$150 Million Commitment from Huntsman Family Will Establish Mental Health Institute

The University of Utah announced a commitment of $150 million from the Huntsman family on November 4, 2019, to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute. The institute is expected to become a nationally recognized leader in research, care, education, and community outreach—and a model for other states to follow. “All families are impacted by the []

Kahlert Village: Three Generous Women, One Innovative Living Learning Environment

Work is scheduled to be completed this fall on what is a signature project for the U—a new housing village composed of three residential towers, each named after a remarkable and generous woman in Utah: Gail Miller, Patricia Child and Heather Kahlert. Thanks to Heather Kahlert and the Kahlert Foundation, this new housing complex will be []

Welcome to Advancement Rakin Hall

Rakin “Rock” Hall joined the University Advancement team as executive director of Foundation Relations on October 1, 2019. Rakin is a higher education professional with over 20 years of experience working in the areas of enrollment management, institutional advancement, and strategic research initiatives. Rakin moved to Salt Lake City, joining the University of Utah from the []

U Giving Day: 1,850 Minutes of Imagining More

Join us for the 2nd annual U Giving Day, February 25-26, 2020! Alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff will unite for 1,850 minutes in honor of the U’s founding year to celebrate, engage, and make an investment in the future of the university. U Giving Day is an opportunity to help imagine more for students, health care, []

Chevron Helps Fuel Natural History Museum of Utah’s STEM Programs

Introducing students to STEM principles early through K-12 programming is integral to generating interest in obtaining higher education degrees in math and science. To advance this important effort, the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) is collaborating with Chevron—and other major funders—to provide support for two exciting STEM programs: Youth Teaching Youth, the museum’s premier science []

New NEXUS Research Institute to Tackle the World’s Toughest IssuesDonor support is making critical new interdisciplinary projects possible

The biggest challenges now facing the world—environmental change, migration, health care, inequality, and governance—do not have isolated academic boundaries. Perspectives from multiple disciplines are needed to create solutions that are ready to implement in business, government, and civil society. Several generous donors have come together to help make the U’s new INterdisciplinary EXchange for Utah Science—NEXUS for []

Paving a Path of Opportunity for a New GenerationEccles School alumna Kimberly Johnston charts a course for other first-generation students

When Kimberly Johnston received an email last fall about an alumni event in Houston sponsored by the David Eccles School of Business, her thoughts immediately turned to a cherished piece of paper in her personal files. The letter, dated June 8, 1989, and announcing her selection as a Bamberger Foundation Scholarship recipient, was a lifeline. “I have []

A Professor’s Turn to Award a ChairA Distinguished Professor partners with University of Utah Health to establish the Anne G. Osborn, MD Endowed Chair in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Renowned radiologist Anne Osborn understands the power of endowed chairs, as both an acclaimed recipient and a benefactor who supports them. So when University of Utah Health announced the creation of an endowed chair in radiology in her name, it felt to her like the culmination of a lifetime’s work. In her more than four decades []

Major Gift for Rice-Eccles Stadium Expansion and RenovationThe Ken Garff family pledges $17.5 million, the largest gift in Utah Athletics history

Significant changes are coming to one of the most prominent structures on the University of Utah campus. Rice-Eccles Stadium, home of Ute football as well as numerous other campus and community events each year, is set to undergo an $80 million expansion and renovation. The project is being funded in part by a lead gift []