Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

Fall 2012


Some of the latest comments and letters from our readers

President David Pershing exits the Great Red Road Trip bus at a stop in southern Utah. (Photo by Lawrence Boye)

Boots on the Ground

As the U’s new president, David W. Pershing is focused on the state’s college students.

Campus Notebook

U’s Honors College Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence The Honors College hit an important milestone in 2012, celebrating 50 years of educating students. The Honors Program—a precursor to what would eventually become the Honors College—was created in 1962. Following a national trend at other universities, the Honors Program was established to provide an alternate way for students to satisfy their general education requirements in classes…

This painting by an unknown artist is adapted from an 1864 photo of then Camp Douglas. The Army post is now celebrating its 150th anniversary. (Painting courtesy Fort Douglas Military Museum. Photo by Stephen Speckman)

Evolving Fort Douglas

Like many U.S. Army posts established for monitoring the frontiers, Fort Douglas has seen its share of American history. The fort was founded on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley in October 1862 by a regiment of California Volunteers under Colonel Patrick Connor to guard the overland mail (and, legend has it, to…

University of Utah medical professor DeVon C. Hale checks a blood pressure in Barekuma, Ghana. (Photo by L. Scott Benson)

Partners in Change

The U’s Global Health Initiative helps improve lives in Ghana and around the world.

A.J. Kanip beats a drum as he sings on the powwow grounds of Fort Duchesne. (Photo by Stephen Speckman)

The Heartbeat of the People

The U’s use of the drum and feather logo raises questions about education and respect.

U theater professor Jerry Gardner teaches kung fu at his Red Lotus School of Movement, in Salt Lake City.

The Way of Motion

Jerry Gardner teaches movement at the University of Utah but has an office so tiny he can hardly turn around in it. It’s just half an office, really, and is filled to the brim with masks and books and a pink tank of helium. But sit down and have a conversation with him (you’ll have…

University of Utah alumna and Harvard history professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich examines an antique quilt in her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Making History

U alum Laurel Thatcher Ulrich finds revelations in the relics of everyday life.

Association News

From Alumni House to Alumni Center Plans are under way for a revamped gathering place. The red brick building at 155 S. Central Campus Drive, known as the Alumni House, opened in 1980. It is the nerve center for U loyalists, including students and alumni, and is the headquarters for the University of Utah Alumni…

Through the Years

Leveling the Playing Field

Norma Carr, a U alumna and former coach, recalls the struggle for Title IX.