Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah


Engineering student John Larsen works on an equation in his U East Village campus apartment.

The Cost of College

How the U moves students toward greater opportunity, with all-around investments in their futures.

U students Nick Elliott and his wife, Alla, study at home while their baby daughter Polina watches them work.

Balancing Act

The U offers an array of child care options to help student parents juggle their many responsibilities.

Illustration by David Meikle


The University’s 'hybrid' learning approach includes flipped classrooms as well as new degrees.

University of Utah researchers Krista Carlson and Swomitra Mohanty run water samples taken from the pond at Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park through their SolaPur water purification device, which they are marketing through their start-up company.

Marketing Innovation

The U's Technology and Venture Commercialization office is moving ideas from discovery to practical application.

Eliza Zenger helps Marlow Leftwich with his picture during a visual arts class for students with disabilities at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex at the University of Utah. (Photo by Brian Nicholson)

Art and Learning

The new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex fosters an innovative approach to teaching kids in all subjects.

From left, James Fire, Brandy Farmer, and Judy Fuwell set up equipment to do an interview for their Humanities in Focus class. The course was created by two University of Utah professors.

An Encompassing Lens

Two U professors’ documentary filmmaking program gives ‘invisible’ students a voice.

U student Lisa Hawkins visits the Bara Gumbad Mosque in Lodi Gardens, in Delhi, while working as an intern in India. (Photo courtesy Lisa Hawkins)

Global U

The University is unifying and expanding its endeavors to bring international experiences to all students.

Vivian Lee became the University of Utah’s senior vice president of Health Sciences, dean of the Medical School, and CEO of U Health Care in 2011. (Photo by August Miller)

Of Multitasking and Medicine

As the University of Utah’s health care chief, Vivian S. Lee relishes balancing her many roles.

University of Utah Rare Books Manager Luise Poulton, left, and U student Matthew Scholl look at a leaf of a Gutenberg Bible, printed around 1450.

Stories Within Stories

The U has one of the top, and most accessible, rare book collections in the West.