Awards, Grants & Appointments

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 […]


University of Utah invited to join prestigious Association of American Universities

The University of Utah is one of the newest members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which for more than 100 years has recognized the most outstanding academic institutions in the nation. Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities (AAU), announced Wednesday that University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has […]


NSF awards $1.6M Quantum Idea Incubator Award to U-led team

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1,635,591 to scientists from the University of Utah and a collaborator from University of California, Los Angeles, to research one of the biggest hurdles to quantum computing—the quantum logic units, or “qubits,” that carry information. The award is one of 19 Quantum Idea Incubator grants totaling $32 million funded […]


U’s Genetic Science Learning Center Awarded $1.7 Million from the All of Us Research Program

The Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) at University of Utah has been awarded $1.7 million for the first year of a partnership award from the All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award may total up to $8.7 million over the anticipated five-year project period. With this funding […]


U announces new associate vice president for faculty

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Professor Sarah Projansky has accepted an offer to serve as associate vice president for faculty. Projansky will assume the position on Aug. 1, 2019. In her new role, Projansky will assist Reed on a variety of issues, including faculty appointments, tenure considerations, […]


Randy Shumway appointed to U Board of Trustees

The Utah Senate on Wednesday confirmed Randy Shumway as the newest member of the University of Utah’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2019. Shumway is the chair of Cicero Group, a global management consulting firm he founded in 2001. The company is rated among the top 50 overall consulting firms and one of the […]


U appoints new director of University Neighborhood Partners

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins has appointed Jennifer Mayer-Glenn as the new director of University Neighborhood Partners and special assistant to the president for campus-community partnerships. Mayer-Glenn will assume the position on July 1, 2019. She follows Sarah Munro, who has served as director of University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) since 2015 and has been […]


SVP Daniel Reed to be appointed to the National Science Board

Daniel A. Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, has been selected to serve on the National Science Board, which provides advice and oversight for the National Science Foundation. President Donald J. Trump announced the pending appointment on Friday, May 10, 2019. Reed’s term will expire on May 10, 2024. […]


U names new senior associate vice president for enrollment management

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Daniel Reed is pleased to announce that Steve Robinson has been selected as senior associate vice president for enrollment management. Robinson is currently assistant vice president and chief of staff for student services and enrollment management at the University of Oregon. He will assume his position on July 15, […]