politics

Vice presidential debate planning gears up

National debate at Kingsbury Hall will proceed as scheduled on Oct. 7, but size and scope will be scaled back.


U professor’s research leads to legislation to protect consumers from predatory lenders

Research by Christopher L. Peterson is at the foundation of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act, which aims to cap interest rates on consumer loans to all Americans.


The politics of blame

Professor Martha Nussbaum—one of the world’s most celebrated political philosophers—will visit the U on Feb. 22, for the 2019 Tanner-McMurrin Lecture to examine the current political crisis and recommendations for how to mend divides in the country.


POLITICAL INSPIRATION

A new endowed chair at the U will honor the late Sen. Robert F. Bennett and his exemplary commitment to public service.


PRESERVING THE PRESENT

The J Willard Marriott Library has begun collecting signs and materials from the Women’s March and other rallies around the state to recognize Utah’s role during this period.


HUMANS OF THE U: ANA BRETON

A filmmaker and former journalist, alumna Ana Breton helps her boss Samantha Bee — the first woman to host a late-night satire show — make America laugh.


LIFE IN THE ACCELERATION LANE

New York Times writer, Thomas L. Friedman, shared his thoughts from his new book with business and political leaders and MBA students at Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute symposium.


TABLE TALK

How to navigate post-election discussions with grace: Advice from the director of Peace and Conflict Studies and associate professor of social psychology.


SIZING UP SALT LAKE’S MAYORAL HOPEFULS

A postdoctoral scientist at the U engages in local politics – and urges other young professionals to do likewise.


MUSINGS FROM MONTANA

Ten University of Utah Honors students spent one week studying the ecological landscape of Centennial Valley, Montana.