Arts & Humanities

U names new dean for the College of Humanities

June 19, 2018

The University of Utah announced that Stuart K. Culver, associate professor of English, has accepted the appointment as the dean of the College of Humanities. Currently acting as interim dean, Culver will move into his new position immediately. “This is an exciting but very challenging moment for the disciplines of the humanities,” said Culver. “We […]


Three U students receive Fulbright awards for 2018-19

June 13, 2018

Three University of Utah students have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Fulbright scholarship. Zoe Diener, Kevin Priest and Daniel Ybarra have received a highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2018-19 academic year. Diener (M.S., public health) […]


University of Utah examines race in the LDS Church since 1978 Revelation

June 11, 2018

On June 8, 1978, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced President Spencer W. Kimball’s revelation extending the lay priesthood to “all worthy male members…without regard for race or color.” To mark this event and analyze the LDS church’s ongoing efforts to achieve racial equality, the Tanner Humanities Center at the Univeristy of Utah […]


U students to design and build affordable housing in Salt Lake City

May 29, 2018

Design+Build Salt Lake is a newly formed partnership, program and immersive experience where University of Utah School of Architecture students will develop, design and construct affordable, energy efficient residential buildings – from the first sketch to the final construction – along local neighborhoods. “Designing a building is one thing, transforming the design into a real […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Experience of black doctoral students underscores need to increase diversity in STEM fields

April 11, 2018

The danger and risk of riding out a storm is symbolic of the decision black men make to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. They do so knowing they will face challenges, but the barriers described by black men who shared their experiences as part of a six-year study show how race was a greater […]


Neutral news perceived as biased depending on who shares it

March 29, 2018

Researchers at the University of Utah and Konkuk University found that news stories are perceived as biased based on who shares that story on social media, regardless if the actual story is biased. Published in Mass Communication & Society, “When social media become hostile media: An experimental examination of news sharing, partisanship and follower count,” […]


U’s College of Architecture + Planning opens leading-edge laboratory

March 22, 2018

The University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning will celebrate the ribbon cutting of the newly opened Digital Fabrication Lab, named for and in celebration of Big-D Construction for their generous contribution to support the student design experience on Wednesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in the ARCH Building, floor on The Digital Fabrication […]