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Kariann Hibbard - bagpipe soloist, "beast" tamer

Kariann Hibbard

Scotland and its music were always close to Hibbard's heart, but it wasn't until high school that the business systems analyst started training to play bagpipes. Today, she's a top soloist and member of one of the most prestigious pipe bands in the U.S.

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U of U staff honor DDC manager Glen Cameron

Glen Cameron, second from right, and other university leaders break ground in 1994 on the Marriott Library expansion.

In 45 years at the University of Utah, Glen Cameron has overseen some of the U's biggest facilities projects and most critical IT infrastructure — from Marriott Library, where he guided a massive expansion, to the Downtown Data Center, which he's managed for the past five years.

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U colleagues salute TLT's Paul Burrows

Paul Burrows

Teaching & Learning Technologies information architect Paul Burrows, who is retiring after 40 years with the University of Utah, leaves a global legacy in multimedia and instructional design, and a lasting impression among his peers.

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Livingston named University of Utah Health interim CIO

Jim Livingston has been named University of Utah Health interim CIO

Jim Livingston has been named University of Utah Health's interim chief information officer (CIO) while the health care system conducts the search for a new CIO. He replaces U of U Health CIO Jim Turnbull, who will retire on July 3, 2020. Livingston will continue his role as chief technology officer for U of U Health and the University of Utah.

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U's first virtual graduation successful, thanks to TLT staff

Teaching & Learning Technologies was responsible for streaming the U's first virtual commencement ceremony. (Screenshot)

When the University of Utah announced it could not hold an in-person graduation on April 30, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) had just a few weeks to figure out how to stream a prerecorded commencement ceremony in real time.

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UIT-ITS staff pay tribute to CIO Jim Turnbull

Bitmoji of U of U Health CIO Jim Turnbull, a legend

Information Technology Services (ITS) and UIT employees share their favorite memories of, stories about, and well wishes for University of Utah Health CIO Jim Turnbull ahead of his July retirement.

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UIT's Lovett, Sallay making PPE for frontline workers

Beth Sallay models a face shield that her team 3D printed and laser cut at Make Salt Lake as part of its COVID-19 PPE project. (Courtesy of Beth Sallay)

Jan Lovett, an IT product manager in University Support Services, and Beth Sallay, a systems administrator in Campus Computer Support, are making personal protective equipment (PPE) for people on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UIT's Judy Yeates on patio gardening in a pandemic

Judy Yeates, executive assistant

In uncertain times, Yeates equates plant care to self-care. Rather than produce — which is seeing a resurgence in the form of "victory gardens" — she plants perennial flowers.

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UIT's Ekstrom appointed to Westnet board of directors

Mike Ekstrom, director of Communications Infrastructure in the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) organization

Mike Ekstrom, director of Communications Infrastructure in the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) organization, has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the Westnet Education and Research Consortium (WERC).

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UIT staff share what it's like working at home (part 2)

Jan Lovett uses a trampoline to jog when she need a break from work.

UIT employees have been posting behind-the-scenes snapshots of what it's like working from home. This month, staff shared stories about their new routines and co-workers, and the best part of working from home.

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Last Updated: 4/22/20