Upcoming Academic Senate meeting
ASUU legislative applications
Student nominations open for Ivory Prize
Calling student artists
Digital preservation book
Last chance to register for academic noncredit courses
Peer-to-peer file sharing and copyright violation notice
Professors Off Campus competition

Sustainability Leadership Awards
Spring 2019 Intramural Sports registration is open
Mark your calendars for Founders Day


On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, the Academic Senate approved the following items:
  • Building Access & Surveillance Policy 3-234 and Rule 3-234 revisions
  • Policy 6-002 III-C Eligibility of Career-line Faculty for Senate President

The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted here approximately one week before.


The perfect way to get involved on campus is by running for a position in student government. Through ASUU you can file and run to represent your college. Whether you’re new on campus or returning for another semester this is a great opportunity to get involved. It is the perfect chance to represent your college. You can run for either a senate or assembly position.

The filing deadline is Jan. 25. Make sure to file to have your voice heard. ASUU is waiting for you to apply and can’t wait to see what great ideas you have.

Click here to know more.


A $2,000 award ( or $4,000 for two co-recipients) and $10,000 to invest in the program being recognized—that is what the Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership is offering to recognize and encourage student involvement and leadership.

Clark Ivory, former chair of the University of Utah Board of Trustees, established this prestigious award to recognize extraordinary and influential student-led projects that positively impact the campus and/or the broader community. The prize is an effort to enhance the undergraduate experience and encourage student involvement and leadership. It recognizes one to two students for demonstrating a positive influence on student success and/or fostering efforts that have enabled meaningful change.

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 22.

You are eligible for this award if you have graduated from the U since 2013, as well as those currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominate yourself or someone you know today.

Here are some of the past recipients of the Ivory Prize:

Johnny Le, a graduate student in computer science at the University of Utah was recognized for founding Utah’s largest programming marathon, HackTheU, which cultivated creative problem solving among hundreds of participants from across the country. The annual HackTheU event was inspired by similar programs at the University of Pennsylvania, Oxford and Stanford universities. To launch the program, Le brought together campus partners from the Medical School, Sorenson Impact Center, colleges of Engineering and Science, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Auxiliary Business Development and more. Highlights of projects include an augmented reality application for learning to interact with autistic children and a musical space odyssey in virtual reality.


The University of Utah’s Housing and & Residential Education (HRE) is seeking artists for pieces that will be used for the South Campus Housing and Dining community. There will be a stipend of $500 for any selected pieces. Artists may submit any or all of the pieces being requested. HRE is excited to solicit entries for five pieces of art for the new building.

Submissions will be open until Jan. 31, 2019, 10 a.m. Students may submit art entries by dropping off a flash drive containing the art piece to:

Rachel Aho
HRE office, Benchmark Plaza, Building 822, 5 Heritage Center

Students may also upload submissions here.

For more information about the format, important details and additional information, visit

Last chance to register for academic noncredit courses

Classes for fun—no grades, no tests.

Whether you are interested in advancing your career or developing your appreciation of the world around you, we offer a rich array of noncredit opportunities. Classes range from a few weeks in length to an entire semester. No need to be admitted to the U.

Click here for more information.


Jeremy Myntti, the head of Digital Library Services at the Marriott Library, has been working with authors from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand and India on a book titled “Digital Preservation in Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future.”

This book, edited by Myntti and Jessalyn Zoom from the Library of Congress, includes valuable information and case studies from 28 different institutions that work on digital preservation activities within their libraries.


Every year, as a result of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act, The University of Utah distributes a notice about its policy regarding peer-to-peer file sharing and copyright violations. All students, faculty and staff should understand that it is a violation of federal law and university policy to share and/or distribute copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder. Violators may be subject to civil and criminal prosecution under federal law, as well as personal sanctions specified in university policy.

Please review the policy notice and contact with any questions.

Professors Off Campus competition

The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to announce its next Professors Off Campus competition. This program seeks to link university and community by encouraging scholars to go on-site into the community and develop research and service projects in schools, churches, government offices and public interest groups. The program will facilitate projects during the fall or spring semester for the academic year 2019-20.

The goals of the program are to create meaningful public service programs based on university faculty expertise to benefit groups and individuals throughout the community, foster an appreciation of service work by academics and to create relationships and connections based on tolerance and understanding.

Funds up to $8,000 will be used to “buy” a professor out of one university semester-long class to allow the creation of a community-sited project. Additional funding up to $1,500 will be provided to the selected professor to facilitate project development and $1,000 to the community agency that is partnering in the project.

Please submit to the Tanner Humanities Center ( a two-page proposal that outlines the project and the agency involved. Projects may, for example, focus on literacy, art and music education, history, health, economic development and environmental concerns. Please attach a proposed budget for your project. In addition, include a copy of your curriculum vitae and letters of support from your department chair and the agency in which your project will be sited. A sample proposal and budget can be found on the Tanner Center’s website.

Project proposals should be submitted by Feb. 15, 2019.


Celebrate sustainability leadership on campus by nominating yourself or a colleague for a Sustainability Leadership Award. These awards recognize excellence in four categories: sustainability education, research, community partnership and the use of our campus as a living lab. Thanks to a generous partnership with Alta Ski Resort, an award of $2500 will be given to each recipient. All students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate. Submit the nomination form by Jan. 28, 2019.

Spring 2019 Intramural Sports registration is open

These are your glory days.

Get in on the intramural sports action for Spring 2019.

Leagues fill up fast so get registered early. Full sports details and registration at or


Founders Day 2019
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 | 6 p.m.
Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City

Mark your calendar. Founders Day is almost here.

To celebrate the founding of the University of Utah in 1850, the Alumni Association each year recognizes alumni and honorary alumni who have excelled professionally, served the local and national communities and supported the university in its mission. 

This year’s honorees are:

Distinguished Alumni

  • Lily Eskelsen García, B.S.’80 M.Ed. ’86
  • Robert Grow, B.S. ’73
  • Dr. Raymond Price, B.S. ’83
  • Lana Dalton, MSW ’13

Honorary Alumna

  • Gail Miller

You can read more about the honorees here.

This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10. You can purchase tickets here.

To purchase a patron table ($2,500), please contact Mary Thiriot at 801-581-3716 or