College of Humanities

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Humanities intelligence

Lessons learned in the humanities set you up not only for multiple career paths but for an education that will see you through a lifetime.


Advisor of the Month: Justin Nistler

This peer-nominated award is given in recognition of an advisor’s ability to go above and beyond in the support they provide to students.


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Reading list: Understanding racism in America

The U’s Department of English compiled a list of books, graphic novels and poetry to help readers better understand and further explore racism in America.


Humans of the U: Arielle Gulley

“The education I’ve received at the U is something I will always be grateful for…I will celebrate my time at the U as one of the greatest experiences in my life so far.”


Humans of the U: Jeff Metcalf

“I’m very excited about the novel (fiction) called ‘Wacko’s City of Fun Carnival.’ It is loosely based on my own experience of running away from home at 15 and a half and joining a traveling carnival. As my mother always told me, ‘How could somebody be born on Halloween, in a cab, in San Francisco and not have an interesting life?’ And, she was absolutely correct.”


Humans of the U: Kristina Baskett

Former Utah gymnast and current Hollywood stunt double discusses the U and working on “Game of Thrones.”


Humans of the U: Ashley Baker

“When I was 32, my husband and in-laws convinced me to go back to school. They saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself…I guess you could say my time here has not only provided me with the necessary tools to find my voice. But more importantly, it’s helped me become the person I’ve always wanted to be.”


NEW DEAN FOR THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

Stuart K. Culver, associate professor of English will begin immediately.


‘NEW CHILDREN OF ISRAEL’

U professor’s new book examines Jewish identity among millions of African and Asian peoples who claim descent from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.


HUMANS OF THE U: COPELAND JOHNSTON

As a hospital chaplain, Copeland Johnston learned to listen and help people during the most vulnerable times of their lives. These skills have proven invaluable when working with his students in his role as an academic advisor.