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MUSE to host Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi

The Academy Award-winning directors of “Free Solo” will keynote the 2020 MUSE theme year on Jan. 23 at Kingsbury Hall. Ticket availability will be announced later.

‘I am multiracial’

According to new research from University of Utah psychologists Jasmine Norman and Jacqueline Chen, questions such as “What are you?” and other experiences of discrimination are related to mixed-race people’s identification as multiracial, particularly if that discrimination comes from monoracial people with whom they share heritage, or includes comments that a person’s appearance doesn’t match their background.

Bionic breakthrough

U mechanical engineering assistant professor Tommaso Lenzi received two grants to further advance the “Utah Bionic Leg” technology, a self-powered prosthetic limb with a computer processor and motorized joints in the ankle and knee that enable an amputee to walk with more power and vigor, as well as better balance.

Ready, set, don’t go

The Women’s Resource Center’s impactful resource for helping any student thinking about leaving the U.

U’s Ant Man names 57 species

U entomologist Jack Longino has compiled more than 30 years of work into an ant guide, detailing 234 species of the ant genus Pheidole.

Scientists must get into ‘the fray’

Air pollution expert George Thurston urges University of Utah researchers to share their findings with policymakers, advocacy groups and the public.

Cybersecurity isn’t a one-and-done

Think about all the devices you own that connect to the internet, either automatically or when prompted. You can see how we’re connected now more than ever—and thus more vulnerable to cyberthreats.

Doctors’ reluctance to discuss gun safety

A new study shows that in the months immediately following mass shootings, doctors are less likely to ask routine questions about gun safety in the home.

2019 ASUU elections

Interested in student government? Whether you want to run for office, or just need to know how to vote, we have everything you need to know right here.

Campus Events


Thank you, Walk After Dark volunteers

EHS thanks all of the volunteers who participated in the 12th annual Walk After Dark held on Oct. 28, 2019.

U target of flyers using racist language

Several flyers that said “It’s okay to be white” were found on campus beginning Oct. 31. One flyer that said “Murdoch Murdoch” was also found. A large banner that said “Reclaim America” was found over the weekend.

Join the campaign internship trail

The Hinckley Institute of Politics has extended its local campaign internships deadline for the spring 2020 semester.

Be the light of the party

Help make the U’s holiday video merry and bright.

Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library appointed

Catherine B. Soehner has been appointed associate dean for research and director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Nominate an outstanding academic advisor

Do you know an academic advisor who has made a positive impact on the lives of their students? Nominations are now being accepted from students, staff and faculty for the 2020 University Academic Advising Committee’s Outstanding Advisor and Outstanding New Advisor awards.

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Campus Events


The Arts and U

Department of Theatre to present Homer’s classic tale of The “Odyssey” and the acclaimed ensemble for disabled and non-disabled performers—the AXIS Dance Company—to host workshops and a performance on campus.

Dress for success on the slopes

Having the right gear will lead to a better day on the hill.

Construction & Commuter Updates

Road construction near the Huntsman Cancer Hospital starting soon.

Campus Events


Feel Better Now
STEM and Communities of Color
Beyond Bears Ears: Postcolonialism & Grand Canyon National Park
Finding Home | Thi Bui Lecture
Utah Men's Basketball v. MVSU - Bob Night!
Axis Dance Company
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