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Picturing Changing Perceptions of Place

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This story originally appeared in Innovation Matters – College of social Work. More than two years after the beginning of a global pandemic, it’s still difficult to think through all the changes COVID brought with it.  There isn’t a sphere of society or a point in the lifespan that wasn’t altered.  Sarah Canham, associate professor […]

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Associate Professor Shundana Yusaf received prestigious Clark Institute Fellowship

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The University of Utah School of Architecture Associate Professor Shundana Yusaf has been selected for a Clark Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year. Yusaf will be the Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation Fellow at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the Spring and Summer of 2023. The Clark Institute Fellowship is a distinction that, since 1997, has […]

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A Celebration of Inclusive Success

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The University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new elevator, ramp insertions and several new student success spaces in the Architecture building. During the grand opening on Aug. 24., students, faculty, staff and alumni enjoyed remarks from donors, the U director of the Center of Disability and Access, […]

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Exploring age friendly communities

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Hosted by the University of Utah and the multidisciplinary group Utah Geriatric Education Consortium, on September 22-23, the Age-Friendly Communities Symposium brings together individuals from the Intermountain West to identify innovations and opportunities that will transform how neighborhoods, campuses, and health environments foster the independence, productivity and wellbeing of older adults. In a virtual modality, participants will […]

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In memory of Thomas Kass

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Thomas ‘Tom’ Kass (1936-2022), Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning, Distinguished Professor Teaching Award 1979, ACSA Distinguished Professor, and a fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies passed away on Tuesday, July 26. Kass, a firm believer in studying various disciplines, was a recognized painter and beloved […]

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School of Architecture faculty won $500,000 Mellon Grant for Humanities in Place

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Associate Professor Shundana Yusaf, Adjunct faculty in Architecture & Peripheral Office Tonia Sing Chi, Affiliate College of Architecture and Planning CarmiRae Holguin; and Adrienne Caesar, Bluff Campus Coordinator + Online Curriculum Coordinator for Yestermorrow are the founding members of Nááts’ílid, an indigenous-led coalition recipient of the 2022-2025 Mellon Foundation’s award for Humanities in Place for […]

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Revitalizing Japantown

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This story originally appeared in University of Utah Magazine. There’s a street in downtown Salt Lake City serving as an urban archive with generations of stories written in brick and concrete. Near the Salt Palace Convention Center and the Vivint Arena, it stretches from Second to Third West on 100 South, bookended by the Japanese […]

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New chair in the Division of Multi-Disciplinary Design

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Nicole Porter, Ph.D., has been named chair of the University of Utah’s Division of Multi-Disciplinary Design (MDD) in the College of Architecture and Planning, effective Aug. 1, 2022. Porter will oversee education, curriculum development, research, programs and recruitment in the division. She was appointed after an extensive, international search that began last year and included […]

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Connecting homes on the Navajo Nation

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An interdisciplinary team of four University of Utah professors are the technical, capacity building lead and project managers of an initiative that will provide access to clean energy and broadband for 24 homes in the Comb Ridge-El Capitan area. Assistant Professors Mingxi Liu, Jianli Chen, and Mostafa Ardakani from the College of Engineering; and Associate […]

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