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Be an active bystander

This third week of SafeU Month is focused on mental and emotional wellness—a call to have all U students, faculty and staff feel more connected to each other and to themselves. When you’re taking care of yourself first, you can be better prepared to care for others, including through bystander intervention.

University of Utah to host 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the University of Utah has been selected to host the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall. This is the first time a national debate will be hosted in Utah.

Resilient U: Get energized, feel connected, sleep better

Follow these five strategies to enhance your emotional well-being.

Ecosystems of early human evolution

To understand the environmental pressures that shaped human evolution, scientists must first piece together the details of the ancient plant and animal communities that our fossil ancestors lived in over the past 7 million years.

Contributing to nuclear security

To expand the International Monitoring System’s capabilities, monitors should seek out the data, methods and expertise of smaller regional seismic networks.

Confronting climate change

As a tier-one research institution with a world-class health center, the U is uniquely positioned to develop new approaches to addressing climate change.

Brave conversations

The new director of the Office for Inclusive Excellence describes their vision for improving the campus climate.

What is social media’s role in stopping fake news?

The Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium at the U on Oct. 18 brings together leading journalists, scholars, thought leaders and social media executives to investigate problems arising from a changing media world.

Cybercrime isn’t cheap

Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the internet—and lose an increasing amount of money to fraud, data breaches and other cybercrimes each year.

Campus Events


A near miss

A near miss provides an opportunity to improve safety practices based on a condition or incident with a potential for more serious consequences.

U researcher remembered for courageous life

Remembering U researcher Shuping “Sunshine” Wang who walked the courageous and difficult path of a Chinese whistleblower who was forced to start a new life for herself in the USA.

Walk After Dark

Every year Environmental Health and Safety partners with Facilities Management to conduct a survey of lighting across campus. This year’s event will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, beginning at 7 p.m.

October Strategy Refresh

U faculty, staff, students, alumni and community supporters are invited to engage in a conversation about how the U can successfully achieve its primary goals, elevating our university as a model for the nation.

U community reflection

On Monday, Oct. 21, students, faculty and staff are invited to take time to gather as a U community at the Post Chapel in Fort Douglas to grieve, reflect and honor those who have been affected by interpersonal violence.

Artist and designer Maya Lin to speak at U

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center presents the 2019 Tanner Lecture on Human Values on Nov. 20.

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Campus Events


Is your itchy mouth caused by oral allergy syndrome?

Most people can recognize the typical signs of a food allergy: hives, swelling and difficulty breathing. But what if eating certain foods just makes your mouth itchy?

The Arts and U

Enhance classroom teaching through class visits to the museum galleries and explore visual art objects in ways that illuminate course themes.

Construction & Commuter Updates

Road construction near the Huntsman Cancer Hospital starting soon.

Campus Events


U.S.–Japan Relations: Japan's Commitment to Global Security and Economy
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships | UDVC
Preparing for Disaster
Behavioral Intervention Team: Who are we and what do we do?
Bystander Intervention Trainings | Hosted by CSW
After-Work Hiking Group
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