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Fall semester schedule changes due to COVID-19

Limiting interactions could limit infections.

Comet NEOWISE lit up skies and social media

Comet NEOWISE blazed across the skies of the northern hemisphere and won’t return for 6,800 years. If you missed it, never fear—the University of Utah community captured stunning photos of this once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event.

Largest 3-D map of the universe ever created

The results are measurements of more than 2 million galaxies and quasars covering 11 billion years of cosmic time.

Faculty selected for presidential leadership program

The program’s goal is to foster talented, emerging leaders with administrative potential.

Gamma-ray scientists bring distant stars into focus

For the first time in nearly 50 years, stellar intensity interferometry has been used to take the measure of the stars.

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Coursera enrollment extension

There is still time to enroll in free Coursera classes online.

Sustain biodiversity from your phone

Get outside, collect data and digitally connect with the Natural History Museum of Utah, all while staying safe and spatially distanced.

Partners in the parking lot

University Neighborhood Partners has two family friendly events left this summer.

Marriott Library opening soon

Phased reopening starts Aug. 3.

Huntsman Cancer Institute receives renewal of prestigious designation

The designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center is the highest level of recognition awarded by the National Cancer Institute.

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Humans of the U: Nancy Butler Songer

The College of Education’s new dean brings experience in creating deeply engaging and valuable STEM educational experiences.

Return to Campus: Testing, tracing, and metrics that matter

Faculty, staff and students attended the third webinar on the University of Utah’s Return: Testing, tracing, and metrics that matter.

Off season: A virtual fundraiser

This event is the first performance of its kind for UtahPresents.

Gardner Institute releases new Utah demographic data

Utah is experiencing significant demographic shifts as it continues to be one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. 

Celebrating ‘The Hive’

As the Marriott Library’s research data repository marks it’s fifth anniversary, it’s also celebrating over 100 contributions.

Well-being Navigation Program guides students to health and wellness resources

Student Affairs is launching a Well-being Navigation Program in fall 2024 to provide no cost personalized guidance, coping strategies, health education, and referrals.

Humans of the U: Raquel Ayala Falabella

“I love meeting new people and bringing them into a circle where they feel like they can belong.”

Humans of the U: Nick Baret

“I learned during my internship how to work through something failing for months and not give up.”

@theU May 20, 2024

See what’s happening this week at the U!

Can coal mines be tapped for rare earth elements?

New research documents elevated levels of these metals, needed for energy transition, above and below coal seams in Utah and Colorado.

A bright future for the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering

A new facility will house the Kahlert School of Computing as well as other engineering programs.

Provide input for SVP of Health Sciences and CEO of U of U Health search

A nationwide search is underway to find the successor for current Senior Vice President of Health Sciences Michael Good.

Humans of the U: Vivek Anandh

“If you are an aspiring entrepreneur at the U, my advice is to find a problem that affects you or someone in your community and see what you can do.”

Campus Events


Faith + Doubt Support Group
Be Well Utah - Playtime is Our Time!
Virtual Get Involved Fair
Lassonde Information Session & Tour
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