Jennifer Howell Addresses UVU Students

September 29, 2023

Reading Time: < 1 minute On September 14th, 2023, UVU was privileged to receive a visit from Emmy-winning producer Jennifer Howell. She spent the day in numerous conferences and trainings to educate UVU students who are aspiring to enter the digital entertainment industry. Jonah Simon covers her visit.

Fostering Educational Equity

March 15, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes As an addition to The Roots of Knowledge Speaker Series at Utah Valley University, Laurie Toro, director of faculty development, gave a presentation titled “Fostering Educational Equity by Sustaining Roots of Knowing and Culture.” In this presentation she addressed six different types of knowledge and the importance of using them in unity.  Toro utilized the […]

The logic of gender by Kelli D. Potter

March 15, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a part of the Roots of Knowledge Speaker Series, Kelli D. Potter spoke on the logic of gender and how different frameworks of thinking have influenced the way humans perceive gender   Potter is an associate professor of Philosophy and member of the Religious Study Board at UVU. She has several published articles on philosophy […]

The Risks and Rewards of Plastics

February 19, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a part of The Roots of Knowledge speaker series, Dr. Sally Rocks, a chemistry professor, presented on the use of plastics in modern-day civilization, and their impact on the world today and in the future. The Roots of Knowledge stained glass art panorama in the Fulton Library tells the story of events that have […]

Jenna Nigro: ‘Woman is born free’

February 17, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Roots of Knowledge speaker series introduced Jenna Nigro, professor and historian of modern France and Senegal, who presented her research on women in the French Revolution.  This semester’s theme for the series is the importance of women in education. All presenters are women educators; check out their website to watch the full video. Nigro […]

Roots of Knowledge final fall speaker

December 12, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final speaker of the Roots of Knowledge speaker series event was dean of students, Alexis Palmer. Her presentation was titled “Breaking Barriers: Transferring knowledge from the future generation to the current generation” in honor of the RoK’s fifth anniversary. Palmer started on the far side of the gallery with column Z: Hope for Humanity. […]

Roots of Knowledge celebrates five years

December 11, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The artwork of the Bingham Gallery, also known as Roots of Knowledge, has been lighting the halls of the Fulton Library for five years to date.  At ten feet high, the stained glass art piece stretches 200 feet in length, including 80 window panes, 60,000+ individual pieces taking 12 years to complete, according to the […]

Study highlights obstacles for females in higher ed

October 25, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Female students expressed their uncertainty about obtaining a higher education, and in some cases regarded education as a “backup” plan, according to a recent UVU study by professors Jessica Pauly and Stevie Munz. Pauly and Munz presented their study this fall at the Roots of Knowledge lecture series, and were concerned with the answers received. […]