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Secretary of Veterans Affairs and U alum Robert McDonald to deliver commencement address

University of Utah President David W. Pershing and the Board of Trustees announced today that U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, a U alum, will deliver the university’s general commencement address on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Read More

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It’s game on for air quality

A new web-based action video game uncovers the forces behind the air pollution that plagues the Salt Lake Valley during the winter months. University of Utah developers say the goal is to help students think critically about the science and politics of air quality along the Wasatch Front. Read More


University of Utah Spin-Offs Exhibit Technologies at International Consumer Electronics Show

What if a solider could test for explosive residue on a suspect’s hand in the middle of a warzone with a simple hand-held sensor? Or health care providers could get quick information about a patient’s movement abilities with simple technology in the bottom of a shoe? Or if graphene —a one-atom thick layer of carbon atoms that many experts believe will transform electronic technology in coming decades —could be mass produced? Read More


University of Utah students create “Coziest Pants in the World”

Don’t know what to get the person who has everything for the holidays this year? How about the “coziest pants in the world?” A pair of University of Utah students has launched a line of uniquely designed pants — dubbed Sakpants — through a university-sponsored entrepreneurship program and completing a crowdsource funding campaign to raise capital for their business endeavor.
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An Analysis of a Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah,

New report details economic effects of transferring federal public land to state

The transfer of 31.2 million acres of land managed by the federal government to Utah would create a major shift in the economic structure of the state, according to a report released by researchers from the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Utah State University and Weber State University. Read More