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AI, business and the future

A few days ago, I had the opportunity and pleasure to chair a panel on artificial intelligence as part of the David Eccles School of Business Alumni forum at the University of Utah. The panel members were local innovators and entrepreneurs Bassam Salem (CEO, AtlasRTX), Glenn Colby (founder, Invarius) and Keelan Johns (senior director of […]

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Building a Connected World

Today’s global economy links us all in deep and important ways. Thanks to instant, inexpensive digital communication, local events can and do have immediate and far-reaching worldwide impacts. At the University of Utah, we believe passionately in building a connected world, one where students from Utah, from across the country and from around the planet […]

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James (Jim) A. Agutter

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Jim Agutter is an associate professor in the College of Architecture + Planning, the director of the Spark Design Initiative and the director of the Bachelor of University Studies in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. He is the founder and past director of the Multi-Disciplinary Design Program and the CEO of Applied Medical Visualizations.  He […]

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Holly S. Godsey

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Holly Godsey is an associate professor (lecturer) in the Department of Geology and Geophysics.  She is also director of student success and teacher development in the Center for Science and Mathematics Education.  She has a bachelor’s degree and doctorate in geology from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in Oceanography (marine geology and […]

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The University’s Academic Prowess

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I am delighted to serve as senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, where I have responsibility for the quality of our academic programs and facilities, the success of our faculty and students, and the alignment of campus resources with our priorities and strategic directions. The U is a great public […]

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Educational Futures and Student Success Task Force

Since its founding in 1850, the University of Utah has diligently pursued a three-part, time-honored mission: educating our state’s residents; creating and disseminating new knowledge and creative works; and collaborating with public and private partners to address societal needs and opportunities. Over the past decade alone, more than 76,000 graduates have passed through the U’s […]

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Society, Water, and Climate

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The University of Utah currently has faculty members conducting research in the areas of society, water and climate; however, our faculty themselves identified this area as a research focus where some strategic hires could transform our productivity.

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Accreditation

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Welcome back for Spring 2015! I hope that you were able to enjoy a restorative and healthy break, and that you begin the new year with renewed enthusiasm for all that is ahead at the U.

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Strategic Scheduling for Student Success Initiative (S4I)

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Some of my most salient memories from my first year at Utah involve our talented and hard-working students – students like Teresa, a working mother of three who came to my office with the request that we help her finish her degree by improving the logistics of our course schedule (she had required gateway courses that were scheduled both early in the morning and late in the day), and Mitch, who was arranging special permission to take the two remaining courses that he needed to graduate even though they overlapped about 20 minutes.

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