Student Life

Senior Vice President for Health Sciences candidates announced
U float in Utah Pride Parade Celebration
Athletics sent Chris Hill out in style

Pre and post war Germany through the eyes of a LDS missionary
Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018
Nominate a veteran


Three candidates for the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences were announced Friday. To see their CVs and to learn more, visit

The Senior Vice President for Health Sciences is responsible to the president of the University of Utah for the coordination and administration of the academic agenda and health services in the health-related schools and the health care system of the University of Utah. Responsibilities include ensuring the quality of the intellectual mission, the clinical mission, and the fiscal health of all matters relating to the health sciences.

The incumbent also serves as Chief Executive Officer of University of Utah Health, with fiduciary and fiscal responsibility for more than 70 percent of the University’s expense budget as reflected in the academic, clinical and research enterprises of hospitals and clinics.


If you missed it, on Sunday, June 3, 2018, The University of Utah joined the Utah Pride Parade Celebration. The U strives to create a campus community that thrives on the unique and diverse perspectives and backgrounds of all students. Learning experiences are richer when you’re surrounded by people from all walks of life.

See photos and videos of the float here.


Chris Hill didn’t want much fuss, but Athletics sent him off in fitting style. His staff waved goodbye to the outgoing director as he left his last day Friday, June 1, 2018.  Hill got on a Ute-branded bus as a crowd of staff and student athletes cheered him on as he drove away from the Huntsman Arena.

Click here to see the photos.

Pre and Post War Germany Through the Eyes of a LDS Missionary

The Manuscripts Division of Special Collections has recently acquired a collection that tells of life in pre- WWII Germany (1935-37) through the eyes of Hyrum Jenkins Smith, great grandson of Hyrum Smith (brother of Joseph Smith, Jr.). Letters, photographs and scrapbooks illuminate what life was like under the Nazi regime. Smith also photographed the devastation of post-war Europe, as he served in the U.S. military armed forces from 1941 through the end of the war.

Enjoy this fascinating collection by visiting Special Collections and read more here.

Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018

On July 17, 2018, Duo phone call and text message options for two-factor authentication (2FA) will be discontinued. Users need to select another method for Duo 2FA to log in to the majority of university applications after July 17.

The Strategic Information Technology Committee approved this decision for a number of reasons – most importantly, recent industry guidance and practice has indicated that phone calls and text messages are vulnerable and not considered secure methods of authentication. There is also a significant cost associated with providing these authentication methods. The phone call option was intended to be a backup or emergency method for using Duo, yet for many it has become their primary method. The new backup option for Duo authentication will now be completed through the central university help desks (contact information below).

You may choose one of the following options for 2FA, which are used by the majority of campus and U Health users:

Duo mobile app:

  • Easiest and fastest method
  • Install on a smartphone or tablet (includes Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices)
  • Two options to authenticate:
    1. Mobile push notification (select “approve” or “deny” from your device’s home screen or Duo notification page — no need to type in a code)
    2. Type in a passcode (network connectivity is not required for this option)

Duo hardware token:

Visit the 2FA webpage, Duo 2FA overview article, and Duo tutorial video found in Pulse (U Health) or Bridge (campus) for more information. If you have questions, contact the UIT Help Desk (801-581-4000, option 1) or ITS Service Desk (801-587-6000) for assistance.

Nominate a Veteran

The University of Utah Veterans Day Committee honors veterans each year based on their honor, courage, commitment and sacrifice during their military service to our nation. Nominations for this year’s ceremony are due by July 31, 2018.

For more information or to nominate a veteran to be honored, go to or call 801-587-7722.