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Solar Plaza at the U Provides Students with Sustainable Gathering Space

The University of Utah completed construction on an environmentally friendly, community gathering space for students living on campus. Located near the Peterson Heritage Center and between the Shoreline Ridge apartments, the Student Solar Plaza includes solar panel canopies with built-in tables and chairs, gas barbeque, fire pit and electrical outlets. Read More

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TV Executive Named Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation Honoree and Speaker

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah announced Bill Campbell, a successful television executive and producer, will be the honoree and keynote speaker for the 2014 Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation. Read More

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Homecoming Week 2014: Believe in U

The University of Utah’s annual weeklong Homecoming celebration promises something for everyone, beginning with Redfest on Sept. 19 and culminating on Sept. 27 with the football game against Pac-12 peer Washington State University. In keeping with the theme “Believe in U,” Homecoming 2014 provides ways for students, alumni and other U fans to foster educational opportunities and engage in community service such as the Legacy of Lowell Community Service Day on Sept. 20. Read More

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Nuclear Spins Control Current in Plastic LED

Sept. 18, 2014 – University of Utah physicists read the subatomic “spins” in the centers or nuclei of hydrogen isotopes, and used the data to control current that powered light in a cheap, plastic LED – at room temperature and without strong magnetic fields. The study – published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science Read More

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Two Years on Mars: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Kimberly Lichtenberg, an instrument engineer for the Mars Curiosity rover, will speak about “Two Years on Mars: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” during the University of Utah’s Frontiers of Science Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Read More