Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah


A haze of air pollution due to a winter weather inversion hangs over the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library and other nearby campus buildings. (Photo by Sebastian Hoch)

Clearing the Air

A U interdisciplinary program aims to become a national resource on improving air quality.

Amber Lunsford, left, and Devin Daniels are both part of the University of Utah School of Dentistry’s inaugural class.

Educating Tomorrow’s Dentists

The U’s School of Dentistry aims to meld practical training with a bent for research.

Jeff Rice uses a parabolic dish to capture the sounds of the landscape around the U’s Rio Mesa Center east of Moab, Utah, during a 2011 trip to gather material for the U’s Western Soundscape Archive. (Photo by Kenning Arlitsch)

Listening to the Natural West

The U’s Western Soundscape Archive captures the animal and ambient music of the wild.


Genetics and U

Groundbreaking U research and current legal developments are changing medicine and patient access to discoveries.

Student Sarah Hammer, who is starting her fifth year at the U this fall, prepares to ask a question in a kinesiology class. (Photo by Brian Nicholson)

Paths to Completion

The U has a comprehensive strategy for helping more students toward graduation.

Michael Cumming and Audra Thompson review classwork together on the University of Utah campus.

Armed with Knowledge

A wave of veterans is bringing strengths and needs to the U campus.

Robot Pinball Escape, a game created by U graduate students in the Master Games Studio, was published in 2012. (Photo courtesy U Entertainment Arts & Engineering Program)

Game On

The University of Utah continues its computer-science legacy with one of the top video-game programs in the nation.

Elizabeth Armour- Roth BSN'82, left, a nurse manager at University Hospital, talks with Quinn McKenna, chief operating officer of University of Utah Health Care.

The Shifting Tide

The U health care system is preparing for the Affordable Care Act’s many changes.

University of Utah medical professor DeVon C. Hale checks a blood pressure in Barekuma, Ghana. (Photo by L. Scott Benson)

Partners in Change

The U’s Global Health Initiative helps improve lives in Ghana and around the world.