Arts & Humanities

University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library collects oral histories from downwinders in southern Utah

May 17, 2017

Staff from The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will be in southern Utah collecting oral histories about the impact of nuclear testing on individuals and their families. These interviews will be included in the Downwinders of Utah Archive, which provides historical data on the nuclear testing that occurred at the Nevada Test Site […]


University of Utah ranked as Top Tier Teacher Prep Program

May 12, 2017

The National Council on Teacher Quality, NCTQ, released its latest ratings for 717 undergraduate programs that prepare high school teachers, including ratings for seven colleges in Utah. The University of Utah is the only school in the state to be included on the NCTQ’s list of the “Nation’s Top Tier Secondary Teacher Prep Programs.” The […]


Paisley Rekdal named Utah Poet Laureate

May 10, 2017

Paisley Rekdal, professor of English at the University of Utah, has been named the new Utah Poet Laureate by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. The Utah Poet Laureate, established in 1997, is a governor-appointed advocate for literature and the arts throughout the state who presents in communities, schools, libraries and public events. As […]


Gaming their way to the top

May 9, 2017

The University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game design program continues to rack up the accolades. According to a new survey by Animation Career Review, an online resource for careers in animation, game development and digital art, EAE was ranked No. 2 in the country for the Top 50 Game Design Schools and […]


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, […]