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2018-2019 Perspectives Magazine

Dean's Message

Dean Stuart Culver
You are about to read the newly reconceived and redesigned annual magazine of the University of Utah’s College of Humanities. Returning readers will note that our magazine has been given a new name, Perspectives, a title that we hope will resonate in two ways. First, because it underscores the intellectual mission shared by the several disciplines gathered in our college, which is to explore and engage the ways in which humans, past and present, have debated and narrated their culture’s values, beliefs and aspirations and to reflect on how these modes of expression and communication can be improved for future generations. And second, because we think that the best way to tell the story of the College of Humanities is to offer a series of glimpses at the different projects we are sponsoring and the wide variety of people who are engaged with our ongoing work in teaching, research and outreach.

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Featured Stories

Recovering Identities of Black Latter-Day Saints

 Recovering Identities of Black Latter-Day Saints

Century of Black Mormons is a digital history database, documenting and recovering identities and voices of black Latter-day Saints during the faith’s first 100 years (1830-1930). It contains digitized versions of original documents, photographs, a map documenting baptismal locations, a timeline, and biographical essays telling the stories of black Latter-day Saints.

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Alumni Profiles

Our 40,000 alums of the College of Humanities span across every state in the US and in countries across the globe. Our alumni base represents the value of a humanities degree in life and in work, finding incredible success as CEOs, leaders of nonprofits, entrepreneurs, journalists, attorneys, teachers, and volunteers. This issue of Perspectives features four of our star alums: Karen Anastasopoulos, Christina Biaggi, Cynthia Strike Petrow, and Louis Strike.

Click on their photos to read their stories.

Students Success



904 students graduated from the College of Humanities last year.
Read a transcript of the convocation speech, as well as more statistics from May 2019 graduation here.

Convocation Speech Transcript     Graduation Statistics



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Development Director

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