Breaking Down the Groove After teaching hip-hop dance at the U for a few years, Sara Pickett MFA’09 realized her students were curious about the backstory and impact of the music and moves. So she started History of Hip-Hop, a unique class that explores hip-hop’s cultural origins and evolution, its sociopolitical underpinnings, and its ties…
U students have myriad opportunities to learn about—and participate in—the political process.
How Red Butte Garden became everyone's favorite place to go for a show.
Campus Quidditch U students now field not one but two teams for quidditch, the part rugby, part basketball, all magical sport inspired by the Harry Potter books. Though they are “muggles” (nonmagical folk, in the Pottersphere), the full-contact sport’s co-ed teams play while straddling makeshift “brooms” (typically, decorated PVC pipes) just as its fictional flying…
A civil rights icon inspires students to engage in social change.
Dr. Joshua Schiffman studies elephants' genes to find out what makes them so resistant to the disease.
A U class's culture-celebrating mural, the new Urban Rangers Program, gymnast Georgia Dabritz wins NCAA award, bringing basketball to underprivileged kids, China awards two honors to chemist Peter Stang, mathematician Christopher Hacon wins E.H. Moore Prize
2016 Founders Day awards, international alumni club activities, new leadership of The MUSS, and upcoming events
Utah's acclaimed Housing First program to eliminate chronic homelessness has strong University of Utah ties.
Piano Forte: The Ladies in Red, a performing group established through the University of Utah’s Piano Department, travels across the U.S. to bring awareness of the need for music education in elementary schools and raise funds for the U’s Piano Outreach Program, which offers piano classes teaching the fundamentals of music as part of after-school...
Conrad Anker BA’88 is featured in an award-winning mountaineering documentary, and more news about U alumni
Elevated Play: The University of Utah has a brand new intramural playfield—atop the new Central Parking Garage west of the Huntsman Center. The U’s first rooftop field, it will host about 230 soccer and flag football games each year. A 10- to 20-foot net...
U alum Mark Fuller has earned worldwide renown for his spectacular fountains.
A national inquiry and the formation of the faculty senate helped ensure academic freedom at the U.
Holly Rowe BA'04 is celebrating her 20th year covering sports for ESPN, and more news about U alumni