Awards, Grants & Appointments

U welcomes new dean at College of Social Work

June 26, 2017

The University of Utah has appointed Martell Teasley as the next dean of the College of Social Work. Teasley, who will begin his term on July 1, 2017, comes to the U from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he served as chair of the Department of Social Work in the College of […]


From DNA to decision-making: University of Utah Health awarded $4M for comprehensive approach to heart birth defects

June 23, 2017

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded investigators at University of Utah Health $3.7 million to conduct collaborative research to prevent and treat congenital heart disease. U of U Health is one of four groups across the country to join the AHA’s Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) for children. Martin Tristani-Firouzi, a clinican-scientist at U of […]


University of Utah biochemist Erhu Cao named Pew Scholar

June 19, 2017

  Erhu Cao, assistant professor of biochemistry at University of Utah Health, was named a 2017 Pew Scholar for his exploration of atomic-scale mechanisms to understand how cell membrane proteins function under normal and diseased states. Cao is one of 22 scientists nationwide to receive the honor from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Scholars Program in […]


New president of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors is Joseph Sargetakis.

U Alumni Board welcomes new slate of members and officers

May 31, 2017

The University of Utah Alumni Association welcomes seven new members to its Board of Directors, as well as a new board president and vice president, and new presidents of three affiliate boards. The new president of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors is Joseph Sargetakis, B.A. ’80. The owner of Frog Bench Farms in Sugar […]


University of Utah names new dean of College of Fine Arts

May 25, 2017

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Ruth Watkins announced that John W. Scheib, director of the School of Music at University of Kentucky, has accepted the offer to serve as the next dean of the College of Fine Arts. Following the completion of the appointment approval process, Scheib will begin on July […]


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 […]


Wesley I. Sundquist receives 2017 Rosenblatt Prize

May 4, 2017

Wesley I. Sundquist, distinguished professor of biochemistry at the University of Utah, was honored with the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U’s most prestigious faculty award. The $40,000 gift is presented annually to a faculty member who displays excellence in teaching, research and administrative efforts. The Rosenblatt Prize Committee, a group of distinguished faculty members, […]


University of Utah biochemist Dana Carroll elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2017

Distinguished professor of biochemistry Dana Carroll, who has devoted much of his career to developing precise genome editing platforms, received one of the highest honors in science today when he was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Carroll is among 84 U.S. scientist-scholars and 21 foreign associates elected by the academy in 2017, […]