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But I didn’t mean it like that

September 4, 2018

A new series of posters on the University of Utah campus highlight commonly used microaggressions. The posters show faces behind small sentences that say things such as, “Where are you really from?” “You’re pretty for a dark-skin girl,” and “What are you?” Microaggressions are subtle—often unintentional—statements or actions that reveal unconscious biases toward members of marginalized […]


U inaugurates 16th president

August 27, 2018

The inauguration for Ruth V. Watkins, the 16th president of the University of Utah, will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m. in Kingsbury Hall on the U campus, 1395 Presidents Circle. The event is free and open to the public. Because seating in Kingsbury Hall is limited, it is recommended that guests arrive early. […]


U to graduate 8,568 students

April 30, 2018

University of Utah senior Hodan Abdi came to Utah with her family five years ago from a refugee camp in Ethiopia. She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and an emphasis in biology this year, along with 8,568 other U students who will also celebrate achieving this milestone. The 149th general commencement ceremony […]


U hosts State of Utah Black Affairs Summit

March 21, 2018

The University of Utah Black Faculty and Staff Association hosts its second State of Utah Black Affairs Summit Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, 1655 Campus Center Drive. The event is free and open to all who are interested in supporting African-Americans in Utah, but registration is […]


‘Hidden Figures’ author, NASA scientist to speak at the U

March 5, 2018

The University of Utah MUSE Project will host Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures,” and Ellen Stofan, former chief scientist at NASA, as the keynote guests for its theme year on empowerment. Shetterly and Stofan will make a joint presentation at Kingsbury Hall on Friday, March 30, 2018, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are […]


Author and producer Ben Nemtin to speak at U’s 2018 commencement

January 29, 2018

The University of Utah today announced that Ben Nemtin, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author and star of MTV’s “The Buried Life,” will deliver the 2018 commencement address on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Nemtin’s journey began 10 years ago when he and his friends set out on a two-week road trip with a camera […]


Ruth W. Watkins

Ruth V. Watkins named 16th president of the University of Utah

January 18, 2018

The Utah State Board of Regents has selected Ruth V. Watkins as the 16th president of the University of Utah. Watkins is the first woman to lead the University of Utah — the state’s oldest, largest and only Research 1 higher education institution — in its 168-year history. (Jerilyn S. McIntyre served as interim president […]


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 […]


Education doesn’t end at graduation

May 25, 2017

A new non-credit certificate program offered by the University of Utah is designed to help recent graduates expand their employment options. The Degree Plus certificates, which begin in fall 2017, focus on teaching skills needed for careers in high-demand areas, including operations, content marketing, instructional design, data analysis and digital communications. The certificate program was […]


U initiative supports African-American doctoral students

April 4, 2017

While African-American students are among the least represented at the University of Utah, the institution is launching a first-of-its-kind program designed to change that. The African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative, which begins fall 2017, provides eligible students with annual scholarships worth up to $5,000, among other resources. Applications are being accepted through April 14. The community-building […]