University of Utah
The University of Utah (also referred to as the U, U of U, or Utah) is a public research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. As the state's flagship university, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and more than 92 graduate degree programs. The university is classified among "R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity" with "selective" admissions. Graduate studies include the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the School of Medicine, Utah's first medical school. As of Fall 2015, there are 23,909 undergraduate students and 7,764 graduate students, for an enrollment total of 31,673.
|University of Deseret|
|Established||February 28, 1850|
Utah System of Higher Education|
|Endowment||$1.08 billion (2016)|
|Budget||$3.55 billion (2014)|
|Provost||Daniel A. Reed|
|3,421 (Fall 2015)|
|17,498 (Fall 2015)|
|Students||31,860 (Fall 2015)|
|Undergraduates||23,789 (Fall 2015)|
|Postgraduates||8,071 (Fall 2015)|
|Location||Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.|
1,534 acres (6.21 km2)
|NCAA Division I FBS / Pac-12|
The university was established in 1850 as the University of Deseret (// ( listen)) by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret, making it Utah's oldest institution of higher education. It received its current name in 1892, four years before Utah attained statehood, and moved to its current location in 1900.
The university ranks among the top 50 U.S. universities by total research expenditures with over $518 million spent in 2015. 22 Rhodes Scholars, four Nobel Prize winners, two Turing Award winners, eight MacArthur Fellows, various Pulitzer Prize winners, two astronauts, Gates Cambridge Scholars, and Churchill Scholars have been affiliated with the university as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. In addition, the university's Honors College has been reviewed among 50 leading national Honors Colleges in the U.S. The university has also been ranked the 12th most ideologically diverse university in the country.
The university's athletic teams, the Utes, participate in NCAA Division I athletics (FBS for football) as a member of the Pac-12 Conference. Its football team has received national attention for winning the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and the 2009 Sugar Bowl.
A Board of Regents was organized by Brigham Young to establish a university in the Salt Lake Valley. The university was established on February 28, 1850, as the University of Deseret by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret, and Orson Spencer was appointed as the first chancellor of the university. Early classes were held in private homes or wherever space could be found. The university closed in 1853 due to lack of funds and lack of feeder schools.
Following years of intermittent classes in the Salt Lake City Council House, the university began to be re-established in 1867 under the direction of David O. Calder, who was followed by John R. Park in 1869. The university moved out of the council house into the Union Academy building in 1876 and into Union Square in 1884. In 1892, the school's name was changed to the University of Utah, and John R. Park began arranging to obtain land belonging to the U.S. Army's Fort Douglas on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley, where the university moved permanently in 1900. Additional Fort Douglas land has been granted to the university over the years, and the fort was officially closed on October 26, 1991. Upon his death in 1900, Dr. John R. Park bequeathed his entire fortune to the university.
The university grew rapidly in the early 20th century but was involved in an academic freedom controversy in 1915 when Joseph T. Kingsbury recommended that five faculty members be dismissed after a graduation speaker made a speech critical of Utah governor William Spry. One third of the faculty resigned in protest of these dismissals. Some[who?] felt that the dismissals were a result of the LDS Church's influence on the university, while others[who?] felt that they reflected a more general pattern of repressing religious and political expression that might be deemed offensive. The controversy was largely resolved when Kingsbury resigned in 1916, but university operations were again interrupted by World War I, and later The Great Depression and World War II. Student enrollment dropped to a low of 3,418 during the last year of World War II, but A. Ray Olpin made substantial additions to campus following the war, and enrollment reached 12,000 by the time he retired in 1964. Growth continued in the following decades as the university developed into a research center for fields such as computer science and medicine.
During the 2002 Winter Olympics, the university hosted the Olympic Village, a housing complex for the Olympic and Paralympic athletes, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Prior to the events, the university received a facelift that included extensive renovations to the Rice-Eccles Stadium, a light rail track leading to downtown Salt Lake City, a new student center known as the Heritage Center, an array of new student housing, and what is now a 180-room campus hotel and conference center.
The University of Utah Asia Campus opened as an international branch campus in the Incheon Global Campus in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea in 2014. Three other European and American universities are also participating. The Asia Campus was funded by the South Korean government.
Campus takes up 1,534 acres (6.21 km2), including the Health Sciences complex, Research Park, and Fort Douglas. It is located on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley, close to the Wasatch Range and approximately 2 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City.
Most courses take place on the west side of campus, known as lower campus due to its lower elevation. Presidents Circle is a loop of buildings named after past university presidents with a courtyard in the center. Major libraries on lower campus include the J. Willard Marriott Library and the S.J. Quinney Law Library. The primary student activity center is the A. Ray Olpin University Union, and campus fitness centers include the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Complex (HPER) and the Nielsen Fieldhouse.
Lower campus is also home to most public venues, such as the Rice-Eccles Stadium, the Jon M. Huntsman Center, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, a museum with rotating exhibitions and a permanent collection of American, European, African, and Asian art. Venues for performing arts include Kingsbury Hall, used for touring companies and concerts, Pioneer Memorial Theatre, used by the professional Pioneer Theatre Company, David P. Gardner Hall, used by the School of Music and for musical performances, and the Marriott Center for Dance. Red Butte Garden, with formal gardens and natural areas, as well as the new site of the Utah Museum of Natural History, is located on the far east side of campus.
