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Peer Partners in the Elementary Art Classroom Lead to Growth for Students With andWithout Disabilities

Jonathan Hale and his research partners at the University of Utah Department of Special Education, John McDonnell & Kristen Paul, and Kelby McIntyre-Martinez, Assistant Dean for Arts Education and Community Engagement, College of Fine Arts, have found that the art classroom can lend itself to improved socialization for students both with and without disabilities.

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Salt Lake Center for Science Education received the ‘Schools of Opportunity’ Gold recognition

Larry Madden, Principal at SLCSE, talks about the ‘Schools of Opportunity’ recognition and how this learning model is being incorporated in other Salt Lake City School District schools.

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Anthony Godfrey selected as Jordan School District Superintendent

Anthony Godfrey received his Doctorate of Education in 2007 from the ELP department. Congratulations to Anthony!

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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.

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2019 College of Education Annual Diversity Lecture Series

Joan and Loki Mulholland
Joan and Loki Mulholland

February 13 civil rights icon Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, together with filmmaker Loki Mulholland, presented The Uncomfortable Truth. Using clips from the 2017 documentary with the same name, the Mulholland’s spoke about the ways in which racism continues to organize life in the United States.

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Max Felker-Kantor
Max Felker-Kantor

March 5 American historian Dr. Max Felker-Kantor explained how the Los Angeles Police Department, faced with restrictions on its discretionary authority during the late 1950s and 1960s, sought to expand its power. Referencing his book Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD, Kantor’s research shows us how historical events connect with what we are seeing with today’s school-to-prison pipeline.

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Benjamin Crump
Benjamin Crump

March 26 Benjamin Crump, attorney at law, spoke to Using the Law as a Weapon. Mr. Crump shared his experiences with the “intellectual justification of discrimination” and highlighted examples of how the law has been used as a weapon again African Americans throughout history. Mr. Crump advised we must work through both education and economic channels to achieve change and equality as one cannot progress without the other.

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


Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends

Peter Michael Nicholas I have received my Bachelor's of Science in Therapeutic Recreation, a Master's of Social Work, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, all from the University of Utah. I currently work at the Carmen B. Pingree Center for Children with Autism as the director of the program. Our goals at the Pingree Center is to help prepare children for the social, developmental, physical, language, and academic skills so necessary for successful transition into public or private classroom settings.

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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

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The university has additional excellent resources to promote emotional and physical wellness, including the Counseling Center (, the Wellness Center (, and the Women’s Resource Center ( 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


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.


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Last Updated: 6/14/19