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2018-2019  J. George Jones, Jr and Velma Rife Jones Endowed Lecture Series

Thinking with Queer and Trans* Youth about Resistant Socialities and the Infrapolitics of the Street

Thursday, February 21, 2019
4:30 - 6:30

SAEC Artworks for Kids Auditorium

Join Dr. Hackford-Peer's
LGBTQ Studies class
Feb. 21,  12:25-1:45pm 
SAEC 3151

Joel LevinJOEL R. LEVIN, PhD
Contemporary Single-Case Intervention
Research Designs and Statistical
Analyses Practice

March 7-8, 2019

SAEC Artworks for Kids Auditorium


News from U of U Reading Clinic

Two recent accomplishments we're excited about: West High School Reading Intervention Grant and an IES Project Site in Utah

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Educational Leadership & Policy Alumnus selected as Weber State University President

Brad Mortensen, has been selected as the new president of Weber State University. Brad received his PhD from ELP in the Fall of 2009. Congratulations, Brad!

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UITE Alumna Wins National Teacher Award

In recognition of inspirational teaching nationwide, Stephanie Hunt of Clayton Middle School in the Salt Lake City School District has been named the Utah recipient of the first-ever National University System-Sanford Teacher Award. The 51 teachers, representing each state, and the District of Columbia, each receive $10,000 for demonstrating their commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement.

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UURC Instruction the Focus of Nationwide Research Study in Botswana

The Botswana Ministry of Education, the University of Botswana, and Stepping Stones International, have undertaken an empirical study of the University of Utah Reading Clinic’s (UURC) model for helping teachers make challenging grade-level text and word study accessible to students with a wide variance in reading ability.

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Archive News

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 new 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

L. Jackson Newell Jack Newell is Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah and President Emeritus of Deep Springs College in California, where he served from 1995 to 2004. He continues to write and teach social ethics and educational leadership philosophy at the University of Utah, and American history in the Venture Program for adults seeking a second chance at the Horizonte Center in Salt Lake City. He also serves on the boards for the Utah Humanities Council, the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, the McMurrin Lectures, the Withrow Lectures, and the Virgin River Land Preservation Association.

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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: 2/19/19