Arts & Humanities

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 […]


Former CIA Director John Brennan speaks at the U

March 8, 2018

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, in partnership with World Trade Center Utah, presents the 2018 World Leaders Lecture Forum with former CIA Director John Brennan. His discussion, “The Gritty Truth: Counterterrorism in an Era of Instability” will be held Wednesday, March 14, at the Utah Museum […]


U Marriott Library receives $5 million contribution

February 26, 2018

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, the state’s flagship academic library, is the recipient of a $5 million contribution from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. The gift will be distributed in $1 million increments annually over the next five years. The first two years of funding will create spaces for […]


U debate society recognized by Utah State Legislature

February 5, 2018

The University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society was recognized today with a resolution by the Utah State Legislature. They were honored for their exemplary accomplishments including their advancement of teaching speech and debate, as well as receiving the 2016-17 season-long national championship awarded by the National Parliamentary Debate Association. “The legislature’s recognition of […]


Pac-12 students launch esports organization

January 31, 2018

The University of Utah’s esports program along with student video game clubs from 10 other Pac-12 universities have formed a new unofficial esports organization to compete in multiplayer video games including the popular titles “League of Legends,” “Overwatch” and “Hearthstone.” The new organization, The Pacific Alliance of Collegiate Gamers (PACG), will involve multiple, semester-long leagues. […]


UMFA and library receive prestigious grant to collaborate on Intermountain West initiative

January 30, 2018

The J. Willard Marriott Library and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah have been awarded a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will provide partial funding for a four-year collaborative project that will establish the U as a global resource hub for artists and scholars studying […]


Deciding to Stay or Go: Making a Difference Matters

January 25, 2018

A study by the Utah Education Policy Center, UEPC, in the College of Education at the University of Utah, found that choosing to make a difference isn’t just a reason for becoming a teacher. As it turns out, teachers report that making a difference in the lives of children and young adults, and contributing to […]


A whole new game at EAE Play

December 7, 2017

For inexperienced social workers, the first home visits could result in important decisions tainted with bias. But practice makes perfect, and students and faculty at the University of Utah’s Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab (The GApp Lab) are developing a virtual reality simulation for social work students that recreates a home environment so they can […]


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, […]