News and Announcements

Oxford Human Rights Consortium Student Forum

September 25, 2017


2017 Book Discussions

August 14, 2017

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Learning Communities/ All College     Wednesday Sept. 13th @ 5pm     Asst. Dean Rohrer—MHC 1206 b All College       Friday Sept. 15th @ noon              Dean Torti—MHC Big Ideas 1205 Eccles & Entrepreneurship        Tuesday Sept. 12th @5:30pm       Prof. Chris Mead—MHC 1206 a and b Global Perspectives       Thursday Sept. 14th @5pm           Asst. Dean Rohrer—MHC […]

Honors Engineering Students Making a Better Biodegradable Pad

July 5, 2017

Each year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year, and it takes centuries for them to biodegrade inside plastic bags, according to a 2016 Harvard Business School report. Additionally, it requires high amounts of fossil fuel energy to produce the plastic for these products, resulting in […]

Oxford Human Rights Consortium

June 15, 2017

By Kseniya Kniazeva The refugee crisis may seem far from the shores of our Great Salt Lake, but six Utes are about to travel to Thessaloniki to spend ten days working with refugees, staff and stakeholders to do their part in this humanitarian disaster. The “Refugee Policy and Global Ethics” work/study visit will be preceded […]

Honors Urban Ecology Scholars Campus Impact Image Project

May 17, 2017

Impact Image project installed in the MHC During a final meeting with Facilities Management, the Urban Ecology Scholars received final approval for the pathway naming project for the entire university campus. The first three pathway names have been formally approved and a naming process for additional pathway naming was also approved. Importantly, this process precludes […]

Professor Mead Receives National Recognition

May 11, 2017

Chris Mead, a professor in the U’s Honors College, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 24 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and […]

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 […]