Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

Spring 2017


Runnin’ with the Pac

How the Utes have fared in their first five years of Pac-12 play.


Rise and Write

Michael Gills teaches his students the true grit it takes to produce a novel.

Jodee Steffensen has some fun getting ready to perform for students.

Playing the Patient

Treatment gets real when nursing students train with actors.

Theresa  Martinez. (Photo by Brian Nicholson)

Intellectual Infusion

The U increases faculty diversity to foster creativity and innovation among all.


Brand New

In July 2015, David R. Perry was named chief marketing officer for University of Utah Health Sciences and was charged with creating a comprehensive strategy for further developing and growing the reputation of University of Utah Health Care and Health Sciences. The two separate names have caused some confusion over the years, so the new…


Some of the latest comments and letters from our readers


Campus says goodbye to the building that helped shape the future of thousands of teachers and educational leaders.

Campus Scene: Lunch with a View

Lunch with a View The wait appears to be worth it. Whether it’s spicy miso ramen, caramel pork banh mi, tofu tacos, or chicken masala—food trucks on campus are in high demand. On any given day around lunchtime, Marriott Library Plaza hosts several large food trucks with freshly made dishes at a student-friendly price, ranging…


Find out what tweets can tell us about our health.

The Long Road to Being Conference-Ready

Utah’s Pac-12 journey dates much further back than that sunny July 2011 afternoon of balloons and roses when conference membership became official. The odyssey that would bring Utah into the Conference of Champions began nearly 30 years ago. In 1987, Chris Hill was named the U’s athletics director, taking the reins of a department in…

Alum News

Founders Day Celebrated with Alumni Awards On March 3, the University of Utah celebrated its 167th year since its founding in 1850 with a gala bestowing its Founders Day awards (among its highest honors, alongside honorary doctoral degrees), to four outstanding graduates and one honorary alumnus. The awardees were recognized for their exceptional professional achievements…

Foodie Gone Wild

A Utah native turns her love for Norwegian food into an award-winning blog.

Godfather of The MUSS

NOTHING GREAT WAS EVER ACHIEVED WITHOUT ENTHUSIASM. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   John Fackler keeps this quote in his office. He says it symbolizes his lifelong passion for athletics—from the time he was a child in awe of college football to today, as he steps down after 15 years leading the U’s wildly successful student…

Through the Years

News about University of Utah alumni.

One More

UNITED WE STAND Hundreds of supporters gathered on the steps of Kingsbury Hall on January 16 after participating in a rally and march to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. MLK Week has become a platform to engage students, faculty, staff, and community members in critical conversations around contemporary civil rights issues and race…