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The U Explores The Future Of Africa

Ebola, U.S. counterterrorism operations in Somalia and the potential drone base in Niger are just some of the recent events in Africa that have been making headlines recently. To explore the continent, economic development and the future of Africa, the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Council of American Ambassadors will host a summit, Oct. 20- 21 in the Spencer Fox Business Building at the U campus. Read More

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University of Utah Breaks Ground on Lassonde Studios Building

The University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is one step closer to becoming an international destination for student entrepreneurs, innovators and “makers” today as it breaks ground on the Lassonde Studios. The five-floor, 148,000-square-foot building will merge more than 400 student residences with a 20,000-square-foot “garage” open for any student to attend events, build prototypes, launch companies and more. Read More

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‘From Fingerpaints to Fingerprints’

In the first report of its kind in the state, students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine school discipline rates in Utah. Their findings indicate that Utah students are being disciplined in extraordinarily high numbers starting in elementary school. Read More

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Teens Still Sending Naked Selfies

A new study from the University of Utah confirms that substantial numbers of teens are sexting – sending and receiving explicit sexual images via cellphone. Though the behavior is widely studied, the potentially serious consequences of the practice led the researchers to more accurately measure how frequently teens are choosing to put themselves at risk in this fashion. Read More

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Talking to Your Car is Often Distracting

Two new AAA-University of Utah studies show that despite public belief to the contrary, hands-free, voice-controlled automobile infotainment systems can distract drivers, although it is possible to design them to be safer. Read More