Hsin-Hua Huang, University of Utah

Scientists see deeper Yellowstone magma

April 23, 2015 – University of Utah seismologists discovered and made images of a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber. The hot rock in the newly discovered, deeper magma reservoir would fill the 1,000-cubic-mile Grand Read More

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A University of Utah team won  big at business plan competition at Rice University earlier this month.

University of Utah student innovators rake in big bucks at Rice University business competition

(April 23, 2015) —A medical innovation company founded by a team of University of Utah students won big — to the tune of $153,000 — at the prestigious Rice University Business Plan Competition held April 16-18 in Houston. Launched by a team of bioengineering and medical students at the University of Utah’s 2012 Bench-2-Bedside competition, Read More

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U named ‘Tree Campus USA’

The University of Utah recently received Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation, which honors colleges and universities for effective urban forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Read More

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Calculating how the Pacific was settled

April 22, 2015 – Using statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads, a University of Utah anthropologist analyzed different theories of how people first settled islands of the vast Pacific between 3,500 and 900 years ago. Adrian Bell found the two most likely strategies were to travel mostly against prevailing winds and seek easily Read More

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U students release video game in support of net neutrality

April 21, 2015– A group of University of Utah graduate students have released their first video game “404Sight” for Windows desktop PCs. “404Sight” is a free-to play action game created as a statement about protecting net neutrality, a controversial piece of legislation that prevents Internet service providers from slowing or restricting access to the Internet. Read More