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On the "U Rising" podcast, President Ruth V. Watkins engages in insightful conversations with students, staff, faculty, alumni and community stakeholders who are at the center of the state's flagship research university. President Watkins also connects with other leaders to give listeners a fresh take on top issues and innovations in higher education in Utah and across the country. You can subscribe to U Rising via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast streaming services.

RESEARCH PARK: A LOOK BACK, A LOOK FORWARD AT THIS AWARD-WINNING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

In 1968, the University of Utah purchased 300 acres along the valley’s east bench to create a hub where up-and-coming companies could set down roots, grow and develop innovative products and provide jobs for entrepreneurs and researchers. This year, Research Park received a national award for its fulfillment of that goal. What’s next for Research Park? Patti Ross, chief business strategy officer, and Jon Bates, executive director of the Department of Real Estate Administration, discuss the past and future of Research Park in this episode of U Rising. Recorded on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Thanks to Brooke Adams and Dave White for technical assistance. Original music by Taylor Hartley. Read the full transcript.

APLU RECOGNIZES U—AND PIVOT CENTER—FOR ITS INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC IMPACT

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has recognized the U for its innovation, entrepreneurism and economic impact in Utah. Keith Marmer, the U’s chief innovation and economic engagement officer, explains this prestigious designation and the broadened role of our technology transfer operation, newly renamed the PIVOT Center. Recorded on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Thanks to Brooke Adams, Emily Black and Dave White for technical assistance. Original music by Taylor Hartley. Read the full transcript.

RICH BROWN ON THE NEW ENDOWED DEAN’S CHAIR AT THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Dean Rich Brown is the inaugural holder of the H.E. Thomas Presidential Endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Engineering, a chair made possible by a generous $4 million donation to the U. Who is H.E. Thomas and why did he create this endowed chair? You’ll learn about Mr. Thomas and how Dean Brown has led the College of Engineering to new heights in this episode of U Rising. Recorded on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Thanks to Brooke Adams and Dave White for technical assistance. Original music by Taylor Hartley. Read the full transcript.

YOUR WELL-BEING MATTERS: HOW THE UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER CAN HELP

At the University of Utah, as on most college campuses, more students are reporting anxiety and stress due to the pandemic, a divisive election season and economic disruption. Lauren Weitzman, director of the University Counseling Center, and Josh Newbury, interim associate director for clinical services, discuss mental health trends, pandemic fatigue and how the Counseling Center has adapted to provide helpful services and support. Recorded on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Thanks to Brooke Adams, Emily Black and Dave White for technical assistance. Original music by Taylor Hartley. Read the full transcript.

A CONVERSATION WITH 2020 MACARTHUR FELLOW NELS ELDE

The MacArthur Fellowship—often referred to as the genius grant—recognizes talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a capacity for self-direction. That describes U Professor Nels Elde perfectly. The MacArthur Foundation announced on Oct. 6, 2020, that Elde, an evolutionary geneticist, had been named a MacArthur Fellow. In this conversation, Elde describes his work, his influences and how he learned about this incredible recognition. Recorded on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Thanks to Brooke Adams and Dave White for technical assistance. Original music by Taylor Hartley. Read the full transcript.

THE U’S INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT

On Oct. 12, 2020, the U officially released its Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Statement. Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean of the U’s S.J. Quinney College of Law and co-chair of the Native American Land Use Committee, describes the purpose and use of the statement and the work that went into creating it. Recorded on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Thanks to Brooke Adams and Dave White for technical assistance. Original music by Taylor Hartley. Read the full transcript.

Videos

Playback - Nov 5 Webinar - Academic Analytics

Hosting the Vice Presidential Debate

Welcome to fall semester!

President Watkins, Bob & Ben

A message to our campus, March 16, 2020

Message to Campus Community Regarding COVID-19

THE AAU AND U

Meet President Watkins 

The University of Utah & Adobe

U OF U SILICON SLOPES SUMMIT 2020

President Watkins' Inauguration Address

President Watkins on One U