College of Humanities

Humans of the U: Jeff Metcalf

“I’m very excited about the novel (fiction) called ‘Wacko’s City of Fun Carnival.’ It is loosely based on my own experience of running away from home at 15 and a half and joining a traveling carnival. As my mother always told me, ‘How could somebody be born on Halloween, in a cab, in San Francisco and not have an interesting life?’ And, she was absolutely correct.”


Humans of the U: Kristina Baskett

Former Utah gymnast and current Hollywood stunt double discusses the U and working on “Game of Thrones.”


Humans of the U: Ashley Baker

“When I was 32, my husband and in-laws convinced me to go back to school. They saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself…I guess you could say my time here has not only provided me with the necessary tools to find my voice. But more importantly, it’s helped me become the person I’ve always wanted to be.”


NEW DEAN FOR THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

Stuart K. Culver, associate professor of English will begin immediately.


‘NEW CHILDREN OF ISRAEL’

U professor’s new book examines Jewish identity among millions of African and Asian peoples who claim descent from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.


HUMANS OF THE U: COPELAND JOHNSTON

As a hospital chaplain, Copeland Johnston learned to listen and help people during the most vulnerable times of their lives. These skills have proven invaluable when working with his students in his role as an academic advisor.


HUMANITIES DEAN LEAVING

Dianne S. Harris, dean of the College of Humanities, has been selected for new position with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Social issues cinema

The 11th annual Humanities in Focus Film Festival showcased documentaries created by non-traditional students.


TABLE TALK

How to navigate post-election discussions with grace: Advice from the director of Peace and Conflict Studies and associate professor of social psychology.


2016 BEACONS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

People and programs recognized for providing transformative experiences to undergraduate students.