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U Announces Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award

The University of Utah announced the winners of the fourth annual Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award, which recognizes faculty who create products and initiatives with potential to make an impact and improve lives. The winners are Glenn D. Prestwich, a presidential professor of medicinal chemistry, and V. Kim Martinez, a professor of drawing and painting. Both will be honored at commencement, May 1. Read More

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University of Utah to Graduate 7,947 Students on May 1

General commencement ceremonies at the University of Utah will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Scheduling the event in the evening continues a tradition begun in 2013 to make the ceremonies more readily accessible to students and their families. Commencement is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Read More

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University of Utah’s New Phevor Software Identifies Disease-Causing Gene Mutations in Three Undiagnosed Children

A computational tool developed at the University of Utah (U of U) has successfully identified diseases with unknown gene mutations in three separate cases, U of U researchers and their colleagues report in a new study in The American Journal of Human Genetics. The software, Phevor (Phenotype Driven Variant Ontological Re-ranking tool), identifies undiagnosed illnesses and unknown gene mutations by analyzing the exomes, or areas of DNA where proteins that code for genes are made, in individual patients and small families. Read More

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At Annual EAE Fest, Games Go Mobile

The University of Utah Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program (EAE) kicks off its three-day annual EAE Fest on Wednesday, April 23. This year, four PlayStation Vita Games, two published PC Games and one game on Ouya and Steam Greenlight will be demonstrated alongside medical games and apps developed by students and faculty from the EAE program. Additional events will feature student animation and machinima, which are short films made using videogames. Read More

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Community Solar Comes to Campus

The University of Utah is the first university in the country to sponsor a community solar program. The program offers U community members the opportunity to purchase discounted rooftop solar panels and installation for their homes. Read More