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Celebrating Black History Month

The U’s Black Cultural Center is observing the 23rd annual commemoration of Black History month with this year’s theme, “Black Untitled.”

Day of Collective Action and Black History Month

The Anti-Racism Committee and the Black Cultural Center are sponsoring several sessions that explore the Black experience at the U.

5 books for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, here are recommendations available at the J. Willard Marriott Library, recommended by librarian Allyson Mower.

Learn what you can do to help prevent sexual violence

Sarah Hurtado said her primary goal at the workshops will be to get participants to shift their thinking so they recognize the shared responsibility in preventing and addressing sexual violence.

$1M grant to U chemists could accelerate drug development

Grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation will help chemists learn how molecules crystallize, potentially saving time in developing new drugs and industrial materials.

U creates new STEM education hub to support teachers

Nancy Butler Songer has been named as the inaugural associate provost of STEM education to oversee the new initiative.

New fintech center launched at the U

The university, in partnership with the Stena Foundation and founders Steve and Jana Smith, will create the Stena Center for Financial Technology.

Humans of the U: Jessica Venegas

“I’ve always wanted to go to the U because that’s where I was born…when I got accepted and I had the opportunity to get the For Utah Scholarship, it honestly changed my life.”

Advisor of the Month: Madeline Rossman

Rossman is an academic advisor at the David Eccles School of Business.

Campus Events


One week left to participate in the 2023 sense of belonging survey

U students have until Feb. 14 to share their experiences around their sense of belonging at the university.

MCVP Anti-Violence Book Club is back

The book club will meet bi-monthly, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the flexible classroom 2008 in the Marriott Library.

U art and art history professor named finalist for prestigious international award

The Department of Art & Art History’s Beth Krensky is one of five live performance artists up for the 16th Arte Laguna Prize award, and one of only six Americans.

Stay warm and save energy this winter—trade your space heater for an electric blanket

Through this Heat People, Not Spaces! program, University of Utah faculty, staff and students can trade their space heater for a free electric blanket. If you don’t have a space heater to exchange, don’t worry—electric blankets can be purchased for $30.

Use of personal vehicles on U business

If you use your personal auto on University business and are involved in an accident, your own auto insurance is primary  insurance.

Fellowship study to focus on impact of higher education community engagement

Paul Kuttner, the associate director of University Neighborhood Partners, has been named the 2023 Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities-Collaboratory Research Fellow.

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Campus Events


U of U Health presents ‘Language of Care’

A film in the 2023 Sundance Film Festival showcases an innovative approach to health care among the deaf community.

What does consent mean to you?

We invite you to come discuss the complexities of consent and what consent means to you.

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the timely world premiere ‘A Distinct Society’

The play runs through Feb. 11.

U Love U, free days at Campus Recreation Services

Come check out the many benefits of the Eccles Student Life Center.

Campus Events


Racial Lynching in Utah Exhibit
Pickleball in Legacy Gym
Student Panel: How Does Undergraduate Research Experience Work?
Reframing the Conversation: Driving Belonging on a Diverse Campus
Fit3D Body Scan
Uinta Cross Country Skiing
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