The health sciences complex, at the northeast end of campus, includes the University of Utah Medical Center, Primary Children's Medical Center, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Moran Eye Center, and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. South of the health sciences complex, several university residence halls and apartments are clustered together near Fort Douglas and the Heritage Center, which serves as a student center and cafeteria for this area. In addition, there are 1,115 university apartments for students, staff, and faculty across three apartment complexes on campus. At the southeast end of campus is Research Park, which is home to research companies including ARUP Laboratories, Evans & Sutherland, Sarcos, Idaho Technology, and Myriad Genetics.
In July 2017, the Academic Senate bestowed the designation of tobacco-free campus on the university, but rules were not enforced until 2018. The rule prohibits students and faculty from "smoking or using chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes and all other recreational nicotine-delivery products on any property owned, leased or controlled by the University of Utah."
The University of Utah provides student housing in a 33-building housing complex on campus. The complex consists of eight housing areas: Chapel Glen, Gateway Heights, Sage Point, Officer's Circle, Benchmark Plaza, Shoreline Ridge, the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community (MHC for short), and the Lassonde Studios. The MHC is a dormitory strictly for honors students and was completed in fall 2012. Built in 2016, the Lassonde Studios is part of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and houses 400 students; the studios also feature a "creative garage" with 3D printers and spaces for startups.
A number of campus shuttles, running on biodiesel and used vegetable oil, circle the campus on six different routes. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) runs several buses through the university area as well as the TRAX Red Line (light rail), which runs to South Jordan. Riders can travel downtown, to FrontRunner (commuter rail), to West Valley, to the Salt Lake City International Airport, or to Sandy by transferring to the TRAX Green or Blue lines. Students and staff can use their university IDs to ride UTA buses, TRAX, and FrontRunner.
The University has recently unveiled a new plan for a friendlier campus for bicyclers called the "Bicycle Master Plan" which aims to transform the campus into a safer and more accessible place for bicyclers and to promote the increase of bicycle ridership. The plan emphasizes both campus pathways and on-street facilities that connect the core campus area with surrounding neighborhoods. The Bicycle Master Plan gives guidelines for facilities and programs that are within the University's jurisdiction. It also provides recommendations for the University to work with external entities such as UDOT, UTA, and Salt Lake City to improve bicycling conditions in locations that are important to the campus environment, but which are not under the University's direct control.
The university is ranked 3rd by the EPA for annual green power usage among universities, with 31% of its power coming from wind and solar sources. Other sustainability efforts include a permanent sustainability office, a campus cogeneration plant, building upgrades and energy efficient building standards, behavior modification programs, purchasing local produce, and student groups, as well as a branch of the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective. Sustainability and transportation are also a large part of the university's campus master plan. The Sustainable Endowments Institute gave the university a "B+" in its College Sustainability Report Card 2011, with A's for climate change and energy, food and recycling, student involvement, and transportation.
The expanded recycling program launched on July 1, 2007. Since its launch, the program has continued to grow and refine its procedures to better accommodate a growing campus' needs. Currently there are programs in place for paper, cardboard, aluminum, batteries, glass, printer cartridges, wooden pallets and plastics #1 and #2.
On July 7, 2011 the university unveiled its plans to be the first location in the United States to install solar ivy. Unlike rooftop panels, solar ivy panels are small and shaped like ivy so that they can be installed in an attractive arrangement that will scale walls, much like ivy growing over a building's surface. These panels were designed by Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology of New York.
A renewable energy partnership was entered into by the university, Rocky Mountain Power and 3Degrees on September 28, 2011 allowing the purchase of renewable wind power that in its first year will produce 98,233,000 kilowatt-hours of wind energy, which is 36% of the university's total power usage, with plans for an additional two-year renewable energy commitment. The university's first-year renewable energy purchase through Blue Sky and 3Degrees has the combined environmental benefit of taking more than 13,200 cars off the road for one year or planting 1.7 million trees. The university's support for renewable energy is made possible through a student fee-funded sustainability program established in 2005.
The university unveiled the addition of a new solar array system on April 16, 2012 on the rooftop of the Natural History Museum of Utah. This is the second system installed on the university's campus, the other being at the HPER East building. The Natural History Museum of Utah's system is a 330-kilowatt system, while the HPER East system is a 263-kilowatt system. The combined arrays consist of 2,470 Sharp photovoltaic panels covering 40,000 square feet of rooftop space and together they will annually produce 802,240 kilowatt hours
The University of Utah is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, 8 of whom are appointed by the Governor of Utah with the consent of the Utah Senate. The President of the University of Utah Alumni Association serves as the 9th member, and the President of the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) serves as the 10th member. The 8 appointed members serve for four-year terms, four expiring on June 30 of each odd-numbered year. The two ex officio members serve for the terms of their respective offices. Subject to the Board of Trustees, the university faculty have authority to legislate on matters of educational policy via the Academic Senate. The Senate is composed of 100 faculty members proportionally representing and elected by their respective colleges, 2 elected deans, and 18 students from the ASUU, one from each college and the ASUU president. The Senate also includes the University President, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, and all non-elected deans as ex officio members who may debate and present motions but do not vote. Much of the actual Senate work is carried out by 12 Senate-elected committees which work on the central academic issues of the institution. The committees report to the full Senate and the Senate often acts on their proposals as well as on issues brought to its attention by the administration.
|U.S. News & World Report||119|
|U.S. News & World Report||129|
The University of Utah is a public flagship four-year research university accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1933. The U organizes its 150 academic departments and programs into 17 colleges and schools.
