the University of Utah. The team’s unexpected finding […]


Chemistry chair Cynthia Burrows receives 2019 Rosenblatt Prize

Cynthia Burrows, chair of the department of chemistry at the University of Utah, is the 2019 recipient of the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U’s highest faculty accolade. The $50,000 cash award is presented annually to a faculty member who transcends ordinary teaching, research and administrative efforts. A group of distinguished faculty members on the […]


Lori K. McDonald named vice president for student affairs

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced that Lori K. McDonald has been named vice president for student affairs. “Lori has earned the trust and respect of the U community through creative, skillful leadership and through her capacity to build vibrant partnerships with virtually every major office and academic unit on our campus,” Watkins said. […]


University of Utah receives prestigious grant from Lumina Foundation to support degree completion initiatives

The University of Utah has received a $335,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to assess the effectiveness of its newly launched Invest in U program, an income share agreement program aimed at helping students finish their degrees faster. The grant also will allow the U to develop and highlight best practices and innovative models with other […]


Katharine Ku appointed to U Research Foundation Board of Directors

The University of Utah Research Foundation has appointed Katharine Ku to its board of directors. Ku recently retired from Stanford University’s Office of Technology Licensing after serving as executive director for 27 years. A world-renowned expert in technology transfer, she developed nine principles for university technology licensing that have been adopted by tech transfer offices […]


Peter Trapa selected as new dean of the College of Science

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Peter Trapa has accepted an offer to serve as the next dean of the College of Science. Trapa is currently chair of the university’s Department of Physics & Astronomy and previously served as the chair of the Department of Mathematics and special […]