Humans of the U

Humans of the U: Kelly MacArthur

“I’m really excited to meet new students. I go out of my way to memorize all the students’ names. By the end of every semester, I think to myself, ‘I wonder if my next group of students is going to be as great as this group of students.’ I’m going to miss these students, and I’m not sure how to detach so that I can leave space to attach to the next set.”


Humans of the U: Simon Zivny

I have been a coffee drinker for a long time. From age 14 (if not earlier), I’d drink espresso with my family when we visited cafes, and a lot of my ideas about coffee started there. Even though the coffee I was drinking was very different from the coffee I try to make now, the experience was similar. It was special, it was new. You always ended up tasting things you didn’t expect to taste.


Humans of the U: Kristen Carter

Although challenging at times, returning to school at the U feels like coming home.


Humans of the U: Myron Willson

A retirement open house for Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer Myron Willson will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 3-5 p.m. in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Child Hall (7th floor) 7180.


Humans of the U: Robert Nelson

“Reggae is really an amazing form of gospel music and I love its uplifting message about humanity, how people can come together.”


Humans of the U: Sheva Mozafari

“Gov. Herbert announced my appointment to the Utah Board of Regents on May 24, 2019. I’m honored to represent all the students who attend public colleges and universities in the state, and especially proud to do this as a student from the University of Utah.”


Humans of the U: Ermiya Fanaeian

“I’m a political organizer by nature and before I graduated from high school, I co-founded a non-profit organization called March for Our Lives Utah—working with young people across the country focusing on gun violence prevention. I’ve had amazing opportunities with legislators inviting me to talk about bills and what I find to be effective or not effective in the legislation they’re introducing.”


Humans of the U: Cynthia Burrows

“If somebody gave me millions of dollars and set me in an isolated lab, I don’t think I’d make any impact. Impact is all about collaborating with other people, bouncing ideas off them, realizing they have a different technique. It’s a human endeavor, science.”


Humans of the U: Kristina Baskett

Former Utah gymnast and current Hollywood stunt double discusses the U and working on “Game of Thrones.”


Humans of the U: Commencement

As the Class of 2019 prepares to celebrate their success, meet a few of the graduates and remember the ones we’ve highlighted over the past few weeks.