Humans of the U

HUMANS OF THE U: JULY-OCTOBER

October 29, 2018

Sharing compelling stories from the heart of the U’s campus. Read a round-up of the latest Humans of the U.



HUMANS OF THE U: RONNELL ANDERSEN JONES

October 25, 2018

“There just aren’t very many more rewarding things you can do with your life than spending every day encouraging the process of learning and having a hand in helping those light bulbs go on. That’s especially true when the subject is constitutional law and those light bulbs are illuminating new insights into the nation’s history, the workings of democracy and the hard questions that divide both the country and the court.”



HUMANS OF THE U: KEVIN DAVENPORT

October 12, 2018

“Before physics, I was a designer, which is all about communicating complex ideas in novel ways. So, I came up with a board game. The basic idea is that you build an electrical circuit with your neighbors. Each player is a type of material, like silicon or germanium. Using currencies such as energy and photons, you push electrons around to the interfaces of the materials to create light.”



HUMANS OF THE U: LIZ ROGERS

October 1, 2018

“I was born at Hill Air Force Base to a military historian and a Dutch immigrant, and have lived all over the western world. Because of that, I am owned by the love of history and the need to preserve it for future generations.”



HUMANS OF THE U: KEITH DIAZ MOORE

September 25, 2018

“What drove my architectural career was visiting my grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease in a lockdown wing of a nursing home. Architects, designers and planners have a social responsibility to do better, to act with an ethic of care. That has been my driving force.”