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Robotics teams ready to rumble

March 5, 2015 – The student-made robots at this year’s Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition won’t just be rumbling. They’ll be recycling. Fifty-three high school teams from 11 states and Canada are competing to see whose robot can stack and sort recyclable materials the fastest. The annual competition, in which high school teams design and Read More

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University of Utah Office for Equity and Diversity

U Celebrates Women’s Week

The University of Utah celebrates Women’s Week March 6-13. This year’s theme, “Consider it Handled” is a famous line from ABC’s TV show, “Scandal.” Judy Smith, a crisis manager and the inspiration for Olivia Pope’s character, will headline the week with a keynote address on March 9 at noon in the Union Ballroom. Read More

University of Utah students win Policy Solutions Challenge

Could policy solutions researched by University of Utah students set the stage for improved water conservation and sustainability efforts in the future?

March 5, 2015 —For those living in the west, concern over droughts and a scarcity of water in the future are issues on the minds of many. But supplying an adequate and affordable supply of drinking water to citizens isn’t a quandary limited to Utah: across the U.S., communities are assessing how to handle what’s Read More

Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge

Utah’s Best College Entrepreneurs Compete for $40,000

Utah’s best college entrepreneurs have been narrowed to the top-20 teams that advance to the final event of 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge later this month. The annual, state-wide, business-plan competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. The public is invited to meet the top-20 Read More

University of Utah Sustainability Resource Center

U leads the way for ‘real’ food on college campuses

University of Utah President David W. Pershing recently signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, making the U the largest school in the country, and the first in the Pac-12, to commit at least 20 percent of its food-purchasing budget to “real” food by 2020. Read More