- College of Architecture and Planning
- David Eccles School of Business
- School for Cultural and Social Transformation
- School of Dentistry
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Health
- Honors College
- College of Humanities
- S.J. Quinney College of Law
- College of Mines and Earth Sciences
- College of Nursing
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Science
- College of Social and Behavioral Science
- College of Social Work
The University operates on a semester calendar with the rest of the Utah higher education system. Undergraduate tuition and fees for 2015–2016 were $8,240 for Utah residents (about 325% the cost of tuition and fees in 2000, $2,534 for 13 credit hours per semester, 2 semesters), and $26,180 for non-residents per 12-credit-hour semester.
Admissions and demographicsEdit
For the Class of 2020 (enrolling Fall 2016), Utah received 14,308 applications and accepted 10,934 (76.4%), with 3,601 enrolling. The middle 50% range of SAT scores for enrolling freshmen was 520-640 for critical reading, 530-660 for math, and 500-620 for writing. The middle 50% ACT composite score range was 21-27, 20-27 for math, and 21-28 for English. The average high school grade point average (GPA) was 3.61.
The university uses a holistic admissions process and weighs ACT/SAT standardized test scores, GPA, grade trend, rigorous AP/IB/Honors classes taken in high school, academic achievements, along with other "personal achievements and characteristics".
In Fall 2015, the undergraduate and graduate student body was 31,551, with 23,794 undergraduate students and 7,757 graduate students; 73% of students were full-time, 56% were male and 44% female, and 82% were Utah residents. The undergraduate student body was 69% white, 11% Hispanic, 6% non-resident alien, 5% Asian, 4% two or more races, 1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1% black, and 1% Native American. Ethnicity or citizenship was unknown for 2%.
The Department of Ballet offers the top ranked ballet and ballroom dance program in the United States and is one of the oldest and most reputable university ballet departments in the country. The Department was founded by William F. Christensen in 1951, who also founded the San Francisco Ballet and Ballet West companies.
The university has made unique contributions to the study of genetics due in part to long-term genealogy efforts of the LDS Church, which has allowed researchers to trace genetic disorders through several generations. The relative homogeneity of Utah's population also makes it an ideal laboratory for studies of population genetics. The university is home to the Genetic Science Learning Center, a resource which educates the public about genetics through its website.
In March 2012, the university received unanimous approval from the board of trustees to create a new academic college, the School of Dentistry, which is the university's first new college in sixty years. The new school has received funding for a new structure and has started as a debt-free program. The new school enrolled its first students for the fall semester of 2013 and averages the same cost as the university's medical school tuition.
- Computer science
The University of Utah was one of the original four nodes of ARPANET, the world's first packet-switching computer network and embryo of the current worldwide Internet. The School of Computing produced many of the early pioneers in computer science and graphics, including Turing Award winner Alan Kay, Pixar founder Ed Catmull, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, and Adobe founder John Warnock. Notable innovations of computer science faculty and alumni include the first method for representing surface textures in graphical images, the Gouraud shading model, magnetic ink printing technology, the Johnson counter logic circuit, the oldest algebraic mathematics package still in use (REDUCE), the Phong reflection model, the Phong shading method, and the rendering equation. Through the movement of Utah graduates and faculty, research at the University spread outward to laboratories like Xerox Parc, JPL, and the New York Institute of Technology. Present graphics research is focused on biomedical applications for visualization, scientific computing, and image analysis at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute.
The University of Utah has the only accredited allopathic medical school in the State of Utah. The medical school has made several notable contributions to medicine, such as establishing the first Cerebrovascular Disease Unit west of the Mississippi River in 1970 and administering the world's first permanent artificial heart, the Jarvik-7, to Barney Clark in 1982.
The University of Utah College of Pharmacy is 4th in the nation for NIH research grants. The department of Pharmacology and Toxicology within the School of Pharmacy is world-renowned for research in epilepsy treatment with their Anticonvulsant Drug Development (ADD) program.
- Political Science
The university is host to the Neal A. Maxwell Lecture Series in Political Theory and Contemporary Politics, a forum for political theorists to share their newest theoretical work, and is home to the Hinckley Institute of Politics, which places more than 350 students every year in local, state, national, and global internships.
