Robert Smith

Yellowstone Expert Gets Big Honor

University of Utah geophysicist Robert B Smith, a leading expert on earthquakes and volcanism in the Yellowstone National Park region, has been honored with the 2011 John Wesley Powell Award from the US Geological Survey. Read More

July, 2011 from the U
U Offers New Ethnic Studies Major

University of Utah Adds Ethnic Studies Major

It is now possible for the first time to earn an undergraduate degree in ethnic studies at the University of Utah (the U). The Utah State Board of Regents has approved the new ethnic studies major, which was formerly offered to students as a program. Read More

Chris Coleman, School of Computing

University of Utah Trains Brains with Robotics Camps

Thanks to the University of Utah’s School of Computing, hundreds of elementary, middle and high school kids are in for a “great” experience. The GREAT (Graphics and Robotic Exploration with Amazing Technology) summer camps are a week-long foray into robotics complete with programming, animation, competitions and even the design of a complex mechanical chain reaction. Read More

U of U Meda

University of Utah Presidential Search Website Launches

Speak up! Log on! Be a part of history at July 12, 2011 – The Utah State Board of Regents and the University of Utah have launched a presidential search Website to keep the public informed during the process of selecting the U of U’s next president. Visitors can log onto to provide Read More

Solar Ivy

Ivy-Covered Walls Take on New Power from the Sun

Solar-generated electricity is taking a new form – that of solar panels shaped like artistically fashioned ivy leaves decorating a wall’s surface. The first location in the United States to apply this colorful array is the University of Utah (the U) in Salt Lake City. This new product called Solar Ivy was developed by Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology (SMIT), a company in New York. Read More