Context from Campus: June 29-July 4

The U has faculty who can offer insight into the power of Taylor Swift and a number of Supreme Court decisions, including execution methods, the Armed Career Criminal Act, power plant emissions, congressional redistricting and same-sex marriage. The College of Social and Behavioral Science will be hosting a series of educational hikes, and the first one begins this week. Read More

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Context from Campus: June 22-26

The U has faculty and staff who can offer insight into summer camps for kids, income equality in Utah and Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. Upcoming events include a free course for teachers focused on the challenges people and places face during war and civil unrest and a free film screening and lecture by Sundance winner Alex Rivera. Read More

UCampus Painting

Context from Campus: June 15-19

The U has faculty who can offer insight into Sam Smith’s voice rehab, MERS and the World Cup. The U hosts award-winning violinist Johannes SØe Hansen, who will give an open master class on June 17. Read More


Context from Campus: June 8-12

The U has faculty who can offer a medical perspective on transitioning, insight into the expiration of the Patriot Act, how anti-gay mistreatment is associated with health risks and a new library collection. Next week, the U hosts a lecture about how to prevent safety hazards typically found in the home. Read More

Conflict minerals from Congo. Courtesy, http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org

Context from Campus: June 1-5

The U has faculty who can offer insight into public policy regarding incest in the wake of the Duggar case, a legal perspective on the corruption allegations among top FIFA officials, why the number of undocumented immigrants has dropped and conflict minerals and companies in Congo. Upcoming events include the SaltDanceFest and the Pride Parade. Read More