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Be prepared

This fourth week of SafeU Month is focused on physical and environmental safety. The division of Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety offers a variety of trainings and resources that help staff, students and faculty feel prepared should an emergency occur on campus.

Just to see you smile

A U student raised in Haiti is determined to improve lives in Utah and around the world—but he needs your help.

University Asia Campus celebrates 5 years

How would you know you were on a U campus in East Asia? Here are some signs you were still at the U, just on the other side of the world.

It’s not too late to clean up the air in Utah

On Oct. 3, the University of Utah hosted the first of a series of multidisciplinary summits on air quality. Titled “The Air We Breathe,” the symposium’s objectives were to build connections among researchers across our campus, catalyze new collaborations, coordinate research activities and communicate findings.

Cultivating joy through mindfulness

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, increases the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain’s response to opioid-related cues.

More than a sport

U men’s and women’s soccer teams help provide pathways to college through their favorite extracurricular activity.

Thin to win

U engineers develop a thin, lightweight lens that could produce slimmer camera phones, longer-flying drones and thermal imaging cameras, such as for finding victims of natural disasters.

Halloween eye safety

You might see a lot of scary sights on Halloween—most of them fun and harmless. But one freaky sight you want to avoid is an eye infection caused by illegal colored contact lenses—also called “fashion” or “costume” lenses.

Are you prepared for a cyberattack?

Don’t fall for phishing campaigns and other cyberattacks. Make sure you understand current tactics that cybercriminals use to steal your data and infect your devices.

Campus Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
U community reflection

On Monday, Oct. 21, students, faculty and staff are invited to take time to gather as a U community at the Post Chapel in Fort Douglas to grieve, reflect and honor those who have been affected by interpersonal violence.


Dealing with grief on the anniversary of traumatic events

Be sure to take care of yourself by sticking to your normal routine, maintaining a regular sleep and eating schedule, connecting with friends and family and trying to maintain your usual level of physical activity.


PeopleSoft and CIS downtime

Due to a planned upgrade to production servers, several systems and related web applications will be unavailable from Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. through Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.


Voice to Vision survey

University of Utah Dining Services needs your input on the food, locations and general dining experience on campus.


Campus-community dialogue on protest

This event will explore the tactics of protest, the boundaries of what we find acceptable or not and why, different techniques or venues of protest and how movements and groups should protest against issues like the hot-button inland port.


Artist and designer Maya Lin to speak at U

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center presents the 2019 Tanner Lecture on Human Values on Nov. 20.


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Campus Events

CAMPUS HAPPENINGS

Humans of the U: Suzanne Williams

“I want students, faculty and staff to know Campus Police are here as a resource. If someone doesn’t feel comfortable making a police report, we still want them to contact us so we can direct them to the help they need. There are so many resources on campus—OEO/Title IX, victim-survivor advocates, counseling. We want people to reach out to us so we can offer resources and referrals to keep them safe.”

The Arts and U

The Utah Philharmonia presents the “Haunted Orchestra,” UMFA unveils four loans from major national collections and the Department of Theatre hosts the first statewide Intimacy Directing Workshop.

Construction & Commuter Updates

Road construction near the Huntsman Cancer Hospital starting soon.

Research Resources

Research announcements, upcoming events, new funding opportunities and more!

 
Campus Events

CAMPUS EVENTS

 
OCT
21
Chief Sustainability Officer Candidate Presentation
 
OCT
22
#IStandWithImmigrants College and University Day of Action
 
OCT
22
It's On Us Sexual Assault Awareness
 
OCT
22
Navigating Research, Race, Gender, & Difference
 
OCT
24
Drug Takeback Event
 
OCT
25
Challenging Rape Culture Training | Hosted by the Marriott Library
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