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Utah’s spring air quality better than usual during pandemic

Air quality along the Wasatch Front in March is usually good, but the reduction in emissions from COVID-19 stay-at-home measures have made air quality even better than usual.

How to succeed in college

President Watkins asked the outgoing ASUU leaders to reflect on successes, challenges and advice on how to get the most out of college.

10 life lessons from an astronaut

Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space, answered questions on maintaining physical and mental health, finding inspiration and remaining curious while in isolation.

Misinformation vaccine

Lessons learned from U Honors College students’ yearlong investigation into misinformation.

Portable, reusable test for COVID-19

U engineer Massood Tabib-Azar is developing a coronavirus sensor about the size of a quarter that works with a cellphone and can detect COVID-19 in 60 seconds.

University of Utah embarks on ambitious COVID-19 testing effort

Under Utah HERO, 10,000 Utahns will be tested for COVID-19. Results will guide public health decision-making and help move Utah’s economy forward.

Top tips for job searching during COVID-19

If you’re wondering how to job search during COVID-19, you’re not alone.

Evidence suggests COVID-19 isn’t sexually transmitted

The study was not comprehensive enough to fully rule out the possibility that the disease could be sexually transmitted. However, the chances of it occurring, based on this limited finding, appear to be remote.

Barbara Tanner: The well-lived life

Tanner was a community leader, humanitarian, human rights activist, philanthropist and elementary education alumna of the University of Utah.

Campus Events


1L Student of the Year

Kari James from the S.J. Quinney College of Law is named 1L Student of the Year by the National Native American Law Student Association.

Free mental health workshop

Learn how to cope with stress, anxiety and depression during this four-week, online workshop open to faculty, staff and students.

ISO warns of gift card scams

To better protect yourself, please follow these best practices.

University Campus Store re-opening with new safety guidelines

All patrons will be required to wear face coverings.

Free facilitated drop-in meditations

Drop-in for a free facilitated 30-minute meditation session starting May 11, 2020.

Nominations for multiple awards now open

It’s time to honor our best and brightest faculty and staff.

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Campus Events


10,000 PPE masks gifted to the U

The first shipment of 10,000 masks arrived Thursday, April 30, 2020, scribed with messages of solidarity and friendship alongside a panda graphic—Sichuan’s provincial icon and a traditional symbol of peace and good luck.

Swoop available for virtual appearances upon request

Fans can request Swoop to pop in on virtual meetings.

2020 Excellence in Global Engagement Awards

The Office for Global Engagement is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Global Engagement Awards.

Stay in PEAK summer shape with virtual U fitness classes

The U’s PEAK program is offering a new slate of live online workouts.

Campus Events


Virtual career fair
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