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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…

Alum Notes

Conrad Anker BA’88 is featured in an award-winning mountaineering documentary.

One More

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 surrounds the field (higher at each end), keeping both players and…

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.

Rites of Passage

A national inquiry and the formation of the faculty senate helped ensure academic freedom at the U.

Alum Notes

Holly Rowe BA'04 is celebrating her 20th year covering sports for ESPN.

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 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.

Through the Years

University of Utah alum Colette Mullenhoff has won an Academy Award for her work in movie special effects.

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Culture Shift

The U has a comprehensive strategy for prevention as well as prosecution of sexual assault, and aiding victims.

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Match Points

The U men's tennis team builds on a strong legacy as it forges ahead in the Pac-12.

Practical Preparation

The University of Utah is now known for research programs that plumb the depths of space and the intricacies of the human body, but there was a time when University coursework took a more practical turn. A hundred years ago, the University offered vocational classes in such subjects as radio repair, carpentry, auto mechanics, and…

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.

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.

Fussing Over the Fight Song

Its authorship is unclear. Its date of origin is murky. Its lyrics have been modified several times. Yet many of those who currently belt out “Utah Man” are fiercely loyal to “how it’s always been.” Turns out “always” isn’t necessarily such a long time. “Utah Man” became the University of Utah athletics “fight song” in…