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Educational Futures Key Initiative

Going to college has changed significantly over the past 170 years. Several times. The ways future teachers, engineers, attorneys and doctors travel to the University of Utah’s campus each day; communicate with their professors and each other; and live and work have all changed significantly since the university was founded in 1850. But the fundamentals—scholarly […]


Wasatch Mountain Range

Breathing easily

One of the least appreciated blessings in life is having clean, clear air to breathe. A human can survive without food for days to weeks, without water for days, but only minutes without air. Air sustains us, nurtures us and invigorates us. Yet for all its importance, we rarely think about either the availability of […]


AI Panel

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 […]


Dan Reed presenting to a medium sized group

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 […]