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  • The U Wins Top Award at West Coast Model European Union Competition

    On March 8-9, 2019, six University of Utah undergraduates competed in the 15th Annual West Coast Model European Union at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Hosted by UW’s Center for West European Studies and Foster School of Business, this competition brings together teams from the Pac-12 as well as other universities from across the U.S. and Canada, including Brigham Young University, Claremont Colleges, University of British Columbia, and University of Victoria.

  • Social Work in Myanmar

    As the country of Myanmar transforms itself after five decades of military rule, the University of Utah is stepping up to fill a critical need for social workers. The U’s College of Social Work and Asia Center — in partnership with St. Aloysius Gonzaga Institute of Higher Studies — are providing an online, social work certificate program to students in Myanmar (aka Burma). It’s the first phase in a long-term plan to help the institute develop an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in education and social work.

  • Khawar Mumtaz: A Call for Collective Action on Women’s Rights

    Khawar Mumtaz is the type of person who when faced with injustice knew she had to do something to confront it. The 1970s in Pakistan were a particularly dark time in a country who has had its share of dark times. The politics of authoritarianism and repression were on the rise and the rights of the average citizen were on the decline. In this moment entered an unlikely voice—a woman, a scholar, an activist.

  • Should refugees come to Utah?

    While nearly two dozen U.S. governors are refusing to allow Syrian refugees to relocate to their states, Utah's isn't one of them. On November 15, 2015, University of Utah political scientist Claudio Holzner and Tribune investigative reporter Matt Canham joined Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's call for compassion and how the Paris terrorist attacks could affect the growing refugee crisis.

  • Nepalese Student Gives Back

    Aarati Ghimire was born and raised in Nepal, but moved to the U.S. six years ago. Admitted to the University of Utah College of Social Work, her dream is to become a social worker to help those in need. When a devastating earthquake struck her home country last year, she felt drawn to go home to put her newly acquired social work skills to the test. Nepal She received a Hinckley Global Scholarship from the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, and was able to embark on a practicum in Nepal through an internship at CHOICE Humanitarian, a non-profit that helps communities develop tools to become self-sustainable.

  • Innovative Coaching

    Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced that the conference, University of Utah, Arizona State University, the Chinese Scholarship Council and the Federation University Sports China (FUSC) have developed a coaching education program for coaches from FUSC member colleges.

  • CinLuma Project Seeks to Bring Affordable Cervical Cancer Treatment to the Developing World

    A collaboration between the University of Utah’s College of Engineering, Health Sciences Center, Technology Venture Development Program, and the David Eccles School of Business, The Center for Medical Innovation [CMI], is every entrepreneurial medical student’s wildest dream come true. The center provides not only the seed grants necessary to pursue new solutions to medical issues across the globe, but the facilities and equipment to take ideas from concept to prototype and beyond.

  • Havana Good Time

    Under the sweltering Cuban sun, a group of students from the Bennion Center is weeding vegetable beds at an organic farm outside of Havana. It’s a new concept for both students and the farmer. Volunteerism is an unfamiliar practice in a country where residents depend on the government to meet their needs.

  • Assessment Reveals Lasting Impact of University of Utah’s Past Partnership with China

    International dealings with China, especially in the academic realm tend to be rather rare. International partnerships on the scale of the University of Utah’s Master’s in Public Administration [MPA] exchange that took place from January 2008 to May 2013 are simply unheard of.

  • University Startup Offers Practical Technology Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    When most people think of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD], they tend to think of the children that they often see accompanied by their parents or caretakers. What they tend not to think about, is the adults those children eventually become, and what their futures may hold. In an attempt to make that future brighter, University of Utah startup NeuroVersity along with the Columbus Community Center are seeking to pioneer new forms of educational and professional development for these children moving forward. This idea, more so than any other, is one that Scott and Cheryl Wright, Co-Founders of NeuroVersity brought up time and again when I sat down with them in a cozy booth in the bustling University of Utah student Union.

Last Updated: 2/6/18