Awards & Recognition

Math professors named Simons Fellows

Two professors in the Department of Mathematics—Jonathan Chaika and Karl Schwede—have received Simons Fellows Awards in Mathematics from the Simons Foundation.

Mucus and the coronavirus

Biomedical engineers to study how mucus plays a part in transferring coronaviruses from person to person.

2021 ‘Best Graduate Schools’

New rankings from U.S. News & World Report are out—see how the U ranked in the 2021 “Best Graduate Schools.”

U researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants

The National Science Foundation awarded CAREER grants to five University of Utah researchers in various disciplines.

Alum Ed Catmull, Pixar co-founder, wins ‘Nobel Prize of computing’

College of Engineering alumnus Ed Catmull, co-founder and former president of Pixar Animation Studios, will receive the ACM A.M. Turing Award, referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing.”

Chemistry study of the smallest ice wins journal award

Cozzarelli Prize, from the journal PNAS, honors papers of “outstanding scientific quality and originality.”

Kristen Ries to receive honorary degree at 2020 commencement

Ries was president of the medical staff for the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics and served as the clinical director of infectious diseases/HIV at U of U Health.

O’Mara named to NPR Board of Directors

Her election took place on February 28, 2020 and her term will continue through November of 2021. 

Three men and two women stand against a backdrop holding clear glass awards.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences honors alumni

For the college’s 50th anniversary, it honored an alum from each of the past five decades.

Student meets with advisor

Undecided, not excluded

Students who haven’t yet chosen a major are honored for making the Dean’s List.