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Good Trouble

A civil rights icon inspires students to engage in social change.

Experiencing Rio Mesa

Water, sustainability, creativity, inspiration: The U of U’s multifaceted field center. ~It should be about a 75-minute drive from Moab, but by the time you reach the small “Rio Mesa” sign, you have already stopped several times to look at jaw-dropping scenery that includes fluffy pink, chocolate swirled, whipped cream-topped rocks as big as buildings. The…

The MUSE Project

A new student-centered initiative seeks to invigorate the educational mission of the U. ~In the last five years, the University of Utah has become one of the top 30 public research universities in the country. It has recently overtaken MIT as number one in the nation in spawning new commercial ventures, and both a current…

A Rock Star of a Structure

The new Frederick Albert Sutton Building serves as a symbol for campus sustainability and didactic construction. ~ Briquelle Schreiter is so excited that her words barely keep up with her thoughts. “I love conglomerate rocks. I like it that a conglomerate rock is a collection of things. I like collections.” Briquelle, a fourth-grader at Salt…

Up Another Notch

Mike Dunn’s commitment to telling meaningful stories with film makes him a great fit as the new head of KUED. Michael A. Dunn BS’81 MA’06 loves challenges. And in August 1994, he faced one never before taken on by a human being in Grand Teton National Park. Dunn was on an early morning run when…

House, Home, Reception Hall

The University of Utah’s First Family resides in a home that accommodates both their public and private lives.

Learning the Lingo

The U’s English Language Institute Attracts Students From Around the Globe