Fall Break intensive course
Lassonde Institute releases annual report for 2016-17
Three U scholars win top honors from the National Communication Association
Interdisciplinary team wins award
Tickets on sale for Red Butte Garden’s ‘Garden After Dark’
Presidential Search Committee has selected a search firm
Dreamer Support Fund
Tickets available for “A Conversation: Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith”
Climbing clinics, events and competitions
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Highlights for the year include top rankings for entrepreneurship education, praise from international news sources, 329 student startup teams formed, 7,800 college students participating, $663,000 in scholarships awarded, $369,000 in cash prizes awarded, 236 students trained on prototyping equipment and 32,000 feet of 3-D printer filament used.
Julia Moore, assistant professor of communication, won two dissertation awards this year; the Interpersonal Communication Division’s Outstanding Dissertation Award and the Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Her dissertation is titled, “From Childless by Choice to Mother: Performative and Subversive Negotiations of Face in Relational Communication about (Never) Having Children.”
Doctoral student Stacy Overholt was awarded the prestigious Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award for her essay “Health Becomes You: (Re)Presenting Data Collection via Health Surveillance Technologies in the Era of Big Data.”
Read more here.
Other team members include co-principle investigators Phillip Dennison, professor of geography in the College of Social and Behavioral Science, and Courtenay Strong, associate professor of atmospheric sciences in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, and senior personnel Shane Macfarlan, assistant professor of anthropology, and Simon Brewer, assistant professor of geography.
Join us for an enchanted evening as we journey down the rabbit hole to the whimsical, wonderful world of Wonderland. With the help of the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar and others, we’ll discover the large role that the natural world plays in making Wonderland a magical place.
With crafts, activities, light displays and more, join us for Garden After Dark, an indoor/outdoor, costume and kid-friendly experience in the Garden to celebrate Halloween!
$6 Garden Members / $12 General Public / Children age 2 and under free. Click here to purchase tickets.
For years, DACA students have deeply enriched our campus community. In their pursuit of education, we all continue to be inspired. Therefore, we would like strongly to echo President Pershing’s statement saying that a diverse community is a core value of the University of Utah. Our message to DACA students is plain and simple: We stand with you and you are welcome here.
Several programs, which we seek to expand, have been created to provide financial assistance to undocumented students. Now more than ever, your support is needed. We ask you to please consider donating to support Dreamers in their pursuit of education in this time of urgency. The Dreamer Support Fund is designed to support undocumented and DACA students at the U. Donations contribute to scholarships, emergency support, programs and expanded access to opportunities (please see document below for additional information).
If you know of anyone who would like to donate to the Dreamer Support Fund, please direct them here.
Additionally, if you have questions or know of students who need support, please do not hesitate to contact the Dream Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-581-3470.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Kathryn Bond Stockton
Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity
Assistant Vice President, Engagement
The next public announcement from the University of Utah Presidential Search Committee will be when it announces the selection of three to five finalists, which it will forward to the Board of Regents for consideration. That is anticipated to take place in spring 2018.
Award-winning novelists Michael Chabon (“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay”) and Zadie Smith (“White Teeth”) will participate in an unscripted, on-stage dialogue as part of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in Libby Gardner Hall. They will interview each other about the cultural significance of the arts and the humanities, the value of engaging with contemporary literature and the impact of current events on their writing.