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Urban design matters when it comes to street life

July 23, 2015 – For the first time, researchers in a mid-size city have shown that pedestrian activity increases when streets have classic urban design qualities and elements such as windows overlooking the sidewalks, small and uniform building setbacks, courtyards, outdoor dining and buildings with identifying elements. In the study, published in the Journal of Read More

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Innovation Week at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute.

Pedal to the mettle

(July 1, 2015)—Some kids spend their summers at the pool. Others? They’re testing their chops at becoming the next great problem solvers at the University of Utah’s Innovation Week at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. There’s no horseback riding, campfire sing-a-longs or arts-and-crafts projects at these camps. There is plenty of fun — in the form Read More

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Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network elects U professor as board chairman

GLSEN is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Huebner, an associate professor at the U, studies the physical and mental health consequences of discrimination. Read More

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Red goes for green energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has once again recognized the University of Utah as a top school for green power purchasing in its College and University Green Power Challenge. The U ranked eighth in the nation—and first in the Pac-12—during the 2014-15 competition by purchasing 85,926,100 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy. Read More

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University of Utah students win community bank case study competition in California

May 29, 2015 —A group of University of Utah students from the David Eccles School of Business took top honors at the 2015 Inaugural Community Bank Case Study Competition in San Francisco this week. The competition was established by the  Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)  to build a further understanding of the community banking business Read More