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.

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.

Two children rush to join an activity at an orphanage in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana in 2013. (All photos courtesy Kaeme Foundation)

Remember Me

Two U alumni are leading a nonprofit foundation in Ghana that works to ensure no child is forgotten.

Karen Azenberg, a choreographer and director from New York, has been Pioneer Theatre Company's artistic director since 2012. She is a Tony Awards voter and a board member of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

A Fine Line

Karen Azenberg is crafting a careful path to bring more cutting-edge works to Pioneer Theatre Company.

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.

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.

Bill Marcroft's home office is filled with memorabilia from his years as the

Marcroft's Moments

Longtime 'voice of the Utes' Bill Marcroft keeps a front-row seat on developments in Utah Athletics.


Stories in the Study of Light

Alum Stephen Wilk's recent book unearths quirky stories hidden in the history of optics.

Octavio Villalpando and Dolores Delgado Bernal join sixth graders from Salt Lake City's Jackson Elementary School and U Diversity Scholars in an Ethnic Studies class at the University of Utah. (All photos by University Marketing & Communications)

Partners for Diversity

Octavio Villalpando and Dolores Delgado Bernal have led the U’s equity and diversity efforts for more than seven years.

The nine-year Together We Reach Campaign, which is concluding early this summer, has raised a stunning $1.65 billion for the University of Utah. (Painting by David Meikle)

Securing the Future

The Together We Reach Campaign has created greater opportunities on the University of Utah campus and beyond.

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.

University of Utah professor Richard Normann talks to Heather Wark, a U doctoral student, about a computer prototype of a robotic prosthesis, in his U laboratory. (Photo by August Miller)

The Bionics Man

U professor Richard Normann's brain electrode array has created possibilities for patients.

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.