News and Announcements

Connect2Health Program awarded Beacons of Excellence

April 25, 2017

Each year, the University of Utah’s Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Student Affairs recognizes people, programs and projects committed to creating a transformative, undergraduate educational experience. The six Transforming U: Beacons of Excellence awards celebrate “best practices” found across campus, including labs, student clubs, individuals, centers and more. Since the award was created […]

Honors students host event to celebrate importance of Red Butte Creek.

April 19, 2017

U. OF UTAH STUDENTS RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT SECRET WATERSHED Honors students host event to celebrate importance of Red Butte Creek. SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Apr. 14, 2017 – The University of Utah’s Art, Action, and the Environment Honors course will raise awareness about the Red Butte Creek, an important and largely unknown watershed that […]

When Machines Decide Praxis Lab: CALCULATING JUSTICE

April 17, 2017


Honors Students: Tuscan Thompson and Alison Shimko Awarded Fulbright

April 7, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENT RECIPIENTS OF THE FULBRIGHT AWARD! Elizabeth Gamarra Tuscan Thompson and Alison Shimko have received highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2016-2017 academic year. The prestigious awards will allow both Elizabeth and Alison to teach […]

Honors Student: Ethan Frehner Lead Author A badger can bury a cow by itself

April 5, 2017

Source: A badger can bury a cow by itself While studying scavenger behavior in Utah’s Great Basin Desert, University of Utah biologists observed an American badger do something that no other scientists had documented before: bury an entire calf carcass by itself. Watch a video of the badger here. While badgers and their relatives are […]

Honors course on Muslim Women’s Voices

February 5, 2017

Op-ed: Utah’s religious climate helps Muslim immigrants adapt By Tara Goodwin, Natally Tabish, Casey Koldewyn, Allyson Berri, Maura Cheney and Savanna Williams First Published Feb 04 2017 03:39PM    •    Updated 3 hours ago Share This Article As part of our final project for Muslim Women’s Voices, an undergraduate course taught at the University […]

Honors Eccles Scholar Recipient Awarded Churchill

January 31, 2017

University of Utah student awarded prestigious Churchill Scholarship


January 23, 2017

Future in Review Films partnered with the U’s Humanities in Focus program for a private film screening of students’ work during the Sundance Film Festival. Source: FINDING YOUR VOICE THROUGH FILM

“I always wanted to be a teacher,”:Carmen Flores, an honors student working on her elementary education degree at the U

December 21, 2016

Facing the Teacher Shortage Why Utah struggles to keep educators, and what the U is doing to help. By Kelley J.P. Lindberg | Published Winter 2016 POP QUIZ: Name a millionaire computer scientist. (Easy, right?) Now, name a millionaire business executive. (Take your pick; they’re a dime a dozen.) Millionaire doctor? (Sure.) How about a […]


December 12, 2016

Honors College class survey finds Muslim students describe U as welcoming and finds suggestions for campus improvements. Source: MUSLIM STUDENT SURVEY