University of Utah

‘Most quoted man in Utah’ to leave the U

April 16, 2015– Kirk Jowers, a well-known professor of political science who has been dubbed the “most quoted man in Utah” during a decade-long tenure as director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, is leaving his post to pursue a career in private industry. Jowers has ushered the Hinckley Institute through a time of great Read More

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University of Utah hosts prestigious Oxford Human Rights Consortium speaker

April 13 2015 – A group of students will take an in-depth look at human rights this week at the University of Utah, as the U continues a partnership with the University of Oxford to offer intensive workshops focused on human rights issues. The Oxford Human Rights Consortium events in Utah start Monday, April 13 Read More

Students will compete for $10,000 at the University of Utah's HIP TALKS finale on April 15.

Hip Talks give students a chance to win $10K

April 9, 2015 — 30 students, $10,000, and two minutes to win it. In honor of the oratorical skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Associated Students of the University of Utah on April 15 will host the finale of a highly anticipated speech contest called HIP Talks.  Over Read More

Wage Gap

Do men really make that much more money than women?

April 7, 2015 – Utah shared a collective wince last fall when the news site 24/7  Wall St. ranked the state among the 10 worst in the country for women. One indicator used was the gender wage gap. The article stated that while a typical man in Utah earned more than $50,000 last year, a typical Read More


University of Utah law students practice taking the helm during a terrorism attack

Twenty-two students will participate in this year’s counter-terrorism simulation. Groups of seven will be presented with a scenario at three times during the day: 7:30 to 11 a.m., noon to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8 p.m Read More