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 []

Welcome Sarah George

Sarah George, longtime executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah, stepped into a new role this summer as she became the U’s Chief Philanthropy Officer-Campus. For 27 years, George guided the museum through an extraordinary period of transformation, working with friends and partners throughout the community to open the spectacular Rio Tinto Center in 2011. The []

Wells Fargo Empowers Students

A diverse student body benefits and enriches the educational experiences of all students. To advance these important efforts, the David Eccles School of Business is collaborating with Wells Fargo to provide support for the First Ascent, Opportunity, and Refugee Education Initiative scholars as well as the Women in Business student organization. These inclusive programs work []