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Conference on Diverse Excellence

Students Strive Towards Diverse Excellence

February 13, 2017

The Associated Students of the University of Utah will hold their annual Conference on Diverse Excellence, C.O.D.E., on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The conference will focus on the theme, “Unity Through Diversity,” with the goal of bringing people of diverse backgrounds together in order to educate, uplift and support one another. The day-long conference is open […]


U, The V(i)llage inspiring future black engineers and scientists

February 3, 2017

The University of Utah’s STEM Outreach Committee, Office of Engagement and The V(i)llage are partnering to inspire future black engineers and scientists by hosting a STEM U college experience for middle and high school students on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Student participants are members in The V(i)llage, a comprehensive leadership bridge program for self-identifying African, […]


Co-founder of the Innocence Project, Barry Scheck, to speak at the U

February 1, 2017

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents the 2017 Tanner Lecture on Human Values “Human Values and The Innocence Project” by Barry Scheck, attorney and co-founder of the Innocence Project at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8. This event is free and open to the public and will […]


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 […]


Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton to speak at the U

January 30, 2017

Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton will speak at the University of Utah on March 9 at 12 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall. The Humans of New York (HONY) project features portraits and stories of people from the streets of New York and has garnered more than 25 million followers on social media. Stanton’s 2015 […]


Lecture series explores diverse perspectives in the humanities

January 18, 2017

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah will present the Work in Progress Talks and Talks at the Tanner throughout spring semester to give faculty and fellows an opportunity to present their current research and receive feedback from students, faculty, staff and the community. “These series are central […]


The U bids a fond farewell to Milton Bennion Hall

December 8, 2016

Since 1960, students studying to become educators at the University of Utah have been taking classes in Milton Bennion Hall. Today, alumni, students and faculty celebrate the legacy of Milton Bennion and bid a fond farewell to the building that helped shape the futures of thousands of general and special education teachers, counselors, administrators and […]


Let’s Play!

December 5, 2016

Virtual reality is all the rage in video gaming, and the University of Utah’s No. 1-ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) video game development program is exploring all the ways this hyper-realistic form of interactivity can be informative as well as fun. Five new VR games and educational apps along with more than 30 other […]


U aims to build top Pacific Islander program

November 29, 2016

The University of Utah recently announced its intent to build the top Pacific Islander program in the continental United States. As part of the initiative, the U is in the process of hiring two new full-time faculty in Pacific Islander studies and recently created a new scholarship aimed at recruiting and retaining talented Pacific Islander […]


U launches School for Cultural and Social Transformation

November 21, 2016

A newly created school at the University of Utah aims to provide an intellectual foundation for understanding and addressing some of the most pressing issues surrounding race and gender in American society. That goal is reflected in its name: School for Cultural and Social Transformation—the first school in the Intermountain West to make the intersection […]