Humans of the U

HUMANS OF THE U: CELINE CAVANAUGH

February 27, 2018

“Lassonde is the place where I can make my dreams a reality. Seeing my grandfather suffer a stroke and lose his motor skills and independence, and being wheelchair bound was heartbreaking. This is why I want to utilize Lassonde’s resources to create a wheelchair pulley system.”



HUMANS OF THE U: ROB MACLEOD AND CHRISTOPHER BUTSON

February 20, 2018

Professors Rob MacLeod and Christopher Butson are both avid bikers and advocates for sustainable transportation.



HUMANS OF THE U: CHRIS GALLI

February 6, 2018

“I landed at the U through my love of paragliding. In 2001 I was sitting on the side of Mt. Olympus, ready to launch one afternoon and I met a professor here in atmospheric science who was also flying paragliders. He said “I heard you’re into programming – Are you interested in working at a university?” I said sure.”



HUMANS OF THE U: GLENDA PALOMINO

January 25, 2018

“During my first year at the U, I became involved with the student organization of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.)…[it] encouraged my desire to live socially conscious by striving for equity and social justice, particularly for historically marginalized groups in the country, and to promote education through a critical lens.”



HUMANS OF THE U: JEFF HANSON

January 16, 2018

“I’ve performed in plays, commercials and movies, and also produce videos for the University of Utah’s Marketing and Communications Office. On sets, I’ve had milk spit on me, found a severed-hand prop while working on an HBO project with Steven Soderbergh, had a Christmas tree fall on me (and was uncomfortably sticky for days) and ate more freeze-dried macaroni and cheese than I care to remember.”