Arts & Humanities

100 years of The Provo Herald

Fully searchable issues are now available online in the Marriott Library’s Utah digital newspapers.

‘Train Tracts’

“Transcontinental: People, Place, Impacts” celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike and highlights the work of more than 30 Utah artists.

Theatre meets patient communication

A U interdisciplinary research team receives a federal grant to investigate the value and impact of the arts in medicine.


Pioneer Theatre Company presents the classic 1950s musical “Grease,” running Friday, May 10-25, 2019.

Communication professor wins 2018 Reading the West Book Award

The latest book by Julia Corbett, professor of communication and environmental humanities, won the Reading the West Book Award for Nonfiction in 2018.

Golden Spike commemoration

The U’s Marriott Library celebrates Spike 150 with free exhibition.

Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship

Paisley Rekdal, professor of English at the University of Utah and Poet Laureate of Utah, has been named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow and will receive a $100,000 award in recognition of her literary merit and to support civic programs.

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award announced

“Interwoven: Junipers and the Web of Being,” by Kristen Rogers-Iverson was named best nature writing in 2018, and announced in time for Earth Day

Interdisciplinary research and creative projects

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and the J. Willard Marriott Library announce the Fellowship in Collections Engagement Award, which provides funding to University of Utah faculty, staff and students for scholarly or creative research projects that utilize primary source materials in both the UMFA’s and the Marriott Library’s collections.

‘Dialogues des Carmélites’

The Lyric Opera Ensemble and the Utah Philharmonia will perform this opera on April 19-20 at Kingsbury Hall.