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Alberta Comer became dean of the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library in June. (Photo by August Miller)

A Pathway Through Books

U Dean Alberta Comer is leading the Marriott Library farther into its digital future.

University of Utah law professor Chibli Mallat works on his latest book in the dining room of his Salt Lake City home. (Photo by Brian Nicholson)

The Nonviolent Revolutionary

U professor Chibli Mallat’s mission is to prove laws are more powerful than guns.

Nalini Nadkarni, now a U biology professor, sits high in the trees of a rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica, in 2003, studying the canopy. (Photo by Kike Arnal)

At Home in the Trees

U biologist Nalini Nadkarni brings the magic of science to all, from prisoners to sports fans and students.

University of Utah alum and Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell sits in his lab behind the garage of his Los Angeles home, where he likes to tinker and brainstorm ideas for new products and companies.

The Impresario

Four decades after Atari, University of Utah alum Nolan Bushnell is ever an entrepreneur.

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The Groucho Marxist

University of Utah professor Sam Wilson melds whimsy and discipline in his art.

U theater professor Jerry Gardner teaches kung fu at his Red Lotus School of Movement, in Salt Lake City.

The Way of Motion

Jerry Gardner teaches movement at the University of Utah but has an office so tiny he can hardly turn around in it. It’s just half an office, really, and is filled to the brim with masks and books and a pink tank of helium. But sit down and have a conversation with him (you’ll have…

University of Utah professor (lecturer) emeritus Fred Montague works in a greenhouse on his property in Summit County, Utah.

Taking the Long View

For Fred Montague, founding the U’s organic gardens was a step on a larger path.

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Tracking Winged Sentinels

A U professor travels the world to document birds’ crucial role and conserve their dwindling numbers.

Beverly Taylor Sorenson in classroom

A Quiet Force

Beverley Taylor Sorenson is waging a crusade to give all kids access to the arts.