The university has 7 men's and 11 women's varsity teams. Athletic teams include men's baseball, basketball, football, golf, skiing, swimming/diving, and tennis and women's basketball, cross country, gymnastics, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. The school's sports teams are called the Utes, though some teams have an additional nickname, such as "Runnin' Utes" for the men's basketball team. The university participates in the NCAA's Division I (FBS for football) as part of the Pac-12 Conference. When they were in the same conference, there was a fierce Utah–BYU rivalry, and the Utah–BYU football game, traditionally the season finale, has been called the "Holy War" by national broadcasting commentators. The university fight song is "Utah Man", commonly played at athletic games and other university events. In 1996, Swoop was introduced as the new mascot of the University of Utah. Because of relationships with the local Ute Indians, Utah adopted a new mascot. While still known as the Utes, Utah is now represented by the Red-tailed Hawk known for the use of his tail feathers in Ute head-dresses, and said he "Reflects the soaring spirit of our state and school"
In 2002, the university was one of 20 schools to make the U.S. News & World Report College Sports Honor Roll. In 2005, Utah became the first school to produce No. 1 overall draft picks in both the NFL draft and NBA draft for the same year. Alex Smith was picked first overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2005 NFL Draft, and Andrew Bogut was picked first overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2005 NBA Draft. The university has won ten NCAA Skiing Championships, most recently in 2017, as well as the 1977 AIAW National Women's Skiing Championship.
The men's basketball team won the NCAA title in 1944 and the NIT crown in 1947. Arnie Ferrin, the only four-time All-American in Utah basketball history, played for both the 1944 and 1947 teams. He also went on to help the Minneapolis Lakers win NBA Championships in 1949 and 1951. Wat Misaka, the first person of Asian descent to play in the NBA, also played for Utah during this era.
Utah basketball rose again to national prominence when head coach Rick Majerus took his team, including guard Andre Miller, combo forward Hanno Möttölä, and post player Michael Doleac, to the NCAA Final Four in 1998. After eliminating North Carolina to advance to the final round, Utah lost the championship game to Kentucky, 78–69.
In 2004–2005, the football team, coached by Urban Meyer and quarterbacked by Alex Smith, along with defensive great Eric Weddle, went 11–0 during the regular season and defeated Pittsburgh 35–7 in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl, becoming the first team from a conference without an automatic Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bid to go to a BCS bowl game. The team ended its perfect 12–0 season ranked 4th in AP polling.
2008–2009 was another undefeated year for the football team, coached by Kyle Whittingham, as they finished the season 13–0 and defeated Alabama 31–17 in the 2009 Sugar Bowl. Utah finished the season 2nd in AP polling, their highest rank ever. At the end of the season, the Utes were the only unbeaten team in the country, with the nation's longest active streak of bowl victories (8).
The Utah Utes moved to the Pac-12 Conference for the start of the 2011–2012 football season. They are in the South Division with University of Colorado, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, UCLA and University of Southern California. Their first game in the Pac-12 was at USC on September 10, 2011, and resulted in a 23–14 Utah loss.
The women's gymnastics team, coached by Megan Marsden, has won ten national championships, including the 1981 AIAW championship, and placed 2nd nationally eight times. As of 2013, it has qualified for the NCAA championship every year since 1976, the only program to do so. The program has averaged over 11,000 fans per meet 1992–2010 and has been the NCAA gymnastics season attendance champions 16 of these 19 years. In 2010, there was an average of 14,213 fans per meet, the largest crowd being 15,030.
The university marching band, known as the "Pride of Utah", perform at all home football games, as well as some away games and bowl games. They performed at the 2005 BCS Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the 2009 BCS Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the Inaugural Parade of President Barack Obama.
The band began as a military band in the 1940s. In 1948, university president A. Ray Olpin recruited Ron Gregory from Ohio State University to form a collegiate marching band. Support for the band dwindled in the 60s, and ASUU (the Associated Students of the University of Utah) discontinued its funding in 1969. The band was revived in 1976 after a fund raising effort. under the direction of Gregg I. Hanson. As of 2011, the band is under the direction of Dr. Brian Sproul.
Men's rugby clubEdit
In 2012, Utah's men's rugby club was suspended for an unspecified alcohol 'incident' for the 2012–2013 rugby year.
Close to 50% of freshmen live on campus, but most students choose to live elsewhere after their first year, with 13% of all undergraduates living on campus. The university is located in a large metropolitan area, but many students live in the neighborhoods immediately surrounding the university. An additional 1,115 family apartments are available to students, staff, and faculty. One of the university's primary four goals for long-term campus growth is to increase student engagement through the addition of on-campus housing, intramural fields, athletic centers, and a new student activity center.
The current student activity center, the A. Ray Olpin University Union, is a common gathering place for university-wide events such as Crimson Nights, roughly monthly student activity nights; PlazaFest, a fair for campus groups at the start of the school year; and the Grand Kerfuffle, a concert at the end of the school year. The building includes a cafeteria, computer lab, recreational facilities, and a ballroom for special events. The Union also houses the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, CESA (Center for Ethnic Student Affairs) which provides an inclusive space for students and houses various advising programs of the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Union Programming Council which is in charge of promoting student life on campus through events like Crimson Nights, and ASUU (the Associated Students of the University of Utah), which is responsible for appropriating funds to student groups and organizations on campus. ASUU holds primary and general elections each year for student representatives, typically with 10–15% of the student population voting.
