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Winter ‘Utah Mag’ hits stands

Lots of great stories from all over campus and beyond.

The latest issue of University of Utah Magazine has been released. Check out some of the highlights.


The Time is Now

What is it like to be president of the University of Utah? For Taylor Randall, it’s a daily balance of shooting for the stars and linking students and leaders to get there. Take a look at what makes the U’s 17th president tick, from early in the morning until late at night.

Targeting Tumors

The Huntsman Cancer Institute has moved a mountain—literally—to add another tool to its arsenal against cancer, and it’s especially bene­ficial for younger people. Learn how providers, researchers, and construction workers all joined forces to make it possible for patients to fight their tumors with a pencil beam of proton energy.

Launch Pad

From an inflatable bed designed to help refugees to a nonprofit dance studio that offers noncompetitive scholarships, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has incubated hundreds of student startups in its 20 years. Read some of the institute’s stories of success and see how its students and alumni are creatively impacting the world.

Inspiring and Supporting Black Leaders

Meligha Garfield hasn’t been on the job for very long. But the inaugural executive director of the U’s Black Cultural Center has hit the ground running. Learn more about the BCC and get to know Garfield.

Singin’ in the Brain

Wanna get happy? Try belting out your favorite song, says singing teacher Brian Manternach, an assistant professor (clinical) in the Department of Theatre. Read his suggestions for wannabe singers.


Here, There, and Everywhere!

Trivia time! Graduates of the U join a family of nearly 240,000 living alums. Where do they live? Which college has the most grads? Test your knowledge with our quiz!


No Place Like Home

There are no paved roads to this construction site. There’s no running water, no power. Cement trucks and other heavy machinery aren’t an option here, but graduate students from the College of Architecture + Planning are not deterred. They have found a key ingredient that makes it possible to build a home in a remote corner of the Navajo Nation in just 12 weeks: sweat equity. Learn more about the DesignBuildUTAH@Bluff program.