Awards, Grants & Appointments

U professors honored by Ecological Society of America

March 2, 2018

Three University of Utah biology professors have been honored for their contributions to ecology. Frederick Adler and Phyllis Coley were elected fellows of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), and William Anderegg was named an Early Career Fellow. Fellows are members of ESA who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by […]


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 […]


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 […]


Three finalists named in University of Utah presidential search

January 12, 2018

The University of Utah Presidential Search Committee has recommended three finalists to the State Board of Regents for the position of University of Utah President: Dr. Nicholas P. Jones, Dr. Thomas Katsouleas and Dr. Ruth V. Watkins. Renowned firm R. William Funk and Associates assisted with the rigorous nationwide search. “The University of Utah Presidential […]


Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO and Director Honored by National Cancer Institute

January 9, 2018

Mary Beckerle, Ph.D., CEO and director of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, is this year’s recipient of the Alfred G. Knudson Award in Cancer Genetics from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The prestigious award is named after Alfred G. Knudson, M.D., Ph.D., a physician and researcher whose work added major insights […]


‘Oscar of Science’ awarded to U. mathematician

December 3, 2017

Christopher Hacon, University of Utah mathematician, was awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics at a ceremony in Silicon Valley on Dec. 3. The awards ceremony, hosted by Morgan Freeman, was held at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. The $3 million prize, shared with James McKernan of the University of California, San […]


Historic bell returns home to U campus

December 1, 2017

On Dec. 7, the bell from the USS UTAH, one of the first ships lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor, will return home and be placed on display in the Naval Science building at the University of Utah. An intimate program, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 10:30 […]


Researchers Explore the Ocean for Alternatives to Opioids

November 30, 2017

What does a marine snail’s ability to kill prey with two shots of venom have to do with the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States? More than you could imagine. A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a grant from the Department […]


U honors vets with week of events

November 6, 2017

The University of Utah will honor 11 Utah veterans at its 20th annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the A. Ray Olpin Union Building ballroom. The annual tribute is part of a series of events throughout the week, including a panel discussion, a film screening, full dress military ceremony and a […]


Long-term grant helps U reading clinic reach 7,000 struggling readers

October 20, 2017

Over the past 15 years, the University of Utah Reading Clinic has received just over $3.5 million from the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants program to increase teachers’ knowledge of reading instruction and small group reading intervention. In particular, the UURC uses the funding to help educators become more effective and efficient at helping students […]