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Echoes of a pandemic through headlines

Newspapers show how face coverings, quarantines and closed public venues were a part of life during the 1918 influenza pandemic in the new Marriott Library digital exhibit.

The public health rationale for a two-week shift to online-only courses

By planning for a break mid-semester, we have the opportunity to disrupt transmission and reduce case counts.

Why is the COVID-19 mortality rate highest for Black Americans?

Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely to contract and die of coronavirus.

Incident highlights issues with ProctorU online testing

An incident investigation is being conducted and help desk staff will receive additional training.

Test-optional expansion

In addition to general admissions, the U goes ACT/SAT test-optional for merit-based scholarships and direct admission programs.

The U reaches 71% renewable energy

A new solar energy contract drastically reduces the university’s carbon footprint.

Revolutionizing science classrooms

Graduates of the U’s Master of Science for Secondary School Teachers program engage in intensive research to bring authentic science experiences to their students.

Gene discovery leads to next-generation experimental therapy for ALS

Efforts to understand the genetics of neurological diseases leads to a potential treatment.

Preventing theft on campus

Follow a few simple pieces of advice to keep your property safe.

Campus Events


Spring semester planned with two-week, online-only break

Two-week, all-online instruction period meant to reduce COVID-19 exposure and infections.

Helping international students navigate U.S. election season

Join us for a free weekly webinar series during October.

Election Day flexibility and support

The University of Utah is supportive of faculty and student efforts to increase participation in the voting process by members of its campus community.

U establishes Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center

The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), to serve as a hub to foster partnerships between industry, university and government entities.

Creating a cybersecure workspace at home

Five ways to create a cybersecure workspace at home.

Read with Russian artist and activist Nadya Tolokonnikova

In addition to a public lecture, Tolokonnikova will work directly with students from across the University of Utah.

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Campus Events


Senate Summary | September 2020

If you missed the September Academic Senate meeting, then read all the highlights here.

Race, justice and technology

Ruja Benjamin joins the Fall 2020 Tanner Talk at the U.

ICYMI: The first Friday Forum

Watch the first Friday Forum on racism in higher education.

Commuter success stories: Nikayla Spriggs

Once you get into a routine, riding UTA is a breeze!

Campus Events


Man-Not Series: Chapter 1
Transforming Global Health for Equitable Leadership
Fighting Against Gender-Based Violence Webinar
Vice Presidential Debate Student Watch Party
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