University of Utah College of Humanities

University of Utah College of 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 global society.
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From light-hearted conversational podcasts, to live talks from world-renowned writers, these shows are the perfect audio...
05/27/2020
32 of the best literary podcasts for book lovers

From light-hearted conversational podcasts, to live talks from world-renowned writers, these shows are the perfect audio fix for book lovers who like to delve beyond the book.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2019/feb/the-best-literary-podcasts-for-book-lovers/

From light-hearted conversational podcasts, to live talks from world-renowned writers, these shows are the perfect audio fix for literary fans who like to delve beyond the book.

Today for #FeatureFriday we would like you to meet Justin Nistler, our Bridge Advisor and the Undergraduate Advisor for ...
05/22/2020

Today for #FeatureFriday we would like you to meet Justin Nistler, our Bridge Advisor and the Undergraduate Advisor for Linguistics and Peace and Conflict Studies. ⁠⠀
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If I didn’t work in advising, I’d be: developing and refining 3d printed prosthesis with my brother and father.⁠⠀
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If I were a student now, I’d major in: sociology (again) or engineering.⁠⠀
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Fictional character you most identify with: Edmond Dantes – “The Count of Monte Cristo”⁠⠀
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Hash tag that describes my life: #LifeIsBetterInATent⁠⠀
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Last book you finished: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.⁠⠀
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Your go-to psych-up song: “Earthquake” by Labrinth ft. Busta Rhymes.⁠⠀

#UofU #UofUHumanities #UHumanities #AcademicAdvisor #Feature

On this #WisdomWednesday we are featuring Rich Ackerman, who graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Communication⁠⠀⁠⠀After gra...
05/20/2020

On this #WisdomWednesday we are featuring Rich Ackerman, who graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Communication⁠⠀
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After graduation from the U in 2005, Ackerman returned to his home state of New Jersey to work in the role of human resources manager for Air Contact Transport, a large transportation company specializing in overnight ground delivery in the Northeast. In 2008, he moved to Boston and began working in HR for the Crittendon Women’s Union, a nonprofit working to help low-income women attain economic independence. While at Crittendon, he completed his master’s degree in HR. In the last three years, Ackerman has moved from HR Manager at Crittendon to Director of HR at YMCA of Greater Boston, and says he is now staying put as the director of HR at Harpoon Brewery in Boston. “Human Resources allows you to have your hands in so many different things,” he said. “You can get into and help out with whatever you want in a company, and that’s really cool.”⁠⠀
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"I found that Humanities teaches you how to interact with and communicate with people – to learn their norms and behaviors," Rich said. "I believe networking is vital to find the job you want and the course of study that suits you, and one of the best ways to do that is through internships. Most of the people we hire at Harpoon Brewery began here as interns – internships are hugely important."⁠⠀
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“If you are interviewing with a company or looking into a company to work for, ask about their community culture. Check out their handbook, rules, relationships. Get to know the HR person and see how that person interacts with staff and personnel. That’s how you can know if that’s a company you’d be happy with,” he advised.⁠⠀
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#AdviceFromAlumni #Alumni #Advice #Humanities #UofUHumanities #UHumanities #UofU #UofUAlumni

A huge round of applause for Elise Scott!One of 62 recipients, Elise Scott, a senior studying communication and politica...
05/19/2020

A huge round of applause for Elise Scott!

One of 62 recipients, Elise Scott, a senior studying communication and political science at the University of Utah, was recently selected to be a Harry S. Truman Scholar.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship which awards up to $30,000 toward a public service-related graduate degree. Only 55 to 65 students across the nation are awarded the scholarship each year. This year the Truman Foundation received 773 nominations from 316 institutions.

https://dailyutahchronicle.com/2020/05/17/communications-and-political-science-student-wins-prestigious-truman-scholarship/#photo

Go Learn is hosting an at-home speaker series! Check out the first event and register here: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/web...
05/17/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Go Learn At-Home Speaker Series: Stephen Trimble. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Go Learn is hosting an at-home speaker series! Check out the first event and register here: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NkkX5DvhTXmLx6uV7gH93A

Tuesday, May 19, 12:00 PM⁠
The Capitol Reef Reader | Stephen Trimble⁠

Stephen Trimble tells stories—in words and photographs—about the land and people of the West.⁠

