Awards, Grants & Appointments

Engineering dean Richard Brown awarded 2018 Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence

May 4, 2018

Richard B. Brown, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah, was honored with the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U’s highest faculty accolade. The $50,000 cash award is presented annually to a faculty member who transcends ordinary teaching, research and administrative efforts. A group of distinguished faculty members on the Rosenblatt […]


Mathematician Christopher Hacon elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2018

Distinguished professor of mathematics Christopher Hacon, who has significantly advanced the field of algebraic geometry, was elected May 1 as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Hacon is among 84 U.S. scientist-scholars and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries elected at the Academy’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. He joins 20 other current University of Utah […]


Daniel A. Reed named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah

April 30, 2018

Daniel A. Reed, Ph.D., has been named senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Utah. Reed, who currently serves on the faculty at the University of Iowa, will start on July 1. “Dan is an exceptional addition to the university’s leadership team and the thought leadership of our state,” said university President […]


Achieving the American dream: University of Utah to lead state-wide project aimed at strengthening middle class

April 24, 2018

President Ruth V. Watkins announced Tuesday the University of Utah has been selected by Schmidt Futures to solicit and develop ideas for ensuring a vibrant middle class in America. The university, along with other Alliance partners, will seek policy and technology ideas from individuals or groups throughout Utah that have the potential to increase net […]


1,700 Latino youth to visit the U

April 18, 2018

The University of Utah is hosting nearly 1,700 Latino youth Thursday, April 26, for the annual Latinos in Action conference. The high school students will participate in cultural dances and performances, attend workshops on a variety of topics, including strengthening civic engagement, and some will receive thousands of dollars in scholarships Latinos in Action is […]


Todd G. Andrews Selected to Lead University of Utah Alumni Association

April 10, 2018

Todd G. Andrews has been named the new executive director for Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement at the University of Utah. Andrews, who will start at the U on June 18, is currently the vice president of Alumni Relations at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Andrews will replace John Ashton, who is retiring after […]


Wireless ‘living laboratory’ coming to Utah

April 9, 2018

The future’s most cutting-edge research in mobile and wireless communications, from faster cellphone connectivity to connecting a network of smart cars, will be tested on a new platform to be built at the University of Utah and in Salt Lake City. The PAWR Project Office has selected the University of Utah and Rice University in […]


University of Utah student awarded prestigious Churchill Scholarship

March 6, 2018

Scott Neville of Clearfield, UT, who graduated from the University of Utah in December with degrees in mathematics and computer science, has received the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He becomes one of only 15 students nationally to receive the award this year and is the […]


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 […]