Going Clear

A clear bag policy will be phased in at all University of Utah Athletic events at Rice-Eccles Stadium and the Huntsman Center this coming fall with the goal of speeding up security checkpoints and protecting fans. Enforcement of the clear bag policy will not go into effect until July 1, 2018, although fans are encouraged to begin complying with the new policy immediately.

The policy change comes on the heels of … Read more

Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients, new study finds

Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

After participating in a single, 15-minute session of one of these mind-body therapies, patients reported an immediate decrease in pain levels similar to what one might expect from an opioid painkiller. This study is the first to compare the effects of mindfulness and hypnosis on … Read more

U announces $20 million gift to create new economics institute

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah today announced the establishment of the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis with the support of a $10 million gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation. The Charles Koch Foundation matched the gift with a $10 million donation for a combined gift of $20 million.

“We are proud … Read more

U welcomes new trustees

The University of Utah’s 10-member board of trustees welcomed five new members July 1, 2017. In addition to the regular rotation of the alumni and student body presidents, three new appointments were made to replace trustees Lisa Eccles, Cristina Ortega and Taft Price. The new trustees are David Parkin, Katie Eccles and Anne-Marie Wright Lampropoulos.

Trustees Lisa Eccles and Price have completed their regular terms, and Ortega was appointed to serve … Read more

Holograms taken to new dimension

July 19, 2017 — Technology developed by a team of University of Utah electrical and computer engineers could make the holographic chess game R2-D2 and Chewbacca played in “Star Wars” a reality.

 

The team led by electrical and computer engineering associate professor Rajesh Menon has discovered a way to create inexpensive full-color 2-D and 3-D holograms that are far more realistic, brighter and can be viewed at wider angles than current … Read more

Case grows for link between happiness and health

Scientists are still exploring and debating when happiness most affects health, but there is no doubt it can do so.

In the most comprehensive review to date of studies on subjective well-being, a team of researchers conclude there is a connection between happiness and health in some instances — from better wound healing and immune system function to emotional resilience. The researchers say what’s needed now is more work to unravel … Read more

Still handcuffing the cops?

Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historic decision in Miranda vs. Arizona — which determined that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional right to an attorney prior to police questioning — a pair of University of Utah researchers have found in a new analysis that the 1966 ruling today harms law enforcement’s ability to solve crimes.

In research just released in The Boston University Law … Read more