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Firelight Talk of the Kalahari Bushmen

A University of Utah study of Africa’s Kalahari Bushmen suggests that stories told over firelight helped human culture and thought evolve by reinforcing social traditions, promoting harmony and equality, and sparking the imagination to envision a broad sense of community, both with distant people and the spirit world. Read More

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U Engineers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing

University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor – that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast calculations but don’t overheat. Read More

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U History of Technology Discussed at Conference

On Sept. 26, University of Utah computer scientists will participate in the 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference to discuss the history of a group of scrappy but creative geniuses at the U who were early pioneers in computer technology such as graphics, animation, the Internet and the human-computer interface. U engineering faculty also will discuss in a panel session the history of video game development in Utah and how it has led to a multi-million-dollar industry in the state. Read More

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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