National Disability Studies award

Lezlie Frye, assistant professor of gender studies and disability studies at the University of Utah, has won the 2020 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies for her paper, β€œCripping the β€˜Crack Baby’ Epidemic: A Feminist Genealogy.”

MEET THE GRADUATES: CLASS OF 2016

As the members of the Class of 2016 prepare to finish the semester and celebrate their success, meet a few of the graduates and remember the ones we’ve highlighted over the last few weeks.

PACIFIC ISLANDER INITIATIVE

The U is in the process of hiring two new full-time faculty in Pacific Islander studies and recently created a new scholarship aimed at recruiting and retaining talented Pacific Islander students.

EXPLORING MORMONISM

The Tanner Humanities Center launched an initiative supporting the study of Mormonism on campus and in the wider community.

SNAIL VENOM: ALTERNATIVE TO OPIOIDS

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the U received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management.