Due to the large number of LDS Church members at the university, there is an LDS Institute of Religion building near main campus, as well as several LDS student groups and 46 campus wards. Approximately 650 students are part of 6 sororities and 8 fraternities at the university, most of which have chapter houses on "Greek Row" just off campus.
The University of Utah has a dry campus, meaning that alcohol is banned on campus. In 2004, Utah became the first state with a law expressly permitting concealed weapons on public university campuses. The University of Utah tried to uphold its gun ban but the Utah Supreme Court rejected the ban in 2006.
The university has several public broadcasting affiliations, many of which utilize the Eccles Broadcast Center. These stations include KUED channel 7, a PBS member station and producer of local documentaries; KUEN channel 9, an educational station for teachers and students from the Utah Education Network; KUER 90.1 FM, a public radio affiliate of National Public Radio, American Public Media, and Public Radio International; and K-UTE 1620.
NewsBreak is the student-run television newscast on campus. During 2011, the program celebrated its 40th anniversary. Broadcasts air every Thursday night at 10 pm during the fall and spring semesters on KUEN.
The Daily Utah Chronicle, also referred to as the Chrony, has been the university's independent, student-run paper since 1890. It publishes daily on school days during fall and spring semesters and weekly during summer semester. The paper typically runs between eight and twelve pages, with longer editions for weekend game guides. The paper converted to a broadsheet format in 2003 when the Newspaper Agency Corporation began printing it. The Society of Professional Journalists selected the newspaper as one of three finalists for best all-around daily student newspaper in the nation in both 2007 and 2008. Staff from the Chronicle feed into Utah journalism circles, some of them rising to considerable prominence, such as former editor Matt Canham, whose work with The Salt Lake Tribune earned him the Don Baker Investigative Reporting Award from the Utah Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The University of Utah Press, the oldest press in Utah and now part of the J. Willard Marriott Library, publishes books on topics including the outdoors, anthropology and archaeology, linguistics, creative nonfiction, Mesoamerica, Native American studies, and Utah, Mormon, and Western history. The university is also home to a national literary journal, Quarterly West.
Notable alumni and facultyEdit
Notable alumni include politicians Rocky Anderson, Bob Bennett, E. Jake Garn, Jon Huntsman, Jr., Karen Morgan, Frank E. Moss, and Karl Rove; recent LDS Church presidents Gordon B. Hinckley and Thomas S. Monson; historian and Pulitzer Prize for History laureate Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; authors Orson Scott Card, Stephen Covey, Terry Tempest Williams, and Wallace Stegner; R Adams Cowley, William DeVries, Russell M. Nelson, and Robert Jarvik in medicine; historian Richard Foltz; educators Gordon Gee  and Ann Weaver Hart; reporter Martha Raddatz; and speed reading innovator Evelyn Nielsen Wood.
Notable science and engineering alumni include Jim Blinn; Mark W. Fuller, CEO of WET Design; Jim Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, and Healtheon; Gretchen W. McClain, former NASA Deputy Associate Administrator of Human Space Exploration and Chief Director of the International Space Station; Henri Gouraud; John C. Cook who played a crucial role in establishing the field of ground-penetrating radar; Ralph Hartley; rocket scientist Joseph Majdalani; Alan Kay; Simon Ramo; and John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe Systems.
Notable entrepreneur and business leader alumni include Alan Ashton, co-founder of WordPerfect and Thanksgiving Point; Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese; Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar; J. Willard Marriott, founder of Marriott International; Robert A. "Bob" McDonald, CEO of Procter & Gamble; David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue; and Telle Whitney, CEO and President of the Anita Borg Institute
In athletics, notable alumni include baseball player Chris Shelton; basketball players Andrew Bogut, Andre Miller and Keith Van Horn; football players Paul Kruger, Star Lotulelei, Jamal Anderson, Kevin Dyson, Alex Smith, and Steve Smith Sr.; hall of fame karate grandmaster Dan Hausel; and football coach LaVell Edwards.
Notable faculty in science and engineering include David Evans and Ivan Sutherland, founders of Evans and Sutherland; Bui Tuong Phong, pioneer of computer graphics; Henry Eyring, known for studying chemical reaction rates; Stephen Jacobsen, founder of Sarcos; Jindřich Kopeček and Sung Wan Kim, pioneers of polymeric drug delivery and gene delivery; Suhas Patil, founder of Cirrus Logic; Stanley Pons, who claimed to have discovered "cold fusion" in 1989; Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, later co-winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; and Thomas Stockham, founder of Soundstream. In medicine, notable faculty include Mario Capecchi, the co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Willem Johan Kolff; and Russell M. Nelson. Biologist Ralph Vary Chamberlin, founding dean of the Medical School, professor, and later historian of the University, was also an alumnus.
Ralph Becker, J.D. 1977, M.S. 1982, was the former mayor of Salt Lake City from 2008-2016
- "University of Utah Sesquicentennial, 1850–2000". J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections. 2000. Retrieved May 17, 2009.
