Arts & Humanities

The impact of presidential communication on the LGBT community

November 7, 2017

As the U.S. grows increasingly diverse, it becomes ever more important to understand how presidents are talking to — and about — marginalized groups such as women, ethnic and religious minorities and LGBT individuals who have experienced a disproportionate degree of social and political inequality. A recent study published in the Journal of Communication, authored […]


The role of literature and the humanities

October 25, 2017

Award-winning writers Michael Chabon (“Wonderboys,” “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” and “Moonglow”) and Zadie Smith (“White Teeth,” “On Beauty, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays” and “Swing Time”) delivered the University of Utah’s Tanner Lecture on Human Values at Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Oct. 19, 2017. In a conversation format, […]


Marriott Library’s Ski Affair to honor U Ski Team and Ron Steele

October 23, 2017

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will honor the U Ski Team and Ron Steele during their annual Ski Affair at the Little America Hotel on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. The fundraising event supports the library’s ski archives, which houses the largest collection of ski and snow sport history in the country. […]


Long-term grant helps U reading clinic reach 7,000 struggling readers

October 20, 2017

Over the past 15 years, the University of Utah Reading Clinic has received just over $3.5 million from the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants program to increase teachers’ knowledge of reading instruction and small group reading intervention. In particular, the UURC uses the funding to help educators become more effective and efficient at helping students […]


“New Children of Israel”

October 13, 2017

Throughout recent history, the Jewish people have experienced unprecedented transformations on the cultural, geopolitical and demographic levels. Two of the most tumultuous events—the Holocaust and the birth of the modern-day state of Israel—brought about vast changes for Jewish communities all over the world. In his new book available today, “New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish […]


University of Utah unveils roster for first varsity esports team

October 4, 2017

The University of Utah’s first college esports team is ready to rumble on the virtual playing field. The team players, coaches and administrators — made up of 33 U students — were revealed during a news conference held Wednesday at the university’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) studio on the U campus in Salt Lake […]


The U honors novelist with Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities

October 3, 2017

The University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities graduate program will award Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh with the inaugural Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities. “We are thrilled to bring an environmental thinker of Amitav Ghosh’s status to campus,” said Jeff McCarthy, director of the Environmental Humanities program. “His writing imagines new tools for collaborative living in […]


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 […]