Equity & Diversity

U celebrates 2016 Pride Week

September 28, 2016

Pride Week 2016 at the University of Utah runs Sept. 28-Oct. 6, and will feature photographer Jeff Sheng and QueerCrip fashion designer Sky Cubacub. This year’s theme, “Queering Safe Spaces” explores the meaning of safe spaces and how they affect those included or excluded within the LGBTQIA community. “The theme, Queering Safe Spaces, is important […]


Farming without soil

July 25, 2016

For the last 10 weeks, University of Utah student Georgie Corkery has investigated sustainable urban farming options for Salt Lake, and she will present her work at a symposium Wednesday, July 27, at the University of Utah Guest House, 110 S. Fort Douglas Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Corkery is among 18 undergraduate students from universities […]


U recognizes nearly 300 west Salt Lake college graduates

June 20, 2016

University Neighborhood Partners at the University of Utah celebrates the college graduation of 296 west Salt Lake residents at its first Partners in the Park event of the season — June 21, 6 p.m., at Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 West. University Neighborhood Partners began in 2001 to connect west Salt Lake residents with higher […]


Step2theU: Alta High, U. Forge Innovative Early-College Partnership

June 15, 2016

The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, embraced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the University of Utah that will give flight to the higher-education aspirations of stellar students attending Alta High School. A Memo of Understanding between the first new school district to be created in Utah in a century and Utah’s flagship institution of […]


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar to speak at the U

April 14, 2016

On Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Alice Walker and acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar will participate in a series of events as part of the U’s Barbara L. & Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy’s “Artists as Advocates: Women’s Rights and Human Rights” series. All events […]


U hosts annual Latinos in Action conference

March 30, 2016

The University of Utah is hosting nearly 1,400 Latino youth Friday, April 1, for the annual Latinos in Action conference, where they will participate in cultural dances and performances, attend workshops on topics including how to professionally interview and how to speak up in the community, receive thousands of dollars worth of scholarships and hear […]


What are the consequences of inequality?

March 23, 2016

The past 100 years saw unprecedented growth in equality within the United States. As women gained the right to vote, as black Americans gained civil rights and liberties, as gay and lesbian men and women gained the right to marry and as the nation elected its first black president, many would argue the U.S. has […]


U lecture focuses on Utah’s role in aiding and resettling refugees

March 7, 2016

The University of Utah’s 65th Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture, focused on education and health care concerns for refugees, will take place March 10, 6-8:30 p.m., in the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Circle on the University of Utah campus, and is free and open to the public. Established in 1936, the Reynolds Lecture was […]


Pulitzer Prize-winning women’s historian to speak at U’s Marriott Library

March 1, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard history professor and author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich will speak at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library on March 10 at 7 p.m. Ulrich, author of the noted “Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History” and several other award-winning publications, will speak on “Beyond Letters and Diaries: Unexpected Sources in Women’s History.” When […]


Amnesty International spokesperson, actress Nazanin Boniadi to speak at U

February 29, 2016

Nazanin Boniadi, actress, human rights activist and Amnesty International spokesperson, will speak at the U’s Barbara L. & Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy in a talk titled “Breaking Barriers for Women and Girls” on March 7 at 4 p.m. in the University of Utah’s Union Saltair Room. The event is free […]