Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah


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.

Billy McGill, shown here in his home in Los Angeles, has written a memoir about his experiences as a U college basketball star and NBA player, and the subsequent ups and downs of his life. (Photo by Ed Carreón)

A Book for Life

U basketball star Billy McGill recalls his highs and lows in his new autobiography.


Genetics and U

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

University of Utah students Sara Fauver, left, and Karlee Stokes, both of whom are currently participating in the U's ACCESS program, work on a laboratory experiment.

Connected for Success

The U’s ACCESS program has helped dozens of women thrive in science and math fields.

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.

U professor Tim Garrett co-designed the Multi Angle Snowflake Camera. (Photo by Nathan Sweet)

A Snowflake’s Significance

U professor Tim Garrett’s 3-D images of falling snow illuminate global warming research and more.

Justin Savidis makes a training run with his dogs in Willow, Alaska. (All photos courtesy Rebecca and Justin Savidis)

The Mushers Savidis

Two U alumni are living their Alaska dreams by running dogs in the iconic Iditarod.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Utah forward Taryn Wicijowski looks for a pass in a game against Kansas State during the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. (Photo courtesy University of Utah Athletics Department)

Building a Team

The U has a plan to bring more attention, and crowds, to its women’s basketball team.


Lessons Along the Way

U alum Bill Marriott's Without Reservations recounts a lifetime of business experience.

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.

A U student tries out a new Steinway concert grand piano after its delivery to Libby Gardner Concert Hall. (Photo courtesy University of Utah School of Music)

A Century of Piano

The U celebrates 100 years of educating pianists from around the world.