politics

A mural of the night sky, with a full moon. Constellations are drawn in the sky, the sky shows an arm of the Milky Way galaxy in fuchsia and dark blue, the full moon shows a figure of a rabbit in it. The foreground is a silhouette of a hill with a wolf howling, people pointing at the sky. The bottom has numbers that show how the darkness gets lighter towards the city due to light pollution.

Dark sky’s future leaders

The first undergraduate cohort of the dark sky studies minor completed the Dark Sky Studies Capstone course with projects that made an impact in Utah’s communities.


How do politics and perceived risk affect vaccination willingness?

A pre-COVID study explores how we perceive disease risk.


What is sedition? What’s the 25th Amendment?

Questions abound in the wake of violence at the Capitol. Political scientist James Curry offers some answers.


The Constitution, political norms and the future of the Supreme Court

What is “fair” when it comes to choosing the next justice?


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.