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What is the Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy?

A generous $20 million gift from Clay and Marie Wilkes will leverage the U’s location and interdisciplinary knowledge to address the immense challenges of climate change.

Backed by $20M gift, U launches the Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy

The new center will promote research, study effective public policies and propose entrepreneurial business solutions to combat the threats that climate change poses.

Student loan forgiveness: What you need to know

While the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid at the U does work with federal student loan programs, it does not have a role in the current debt relief program.

Phishing email asks users to validate their email accounts

The email, which contained the subject “Active Account Validation” and signed “IT Help Desk,” prompted users to open a link to validate their email accounts.

5 ways the library can help this semester

There are so many resources available to you.

#BeThere for each other

September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month.

Explore educational psychology with new department chair

The new chair of the educational psychology department discusses the value of studying the discipline and the department’s strengths.

Biologists engineered insect-bacterial mutualism

The development is a “bucket list” achievement for the collaborators.

One family’s genetic mutation may help improve diabetes care

The findings could have broad implications for diagnoses and treatment.

Campus Events


Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The University of Utah is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. As an employee at the University, you may qualify to have a portion of your student loan forgiven if you have worked the required amount of time. The University has partnered with Fidelity to bring employees a new Public Service Loan Forgiveness […]

Chief Safety Officer names chief of staff

University of Utah Chief Safety Officer Keith Squires has named Lt. Heather Sturzenegger as his chief of staff/executive officer. Sturzenegger has 15 years of law enforcement experience and was formerly the lieutenant over investigations at the university. “I am excited to take on my new role as executive officer,” Sturzenegger said. “I have loved working […]

Longtime university professional will coordinate U Safety alerts, reports

The University of Utah Department of Public Safety welcomes Todd Justesen as the new associate director of Clery Programs & Compliance. Justesen formerly worked as an administrator in the university’s Housing & Residential Education Office. His first day was Aug. 8. Justesen will act as the central point of statistics gathering and training for the […]

Academic Senate meeting on Aug. 29

The first meeting of the 2022-23 Academic Senate is Monday, August 29, from 3-5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. The following items will be discussed, among others: Report from ASUU New Degree and Major: Earth and Environmental Science New Center: Utah Center for Promotion of Work Equity Research Day of Collective Action Report […]

Call for nominations: Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Awards

University of Utah Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion is pleased to accept nominations for the 2022 Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Awards. This award recognizes those who exemplify leadership in inclusion and equity at University of Utah Health. Nominations will be accepted through September 30, 2022 at 5pm Mountain Time.

Verónica Valdez begins as Department Chair of Education, Culture, and Society

Valdez studies the experiences of multilingual learners and has served as a leader in the American Educational Research Association.

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Campus Events


Go for a Spin

It’s a new affordable, sustainable and fun way to get around campus.

World-class theatre at the U

Now is the perfect time to join Pioneer Theatre Company in its continued journey back to live theater and human connection.

Arts Bash returns to the plaza

After a two-year hiatus for COVID-19, one of the biggest art parties on campus is back on Aug. 31.

Back to U for Homecoming 2022

Celebrate with events from Sept. 24-Oct. 1.

Campus Events


Transfer Workshop: Basic Needs are Not Basic
New Transfer Student Welcome: Taco Tuesday for Transfers
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Welcome Back Bash
Graduate Students Fall Social
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