- As of June 30, 2016. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2015 to FY 2016" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute. 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 15, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
- "Table R1 - University of Utah Revenues by Source, FY 2009 Through FY 2014" (PDF). University of Utah Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 11, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
- "University of Utah Fast Facts" (PDF). University of Utah Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 12, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
- "Inventory". In Fact. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Visual Style – University Marketing & Communications". March 15, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
- "Ute Traditions". Utah Official Athletic Site. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 14, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2009.
- "Fast Facts" (PDF). University of Utah. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 11, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- "The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education". 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
- "Member Medical Schools". Association of American Medical Colleges. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- LDS.org: "Book of Mormon Pronunciation Guide" (retrieved 2012-02-25), IPA-ified from «dĕz-a-rĕt´»
- "Rankings by total R&D expenditures".
- "Winning Institutions Search". www.rhodesscholar.org. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
- "Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah - Faculty Phenomena". www.physics.utah.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-12.
- Piper, Matthew (3 October 2017). "Utah-born Kip Thorne wins the Nobel Prize in physics for his role in detecting gravitational waves". The Salt Lake Tribune.
- "Dr. Mario Capecchi". capecchi.genetics.utah.edu. Archived from the original on November 22, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
- "U. of U. can claim another Nobel Prize". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2015-12-12.
- "Alan Kay". Turing Award. ACM. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
- "Ivan Sutherland". Turing Award. ACM. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
- "MacArthur Fellows Program — MacArthur Foundation". www.macfound.org. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
- "MacArthur Fellows Program — MacArthur Foundation". www.macfound.org. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- Tribune, Nick Parker And Mariah Noble The Salt Lake. "Pulitzer Prize-winning Deseret News reporter Bob Mullins dies at age 91". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- Honan, William H. (1993-04-15). "Wallace Stegner Is Dead at 84; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Biography". www.historians.org. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "DON (NOT "DONALD") LESLIE LIND (PH.D.) NASA ASTRONAUT (FORMER)".
- "http://www.spaceacts.com/starship/seh/garn.htm". External link in
- "U Grad Student Named 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholar". archive.unews.utah.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
- "University of Utah student awarded prestigious Churchill Scholarship | UNews". unews.utah.edu. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
- "U. mathematics student awarded Churchill Scholarship".
- "Fifty Honors Programs…". Public University Honors. November 2, 2011. Archived from the original on April 27, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
- "Heterodox Academy Guide to Colleges".
- Rock, Brad (January 2, 2005). "Utes a perfect 12–0: U. pounds Pitt after crashing BCS party". Deseret Morning News. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- Facer, Dirk (January 16, 2009). "Utah Utes football: Storybook season: How did the Utes get from 0–0 to 13–0? Let us remind you". Deseret News. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- Yvette D. Ison (January 1995). "The Beginnings of the University of Utah". State of Utah. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
- "Brief History of Fort Douglas". Fort Douglas Military Museum Association. Archived from the original on March 29, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- Whitney, Orson F. (October 1904). History of Utah. 4. Salt Lake City, Utah: George Q. Cannon & Sons Co. pp. 356–357.
- "The Block U". University of Utah. Archived from the original on September 6, 2006. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- Alexander, Thomas G. (1996). Mormonism in Transition. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. pp. 174–177.
- "Olympic Village". 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. Deseret News and KSL. Archived from the original on July 20, 2008. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Rice–Eccles Olympic Stadium". 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. Deseret News and KSL. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "UTA TRAX Light Rail". Don Strack. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- Roche, Lisa R. (January 10, 2002). "The Olympic Village: World's elite athletes to have rooms with a view, pizza with goat cheese". 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. Deseret News and KSL. Archived from the original on October 26, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2009.
- "University of Utah Guest House Hotel and Conference Center". University of Utah. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
- Park Hye-Mi (May 12, 2016). "IFEZ on way to being the top free economic zone". Korea JoongAng Daily. JoongAng Ilbo. JoongAng Media Network. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
- Wells, David (Feb 24, 2014). "Enrollment opens for U of U campus in South Korea". Fox 13 Salt Lake City. WordPress.com. KSTU, Tribune Broadcasting. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
- Whitehurst, Lindsay (Feb 26, 2014). "University of Utah to open Korean campus in September". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
- "Campus Life at the U". In Fact. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Cultural Venues". In Fact. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Primary Children's Medical Center Hospital History". Intermountain Healthcare. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Health Facilities". In Fact. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Printable Student Housing Map" (PDF). University of Utah Housing & Residential Education. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
- "Campus Housing". In Fact. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Research". In Fact. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Continuing Education Locations". University of Utah Continuing Education. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009.
- Lockhart, Ben (2017-08-21). "Newly dubbed 'tobacco-free' U. will begin enforcing violations next summer". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
- "Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community". Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
- "Lassonde Studios | Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute | University of Utah". Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute | University of Utah. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "University of Utah – Green Report Card 2009". Sustainability Endowments Institute. Retrieved June 27, 2009.
