Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah



Rise and Write

Michael Gills teaches his students the true grit it takes to produce a novel.

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Bridging Borders

U social workers lead the way in efforts to build and connect local and global refugee communities.

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A Voice for Global Justice

Law Professor Erika George fights to end practices that erode human dignity.

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Why should it be so hard to die?

Bioethicist Peggy Battin ponders some of life's most difficult questions.


Man in Motion

A challenging childhood gave Kam Leang a drive toward ingenuity.

The updated Revson Fountain at New York’s Lincoln Center, completed in 2009, was designed by Mark Fuller’s company WET. (All photos courtesy WET)

A Big Splash

U alum Mark Fuller has earned worldwide renown for his spectacular fountains.

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An Examined Life

U professor emeritus Jack Newell still pushes students to think, and to seek experiences beyond academe.


Chapter and Verse

U poet and professor Paisley Rekdal crosses literary borders.

Karen Azenberg, a choreographer and director from New York, has been Pioneer Theatre Company's artistic director since 2012. She is a Tony Awards voter and a board member of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

A Fine Line

Karen Azenberg is crafting a careful path to bring more cutting-edge works to Pioneer Theatre Company.


Stories in the Study of Light

Alum Stephen Wilk's recent book unearths quirky stories hidden in the history of optics.

University of Utah professor Richard Normann talks to Heather Wark, a U doctoral student, about a computer prototype of a robotic prosthesis, in his U laboratory. (Photo by August Miller)

The Bionics Man

U professor Richard Normann's brain electrode array has created possibilities for patients.

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.