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Juneteenth holiday to be added to U calendar

The Utah Board of Higher Education recently approved adding Juneteenth to university calendars, following the creation of the state and federal holiday that sets aside June 19 as a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

A place for pollinators on campus

The revamped habitat allows bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and others to find food and shelter while transferring pollen.

Climate change increases risks of tree death

Threats from fire, drought and insects could reshape U.S. forests.

From Jikji to Gutenberg

An ancient Korean book surpasses the Gutenberg Bible as the oldest surviving book.

More than a status

Navigating notions of illegality as undocumented students.

U elementary teacher program earns an A+ for math preparation

Program earns national recognition for robust requirements in key elementary mathematics content and pedagogy.

Searching for life in the universe

“Is there life out there?” It’s the one question that has puzzled humankind for centuries.

Free speech and the campus community

The university has a wide-ranging policy regarding free speech on campus.

Pride Week brings celebration, series of hate crimes

We will continue to defend and preserve the rights of every member of our campus community to live authentically.

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Remembering U

The University of Utah has created a virtual space for students, faculty and staff to share memories of students who have passed away.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’s 2022 Call to Action published for the anniversary of George Floyd’s death

In recognition of this anniversary, EDI encourages each of us to pause and consider our role to learn more about what we can do as an individual, team, academic unit or division to educate ourselves and become part of the solution to name and dismantle hate in all of its various forms.

U of U engineering professorship

U Mechanical Engineering Chair Bruce Gale appointed Merit Medical Systems Inc. Endowed Professor of Engineering.

Salesforce contract updates

UIT has signed a university master services agreement with Salesforce that allows the University of Utah and University of Utah Health entities to engage with the company on equal terms without the need to negotiate department- or college-specific contracts.

Standardized testing exemption extended for two more years

Because of disruptions caused by COVID-19, the U first made standardized tests optional for applicants in 2020 for a two-year trial period. Now, that period has been extended through fall 2024 to broaden student access and allow further study of the impact test scores have on the application process.

$34M to prevent and treat epilepsy

The College of Pharmacy’s Anticonvulsant Drug Development Program won a five-year $34 million contract renewal to test and identify therapeutics for preventing and treating drug-resistant epilepsy.

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Pac-12 Sustainability Conference coming to Rice-Eccles Stadium

Taylor Randall and Mark Harlan will speak at the sixth annual event at June 15-16.

New leaders bring fresh expertise to Global U

The roles are critical for the campus as it strives to meet this moment of engaging globally in a pandemic-impacted world.

Dan Reed elected to lead National Science Board

As chair, Reed leads the board that serves as an independent advisor to Congress and the president on science and engineering policy, and that governs and sets policy for the National Science Foundation.

U chief innovation and economic engagement officer elevated to cabinet-level position

Keith Marmer’s newly expanded role will focus campus-wide efforts on moving research to market more quickly.

Campus Events


Bike Month: Campus Scavenger Hunt
Racism as a Public Threat Lecture: Jonathan Metzel “Dying of Whiteness”
Feel Better Now
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