Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah


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.

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.