HUMANS OF THE U: MING HAMMOND

“As a professor, I think back sometimes to how impactful my experiences were as a freshman, getting that chance just because I asked. The first person you ask isn’t necessarily the first person to say yes, who will give you that shot. But we all started out as that nervous freshman, eager to try new things.”

NICU CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

More than 30,000 babies have gone on to live healthy lives thanks to the unit and its staff.

THE WASATCH FRONT: A LIVING LAB

A new cross-campus partnership multiplies and unifies the U’s environmental observations of the Wasatch Front.

CROSSING PARTY LINES

U student group hosts workshops, presentations and a dinner to promote civil dialogue.

VIDEO GAMING AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS

UIT employees team up with Special Olympics for the first-ever video gaming tournament contest.

A HOT COMMODITY

The Career & Professional Development Center introduces AlumniFire, a mentoring program for current U students looking for career guidance from a trusted source.

KEYTRACK SYSTEM A WIN-WIN

A group of U graduate students created a capstone project that is also an invaluable resource for the staff at University Student Apartments.

HUMANS OF THE U: CALBERT BECK

“I became a teacher to change the world. I feel that one should give back and, in my case, I knew I wanted to work with kids. Being a minority male, I felt that I could exemplify important things for young kids during a crucial time of their development. Something I did not have until junior high. My favorite thing about teaching is those “aha” moments when a child finally gets it, especially if it took perseverance and hard work.”

SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH

Philip Osteen, director of the Social Research Institute at the U’s College of Social Work, offers three suggestions to help prevent suicide.

U BIOLOGIST NEEDS YOU

Citizen science project catalogs Wasatch canyon mammals.