2019 news in review

2019 was a great year for the University of Utah. Here is a look back at some of our favorite stories from @theU.

University of Utah to host 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced today that the University of Utah has been selected to host the vice presidential debate, at Kingsbury Hall in the Nancy Peery Marriott Auditorium. This is the first time a national debate will be hosted in Utah.

The U invited to join the Association of American Universities

The University of Utah is one of the newest members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which for more than 100 years has recognized the most outstanding academic institutions in the nation.

Class of 2023: Set for success

This fall the University of Utah welcomed its most academically prepared class of first-year students. The freshman cohort for the Fall 2019 Semester includes 4,249 students boasting an impressive 3.66 average high school GPA and an average ACT composite score of 25.8.

 

STEM Barbie

Fifteen years ago, University of Utah forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni wanted girls to have a Barbie doll that represented a career like hers, or at least one that wore rubber boots and carried a climbing rope and helmet.

$150 million commitment from Huntsman family will establish mental health institute

The University of Utah announced a commitment of $150 million from the Huntsman family to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute. The institute is expected to become a nationally recognized leader in research, care, education and community outreach—and a model for other states to follow.

Kahlert Village

Work is well underway on what will be a signature project for the U—a new housing village composed of three residential towers, each named after a remarkable and generous woman in our state.

 

Best grad schools

Several of our graduate  programs were recognized in  U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”