Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

Winter 2014

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.

University of Utah researchers Krista Carlson and Swomitra Mohanty run water samples taken from the pond at Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park through their SolaPur water purification device, which they are marketing through their start-up company.

Marketing Innovation

The U's Technology and Venture Commercialization office is moving ideas from discovery to practical application.

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.

Karen Azenberg, a choreographer and director from New York, has been Pioneer Theatre Company's artistic director since 2012. She is a Tony Awards voter and a board member of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

A Fine Line

Karen Azenberg is crafting a careful path to bring more cutting-edge works to Pioneer Theatre Company.


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Campus Notebook

The University and the Ute Tribe have begun a "Ute Proud" campaign to raise awareness among fans, and more news from around the U


U biochemists find a potential new tool to combat the Ebola virus, a new online tool to help combat asthma, and a special material that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast calculations but don’t overheat

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…

Association News

U grads form Mongolia Alumni Club; Homecoming events net $82,000 for scholarships; Merit of Honor awardees Jeffrey L. Anderson BA’68, Ronald G. Coleman BS’66 PhD’80, Ron Henriksen BA’71, Betsy Ross Young Newton BS’46, John C. Pingree BS’64, and Heidi Sorensen Swinton BA’71

Through the Years

U alum Brian Moench is galvanizing political advocacy to clean up Utah’s air, and more news about U alumni