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Examining the urban-rural divide
U honors novelist Amitav Ghosh
The Great ShakeOut drill
Summer technology camp
UKids summer camp 2018

Student Media Council faculty applications open
Alumni honored at Founders Day gala
Fall textbook adoption requests due

Beacons of Excellence Award call for nominations

EXAMINING THE URBAN-RURAL DIVIDE[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Honors students at the University of Utah will co-host a forum with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox at the Hinckley Institute (Building 73, room 110) to address the difficulties of the urban-rural divide on Monday, April 2 at 5 p.m.

As part of a Praxis Lab, students are addressing issues related to access to education beyond high school in rural and urban areas of Utah. Overall, the students are interested in helping to expand educational opportunities for kids across the state. This decision was motivated by their interest to address some of the complex differences between rural and urban areas related to economic opportunities, community sustainability and social problems.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

U HONORS NOVELIST AMITAV GHOSH[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities graduate program will award Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh with the inaugural Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library.

Ghosh has written 10 novels and several books of non-fiction including 2016’s “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable.” Ghosh’s work has been translated into 20 languages and published in myriad outlets including The New Yorker, The New Republic and The New York Times. His writing focuses on environmental consciousness in the most difficult circumstances of a multicultural, globalized and interdependent world.

The $10,000 award will become an annual celebration of environmental leadership and expression and honor those who solve the planet’s environmental problems using the tools of the humanities such as creative expression, scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

THE GREAT SHAKEOUT DRILL[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The Great Utah ShakeOut is an opportunity for our University campus to learn about overall preparedness plans, what to do during earthquakes, and then practice those skills. Watch for a campus alert on April 19, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., encouraging everyone to practice drop, cover and hold on. Practice and reinforcement of these protective actions can help prevent injury when the earth starts to shake. Remember, it is not the shaking of the ground that causes death or injury, it is the objects that are falling that will be most dangerous.

If you haven’t signed up to receive emergency messages from the University, please update your profile in CIS today. Help us keep our students and campus community prepared and safe by encouraging participation in the Great Utah ShakeOut earthquake drill.[/bs_col][/bs_row]


SUMMER TECHNOLOGY CAMP[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The School of Computing’s GREAT summer technology camps are open for registration. These camps have programs for upper elementary, middle school, and high school ages with topics in computer programming, game development, graphics and robotics. Most camps are one week programs from 9a-3p with an optional late afternoon activity. Learn more about these camps at or just search “GREAT camps Utah.”[/bs_col][/bs_row]

UKIDS SUMMER CAMP 2018[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Calling all kiddos ages 5-8. Join us this summer at UKids – Presidents Circle for Summer Camp 2018.

First session will begin May 14 and end June 20, second session will begin June 21 and end Aug. 1. There will be a $100 discount for registering for both sessions.

The camps will feature two weekly field trips, including such places as Hogle Zoo and Discovery Gateway, developmentally appropriate curriculum and lots of opportunities for adventure. Registration will open early April so mark your calendars.

If you have any questions, please call 801-585-7393 or email Hope to see you there.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

Student Media Council Faculty Applications Open[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Apply online at

Student Media at the University of Utah has two primary missions: first, to engage, provoke, inspire and connect campus by telling the compelling stories of the University of Utah community; and second, to provide a hands-on experiential learning environment in media where students can put into practice skills and ideas from the classroom.

Established in 2009 by the Board of Trustees, the Student Media Council oversees a student fee which helps support the Student Media department, and runs the The Daily Utah Chronicle, K-UTE Radio, Wasatch Magazine,, Studio200, University Media Sales, and AdThing, and a variety of other student driven media and journalism initiatives. The primary responsibility of members is to ensure that student media entities on campus provide a meaningful undergraduate experience and vocational orientation, and operate in a fiscally responsible manner.

By becoming a member of the Student Media Council, students, faculty, and industry professionals can play an active role in helping administer this student fee. Student voices are also vital in helping establish how Student Media grows and develops and best serves the campus community.

Members on this Council serve specific, staggered terms. For faculty members, a typical term is three years.

Members are required to attend a monthly meeting. Specifics of day and time are determined each semester depending on members’ schedules. Members will also be asked to review financial statements, applications for positions and funding and other documents via email, and possibly provide input to the rest of the Council via email. Occasional special meetings of the Council may also be called.

Open council positions:
  • Faculty – One position with a three-year term: This position is for an at-large faculty member from anywhere on campus.
Applications are due Friday, March 30. Please fill out the form below and submit the required documentation. Apply now at[/bs_col][/bs_row]

ALUMNI HONORED AT FOUNDERS DAY GALA[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The annual University of Utah Founders Day celebration culminated in a gala for university friends and graduates. An evening where generations of students, alumni, fans and donors could mingle together and reconnect with the school that binds them together. New alumni president, Joe Sargetakis, officially welcomed the hundreds present for the dinner.

Looking back at another successful event, the Alumni Association would like to thank the tireless efforts of its staff and volunteers for the time and effort they spent on making this event a success.

Read the full recap here.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

 Fall Textbook Adoption Requests Due[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]If you haven’t submitted your textbook adoptions to the University Campus Store for 2018 fall semester, it’s not too late. Submitting adoptions is easy—simply complete the University Campus Store’s online textbook adoption form for a Quick Adoption. If you need assistance, please contact Dave Nelson at 801-581-8321 or

Prompt submission of textbook adoptions by faculty each semester enables the Campus Store to stock books in a timely manner and increases the chances of offering used textbooks, eBooks and rental textbooks, all of which help students save up to 50 percent off of new book prices. The Campus Store relies heavily on your timely response, so please don’t delay.

Final textbook adoptions for summer and fall 2018 semesters are due on  April 6.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Campus Store’s textbook adoption program and best wishes for another great academic year.[/bs_col][/bs_row]

BEACONS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Consider nominating a person, program or project to recognize contributions to an exceptional undergraduate educational experience at the University of Utah.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on April 6, 2018. Nominate someone here

The University of Utah fosters a transformational experience for all students. We value and recognize a respect for knowledge that empowers students to become actively engaged on campus. We accomplish this through recognizing people, programs and projects committed to excellence.[/bs_col][/bs_row]