Campus Life

Humans of the U: Hollie Morales

April 23, 2019

“I never fathomed that I’d become a widow at 34, left to raise my four children alone, the oldest 15, the baby 2. Medulloblastoma was supposed to be a pediatric brain tumor, so how could it put a 36-year-old man in the grave in just eight months? It felt like déjà vu. My daddy died from glioblastoma brain cancer when I was 20 …. But I’m not going to tell you a sob story. I started school at 35 determined to make a difference in the world of cancer and this fall, I’ll embark upon my next quest—a Ph.D. in oncological sciences studying brain cancer here at the U. If I am able to make a difference in just one life all the years of studying, sleepless nights and sacrificing a social life will be worth it.”



Celebrating the 150th commencement

April 23, 2019

U to celebrate 8,465 graduates at the campus-wide commencement held at the Jon M. Huntsman Center Thursday, May 2, 6 p.m.



Humans of the U: Sophie Wu

April 19, 2019

“Coming to Utah let me believe that age and gender will never be a barrier to success. With my deepest gratitude, I humbly share this thought with you: If you believe something is right to do, just do it. When you truly want a thing for better, the whole world will stay united to help you make it come true. Nothing will prevent you from moving further.”



Humans of the U: Gavin Yehle

April 14, 2019

“I first performed at the U’s Babcock Theatre when I was in 4th grade when I was cast as one of the leads for our school play. As a young person pursuing acting, it was something really valuable to have that experience. That is when—as they say—I caught the theater bug.”



Degree Completion Challenge

April 15, 2019

The U seeks ideas and strategies that are new or that scale an existing successful program for an opportunity to receive up to $100K.