- "Shuttle Routes and Schedules". University of Utah Commuter Services. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "UTA and U". University of Utah Commuter Services. Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "University of Utah News Center – New Campus Master Plan Being Developed". Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- "University of Utah Facilities Management- Bicycle Master Plan". Archived from the original on January 12, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
- "University of Utah Bicycle Master Plan (18.45 MB)" (PDF). University of Utah. 2011. p. 201. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 29, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- "Top 20 College & University". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
- "Executive Summary (23 MB)" (PDF). Campus Master Plan. University of Utah. 2008. pp. X. Retrieved June 27, 2009.
- "University of Utah – Green Report Card 2011". Sustainability Endowments Institute. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
- "Facilities Management – Recycling at the U". Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
- Andrews, Emerson. "Recycle Glass on Campus". U Sustainability. University of Utah Office of Sustainability. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "University of Utah News Center- Ivy-Covered Walls Take on New Power from the Sun". Retrieved July 7, 2011.
- "Office of Sustainability – Support a Solar U!". Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
- "University of Utah News Center – University of Utah Green Power Purchases Propels Pac-12 to EPA Top Ranking". Retrieved April 19, 2012.
- "University of Utah News Center – Green Power at the U Goes Big with Blue Sky Visionary Designation". Retrieved September 28, 2011.
- "University of Utah News Center – New Solar Arrays, Biking to Campus and Ewaste Recycling Highlight U Earth Week". April 16, 2012.
- "Board of Trustees Bylaws". University of Utah. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Academic Senate Overview". University of Utah. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017: USA". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
- "America's Top Colleges". Forbes. July 5, 2016.
- "Best Colleges 2017: National Universities Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. September 12, 2016.
- "2016 Rankings - National Universities". Washington Monthly. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
- "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
- "QS World University Rankings® 2018". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
- "World University Rankings 2016-17". THE Education Ltd. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
- "Best Global Universities Rankings: 2017". U.S. News & World Report LP. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
- "University of Utah Accreditation". University of Utah. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Colleges, Departments & Programs". University of Utah. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Academic Calendars". University of Utah Office of the Registrar. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
- "Cost". University of Utah Office of Admissions. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- "University of Utah Common Data Set 2016-2017" (PDF). University of Utah. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
- "Freshman Admission Standards - Office of Admissions - The University of Utah". admissions.utah.edu. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Dance Schools Offering Ballet and Ballroom Programs". Dance Colleges. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
- "University of Utah". The UDancer. Archived from the original on April 27, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
- Sussingham, Robin; Stephanie Watson; Jennifer Logan (2006). "Utah: A Gold Mine for Genetic Research". University of Utah. Archived from the original on February 19, 2007. Retrieved March 9, 2006.
- "Learn.Genetics". Genetic Science Learning Center. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
- "The Daily Utah Chronicle – College of Dentistry Starts in Fall of 2013". Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
- "The Daily Utah Chronicle – Dental School Receives Approval". Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
- Leiner, Barry M.; Robert E. Kahn; Jon Postel. "A Brief History of the Internet". Internet Society. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
- Rivlin, Robert (1986). The Algorithmic Image: Graphic Visions of the Computer Age. Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0914845802.
- "History of the School of Computing". University of Utah School of Computing. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
- Misa, Thomas J. (2016). Communities of Computing: Computer Science and Society in the ACM. Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool. ISBN 9781970001877. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
- Shneiderman, Ben. The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-19-875883-9.
- "Law School Profile". S.J. Quinney College of Law. Archived from the original on March 12, 2009. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
- "University Health Care Milestones". University of Utah Health Care. Archived from the original on December 26, 2008. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
- "UCSF Tops Medical Schools, Public Institutions In NIH Research Funds". UCSF. Retrieved Oct 5, 2013.
- "Information". ADD Program. Retrieved Oct 5, 2013.
- Maxwell Lecture Series. University of Utah
- "Opportunities for all students". Internships. The University of Utah. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
- "Athletics". In Fact. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved May 30, 2009.
- "Utah Official Athletic Site". University of Utah. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Men's Basketball Media Guide". Utah Official Athletic Site. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 10, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Utah excited by Pac-10 acceptance". ESPN. Retrieved June 17, 2010..
- Watson, Graham (November 20, 2008). "Cougars-Utes spice things up – off the field". ESPN. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Utah Mascot". Utah Official Athletic Site. University of Utah. Archived from the original on June 9, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2010.
- Witkin, Gordon; Jodi Schneider (March 10, 2002). "College Sports: Why they're not just about winning and losing anymore. A look at some of the best—and worst—programs". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on May 7, 2005. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- Sorensen, Mike (June 29, 2005). "It's official: Bogut's a Buck". Deseret Morning News. Retrieved May 28, 2009.
