Register for the Utah Heart and Stroke Walk
Gymnastics announces 2019 schedule
Volunteers needed for The Donate Life Transplant Games
Self-harm study participants needed
Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018
Nominate a veteran


With your help, a fun-filled, three-mile stroll through Sugar House Park on Saturday, Sept. 15 can positively affect the lives of those facing cardiovascular and stroke issues. Register for the walk, donate $25 to the American Heart Association and receive a University of Utah Health T-shirt for free. Men’s, women’s and youth sizes available.

Register at

Questions? Contact the Heart & Stroke Walk Steering Committee at


The opponents and weekends are set for the 2019 Utah gymnastics season and Ute fans can look forward to some top-flight competition. In addition to their Pac-12 slate, the Utes will face three SEC and two Big Ten powers with showdowns against LSU, Georgia, Missouri, Michigan and Penn State. In-state rival BYU completes the non-conference schedule.

“The best way to prepare for the postseason is to go against nationally competitive teams week in and week out, which is what this schedule is all about,” said Utah co-head coach Tom Farden. “That’s also why we scheduled a podium meet (The Mardi Gras Invitational in St. Charles, Mo.). Getting on the podium before the NCAA Championships is critical in our preparation.”

The Mardi Gras Invitational on Feb. 15 is a quad meet featuring Utah, LSU, Missouri and Stanford. Utah (2015) and LSU (2016-17) are both recent runners-up at the NCAA Championships, while Stanford has qualified into nationals 16 times and Missouri in 2010.

Click here to read the full story and see the entire schedule.


The Donate Life Transplant Games will be held in Salt Lake City Aug. 2-7.

The Transplant Games of America highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. There are 21 competitive events and 15 special events that will be happening throughout the week. Locations of events: Salt Palace Convention Center, Smith’s Ballpark, Salt Lake Tennis Club, Fairmont Swimming Pool, West High School, Bonwood Bowl, Abravanel Hall, This is the Place Heritage Park, State Fairgrounds and Meadowbrook Golf Course. Participants are coming from all over the world and include every age range.

We are looking for approximately 2500 volunteer shifts to ensure the success of this incredible event.

Volunteers must be 15 or older, will undergo a basic background investigation, will attend one 45 minute training (many opportunities at many local locations) prior to the Games, can sign up for one four-hour-shift or several four-hour-shifts. Volunteers will receive swag and volunteering makes you feel happy.

Register here to volunteer.

Or email for more information.


Michael Riquino, University of Utah College of Social Work adjunct instructor, is looking for 6th-12th graders engaging in self harm for an interrupting self-harm study. Youth will be compensated $50 for their time and parents/guardians will be compensated $20 for their time. Call 801-872-4528 or email or visit

“With my Interrupting Self-Harm StudyI’m comparing two different therapeutic techniques to see which one is more effective at treating the psychological processes that contribute to self-harm among teenagers. This study is also designed to expand our understanding of how these techniques work. I hope to build upon existing knowledge about what works to treat self-harm — and most importantly, I hope to gain a greater understanding of what teens believe needs to be done to address self-harm. Teens have a tremendous capacity for creative problem-solving but aren’t always given the chance to share their experiences. I hope to hear and honor the stories of those who are impacted the most by self-harm — the teens themselves.”

Read more about the study here.

Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018

On July 17, 2018, Duo phone call and text message options for two-factor authentication (2FA) will be discontinued. Users need to select another method for Duo 2FA to log in to the majority of university applications after July 17.

The Strategic Information Technology Committee approved this decision for a number of reasons – most importantly, recent industry guidance and practice has indicated that phone calls and text messages are vulnerable and not considered secure methods of authentication. There is also a significant cost associated with providing these authentication methods. The phone call option was intended to be a backup or emergency method for using Duo, yet for many it has become their primary method. The new backup option for Duo authentication will now be completed through the central university help desks (contact information below).

You may choose one of the following options for 2FA, which are used by the majority of campus and U Health users:

Duo mobile app:

  • Easiest and fastest method
  • Install on a smartphone or tablet (includes Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices)
  • Two options to authenticate:
    1. Mobile push notification (select “approve” or “deny” from your device’s home screen or Duo notification page — no need to type in a code)
    2. Type in a passcode (network connectivity is not required for this option)

Duo hardware token:

Visit the 2FA webpage, Duo 2FA overview article, and Duo tutorial video found in Pulse (U Health) or Bridge (campus) for more information. If you have questions, contact the UIT Help Desk (801-581-4000, option 1) or ITS Service Desk (801-587-6000) for assistance.

Nominate a Veteran

The University of Utah Veterans Day Committee honors veterans each year based on their honor, courage, commitment and sacrifice during their military service to our nation. Nominations for this year’s ceremony are due by July 31, 2018.

For more information or to nominate a veteran to be honored, go to or call 801-587-7722.