The U’s Environmental Humanities Graduate program, dedicated to shaping future environmental leaders, has been awarded a three-year grant renewal of $791,000 from the Mellon Foundation, enhancing its commitment to climate study, resilience, advocacy, and environmental justice, while also focusing on leadership pathways for underrepresented groups and community collaboration.
The Huntsman Mental Health Institute recently broke ground on the Utah Mental Health Translational Research Building, a pioneering 185,000-square-foot facility. It will create a working lab for researchers and educators to collaborate with experts in science, translational science, artificial intelligence, public policy, business, and law in holistic ways to address mental health challenges.
The U recently appointed Marc Brown BA’06 MBA’10, a service professional and educator, to be the first executive director of the new Hospitality Leadership Initiative. The new program is part of the university’s effort to leverage the thriving local hospitality and tourism industry to become a world-renowned destination for training future hospitality leaders.