Key Initiatives


Articles relating to the Key Initiatives of Academic Affairs

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, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]