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The Threat Assessment Team

Because of Fall Break, this week’s SafeU theme focuses on staff readiness, which includes building a Threat Assessment Team—a group of staff dedicated to addressing imminent threats to campus, from both inside and outside the university.

Campus safety statistics

The U’s 2019 Security & Fire Safety Report is now available with data from 2018, which includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action and Violence Against Women Act offenses.

I, Carly

After dealing with a new challenge this past year—one that threatened her life—Utah Soccer goalkeeper Carly Nelson discusses her recent health scare, growing up in Utah as a lesbian and the positive impact she hopes to have on her friends, family and others.

Class of 2023: Set for success

The U welcomes its most academically prepared class yet.

Birth of the internet

The U’s School of Computing celebrates the 50th anniversary of its contribution to the launch of the internet.

Stopping the spread of cancer

Tara Deans, a U biomedical engineering assistant professor, received the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award and a $1.5 million grant to develop a method that could help stop the spread of cancer.

On the value of a college degree

The worth of a bachelor’s degree is openly debated nationally given strong employment, the rising cost of a college education and other workforce training options. But the research is clear: A four-year degree offers exceptional value, both personally and to society at large.

We are all mutants, more or less

Some parents pass on more mutations to their children than others.

Campus Events


How should you approach cybersecurity?

Understanding the technology you use, and how to secure and maintain it, helps to protect your personal information and devices—and that of other U students, patients, faculty and staff.

Respiratory Protection Program

The U’s program outlines the requirements for use of protection such as respirators on campus.

SafeU Treasure Hunt of Knowledge

Human Resources has created a five-question scavenger hunt about the SafeU website. Complete the quiz and you’ll be eligible for one of several fabulous prizes.

Michael Deininger receives prestigious Rowley Prize

Deininger was recognized for his outstanding lifetime contributions to leukemia research.

Rare books help illuminate an award-winning master’s thesis

Lyuba Basin, rare books curator, has been selected to represent the U in the Western Association of Graduate Schools ProQuest competition.

Spring 2020 textbook adoptions due Oct. 25

Get prepared before the holiday season hits and submit your textbook adoptions to the University Campus Store before it’s too late.

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Campus Events


RedMed flu clinics in October

If you were not able to get your flu shot at Employee Appreciation Day, you can stop at RedMed during one of their flu clinics.

The Arts and U

The complete cast, including visiting cast with Broadway credentials and returning local actors, has been announced for Pioneer Theatre Company’s concert production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

Construction & Commuter Updates

Road construction near the Huntsman Cancer Hospital starting soon.

Campus Events


Taking Valued Action
Bystander Intervention (Staff only)
Introduction to Mindfulness
U of U Health Farmers' Market
Positive Psychology: Everyday Skills to Enhance Resilience
Peer Support
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