Arts & Humanities

Putting their game face on

April 24, 2017

The University of Utah’s No 1-ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) video game design program is debuting its slate of new games from this year’s undergraduate and master’s students, ranging from a virtual reality thriller about being trapped with a horde of dolls to a serious game that explores a family’s struggle with abuse. This […]


U Students raise awareness about secret watershed

April 17, 2017

The University of Utah’s Art, Action and the Environment Honors course raises awareness about the Red Butte Creek, an important and largely unknown watershed that runs through campus. The student project consists of an exhibition, held April 18-25 on the first floor of the Art Building, displaying personal, open letters about the impact the U […]


Two U students receive Fulbright awards

April 17, 2017

Two University of Utah students have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Fulbright scholarship and two students have been chosen as alternates. Elizabeth Gamarra and Alison Shimko have received highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2017-2018 academic […]


Varsity esports comes to the U

April 5, 2017

Varsity esports have arrived at the University of Utah. The U and its nationally ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game development program announced today that it is forming the U’s first college-sponsored varsity esports program. Utah esports will compete in multiple games and has confirmed the industry leading League of Legends as its first […]


The U’s John R. Park Debate Society earns national championship

March 29, 2017

Over the weekend, the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society earned the season-long national championship awarded by the National Parliamentary Debate Association and finished in sixth place (first in Pac-12) at the NPDA National Championship Tournament held at the Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “This year’s success in the season-long rankings marks […]


Basketball star Jennifer Azzi to speak at the U

February 28, 2017

Former professional basketball player and coach Jennifer Azzi will speak at University of Utah’s 10th annual Edie Kochenour Memorial Lecture, March 3, 12-1:30 p.m. in the Union Saltair Room, 200 Central Campus Drive. Azzi’s talk will be followed by several breakout sessions from 1:45 to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, […]


The U’s Tanner Humanities Center presents an evening with Sandra Cisneros

February 9, 2017

The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents “An Evening with Sandra Cisneros” hosted by KUER’s Doug Fabrizio, producer and host of RadioWest, at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets will be made available Monday, Feb. 13, […]


Co-founder of the Innocence Project, Barry Scheck, to speak at the U

February 1, 2017

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents the 2017 Tanner Lecture on Human Values “Human Values and The Innocence Project” by Barry Scheck, attorney and co-founder of the Innocence Project at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8. This event is free and open to the public and will […]


Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton to speak at the U

January 30, 2017

Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton will speak at the University of Utah on March 9 at 12 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall. The Humans of New York (HONY) project features portraits and stories of people from the streets of New York and has garnered more than 25 million followers on social media. Stanton’s 2015 […]


Lecture series explores diverse perspectives in the humanities

January 18, 2017

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah will present the Work in Progress Talks and Talks at the Tanner throughout spring semester to give faculty and fellows an opportunity to present their current research and receive feedback from students, faculty, staff and the community. “These series are central […]