American Muslims and Citizenship: Beyond Minority Politics

American Muslims should take a proactive, affirmative view of their citizenship to realize fully their rights and fulfill their obligations. That will be the focus of an upcoming lecture titled “American Muslims and Citizenship: Beyond Minority Politics.” Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, professor of law at Emory University Law School, The lecture, hosted by the University of Utah’s Middle East Center. Read More

October, 2012 from the U

League of American Cyclists Awards University of Utah Silver Designation

The University of Utah is being recognized as a “Silver” Bicycle Friendly University. The decision involved careful review by the League of American Bicyclists and local judges who are familiar with the university and its peer institutions. The criteria for the award focuses on ‘the five E’s’ – education, enforcement, engineering, encouragement and evaluation of cycling. Read More


University of Utah Dental School Unveils Building Name and Location

University of Utah officials have announced its new School of Dentistry building will be located in Research Park and named after Ray and Tye Noorda in recognition of a $30 million donation. The school was approved by the Utah State Board of Regents in July 2012 and will enroll its first four-year class of 20 students in the Fall of 2013. Read More


David W. Pershing Inaugurated as New U President

David W. Pershing was officially inaugurated today as the 15th president of the University of Utah. Pershing, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, was selected by the State Board of Regents earlier this year to succeed Michael K. Young. Read More


Grandmas Made Humans Live Longer

Computer simulations provide new mathematical support for the “grandmother hypothesis” – a famous theory that humans evolved longer adult lifespans than apes because grandmothers helped feed their grandchildren. Read More