News & Events

Partners in the Park Kick-Off

June 20, 2017

It was a pleasure for me and my wife, Dr. Sandi Pershing, to kick off another season of Partners in the Park.  University Neighborhood Partners at the University of Utah is an important part of our vision to create a cohesive community. It connects west Salt Lake residents with higher education through mutually beneficial partnerships.  […]


Gift of Music for the Thomas S. Monson Center

June 13, 2017

Music returns to the heart of the Thomas S. Monson Center with the gift of a unique and beautiful Steinway piano. Tom Guinney, who is known for exceptional restaurants that bring people together over fine cuisine, is also a connoisseur of the arts. Today, he gifted an antique Steinway dating back to 1913 to the […]


BioFire Diagnostics Opens New Building in Research Park

May 17, 2017

The University of Utah was recently named No. 1 in the nation for commercializing technology and innovations. Hundreds of impressive startups have come from the U over the years, but the work of Kirk Ririe, Dr. Carl Wittwer, and Randy Rasmussen is among the university’s greatest success stories. The legacy of BioFire Diagnostics, LLC, was […]


Spence Eccles Ski Team Building Opens

April 26, 2017

The University of Utah Ski Team has reason to celebrate, and as a university community, we celebrate with them. The April 26 ribbon-cutting for the Spence Eccles Ski Team Building marks an important milestone. A new home for the team is expected to lead to an even brighter future for student athletes in the program. […]


University of Utah Farmington Health Center Opens

October 4, 2016

University of Utah Health officially opened the new Farmington Health Center on October 4 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This is the U’s 12th clinic along the Wasatch Front. It provides more convenient access to health care for those living in Davis County. The 136,000-square-foot facility offers urgent care, specialty and primary services, as well […]


Lassonde Grand Opening

September 22, 2016

Lassonde Grand Opening September 22, 2016 The grand opening of the Lassonde Studios is the culmination of a gift, a vision, and the work needed to bring it from an idea into reality.  In October of 2012, during my inaugural address, I announced the gift, from Pierre Lassonde and the Lassonde Family Foundation. At that […]


The President’s Gallery : A Sense of Place

February 24, 2016

February 24 to April 21, 2016 John R. Park Building, Third Floor In 1914, the first art gallery on the University of Utah campus opened in the Park Building. We are pleased to yet again exhibit art in that space. The original Park Gallery grew over the years to the standalone Utah Museum of Fine […]


Celebrating Sustainability and Accepting a New Challenge

February 10, 2015

The University of Utah celebrates a long-standing commitment to sustainability.


Breaking Ground: The Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Training Facility

January 14, 2015

The generosity of friends of the U has allowed the University to break ground on a project that will benefit our students.


Forum Addresses Economic Impact of First-Generation Students

January 8, 2015

The University of Utah recognizes the value and importance of a college education.