Despite National Trend, Salt Lake Valley Residents Prefer Single-Family Neighborhoods

As smart growth becomes a popular urban housing trend in the U.S., a new study from the University of Utah found that Salt Lake valley residents want smarter growth but still cling to the American Dream of a single family house in the suburbs. The study was published Dec. 8 by the journal Housing Policy Debate. Read More

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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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Don Canfield

Breathing Easy at Night

Donald Canfield, professor of ecology at the University of Southern Denmark, will speak about the history of oxygen on Earth and its connections to biological evolution during the University of Utah’s latest Frontiers of Science Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Read More


U’s Marriott Library to Build One-of-a-kind Sculpture Garden

Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, with a generous contribution from Katherine W. Dumke, will provide students with a bit of nature, right in the library. Read More


Go Behind the Scenes at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Nov. 15-16, 2014

Experience the science and encounter the ancient artifacts and rare scientific collections behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum of Utah in a special event on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16, 2014. Read More