@ The U Newsletter

Protecting older adults against COVID-19

The vaccine is about 50-55% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 after the first dose.

Black History Month: Transformative voices

Celebrate Black History Month 2021 at the U with events each week this month.

Work smarter, not harder

Buildings on the U’s campus are now more efficient, saving energy and money

Transformative perspectives

Learn about two academics’ experiences in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation.

Charmelle Green returns to the U

Green will serve as deputy athletics director for internal operations and chief operating officer.

Extended career support for recent grads

U grads will now have two years of career support and guidance to support their post-graduation plans.

Rediscovery of the ‘extinct’ Pinatubo volcano mouse

In 1991, a volcano in the Philippines had the second-most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century. Its effects were devastating—but a mouse feared to have gone extinct survived.

How do U…bicycle in the winter?

Ginger Cannon, the University of Utah’s active transport manager, offers tips for keeping the wheels rolling this winter.

U studying services for homeless populations during COVID-19

Study examines how interagency services for people experiencing homelessness have changed during the pandemic.

Campus Events


Staying safe during spring semester

COVID-19 reminders for in-person instruction and meetings.

Next Academic Senate virtual town hall on Feb. 8

Learn about the Academic Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Divestment and Strategic Reinvestment Investigation findings and hear about the contents of the draft report.

Nominations now open for two Bennion Center awards

Please consider nominating a colleague, or yourself, for either of these awards.

Happenings at Rice-Eccles Stadium

Two major miles stones were celebrated this past week at Rice-Eccles Stadium, the topping-out of the structural steel and the 2002 Olympic Cauldron returned to campus.

Climate change and air quality researcher John Lin named an Earth Leadership Program fellow

Earth Leadership Fellows learn leadership skills and work together for environmental and climate solutions.

Publishing opportunity

How authors from the U can publish open access at no cost.

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Campus Events


You got this, sophomores

Sophomore Rise plans new events specifically designed to support second-year students.

6 ways to stay engaged in service opportunities

Stay engaged with community service, volunteering and leadership opportunities with these helpful tips.

Commuter success story: Millie Heiner

How do you pass the time on your commute?

Humans of the U: Bryan Hubain

“I created the ‘I Am U Thriving’ initiative to show—and not just tell—those who feel marginalized that they are not alone and they can thrive here at the University of Utah.”

Campus Events


A Conversation with Meligha Garfield on Black Nerdiness
Bench to Bedside: Pathway to Market Workshop
Resilience: Virtual Documentary and Panel Discussion
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