Awards, Grants & Appointments

University of Utah student awarded prestigious Hertz Fellowship

March 28, 2017

Ethan Lake, an undergraduate student in physics and math at the University of Utah, has received the prestigious and highly competitive Hertz Fellowship, a $250,000 grant for up to five years of graduate study in the STEM fields. Lake is one of only 12 students nationally to receive this award and the second Hertz Fellow […]


U trustees announce 2017 honorary degree recipients

March 14, 2017

The University of Utah Board of Trustees today announced that U alumni Gail Miller and Conrad Anker will be presented with honorary doctorate degrees, the highest honor given by the school, during the annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. “As innovators, visionaries and committed […]


Consortium for Dark Sky Studies

February 10, 2017

The University of Utah has awarded formal recognition to the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies (CDSS), the first academic center in the world dedicated to discovering, developing, communicating and applying knowledge pertaining to the quality of the night skies. The CDSS is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research group based in the College of Architecture and Planning […]


University of Utah student awarded prestigious Churchill Scholarship

January 31, 2017

Michael Zhao, Salt Lake City native and senior in mathematics pursuing an honors degree at the University of Utah, has received the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Zhao becomes one of only 15 students nationally to receive this award and is the second Churchill Scholar for […]


U names new chief of design and construction

January 17, 2017

The University of Utah has hired Robin Burr, executive director of capital projects at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, as the school’s chief design and construction officer, effective Feb. 21. In addition to many current critical projects, Burr is charged with oversight of proposed projects totaling over $400 million that are planned to replace the […]


Mountaineer and U alum Conrad Anker to deliver 2017 commencement address

January 10, 2017

University of Utah President David W. Pershing and the Board of Trustees announced today that world-renowned mountain climber, filmmaker, author, philanthropist and University of Utah alum Conrad Anker will deliver the 2017 commencement address on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Anker was featured in the 2015 Sundance film, “Meru,” which chronicles his attempt to lead the […]


U faculty and alums win Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology

January 9, 2017

University of Utah faculty and alumni won six out of 12 of the 2016 Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology. The U’s winners are Cynthia Burrows of the Department of Chemistry, Cynthia Furse of the Department of Electrical and Chemical Engineering, Adam Beehler of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Vivian S. Lee of […]


Sustainable Manufacturing

January 6, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) was selected this week by the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of its Manufacturing USA initiative, to lead its new Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute — a national coalition of leading universities and companies that will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed critical […]


Leading the national conversation on transportation

December 5, 2016

The University of Utah is shaping the national conversation on transportation. As part of a multi university program, the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning in the College of Architecture + Planning has been awarded a five-year, $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for research, education and outreach as a program partner […]


U selects experienced commercialization expert and entrepreneur to lead technology commercialization office

November 18, 2016

The University of Utah announced today that Keith Marmer has been selected as executive director of Technology and Venture Commercialization, the university’s intellectual property and technology commercialization office. Marmer, a leading candidate from the beginning of the search process, was selected from a pool of exceptional applicants. He joins the U with considerable experience in […]