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Chapter and Verse

U poet and professor Paisley Rekdal crosses literary borders.

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Match Points

The U men's tennis team builds on a strong legacy as it forges ahead in the Pac-12.

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Tribute to a Basketball Star He was the greatest [“A Book for Life,” Spring 2014]. I remember listening to the games on the radio, lying on the floor, cheering them on. A class act—Billy McGill. He gave me memories and the right way to shoot an unstoppable shot. Thank you. Russ Stubbles ex’68 Maple Valley,…

Campus Notebook

The 183,000-square-foot building is now the campus hub for fitness training, intramural sports, and outdoor recreation.

Discovery

A University of Utah professor’s innovation connects high-risk prisoners in solitary confinement to nature.

Practical Preparation

The University of Utah is now known for research programs that plumb the depths of space and the intricacies of the human body, but there was a time when University coursework took a more practical turn. A hundred years ago, the University offered vocational classes in such subjects as radio repair, carpentry, auto mechanics, and…

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Raising Ute Awareness I would like to thank the University of Utah and the Ute tribe for their efforts in educating the public on this issue [“The Heartbeat of the People,” Fall 2012; “University Renews Agreement with Ute Indian Tribe,” Summer 2014]. I am currently taking a college course through another university on Native American…

Campus Notebook

The University and the Ute Tribe have begun a campaign to raise awareness among fans.

Discovery

University of Utah biochemists have found a potential new tool to combat the Ebola virus.

Fussing Over the Fight Song

Its authorship is unclear. Its date of origin is murky. Its lyrics have been modified several times. Yet many of those who currently belt out “Utah Man” are fiercely loyal to “how it’s always been.” Turns out “always” isn’t necessarily such a long time. “Utah Man” became the University of Utah athletics “fight song” in…

Campus Notebook

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating 100 years of art collection at the University of Utah.

Discovery

University of Utah electrical engineers have invented a way to boost solar cell efficiency by more than 50 percent.

An Icon’s Centennial

The U’s Park Building celebrates 100 years as a University landmark.

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Seeking Diversity As a 2014 Utah Ethnic Studies graduate, this article [“Partners for Diversity,” Summer 2014] put a huge smile on my face! Keep up the great work, you two [Dolores Delgado Bernal and Octavio Villalpando]! William Theel BS’14 Salt Lake City, Utah The minor in Spanish that I received at Utah has been a…

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