List of University of Utah people

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This list of University of Utah people includes notable alumni, non-graduate former students, faculty, staff, and former university presidents. The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a flagship public space-grant research university. The school is notable for having been one of the first four nodes of the ARPANET and the first node outside of California, as well as forming the first computer graphics research group.[1][2]

The University of Utah offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and more than 92 graduate degree programs, and includes three professional graduate schools: the University of Utah School of Medicine, the David Eccles School of Business, and the S.J. Quinney College of Law.[3] The enrollment for 2016 was 23,789 undergraduate and 8,071 graduate students, with 1,505 full-time faculty members and 5,230 staff.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Famous U of U Alumni
Jake Garn
Bob Bennett
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Gordon B. Hinckley
Orson Scott Card
Alan C. Kay
Ralph Hartley
David Neelman
Andre Dyson
John Warnock
Jamal Anderson
Keith Van Horn
Virginia Cutler
Ed Catmull

Law and government[edit]


Humanities and fine arts[edit]

Life and physical sciences[edit]


Computer science[edit]






Music and entertainment[edit]



  • Ted Bundy – notorious serial killer; briefly attended Utah's law school prior to his 1975 arrest and conviction for kidnapping
  • Thad Roberts – former NASA intern who stole and attempted to resell the collection of Apollo program moon rocks valued at $21 million[13]

Notable faculty[edit]

Famous U of U Faculty
Mario Capecchi
Ivan Sutherland

Life and physical sciences[edit]


Engineering and computer science[edit]


Humanities and fine arts[edit]

Economics and political science[edit]

Social and behavioral sciences[edit]



University Presidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The ARPANET Project". Marriott Library. The University of Utah. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Rivlin, Robert (1986). The Algorithmic Image: Graphic Visions of the Computer Age. Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0914845802. 
  3. ^ "Fast Facts" (PDF). University of Utah. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 11, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fast Facts" (PDF). Office of Budget and Institutional Analysis. The University of Utah. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  5. ^ Woody, Robert H. (30 Apr 1977). "Arts, Science Bridged by Envirotech Chief". Up and Down the Street. The Salt Lake Tribune. p. 48 – via 
  6. ^ "Idaho Technology, Inc. Becomes BioFire Diagnostics, Inc.(TM)". 
  7. ^ Overton, Michael L.; Schnabel, Robert B. (January 1999). "Dedication". SIAM Journal on Optimization. 9 (4): vii–viii. doi:10.1137/SJOPE8000009000004000vii000001. 
  8. ^ "History | School of Computing". 1996-03-02. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  9. ^ "American Men and Women of Science". Gale Cengage Learning. Archived from the original on 2012-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Holly Rowe Bio". ESPN MediaZone. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  11. ^ "Charles Evans". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "U. to honor Piano Guys musician, professor". Deseret News. April 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Case of the Stolen Moon Rocks". FBI. 18 November 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  14. ^ Lindstrom, G. (1986). "Elliott I. Organick (1925–1985)". Communications of the ACM. ACM. 29 (3): 231. doi:10.1145/5666.6325.