Education

KEITH DIAZ MOORE TO SERVE AS INTERIM CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

Keith Diaz Moore, Dean of the College of Architecture + Planning, has agreed to serve as the U’s interim chief sustainability officer, in addition to his current duties. Diaz is an outstanding choice to lead the university’s sustainability efforts, bringing insights and expertise from many domains, as well as a deep commitment to the interplay […]


UNCOVERING SUSTAINABILITY

Originally posted April 2, 2018 in @theU. By Bianca Greeff, graduate assistant, Sustainability Office. Sustainability is much more than just environment. In 2011, the University of Utah began incorporating sustainability more broadly into its curriculum. Today, faculty across campus are enhancing education by implementing the big ideas of sustainability—equity, economy, and environment into their courses […]


Leadership Transition

Chief Sustainability Officer Amy Wildermuth has accepted a position as dean at University of Pittsburgh School of Law, beginning in Fall 2018.  “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with an outstanding team of people in the Sustainability Office and terrific partners across the university,” said Wildermuth. “We have achieved amazing things, such as the […]


Celebrating sustainability leadership

University honors nine campus leaders with Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards at the Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium. The union ballroom was abuzz on February 15 with the sounds of 104 graduate and undergraduate students from 18 departments presenting research posters. Each spring, the Global Change & Sustainability Center’s Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium provides an […]


Crunching Numbers

By Bianca Greeff, Graduate Assistant. Steven Burian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. He is also the Project Director of the USAID funded U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at the University of Utah. His research is focused on the planning and engineering […]


Animating Sustainability

Bianca Greeff, Graduate Assistant Lien Fan Shen is an Associate Professor in the Film & Media Arts Department at the University of Utah. She has published five manga (Japanese-styled graphic novels) in Taiwan, was awarded The Best Romantic Comic in Taiwan, and has won several international awards for her animation. Shen participated in the Wasatch Experience in […]


INFUSING SUSTAINABILITY INTO EDUCATION: BRIAN CODDING

By: Bianca Greeff, Graduate Assistant, Sustainability Office. Brian Codding is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Utah.  His work combines ecological approaches in ethnography and archaeology to explain present and past human behavior, focusing on the relationship between human decisions and how those decisions impact the local environment. Codding participated in […]


GROW FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR LONG.

By: Quinn Graves, Edible Campus Garden Steward. Producing food in these final days of winter is hard enough due to chilly temperatures and low light. Put classes, schoolwork, job, skiing, and everything else we do and gardening goes to the bottom of the to do list. Most posts about indoor gardening call for grow lights and […]