U’s Honors College celebrates first published book to come out of the novel writing workshop

The University of Utah Honors College will celebrate the first published book to come out of its intensive yearlong undergraduate novel writing workshop, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community.

Laurel Myler, class of 2016, wrote her novel, “City Ash and Desert Bones,” during the workshop, in which she was required to wake at 4:30 a.m. to write two to three quality pages each … Read more

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“That pizza was #delish!” What Do Tweets Say About Our Health?

(SALT LAKE CITY) – “Coffee” was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by “beer” then “pizza”. Besides hinting at which foods are popular, tweets may reveal something about our health. Communities that expressed positive sentiments about healthy foods were more likely to be healthier overall.

Scientists at the University of Utah surveyed nearly 80 million Twitter messages – a random sample of one percent … Read more

Executive MBA program at David Eccles School of Business is only Utah school ranked in top 100 by the Financial Times.

Eccles School Executive MBA program ranked No. 79 in the world, 21 in the U.S.

The Executive MBA program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business is ranked one of the best in the world, according to a new survey by the Financial Times. The program ranked No. 21 nationally and No. 79 globally, moving up one and four spots respectively. The Eccles School’s program also ranked fourth in the West and is the only Utah school ranked in the top 100 … Read more


Social Entrepreneurism: The New Face of American Innovation

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah welcomes Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Dumke Auditorium. Mycoskie will present “Social Entrepreneurism: The New Face of American Innovation” as the keynote address for the 2016 World Leaders Lecture Forum. This lecture is free and open to the public.

“We often hear how … Read more

Sickle hemoglobin polymerizes under low oxygen tensions in the tissues and the red blood cell deforms, which leads to obstruction in the capillaries and painful episodes for the patients

Genome Engineering Paves the Way for Sickle Cell Cure

A team of physicians and laboratory scientists has taken a key step toward a cure for sickle cell disease, using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to fix the mutated gene responsible for the disease in stem cells from the blood of affected patients.

For the first time, they have corrected the mutation in a proportion of stem cells that is high enough to produce a substantial benefit in sickle cell patients.

The researchers from … Read more

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University of Utah names PepsiCo official beverage provider

The University of Utah today announced it has selected PepsiCo as its official beverage provider.

The new agreement will provide the entire university community with PepsiCo’s broad portfolio of beverages, including Pepsi, Aquafina, Gatorade, Pure Leaf iced tea, Mountain Dew, Naked juice, Starbucks ready-to-drink coffee, STUBBORN craft soda and more. The multiyear partnership, which also includes the hospital community and auxiliary services, begins in July 2017.

“We are excited to begin this … Read more

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New solar canopy at University of Utah bolsters energy efficiency on campus

The University of Utah will officially “flip the switch” to unveil a new solar parking canopy in the southwest corner of campus designed to save energy and serve as part of a broader sustainability plan.

A short explanation of the solar canopy project will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct.7, at the structure, which is near 383 S. University Street. A symbolic “flipping of the switch” will … Read more

The facility offers infant care for children 12 weeks to 24 months.

U upgrades its oldest child care program

The University of Utah’s oldest child care program celebrates its grand reopening Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 on the Presidents Circle lawn. The event includes tours of the new facility, located in the Alfred Emery Building on Presidents Circle, 225 S. 1400 East.

The Child and Family Development Center, which first opened in the 1930s, functions as a training center for students enrolled in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies. The … Read more


University of Utah Health Care Ranks No. 1 Nationally in Quality, Accountability After 6 Years in Top 10

For seven years running, University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) has ranked among the nation’s top 10 academic medical centers in quality, safety and accountability. This year, the U has risen to the top.

On Friday in Dallas, Vizient, Inc. announced UUHC finished in first place overall in its prestigious Quality and Accountability Study, besting more than 100 of the nation’s most distinguished academic medical centers. Earning the No. 1 spot … Read more

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Changes to FAFSA mean students can apply for aid Oct. 1

Applying for financial aid for college is a little different this year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, opens Oct. 1, instead of Jan. 1, and students will use 2015 tax information when applying.

“FAFSA changes should really benefit students and their families,” said Brenda Burke, executive director of the University of Utah Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. “The new timeline allows families to use tax information that … Read more

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Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death

The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this case continue to puzzle health experts. First, why did this patient die? It is quite rare for a Zika infection to cause severe illness in adults, much less death. Second, how did another individual, who visited the first while in the hospital, become ill from Zika? … Read more

KUED and the Hinckley Institute of Politics have launched a weekly public affairs program that airs Friday nights at 7:30 p.m.

KUED, Hinckley Institute of Politics launch new weekly series

KUED is launching a new weekly half-hour public affairs series in partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at The University of Utah.

“The Hinckley Report,” airing Fridays at 7:30 p.m., features host Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute and University of Utah vice president for government relations, with a rotating panel of Utah journalists discussing the week’s events and political issues. Perry has served as chief of staff for … Read more

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The future is bright for U Arts Alumni

In conjunction with the annual Distinguished Alumni Award celebrations, the University of Utah College of Fine Arts just published findings from its 2016 survey of local companies’ demand for a creative workforce, and the outlook is very positive for students of the arts.

More than two dozen Utah companies responded and include industries such as travel and tourism, higher education, nonprofits, regional arts organizations, videogame developers, communications firms, media outlets and … Read more

Sky Cubacub is the founder and designer for Rebirth Garments, a line of gender nonconforming wearables. Cubacub will host a performance of her garments followed by a discussion of Cubacub’s QueerCrip Dress Reform Movement Manifesto as part of the U's 2016 Pride Week.

U celebrates 2016 Pride Week

Pride Week 2016 at the University of Utah runs Sept. 28-Oct. 6, and will feature photographer Jeff Sheng and QueerCrip fashion designer Sky Cubacub. This year’s theme, “Queering Safe Spaces” explores the meaning of safe spaces and how they affect those included or excluded within the LGBTQIA community.

“The theme, Queering Safe Spaces, is important because it is an invitation to critically engage with our own assumptions about this campus, the … Read more