At the University of Utah, Trimble has taught writing to undergraduate students in the Honors College and to master's students in the Environmental Humanities program. He spent a year as a Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellow at the university's Tanner Humanities Center. His distinctive voice as a humanities-based naturalist leads visitors through the Natural History Museum of Utah; Steve wrote many of the exhibit labels and interviewed dozens of citizens, whose quotes are scattered throughout the museum.⁠

In his latest book, The Capitol Reef Reader, Stephen Trimble collects the best of nearly fifty authors' writing—160 years worth of words that capture the spirit of the park and its surrounding landscape in personal narratives, philosophical riffs, and historic and scientific records.⁠

Stephen Trimble has led three Go Learn trips--writing and photography retreats in Centennial Valley, Montana.⁠
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For 12,000 years, people have left a rich record of their experiences in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park. In "The Capitol Reef Reader," Stephen Trimble collects the best of this writing—160 years worth of words that capture the spirit of the park and its surrounding landscape in personal narra...

For the next few #FeatureFridays we would like to introduce (or re-introduce) the College of Humanities Academic Advisor...
05/15/2020

For the next few #FeatureFridays we would like to introduce (or re-introduce) the College of Humanities Academic Advisors! ⁠⠀
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Let's start with Taunya Dressler, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs⁠⠀
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If I didn’t work in advising, I’d be… a tour guide and travel writer in Italy, again. ⁠⠀
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Quote you live by: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust ⁠⠀
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Tips for college success: Do what scares you most. ⁠⠀
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If I were a student again I’d major in: everything in the College of Humanities! ⁠⠀
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Hashtag that describes your life: #RatherBeSkiing ⁠⠀
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Fictional character you most identify with: Daenerys Targaryn and Olivia Pope⁠⠀
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Your go-to psych-up song: “Sound of Sunshine” by Michael Franti ⁠⠀

#UofU #UofUHumanities #UHumanities #AcademicAdvisor #Feature

We are playing a little game over on Instagram stories - how many of these books have you read?
05/14/2020

We are playing a little game over on Instagram stories - how many of these books have you read?

Paisley Rekdal, Distinguished Professor of English and Utah's Poet Laureate, has been hard at work on her new website Ma...
05/12/2020

Paisley Rekdal, Distinguished Professor of English and Utah's Poet Laureate, has been hard at work on her new website Mapping Literary Utah. ⁠⠀
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Mapping Literary Utah is a not-for-profit web archive of Utah poets and writers, past and present. Created by Paisley Rekdal, Utah’s fifth poet laureate, with the help of a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets and the researcher Robert Kennedy, Mapping Literary Utah features the work of native-born Utahns or current residents, as well as of writers who spent a significant period of their creative life in the state.⁠⠀
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The purpose of Mapping Literary Utah is to chart the state’s wide-ranging literary landscape through brief author biographies, work samples, photos and video or audio material. Because visitors to the site can find authors by region as well as by name and literary genre, we hope they are encouraged to determine for themselves if there are connections between an author, her creative work and environment, or even between different authors attached to the same place over time.⁠⠀
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https://mappingliteraryutah.org/

#UofU #UofUHumanities #Humanities #UHumanities #MappingLiteraryUtah #UtahWriters #UtahAuthors #UtahPoets

“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”John Steinbeck, East Of Eden (1952)#HappyMothersDay to all the moms out the...
05/11/2020

“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”
John Steinbeck, East Of Eden (1952)

#HappyMothersDay to all the moms out there. 💐

We know it was only last week, but can we #FlashbackFriday to graduation?! We loved being tagged in all your photos! Con...
05/08/2020

We know it was only last week, but can we #FlashbackFriday to graduation?! We loved being tagged in all your photos! Congrats grads! #UtahGrad20 #UofU #UofUHumanities #UHumanities

05/07/2020
Tanner Humanities Center

Tanner Humanities Center

Richard Preiss is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Utah and the Tanner Humanities Center’s go-to scholar for all things Shakespeare. He has taught in our summer Gateway Workshops for teachers and served on a faculty panel we hosted before a National Theatre Live screening of Hamlet. He graciously agreed to introduce this weeks’ FREE National Theatre at Home’s screening of William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy9t6wGoxhk

Jeffrey McCarthy, director of the  University of Utah Environmental Humanities Graduate Program wrote an opinion piece f...
05/06/2020
Guest opinion: The humanities have much to teach us about this pandemic

Jeffrey McCarthy, director of the
University of Utah Environmental Humanities Graduate Program wrote an opinion piece for the Deseret News:

"The humanities have much to teach us about this pandemicHumanities disciplines give us the cultural tools and human stories to cope with the COVID-19 epidemic, but does anyone want those lessons? History, literature, religion and art all have insights for the ongoing coronavirus epidemic in Utah and the United States. However, I see public fora dominated by the bigotry and partisanship a humanities education should disallow. As much as we rely on STEM disciplines to fight the coronavirus, we must also lean on the humanities to think clearly and to act sincerely in times of crisis."

https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2020/5/3/21239860/guest-opinion-the-humanities-have-much-to-teach-us-about-this-pandemic

Humanities disciplines give us the cultural tools and human stories to cope with the COVID-19 epidemic, but does anyone want those lessons? History, literature, religion and art all have insights...

This week is #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Do you have a professor you want to thank? Leave them a message below! ⁠⠀⁠⠀#UofU ...
05/05/2020

This week is #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Do you have a professor you want to thank? Leave them a message below! ⁠⠀
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Check out these Fulbright info sessions!
05/04/2020

Check out these Fulbright info sessions!

Attention Fulbright fans! Professor Howard Lehman is hosting two virtual information sessions on Fulbright this month! Tomorrow and May 21st is your time to get more information, follow the links on the PDF :)

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Here is a quick look at the class of 2020!#UtahGrad20 #UofU #UniversityOfUtah #UofUHumanities #UHumanities #Congratulati...
05/01/2020

Here is a quick look at the class of 2020!
#UtahGrad20 #UofU #UniversityOfUtah #UofUHumanities #UHumanities #CongratulationsClassOf2020

05/01/2020
University of Utah College of Humanities Convocation 2020 - Excellence in Humanities Maria Stokes

The College of Humanities 2020 Excellence in Humanities Student is Maria Stokes. Maria is graduating with honors degrees in history and physics, with an emphasis in astrophysics and astronomy, and with the Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta history honors society, and is an Eccles Distinguished Scholar. Her immediate plans after graduation include interning at the American Institute of Physics, working with both the Niels Bohr Library and Archives, as well as the Center for History of Physics. After completing her internship, Maria intends to do service work with the chronically homeless and to ultimately continue her graduate education in the history of science.

One of Maria Stokes’ favorite ways to spend time is to sit with someone and learn what brings them to life. Sometimes, this requires her to travel across time and space. This is what led her to double major in history and physics. “I chose my history major because I wanted to understand what motivates people across time and space. I chose physics to study spacetime,” she writes. Maria quickly gained an appreciation for each of the fields, building analytical and communication skills in history and a disciplined yet flexible approach to problem-solving through physics. “I began approaching each field with an interdisciplinary skill set, which opened doors to manners of inquiry I did not anticipate.”

#UtahGrad20 #UofU #UniversityOfUtah #UofUHumanities #UHumanities #CongratulationsClassOf2020

https://youtu.be/j8IAd_nBLR8

University of Utah College of Humanities Convocation 2020 - Excellence in Humanities student Maria Stokes gives her message to the class of 2020. Maria is gr...

05/01/2020
University of Utah College of Humanities Convocation 2020 - Outstanding Senior Megan Peterson

The College of Humanities 2020 Outstanding Senior is Megan Peterson. Megan Peterson has always loved stories. Inspired and entertained by role models such as Parks & Recreation’s Leslie Knope, she found herself drawn to the study of digital story telling. Upon pursuing her strategic communication degree however, she soon discovered a deeper passion, stories as a catalyst for justice. “The idea of opening a person’s eyes to an issue and motivating them to take action is exactly what I want to do,” she writes. “Information is key to our democracy. In order to be a civically engaged citizen, we need to be informed. To be a small piece of this process has been amazing and something I want to continue doing.” Megan has been a large piece of this process throughout her time at the U where she has used her own voice to tackle challenging topics such as feminism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, how the governor’s Multicultural Commission addresses issues faced by communities of color and how non-profits address issues such as the achievement gap. Spotlighting these stories revealed yet an even deeper drive, the desire to do more than just tell stories, but to act to improve community. Megan’s passion for civic engagement connected her to the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center where she devoted more than 400 hours of community service as a Bennion Scholar. “I feel a deep sense of responsibility to engage with the community and work for justice,” she writes. Megan has volunteered at the Feed U Pantry, tutored at Guadalupe School and won a grant through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program to design and implement a research project with the nonprofit newspaper The West View. She has completed internships with the Governor’s Office, NBC Universal, UServeUtah and served as lead coordinator on the Bennion Scholars Leadership Team.

