Adrian Bell, University of Utah

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

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From robots to rock crushers

Design Day 2015 will showcase 30 inventions designed and built by U mechanical engineering seniors, a robot volleyball competition and a battleship game fought with pingpong ball launchers. Read More

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U Community Solar brightened local economic activity

The University of Utah Community Solar Program, which launched a year ago on Earth Day, April 22, and closed on Oct. 24, 2014, generated nearly a million dollars in wages for 18 full-time, temporary and seasonal employees, according to a new report. The program also inspired two other Utah communities to offer similar programs. Read More

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Rethink, reconnect and rejuvenate

April 16, 2015 – Through socially engaged art, University of Utah students will be spreading awareness of environmental issues in the Salt Lake Valley on April 20 from 1-3 p.m. on the U campus, and April 22 from 1-3 p.m. in the Salt Lake City metro area between I-80 and I-15 (locations are listed below).  Read More