Arts & Humanities

U appoints first Mormon Studies professorship

September 20, 2017

The University of Utah’s College of Humanities has appointed Paul Reeve, professor of history, as the first Simmons Mormon Studies professor. “With the appointment of Paul, the U has moved into the front rank of schools engaged in the vibrant, intellectual exploration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its institutions, history and […]


Tanner Humanities Center hosts lecture exploring LDS doctrine on homosexuality

September 19, 2017

The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah will present the 2017 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion & Culture at Salt Lake City Public Library, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Author and historian Gregory A. Prince, will give a lecture titled, “Science versus Dogma: Biology challenges the LDS Paradigm,” in which he’ll explore […]


U Department of English offers four new courses

August 16, 2017

The Department of English in the University of Utah’s College of Humanities will offer students four new classes this fall exploring horror media, video games, the roles of African-Americans in film and the connection of law and literature. “In addition to our core courses — which range from our popular classes in traditional literature like […]


Dean of the College of Humanities selected for new position with Mellon Foundation

August 14, 2017

Dianne S. Harris, dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah, has accepted a new position as senior program officer in higher education and scholarship in the humanities with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Harris will join the foundation on Nov. 1, 2017. “I have loved serving as dean at the University […]


U national champion debate society leads summer camp for high school students

July 5, 2017

The national champion debate society at the University of Utah will host summer camps July 9-22 for nearly 150 high school students from across the country. Along with faculty and staff from the U, members of the John R. Park Debate Society will help participants learn to become better debaters, critical thinkers and members of […]


U names new dean for the College of Education

June 29, 2017

The University of Utah announced that Elaine Clark, professor of educational psychology at the U, has accepted the appointment as the new dean of the College of Education. For a seamless transition, Clark will begin July 1 as the current dean, María Fránquiz, moves to her new position as deputy chief academic officer for Faculty Development […]


University of Utah esports team scores with “Rocket League”

June 26, 2017

This fall, the University of Utah’s newly-announced varsity esports team will be gunnin’ for virtual goals. The university’s nationally-ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) video game design program announced today that its new esports team will be competing in Rocket League, one of the most popular multiplayer video games in the world with a community […]


Creative dance can increase social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder

June 1, 2017

Researchers at the University of Utah have found the use of creative dance helps increase social play skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. “Research has demonstrated that play is central to the development of children’s language and cognitive skills,” said Catherine Nelson, associate professor of special education at the U. “However, children with autism […]


University of Utah names new dean of College of Fine Arts

May 25, 2017

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Ruth Watkins announced that John W. Scheib, director of the School of Music at University of Kentucky, has accepted the offer to serve as the next dean of the College of Fine Arts. Following the completion of the appointment approval process, Scheib will begin on July […]


How to help students complete their studies and receive degrees

May 19, 2017

Almost 1 in 5 Americans who attend college never receive a degree. In 2015, there were more than 35 million such Americans aged 25 years and older who had some college, but no degree leaving them with debt after investing considerable time and resources into their education. “In Utah, the percent of adults with some […]