Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

Summer 2016


Some of the latest comments and letters from our readers


NBA-bound U center Jakob Poeltl wins that accolade as teammate Brandon Taylor is named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.


A team of U students hopes to fight cervical cancer in the developing world with a new handheld treatment device.


Campus Scene

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…

Alum Notes

Spring Awards Honor Playoff Pac Founder and Global Health Advocate The Alumni Association presented more than $500,000 in student scholarships and recognized both an outstanding young alumnus and an exceptional student adviser at its Spring Awards on April 6. The Young Alumni Board presented its Par Excellence Award to Matthew Sanderson BA’05 in recognition of…

Much Ado About Something

An unexpected career turn lands a Shakespeare professor in Silicon Valley

A Good Summer Read

Looking for a book to read while you relax this summer? Choose one of these written by U grads and professors.

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Eccles Family Gifts $4 Million for Alumni House Renovation

  Thanks to a generous gift from the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles family, the University of Utah Alumni Association is well on its way to realizing a much-anticipated transformation of its 36-year-old Alumni House into a more spacious, multi-functional facility. The renovation will nearly double the size of the building and triple its…

Through the Years

News about University of Utah alumni

One More

The University of Utah's Class of 2016: The U's class graduated May 5 totaled 8,291 students (undergraduate and advanced degree recipients) representing 23 Utah counties, all 50 U.S. states, and 92 countries. Some 56% were male, 44% female. Bachelor's degree recipients ranged in age from 17 to 71. And the Top 5 undergraduate degrees were communication, psychology, economics, business administration, and biology. (Numbers based on data available prior to graduation and subject to change.)

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A Voice for Global Justice

Law Professor Erika George fights to end practices that erode human dignity.

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Good Trouble

A civil rights icon inspires students to engage in social change.

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Next Gen Healers

A unique internship guides Native Americans undergrads from around the country toward science and medicine.

Photo by August Miller

Partners to Prevent Cancer

Dr. Joshua Schiffman studies elephants' genes to find out what makes them so resistant to the disease.