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Let’s get this celebration started!

Welcome to a new academic year. Whether you’re a student starting your first year at the U or a colleague returning to campus after a well-deserved summer break, you’ve worked hard to be here.

U to invest millions in safety

The Task Force on Campus Safety and other entities are taking significant safety actions.

Back-to-school commuter guide

Check out these options to find a mode of transportation that works for you.

Humans of the U: Jeff Metcalf

“I’m very excited about the novel (fiction) called ‘Wacko’s City of Fun Carnival.’ It is loosely based on my own experience of running away from home at 15 and a half and joining a traveling carnival. As my mother always told me, ‘How could somebody be born on Halloween, in a cab, in San Francisco and not have an interesting life?’ And, she was absolutely correct.”

8 secrets to success from the Marriott Library

Get off to a good start this academic year with these tips from the library.

The 100-year student journey

From age 5 to 105, Continuing Education & Community Engagement promotes the importance of lifelong learning.

Campus Events


Pedestrian and driver safety

With the fall semester starting, the campus will again be busy with students, faculty and staff trying to get where they need to be; stay alert and safe, especially when using or driving through crosswalks.

U center showcases programs and research to care for veterans, first responders

The National Center for Veterans Studies is holding an open house in its new space in the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons to raise community awareness about the services and research programs that the center provides.

TEDMED: A U neurobiologist explains how viruses shape memory

Jason Shepherd describes how his lab stumbled onto the unexpected discovery that the process of storing memories was inspired by something completely inhuman.

Close to 1 in 5 Utah adults experience poor mental health

A new report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute assesses the current state of mental health services in Utah.

U alumna wins biotechnology award

Reshma Shetty is the 2019 recipient of the Rosalind Franklin Award, which recognizes outstanding women who are leaders in biotechnology.

New imaging tech helping diagnoses

Diagnosing and monitoring an inflammatory gastrointestinal disease may soon become less invasive and more accurate, thanks to the pioneering research and commitment to patient health of three U physicians.

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Campus Events


Construction & Commuter Updates

Road construction near the Huntsman Cancer Hospital starting soon.

Understanding laser tattoo removal

Tattoos are a common way for people to express themselves. But not everyone who gets a tattoo is happy with it.

Developing new bodies of artwork

The annual Howard Clark Scholarship Exhibition in the Alvin Gittins Gallery is open now through Aug. 30, with a special reception on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6-8 p.m.

Campus Events


Back-to-School BBQ
Student Job Fair
PlazaFest!—Student Involvement Fair
Be Global Ready: Falafel Fest
Dive-In Movie
Crimson Pier
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