Equity & Diversity

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

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

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

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 […]

U celebrates distinguished and honorary alumni at Founders Day banquet

To commemorate the founding of the University of Utah on Feb. 28, 1850, the U Alumni Association will celebrate four outstanding alumni and one honorary alumnus at the annual Founders Day banquet, Thursday, March 3, at the Little America Hotel, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7p.m. This year’s Distinguished Alumnus/a […]

Priest who founded Homeboy Industries to help former gangsters to speak at U

Ten years ago, Irene Ota listened when a group of students came to her with a common frustration. “My classmates just don’t get it,” Ota, diversity coordinator and instructor at the University of Utah College of Social Work, recalls some students saying. They felt some of their peers lacked understanding when it came to issues […]

Dalai Lama reschedules visit to the U

The University of Utah and the Utah Tibet Foundation are pleased to announce that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will speak at the University of Utah Huntsman Center, 1825 S. Campus Drive, Tuesday, June 21, at 1:30 p.m. The Dalai Lama was scheduled to visit the U in October 2015 but canceled […]

U, Village inspiring future black medical innovators and doctors

The University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Office of Engagement, School of Medicine and Women’s Enrollment Initiative are partnering with The V(i)llage to inspire future black medical innovators and doctors by hosting a Medicine U college experience for middle and high school students on Feb. 12. Student participants are members in The V(i)llage, a comprehensive […]

U professor explores faith and family life in new book ‘Soul Mates’

University of Utah professor Nick Wolfinger this month has released new research about the faith and family life among non-white Americans in a new book, “Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love & Marriage Among African Americans and Latinos.”  By 2050, a majority of Americans will be minorities yet we know little about faith and family life among […]

U’s MLK Week explores youth activism

The University of Utah presents its 32nd annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 18-23. Legendary rapper and activist Talib Kweli will deliver the week’s keynote address, Jan. 21, at noon in the Union Ballroom, where he will discuss his personal experiences as an activist through music and the […]

Work-life thought leader Anne-Marie Slaughter to deliver U’s 2016 commencement address

University of Utah President David W. Pershing and the Board of Trustees announced today that Princeton professor, foreign policy expert and work-life balance thought leader Anne-Marie Slaughter, will deliver the university’s general commencement address on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Slaughter became one of the country’s most talked about writers after she published an in-depth and […]