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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.

The Campus Rostrum

The century-old rock has a colorful and mysterious past.

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.

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.

Remembering Carlson Hall

The first residence hall on the U campus is gone, but not forgotten.

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.

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.

Freight wagons carry dinosaur fossils down Salt Lake City's Main Street in 1924, on their way to the University of Utah. (Photo courtesy Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Dinosaur Caravan

A trove of fossils packed onto wagons created a stir as it made its way to the U.

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.

Nalini Nadkarni, now a U biology professor, sits high in the trees of a rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica, in 2003, studying the canopy. (Photo by Kike Arnal)

At Home in the Trees

U biologist Nalini Nadkarni brings the magic of science to all, from prisoners to sports fans and students.

Association News

Full Circle Spring Awards honor former U football player Steve Smith, a U advisor, and a U alum. Former University of Utah student and current NFL star Steve Smith ex’01 has focused on giving time and attention to worthy causes in recent years. For that, and his athletics accomplishments, the U Alumni Association honored him…

A Jazz Requiem for the Male of the Species

  What you have offered me is bleak And white And sterile And cold. Marked only by the black scars of industry, Slavery and greed. What is offered now to me, the male of the species? What have you presented to me As my options, As my life? What lie have you believed And passed…

Well-Aimed Shot

  Editor’s note: This poem contains graphic depictions of war.   Crunchy, brown, dried up grass covers the ground. The stench of rotting trash and sewage fills the air. The sun blazes down, baking my motionless body. Sweat drips into my eyes causing them to sting. Lying on my stomach in a prone position, Body…


Through The Years

U alum Tim DeChristopher is the subject of an award-winning documentary film.