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Winter 2024 Utah Mag hits mailboxes

The latest issue of University of Utah Magazine is hot off the presses. Check out some of the highlights.

A New Utah

If you think you know the Beehive State, it’s time to take another look. With shifting demographics, surging growth, a sizzling economy and costly housing, Utah has entered a new era. As we face an inflection point, learn how the U is tackling challenges and embracing opportunities to help the state flourish and prosper.

Behind the Drug Shortages

Some 300 medications are currently in short supply in the U.S., ranging from simple saline to life-saving chemotherapy. Drug shortages affect patients’ wallets and even their lives. Learn about the U resource that investigates the scarcities and provides crucial info to the nation’s hospitals, think tanks and lawmakers.


Art delves into humanity’s marvels, mysteries and mirth. For decades, the U’s College of Fine Arts has fostered this exploration, lighting the way for students to make their creative mark on the world. See our tribute celebrating 75 years of CFA and looking ahead to many more.


Dust off that library card and read along with the College of Humanities in their latest course, Great Books. Check out the list of books, which covers the breadth and depth of humanities with a selection from each department.

Solving a Cosmic Conundrum

Is there a feasible way to produce metal products on the moon? That’s the question NASA asked university students in its 2023 BIG Idea Challenge. Learn about the team of U students whose proposal won the top award.

This Meeting Could’ve Been an Email!

Poorly run meetings can cause stress, burnout and lower job satisfaction. Well-run meetings, on the other hand, can lead to increased job satisfaction and engagement. Get tips on how to run an effective meeting from the U professor who wrote the book(s) on the subject.

Humans of the U

“In 1999, I paused my academic and athletic endeavors to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints among refugees in California who survived the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia. I gained a deep love for them and became aware of the immense suffering they were experiencing. I wanted to be a part of the solution.” Read more from U alum Wade C. Roberts, who started a charity to alleviate poverty in Cambodia.