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“Archi-Chicks” Build STEAM Skills, and Cabins

Three new ecologically sound cabins are being dedicated today at Camp Trefoil Ranch. They will not only provide a more comfortable and safer camping experience for Girl Scouts in Utah, but via their creation also gave the girls invaluable instruction in the art and science of architecture. Read More

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U Bennion Center Announces New Executive Director

The University of Utah announced that Dean McGovern will be the next executive director of the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center beginning Aug. 13. As executive director, McGovern will be responsible for managing the many operations of the center in the community and across campus, serving as the main liaison to U administration and the community advisory board. Read More

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Fecal Transplants Let Packrats Eat Poison

Woodrats lost their ability to eat toxic creosote bushes after antibiotics killed their gut microbes. Woodrats that never ate the plants were able to do so after receiving fecal transplants with microbes from creosote-eaters, University of Utah biologists found. Read More

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Businessweek Report: ‘University of Utah’s New Dorm Mimics Google Headquarters’

The Lassonde Studios — a new facility being built on the University of Utah campus for student entrepreneurs and innovators to live, create and launch companies — came into the national spotlight this week with a report by Bloomberg Businessweek. Read More

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New View of Rainier’s Volcanic Plumbing

By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier’s deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten rock that will erupt again someday. Read More