@theU Feature Articles

Employee Appreciation Day 2019

Staff and faculty are invited to a day of fun and recognition on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Rice-Eccles Stadium between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

October spotlight on safety

October is both Safe U Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Students, faculty and staff will have dozens of opportunities during the month to engage in safety awareness, education and training—from a student listening session on safety to workshops on diversity, bystander intervention and healthy relationships.

U jumps in national rankings

Rankings in U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education reflect continual progress at the university.

Genetic discovery in rare eye disease

John A. Moran Eye Center physician-researcher Paul S. Bernstein and his patients at the U played a key role in the recent discovery of the first genetic cause for a disease causing a gradual loss of central vision.

Viewing childhood disabilities as diverse abilities

Shamby Polychronis is passionate about social justice and inclusiveness for children with disabilities and works with educators and parents on how best to include them into the mainstream educational system.

The Arts and U

National Geographic live, a concert and masterclass with American composer Anna Weesner, the first Jazz at the Café of the year and a “survival-of-the-fittest” production of “Macbeth.”

‘Fire inversions’ lock smoke in valleys

U researchers show why fire inversions happen and offer new air quality prediction tools.

‘Live, create, launch’

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute welcomed its most diverse and ambitious group of student residents this year.

The age of Utah’s Navajo Sandstone

U researchers determined numerical ages that show eastern Utah parts of the Navajo desert are much older than previously thought.

Hazard Report

If you see a condition that might result in a death or injury or damage to property or equipment, report it.