Creating a learning environment that fosters discovery and dissemination of knowledge to promote learning, equitable access, and enhanced learning outcomes for all students
Robert "Archie" Archuleta receives University of Utah honorary doctoral degree
Robert “Archie” Archuleta, a U alum, was a retired elementary school teacher and principal, former administrative assistant for minority affairs for Salt Lake City, and Latino activist and civil rights advocate. At the time of his death, he was past president of the Board of Trustees for Utah Coalition of La Raza. Archuleta served as president of the coalition for nine years, retiring from that position in 2010.
Lily Eskelsen García receives U of U 2019 Distinguished Alumna award
Lily Eskeleson GarcÍa, College of Education alumna, is president of the country’s largest professional union, the National Education Association. She currently serves as a board member for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, as an executive committee member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and as regional vice president of Education International.
Educational Leadership & Policy Alumna Named New VP for Student Affairs
University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced that Lori K. McDonald has been named vice president for student affairs.
2019 College of Education Annual Diversity Lecture Series
Microaggressions are subtle—often unintentional—statements or actions that reveal unconscious biases toward members of marginalized communities. While anyone may experience prejudice or stereotyping, the term “microaggressions” is used specifically in connection to those in historically marginalized groups, which include gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, national origin and citizenship status or any of these intersecting identities.
Even though these comments are not always intended to be rude or insulting, the impact of microaggressions is harmful because they perpetuate stereotypes in both casual and systemic ways. At a personal level, they communicate that a person doesn’t belong. For example, when someone tells a person of color that they speak English well, it implies that the person doesn’t look like English is their first language. The impact of this statement labels the person of color as an outsider, which can be alienating. Read the article >>
State after-school programs make a difference for students in Utah
affected by intergenerational poverty
Utah Education Policy Center releases A study on after-school programs
A study by the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) found that students who participated in after-school programs designed to serve those affected by intergenerational poverty performed better on year-end state assessments in English language arts, mathematics and science compared to their performance in the years they did not participate. Moreover, students in these programs also performed better the longer they were in the after-school program. Students tripled the average academic gains in assessment scores after attending for three years compared to the gains in scores for one year of attendance. The report that contains a longitudinal analysis of student outcomes can be found at uepc.live/igp2018
12pm - 1pm
Endocrine Grand Rounds
Utah Diabetes & Endocrinology Center 615 Arapeend Drive, Suite 100 Conference Room 1040 Salt lake City, UT
1pm - 4:30pm
2019 HCI Trainee Mini-Symposium
Huntsman Cancer Institute - Research South Building 1st Floor Auditorium
Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends
Kay Allen's greatest love was working with people and helping them solve problems. Consistent with these interests, in 1952 Kay Allen graduated with a BS in psychology from Brigham Young University, followed by an MS from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah in 1957. He then became deeply involved as the Director of Professional Relations for the Utah Education Association and ran for the Utah House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket. From 1963 to 1967 he served as Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives.
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SAFETY and WELLNESS
Your safety is our top priority. In an emergency, dial 911 or seek a nearby emergency phone (throughout campus). Report any crimes or suspicious people to 801-585-COPS; this number will get you to a dispatch officer at the University of Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS; dps.utah.edu). If at any time, you would like to be escorted by a security officer to or from areas on campus, DPS will help — just give a call.
The University of Utah seeks to provide a safe and healthy experience for students, employees, and others who make use of campus facilities. In support of this goal, the University has established confidential resources and support services to assist students who may have been affected by harassment, abusive relationships, or sexual misconduct. A detailed listing of University Resources for campus safety can be found at https://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/campussafety.php
Your well-being is key to your personal safety. If you are in crisis, call 801-587-3000; help is close.
The university has additional excellent resources to promote emotional and physical wellness, including the Counseling Center (https://counselingcenter.utah.edu), the Wellness Center (https://wellness.utah.edu), and the Women’s Resource Center (https://womenscenter.utah.edu). Counselors and advocates in these centers can help guide you to other resources to address a range of issues, including substance abuse and addiction.
University of Utah Committment
A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL THRIVE
Deans and administrators through the University of Utah campus issued this letter in mid-October to affirm their commitment to creating an inclusive environment where there is no tolerance for acts of racism or bias in any form.