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Public anti-Black violence and the mental health of Black Americans

A new study analyzes how highly publicized acts of racial violence impacts the mental health of Black Americans in the U.S.

‘Minari’ takes home an Academy Award

The film, directed by U alum Lee Isaac Chung, received six nominations and one win in the best supporting actress category.

What is the U doing to address climate change?

An update on the main initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the U.

Ancient ammonoids’ shell designs may have aided buoyancy control

Researchers use 3D-printed models to explore fractal-like interior shell patterns.

Indigenous land-use reduced catastrophic wildfires on the Fish Lake Plateau

U researchers found that 1,000 years ago, the Fremont used cultural burning to reduce the risk for large-scale wildfire activity in mountain environments.

Humans of the U: Vanessa Shannon

“If you have the desire to go back to school for any reason—professional, personal or otherwise—do not let age stop you.”

Humans of the U: Kamaal Ahmad

“Every single professor contributed to making me a better person, and helped me to excel in the educational field. They always gave me their most valuable possession, which is their time.”

Humans of the U: Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt

“I don’t want anyone else to struggle in silence in the ways that I did.”

Humans of the U: Stephanie Morgan

“The Educational Leadership and Policy graduate program has helped me to be a better leader. I have learned to unite others with a shared vision and how to shape and support a team culture.”

Campus Events


What do you think of the COVID-19 response?

The voluntary survey will help the Utah Department of Health and the U to understand student and staff behaviors related to the pandemic.

Connect to Collect helps working families claim tax credits

Program connects families with free tax preparation to claim an average of thousands of dollars in tax credits.

National Disability Studies award

Lezlie Frye, assistant professor of gender studies and disability studies at the University of Utah, has won the 2020 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies for her paper, “Cripping the ‘Crack Baby’ Epidemic: A Feminist Genealogy.”

Volunteer for college convocations

Sign up to volunteer for in-person college convocations May 5-8.

2021 Beacons of Excellence nominations open

This year’s nominations will honor “Beacons of Change,” celebrating individuals or programs disrupting the status quo while creating positive change.

Chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Valeria Molinero joins academy composed of leaders from every field of human endeavor.

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Campus Events


Keeping kids engaged this summer

Summer camps at the U are back with diverse, safe options online and on campus.

These students got game

The U’s top-ranked video games program to show off new student games during “EAE Launch 2021” event.

Check in with yourself

The most important thing any of us can do for ourselves is to take stock and prioritize our well-being.

After a year in hibernation, ‘Tartuffe’ returns

Stream the re-staged production for free from May 5-12.

Campus Events


Get Seeded: Year-End Final Event Awards Announced
Reading Between the Headlines (Part 2) - Panel Discussion
Student Research Day
Fulbright Info Session
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