Students at U Asia Campus

First cohort of students from U Asia Campus arrive in SLC

In 2014, the University of Utah Asia Campus opened its doors in Incheon, South Korea to students looking for a global and culturally diverse education. Today, the U welcomed the first group of students to Salt Lake City to complete their degrees.

Although most undergraduate students will spend three years at the Asia campus before finishing their degrees in Utah, Juhee Kim, Lihae Park and Rupert Kangho Lee are on an accelerated … Read more

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Video game created by U students helps combat lazy eye in kids

A leading cause of vision loss in children is amblyopia, or lazy eye, and video game developers from the University of Utah have come up with a way to not only diagnose but to treat the disorder.

In 2015, U students Ahmad Alsaleem, Ahmad Nassari and Daniel Blair from Entertainment Arts & Engineering won a national competition for their game to help combat lazy eye in children. Now, they have placed … Read more

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Ecology on the runway

University of Utah ecologist Nalini Nadkarni is no fashion mogul. But she is a scientist actively engaged in public outreach, working to bring the wonder and curiosity of the natural world to people, even those who may have no interest in natural history museums, nature documentaries or natural history magazines.

Those people probably care about clothes, though.

On Aug. 8, Nadkarni and 14 other ecologists put on an unconventional fashion show at … Read more

University of Utah anthropologists Brian Codding (left) and Elic Weitzel.

Population boom preceded early farming

University of Utah anthropologists counted the number of carbon-dated artifacts at archaeological sites and concluded that a population boom and scarce food explain why people in eastern North America domesticated plants for the first time on the continent about 5,000 years ago.

“Domesticated plants and animals are part of our everyday lives, so much so that we take them for granted,” says Brian Codding, senior author of the study published online … Read more

James Lee Sorenson appointed as newest member of University of Utah Board of Trustees.

University of Utah names James Lee Sorenson to Board of Trustees

The University of Utah today announced the appointment of James Lee Sorenson as a member of its Board of Trustees. Sorenson will replace the board’s outgoing chair, Michele Mattsson. Earlier this month the board elected H. David Burton as its new chair.

A globally prominent entrepreneur, Sorenson has built highly successful enterprises, in fields ranging from technology and life sciences to real estate and private equity investment, all of which  have … Read more

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More power to you

Engineers from the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive, a boon for future electronics that could result in much more power-efficient laptops, electric cars and home appliances that also don’t need cumbersome power supplies.

Their findings were published this month in the scientific journal, APL Materials, from the American Institute of Physics.

The team led by University of … Read more

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Visual time-capsule of SLC music scene

Since its birth in the 1960s, concert poster art has been on the rise, gaining popularity and continually changing over time with the introduction of different technology. These changes are evident in a collection of concert posters spanning more than 50 years from the multitude of small music venues around the Salt Lake Valley housed in the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library.

“In many respects, poster art became an … Read more

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Living on borrowed time

Unfortunately, loss of plant and animal habitat leads to local species extinctions and a loss of diversity from ecosystems. Fortunately, not all of the extinctions occur at once. Conservation actions may still be able to save threatened species, according to William Newmark, a vertebrate zoologist at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah.

In the study, published today in Nature Communications, Newmark and colleagues complied data from … Read more

U student Georgie Corkery with plants growing using hydroponics. She is holding a kale plant.

Farming without soil

For the last 10 weeks, University of Utah student Georgie Corkery has investigated sustainable urban farming options for Salt Lake, and she will present her work at a symposium Wednesday, July 27, at the University of Utah Guest House, 110 S. Fort Douglas Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Corkery is among 18 undergraduate students from universities across the state who were accepted to work as iFellows, a program designed to connect undergraduate … Read more