- "NFL Draft History Full Draft". National Football League. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Draft 2005". National Basketball Association. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Utah". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Utah Athletics History". Utah Official Athletic Site. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 23, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Division I Men's Basketball History". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Postseason NIT History (1940's)". National Invitation Tournament. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Arnie Ferrin To Be Honored During Utah-TCU Game Saturday" (Press release). University of Utah. March 2, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- Sanchez, Jennifer W. (September 9, 2008). "Utahn broke ethnic wall in NBA". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on August 21, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- Curry, Jack (March 31, 1998). "1998 NCAA Tournament: Kentucky Turns Comeback Into Its 2nd Title in 3 Years". The New York Times. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "NCAA College Football Polls". ESPN. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Official Women's Gymnastics Roster - The Official Athletic Site of the University of Utah". www.utahutes.com. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
- "Utah Gymnastics Media Guide". Utah Official Athletic Site. University of Utah. Archived from the original on April 20, 2010. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
- "Gymnasts Make NCAA Attendance History". Utah Official Athletic Site. University of Utah. March 26, 2010. Retrieved April 8, 2010.
- "Marching Band". University of Utah. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Once again, U. band will strut for football fans". Deseret News. September 25, 1976. Retrieved May 14, 2009.[dead link]
- "Brian Sproul". University of Utah School of Music. Archived from the original on April 17, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Utah men's rugby club expelled for alcohol 'incident'". Deseret News. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
- "Common Data Set 2015-2016" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 12, 2016.
- "Plan Elements (50 MB)" (PDF). Campus Master Plan. University of Utah. 2008. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
- "ASUU: Government". Associated Students of the University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
- Thompson, Jeremy (March 5, 2009). "Candidates fight low voter turnout". The Daily Utah Chronicle. University of Utah. Archived from the original on February 15, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2009.
- "Institute of Religion – University of Utah". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved May 27, 2009.
- "Welcome to Greek Row". University of Utah Greek Council. Retrieved May 22, 2009.[dead link]
- "Greek Council – Office of Student Involvement". University of Utah. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
- "Alcohol and Drug Policies". University of Utah Department of Public Safety. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
- "Utah only state to allow guns at college". MSNBC. Associated Press. April 28, 2007. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
- Croft, Gregory T. (September 20, 2006). "University of Utah Can't Ban Firearms on Campus". ABC News. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
- "PBS Station Finder". Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "About KUER 90.1". KUER. Archived from the original on April 25, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "NewsBreak". University of Utah. Archived from the original on November 29, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
- "History of NewsBreak". University of Utah. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
- "Broadsheet, NY Times Crossword Puzzle and SI On Campus Part of New Daily Utah Chronicle Offering" (Press release). University of Utah. August 20, 2003. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "The Daily Utah Chronicle". University of Utah. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "Production Schedules". University Media Sales Group. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
- "SPJ Announces 2007 Mark of Excellence Award National Winners" (Press release). Society of Professional Journalists. May 19, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
- "SPJ Announces 2008 Mark of Excellence Award National Winners" (Press release). Society of Professional Journalists. May 13, 2009. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
- "SPJ recognizes the best Utah journalism of 2008". The Salt Lake Tribune. June 13, 2009. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
- "Media". In Fact. University of Utah. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
- "Subject Categories". University of Utah Press. Retrieved May 16, 2009.[dead link]
- Griggs, Brandon (December 15, 1996). "Small Magazine, Big Names: 'Quarterly West' Turns 20". The Salt Lake Tribune.
- Davidson, Lee (December 8, 2002). "Triumph of the underdog". Deseret News. Retrieved May 26, 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "President Gordon B. Hinckley". Leader Biographies. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- "President Thomas S. Monson". Leader Biographies. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- "University of Utah Celebrates Distinguished and Honorary Alumni at 2013 Founders Day Banquet". University of Utah.
- "About Orson Scott Card". Hatrack River Enterprises Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- "Elder Russell M. Nelson". Leader Biographies. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- Rule, Ann (2000). The stranger beside me (Updated 20th anniversary ed.). New York: W. W. Norton & Company. p. 118. ISBN 0-393-05029-7.
- "Biography of Ann Weaver Hart". University of Arizona. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
- Howard Kurtz (November 12, 2007). "Martha Raddatz, Putting Herself in the Thick of Things". Retrieved 2014-01-15.
- "The Evelyn Nielsen Wood Papers, ca. 1925–1979". University of Utah.
- "American Men and Women of Science". Gale Cengage Learning. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012.
- "Ralph V. L. Hartley, 1888–1970". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Archived from the original on April 9, 2008. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- "Professor William K. Van Moorhem". majdalani.eng.auburn.edu.
- "Executive Profile: Robert A. McDonald". BusinessWeek. Retrieved June 11, 2009.
- "Major contributions by Utah faculty and alumni". University of Utah School of Computing. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- "Famous University of Utah Alumni". Utah Official Athletic Site. University of Utah. Archived from the original on June 18, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- Kauzmann, Walter. "Henry Eyring, February 20, 1901 – December 26, 1981". National Academies Press. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- "Stephen Jacobsen – Distinguished Professor". University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering. Archived from the original on April 18, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- "NAE Elects 68 Members and Nine Foreign Associates". Retrieved October 14, 2014.
- Broad, William J. (May 9, 1989). "Brilliance and Recklessness Seen in Fusion Collaboration". The New York Times. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- Maffly, Brian (October 11, 2009). "Ramakrishnan: Nobel-winning work started in Utah". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
- "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved October 8, 2007.
- "Willem Kolff". The New York Times. London. March 20, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2009.