Ruth Watkins

Recognizing extraordinary community outreach

APLU named the University of Utah the 2020 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award winner.


What makes us the U? Resilience, compassion and dedication

The U community remains united by a shared commitment to freedom of speech, academic inquiry, pursuit of knowledge, diversity, inclusion and innovation.


Two of the nation’s top public health officials visit U of U Health

Drs. Deborah Birx and Robert Redfield emphasize need for increased testing.


Mary Ann Villarreal poses for photo in front of sign reading, "vice president, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion"

What’s in the name?

A look at the history and legacy of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the U.


two cell phones display text message conversations of mentees asking their mentor for help and encouragement.

Find yourself a mentor

Mentorship programs designed specifically for first-year and transfer students.


University of Utah president Ruth Watkins flashes the U to her laptop computer screen while zooming with students.

New Student Welcome

Watch the first-ever virtual New Student Welcome.


Return to Campus webinar: Faculty instruction guidelines and scheduling

The focus is on faculty instruction guidelines, and scheduling.


Boxes of "Disposable Protective Masks" with a Global U banner below.

10,000 PPE masks gifted to the U

The first shipment of 10,000 masks arrived Thursday, April 30, 2020, scribed with messages of solidarity and friendship alongside a panda graphic—Sichuan’s provincial icon and a traditional symbol of peace and good luck.


A message of gratitude

President Ruth Watkins offers heartfelt gratitude for the achievements of the campus community.


University of Utah to host 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the University of Utah has been selected to host the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall. This is the first time a national debate will be hosted in Utah.