The University of Utah is excited to announce the extension of the Master of Communication program at its U Asia Campus in Incheon, South Korea. Applications are now open for the professional program, and the first cohort of students is scheduled to begin studying at the extended campus in fall 2024.
Read the full story on KSL. Young refugees have opinions and insight to share, but cultural and linguistic barriers, trauma and time constraints often mean their voices aren't heard in traditional classrooms. So the University of Utah set out to create a space just for them.
Lepa Marinkovski, assistant professor lecturer in the Department of English and the director of Humanities Scholars in the College of Humanities, has been named one of the 32 New Leadership Academy (NLA) fellows for 2024. NLA is a nationally recognized leadership development program that gives participants the courage, knowledge and tools to lead transformative change. Marinkovski will participate with leaders from institutions all over the country in varying levels of leadership for this year-long leadership opportunity.
Benjamin Cohen, professor of history, discusses his book, “An Appeal to the Ladies of Hyderabad: Scandal in Raj,” which tells the dramatic story of a couple’s rise and fall from elite society in ninetieth century India that set the benchmark for Victorian scandals.
Claremont Graduate University has honored Paisley Rekdal, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah, with the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for her book, “West: A Translation.” The $100,000 award commends outstanding poetry volumes published in the preceding year, with a legacy that includes books by luminaries such as Henri Cole, Tom Sleigh, Patricia Smith and Ross Gay.
Robin E. Jensen, professor of communication at the University of Utah, recently received the 2023 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award from the National Communication Association for the article, “Re-envisioning Fertility Science: From J. Marion Sims’s Invasive Gynecology to Sophia Kleegman’s ‘Conservative Surgery’ Hermeneutic,” published in Quarterly Journal of Speech in 2022.
Feb. 15-17, 2024, the American West Center, in partnership with the Utah Humanities Council, the Utah Humanities Book Festival, NEH’s “United We Stand,” the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and the Asia Center, will be hosting a three-day symposium exploring the history and legacy of Japanese American incarceration in the American West
Danielle Endres, professor of communication, discusses her book “Nuclear Decolonization: Indigenous Resistance to High-Level Nuclear Waste Siting,” which explores how Indigenous populations have been affected by global nuclear production and how they have successfully resisted the projects.
At the U, we know studying the Humanities gives students the edge to excel in any
field. Learning a second language, being able to write and speak in a compelling way,
understanding history, thinking critically and creatively, crafting precise arguments,
connecting local issues to a global context – it’s all humanities! The College of
Humanities at the University of Utah provides our students with critical skills that
prepare them to succeed personally and economically in our increasingly complex and
Students embarking on graduate studies in the Humanities at the U engage in rigorous
research, critical analysis, and intellectual exploration, honing their skills in
interpretations, communication and critical thinking. Our graduate programs not only
equip scholars with advanced knowledge but also cultivate empathy, cultural sensitivity,
and an ability to navigate complex ethical and social issues, making them invaluable
contributors to society as educators, researchers, writers and cultural critics.