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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

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Smallest Known Galaxy with a Supermassive Black Hole

A University of Utah astronomer and his colleagues discovered that an ultracompact dwarf galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole – the smallest galaxy known to contain such a massive light-sucking object. The finding suggests huge black holes may be more common than previously believed. Read More