New College of Science dean announced

Peter Trapa, current chair of the U’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, selected as the new dean.

First VP for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion named

Mary Ann Villarreal will join the U as the inaugural vice president for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on July 1, 2019.

Textbook reviews

Textbook reviews by faculty and staff at the Marriott Library who want to assist U instructors and professors with their textbook choices.

Humans of the U: Hollie Morales

“I never fathomed that I’d become a widow at 34, left to raise my four children alone, the oldest 15, the baby 2. Medulloblastoma was supposed to be a pediatric brain tumor, so how could it put a 36-year-old man in the grave in just eight months? It felt like déjà vu. My daddy died from glioblastoma brain cancer when I was 20 …. But I’m not going to tell you a sob story. I started school at 35 determined to make a difference in the world of cancer and this fall, I’ll embark upon my next quest—a Ph.D. in oncological sciences studying brain cancer here at the U. If I am able to make a difference in just one life all the years of studying, sleepless nights and sacrificing a social life will be worth it.”

Celebrating the 150th commencement

U to celebrate 8,465 graduates at the campus-wide commencement held at the Jon M. Huntsman Center Thursday, May 2, 6 p.m.

Humans of the U: Sophie Wu

“Coming to Utah let me believe that age and gender will never be a barrier to success. With my deepest gratitude, I humbly share this thought with you: If you believe something is right to do, just do it. When you truly want a thing for better, the whole world will stay united to help you make it come true. Nothing will prevent you from moving further.”

Reporting hate

Hate incidents are notoriously underreported. Now, there’s an app for that.

Kicking a habit

Preventing addiction with insight from scruffy dogs and ancient meditation.

Community impact

The U partners with the Pac-12 and the Maverik Center to research sustainability at sport venues.

Spring into Continuum

The latest edition of Continuum is out, with great articles from a feature on medical students visiting remote schools promoting health as a career to how dark skies are an untapped natural resource.