Awards, Grants & Appointments

Jimmy L. Turner, new executive director of the Red Butte Garden, cradles some pink tulip-like flowers in golden light.

Red Butte Garden names Jimmy L. Turner as new executive director

Jimmy L. Turner has accepted the offer to serve as executive director of Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah, effective March 23, 2020. Turner replaces Gregory Lee who will retire from the Garden after 17 years of leadership. “Jimmy joins the Red Butte Garden team with 30 years of experience as a leader […]


University of Utah receives 2020 Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Foundation has selected the University of Utah as a recipient of the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification endorsement, a measure of commitment to community engagement. The U is one of 119 colleges and universities in the U.S. to receive the endorsement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2020. In […]


Nine U students nominated as semifinalists for 2020-21 Fulbright awards

The University of Utah has nine Fulbright semifinalists this year, equaling last year’s record number. This year the U has seven undergraduate students and two doctoral students, including five English Teaching Assistant semifinalists, two Study Grant semifinalists and two Research Grant semifinalists. Making it to the semifinalist round is a significant accomplishment in the Fulbright […]


University of Utah announces new chief sustainability officer

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced Monday that Kerry Case has accepted an offer to serve as the U’s chief sustainability officer. Case is currently assistant provost for Integrative Learning at Westminster College and has led that institution’s sustainability initiatives for 13 years. Reed welcomes the vision Case brings […]


University of Utah appoints first chief safety officer to lead campus-wide improvements

The University of Utah announced Thursday that Marlon C. Lynch will serve as the university’s first chief safety officer. Lynch, currently senior vice president for campus services and safety at New York University, will assume his role on Feb. 1, 2020. “We are delighted to have a leader in campus safety joining the U,” said […]


New museum director selected

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Jason Cryan has accepted the offer to serve as executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah effective March 2020. Cryan replaces former museum Executive Director Sarah George, who left the museum after nearly three decades to join the U’s advancement […]


Two U scientists honored as 2019 AAAS Fellows

University of Utah professors John S. Parkinson of the School of Biological Sciences and Marc D. Porter of the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering are among the 443 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their […]


University of Utah receives grant from Office on Violence Against Women to facilitate partnership with Utah Domestic Violence Coalition and other community entities

The University of Utah, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition and more than 10 campus and community partners have received a $300,000 grant to develop better coordination of services and comprehensive prevention strategies aimed at reducing violent crimes against women and promoting victim safety. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against […]


U honors 11 vets with week of events

The University of Utah will honor 11 Utah veterans at its 22nd annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in the A. Ray Olpin Union Building ballroom. The annual tribute kicks off a series of events planned throughout the week, including a dodgeball tournament, a panel discussion on military dogs, a performance at Kingsbury Hall and a football game […]


University of Utah Library Honors Wasatch Mountain Club, Utah Ski Legend, Alan Engen, at Ski Gala

Each year the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library holds the Ski Affair, a fundraising event for the library’s Utah Ski Archives, the largest archive of its kind, which is dedicated to the history of ski and snow sports in the Intermountain Region. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at the Ski Affair, the U’s […]