Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah


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Good Trouble

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

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Next Gen Healers

A unique internship guides Native Americans undergrads from around the country toward science and medicine.

Photo by August Miller

Partners to Prevent Cancer

Dr. Joshua Schiffman studies elephants' genes to find out what makes them so resistant to the disease.

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Providing a Home

Utah's acclaimed Housing First program to eliminate chronic homelessness has strong University of Utah ties.

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Why should it be so hard to die?

Bioethicist Peggy Battin ponders some of life's most difficult questions.

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Undergrads Get Clinical

A new minor gives undergraduates valuable clinical research experience.


Man in Motion

A challenging childhood gave Kam Leang a drive toward ingenuity.

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When Bright Minds Turn Dark

With mental health concerns among college students on the rise, the U is throwing a lifeline.

Photo by Andy Brimhall

Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

Lynne Roberts brings her underdog spirit to Utah women's basketball.

Engineering student John Larsen works on an equation in his U East Village campus apartment.

The Cost of College

How the U moves students toward greater opportunity, with all-around investments in their futures.

The updated Revson Fountain at New York’s Lincoln Center, completed in 2009, was designed by Mark Fuller’s company WET. (All photos courtesy WET)

A Big Splash

U alum Mark Fuller has earned worldwide renown for his spectacular fountains.

University of Utah emeritus professor Tom Carter, shown here in the living room of his Salt Lake City home, is an expert on vernacular architecture.  (Photo by Austen Diamond)

The Stories Buildings Tell

U emeritus professor Thomas Carter has spent years exploring the cultural aspects of architecture.

University of Utah gymnast Georgia Dabritz sprints for a vault. (Photo by Stephen Speckman)

The Mental Game

For many U athletes, sports psychology coaching provides an edge for top performance.

U students Nick Elliott and his wife, Alla, study at home while their baby daughter Polina watches them work.

Balancing Act

The U offers an array of child care options to help student parents juggle their many responsibilities.

U alum Teresa Jordan lives in Virgin, Utah, where she and her husband, Hal Cannon, keep an old pioneer pecan orchard.

Virtue and Vice

U alum Teresa Jordan’s new book explores meaning through memories.