University Of Utah
Impact Newsletter

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Next Expansion for Cancer Patients Nearly Doubles in Size Thanks to a $30 Million Gift from the Huntsman Foundation

Peter Huntsman, CEO of the Huntsman Foundation and chairman and CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF), announced on January 11, 2019, a transformational $30 million gift from the family’s foundation. This donation allows Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah to better plan for and address the future needs of cancer patients []

Keck Foundation Funds U Dark Sky Studies

The W. M. Keck Foundation has awarded $250,000 to the University of Utah to establish a new undergraduate minor in dark sky studies, the first of its kind in the United States. Dark sky studies is an emerging field that explores the impacts of artificial light at night and the loss of our night skies []

U Leads Nation in Launching Innovative Funding Effort for College Completion

Paying for college can be a challenge. For many University of Utah students, completing their degree means starting and stopping school or reducing their course load in order to save money and avoid taking on debt. Yet prolonging a student’s time to graduation reduces their chance of finishing, costs more in educational expenses, and delays []

U of U Health Premieres One in a Million during Sundance

In late January, during the Sundance Film Festival, University of Utah Health premiered One in a Million, an original short documentary co-directed by two acclaimed independent filmmakers, Jeremiah Zagar and Ross Kauffman. The film tells the story of Tyler, who lost his ability to walk, see, and hear by the time he was 10. The []