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The University of Utah Welcomes a New Director of Neighborhood Partners

The University of Utah Welcomes a New Director of Neighborhood Partners

By Angelyn Ramos

June 12, 2019

  On June 7, 2019, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins appointed a new director to the University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) program — Jennifer Mayer-Glenn. Mayer-Glenn received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the U and later received her master’s degree in education from Westmi...

U’s Asia Campus Opens Career and Internship Development Center

U’s Asia Campus Opens Career and Internship Development Center

By Mitch Shin

June 6, 2019

  University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) opened the Career and Internship Development Center during the past semester. UAC hired Jinnie Park as an assistant director for the Career and Internship Development Center in late March. The Dean of Students office organized the interviews for this...

What’s Child Care at the U Like?

What’s Child Care at the U Like?

By Miacel Spotted

June 4, 2019

  It’s small, on the fourth floor in the Union and shrouded in boxes of Huggies. A quote on the wall by late anthropologist George Dorsey reads “Play is the beginning of knowledge.” This is the University of Utah’s Center for Child Care and Family Resources, tasked with overseeing multiple...

U’s Asia Campus Leadership Team Reflects on the Past Five Years

U’s Asia Campus Leadership Team Reflects on the Past Five Years

By Mitch Shin

June 3, 2019

  Chief administrator and dean of faculty Todd Kent and dean of students Randall McCrillis at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) in South Korea have had a busy year. Now, they're coming forward with a common vision for improvement on the Korean campus. UAC hosted a celebration for the...

Students Lack Confidence in UAC’s Election Security for the 2019-20 Student Council Election

Students Lack Confidence in UAC’s Election Security for the 2019-20 Student Council Election

By Mitch Shin

May 25, 2019

Susan Park and Sandy Kim won a landslide victory against John Kim and Wonji Kim in the 2019-2020 student council election at the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) after three separate elections were held. Park and Sandy Kim were elected as the new student council president and vice president with 76...

Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

Keeping the Student Voice: Student Involvement in the Tenure Process

By Katelyn Collett

May 22, 2019

    No time to read? Check out this story’s episode of the Floodlights podcast. University of Utah officials recently changed students' role in decisions about retention, promotion and tenure of faculty members at the U. This comes in response to a report that found students may have implicit bias against minorities and women in the process.   Student Input in RPT Policy The University of Utah uses the Retention, Promotion and...

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

Religion on Campus More Diverse Than Rest of State, With Proportion of Latter-day Saints Over 15% Lower

By Emily Anderson

May 10, 2019

  Statewide, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comprise 61.55% — nearly two-thirds — of the state population, according to a December 2018 article published by The Salt Lake Tribune. Although the University of Utah is the state’s flagship institution, its demographics lo...

U Librarian Visits U’s Asia Campus

U Librarian Visits U’s Asia Campus

By Mitch Shin

May 10, 2019

  Nicole Pankiewicz, a research assistant librarian from the U's Salt Lake Campus, visited the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) on April 11. Pankiewicz taught political science in Ohio before she started her librarian job in January 2019. She is dedicated to supporting UAC students in...

U’s Asia Campus Hosts Seoul Bureau Chief for Bloomberg

U’s Asia Campus Hosts Seoul Bureau Chief for Bloomberg

By Mitch Shin

April 30, 2019

  Peter Pae, Seoul Bureau Chief for Bloomberg, visited the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) on April 19, 2019. Pae has been the bureau chief for Bloomberg Korea since July 2015 when he returned to his homeland after 45 years in the U.S. He oversees a foreign bureau with 60 employees. Before...

Former U Professor and Filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

Former U Professor and Filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

By Elise Vandersteen

April 30, 2019

  Warning: This story includes graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Former University of Utah film professor Sterling Van Wagenen pleaded guilty in an initial Utah County court appearance on Tuesday to a count of the sexual abuse of a child. Van Wagenen's attorney stated that he will als...

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