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October spotlight on safety

October is both SafeU 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.

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.

U jumps in national rankings

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

Healthy Campus Week

Join the U for Healthy Campus Week events, make healthy nutritional choices and increase your physical activity Sept. 24-27.

‘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.

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.

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September Academic Senate

The next meeting of the Academic Senate is Monday, Sept. 30, from 3-5 p.m. with discussion around upcoming Safe U Month events, Digital Culture Studies Certificate proposal, two graduate council 7-year reviews and more.

U of U Health ranked in the top 10

For the 10th consecutive year, University of Utah Health ranks in the top 10 of the prestigious 2019 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award.

Free mental health workshop

Learn how to cope with anxiety and depression during this four-week workshop open to faculty, staff and students.

H2Oath: Utah’s Water-Wise Pledge

Help the U win the “Water War” as the school with the most students, faculty, alumni and fans to take the online H2Oath, wins a $5,000 grant to be awarded to the department or program most closely related to water conservation.

Hazard Report

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

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.

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Construction & Commuter Updates

Road construction near the Huntsman Cancer Hospital starting soon.

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.

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.”

Campus Events


Confronting Hate and Bigotry
From Child Soldier to Peace Activist
Climate Impacts on Minoritized Communities
How We Can All Contribute to Creating a Community Free of Sexual Violence
Behind the Wire: Night at the Museum
Utah Football vs. Washington
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