#UtahGrad20 #UofU #UniversityOfUtah #UofUHumanities #UHumanities #CongratulationsClassOf2020

https://youtu.be/xaI3f_qpf3s

University of Utah College of Humanities Convocation 2020 - Outstanding Senior Megan Peterson gives her message to the class of 2020. Megan Peterson has alwa...

05/01/2020
University of Utah College of Humanities Convocation 2020 - Student Speaker Madeleine Parkinson

The College of Humanities 2020 Convocation Student Speaker is Madeleine Parkinson. Madeleine is graduating Magna Cum Laude with double majors in philosophy and English literature, and a minor in classics in both Attic Greek and Latin. Reflecting on her experience in these disciplines, she writes, “Philosophy has taught me critical thinking, clear writing and logical argumentation. English has taught me empathy and has revealed to me the deep similarities of human experience. Classics has taught me that I can relate personally to those who existed centuries ago. These disciplines have opened my mind to new perspectives. I realize that I exist in a world with myriad perspectives, cultures and belief systems that all offer something beautiful and informative.” After graduating, Madeleine will attend U.C. Berkeley’s ten-week summer Latin program. She ultimately plans to pursue a Ph.D. in a joint classics and philosophy program, continuing on to become a professor of philosophy. “I hope that by teaching philosophy I can share my sense of curiosity and wonder with others. Further, I hope to begin bridging the gap of disparate fields of study so that new connections and advances can be made in each.”

#UtahGrad20 #UofU #UniversityOfUtah #UofUHumanities #UHumanities #CongratulationsClassOf2020

https://youtu.be/Ptn_CZGaBv0

University of Utah College of Humanities Convocation 2020 - Student Speaker Madeleine Parkinson gives her message to the class of 2020. Madeleine is graduati...

05/01/2020
University of Utah College of Humanities Convocation 2020 - Dean Stuart Culver

Dean Stuart Culver gives his message to the College of Humanities Class of 2020! Dean Culver talks about the Convocation website to celebrate our graduates (https://humanitiesconvocation.utah.edu/), the value of your Humanities degree, the importance of the various communities that supported each and every graduate, and his hopes for the future of our amazing graduates.

#UtahGrad20 #UofU #UniversityOfUtah #UofUHumanities #UHumanities #CongratulationsClassOf2020

https://youtu.be/s8Vv_yhkKvg

University of Utah College of Humanities Convocation 2020 - Dean Stuart Culver gives his message to the class of 2020.

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The humanities teach us to question the world around us to better understand our place within it. In the University of Utah’s College of Humanities, you’ll learn to question the issues – past, present and future – consider the impact those issues have on cultures, science, technology, medicine and the human experience and connect the ideas with those of your peers and community to broaden your historical, ethical, social and international perspective.


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After hearing that U of U will not be offering ASL 2010 and 2020 as they have done in past summers and what I was lead to believe would be happening this summer by many advisers at U, is there any exception to complete the Gen Ed requirement or opportunity to take the class elsewhere?
A Salt Lake Interfaith Month one of the key events: What would Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) do, if he were alive today, with regard to contemporary issues the world is facing? Of course, we have no way of knowing for sure, but some of his practices in the 7th century Arabia has surprising clues about what he might have said or done. We will discuss anecdotes from his life on contemporary issues such as interfaith relations, peace and war, racism, freedom of religion, gender relations, empowerment of women, environment, animals, and people with disabilities and more. Save the date and bring any question in your mind to ask. For questions and info email at [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/events/374756979757556/
How would one get a copy of the poster you made about Science VS. Humanities. It is for my high school classroom.
The reduction of the discussion of race in the church to include only those of African descent continues to perpetuate the myth that only those who were barred from the Priesthood / temple have faced discrimination and victimization in the church. This white/black Mormon binary is as offensive in Mormon studies as it is American studies.
Hi friends! Come celebrate culture next weekend in Draper with the non-profit 100 Humanitarians. $2 discount for students who use their school name as a promo code or wear your school sweatshirt at the door. It's a competition between BYU, UVU and U of U to see which college is best represented. Winning school gets pizza coupons from Papa Murphy's! There will be food trucks as well. Proceeds will go towards building a cultural center for the Maasai in Kenya. Check out their website to learn more www.100humanitarians.com. Tickets can be bought at www.100humanitarians/humanijam-2017