University of Utah launches the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

August 31, 2015

The University of Utah will officially launch the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute on Sept. 2. An initiative of the David Eccles School of Business, the new institute aims to support informed decision-making by developing and sharing economic, demographic and public policy research. In addition, the institute serves as a prestigious gathering place for thought […]

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U launches innovative ride-matching service

August 31, 2015

The University of Utah has partnered with Zimride by Enterprise to offer an alternative transportation option on campus. Zimride, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is an online ride-matching service that leverages the power of social media. By integrating with Facebook, Zimride connects drivers and passengers within a private University of Utah network heading to the […]

Opening Day at the market features sustainable campus programs and initiatives; visit the Market Manager’s booth for information on gardening, green grants and the new Real Food Challenge. At the Market Manager’s booth, learn about the Veggie Valet, a market-long offering to keep your purchases refrigerated while you attend work or class.

Students, community save and eat well at U Farmers Market

August 25, 2015

For the first time, the University of Utah Farmers Market, which begins Aug. 27, will offer two programs to help students and food stamp recipients purchase healthier, local food. The University of Utah Farmers Market, now in its eighth season, brings Utah-grown produce and locally made gifts to the center of campus. The market is […]

U students develop electronic device to help homeless patients remember medical appointments

August 24, 2015

Imagine not having access to the Internet, a cellphone or even a place to call home. Not having access to these basics can deprive a person of social interaction, education, health care and so much more. As of 2014, this was the reality for nearly 600,000 people across the nation, with over 13,000 people in […]

School year begins with new commitment to women

August 24, 2015

On this first day of fall semester, the University of Utah launched a new program aimed at improving educational achievement for women. Since the Women’s Enrollment Initiative was announced in October 2014, organizers have established campus and community partnerships that will provide resources such as mentorship, sponsorship and internships for women students and developed a […]

U celebrates grand opening of award-winning College of Law building

August 21, 2015

The University of Utah on Sept.1 will celebrate the opening of its newest building on campus, a state-of-the art law school designed to enhance innovation in legal education, bolster community service and provide students with new opportunities for skills training. Governor Gary Herbert and U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch will join University of Utah President David […]

U social work professor receives national award for leadership in aging education, scholarship

August 17, 2015

Marilyn Luptak, an associate professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work, has been selected by the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work to receive the organization’s Leadership Award. This prestigious national award recognizes a distinguished social work scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of aging through research, teaching […]

U researcher: Republicans are happier in their marriages than Democrats

August 17, 2015

A new study by University of Utah sociologist Nicholas Wolfinger and a colleague from the University of Virginia reveals that Republicans tend to be happier in their marriages than Democrats, and are less likely to be divorced. Wolfinger and W. Bradford Wilcox, a sociologist at the University of Virginia, published the study Monday in Family […]

Programming and prejudice

August 14, 2015

Software may appear to operate without bias because it strictly uses computer code to reach conclusions. That’s why many companies use algorithms to help weed out job applicants when hiring for a new position. But a team of computer scientists from the University of Utah, University of Arizona and Haverford College in Pennsylvania have discovered […]

Big families share viruses in a big way

Viruses Thrive In Big Families, In Sickness and In Health

August 6, 2015

The BIG LoVE (Utah Better Identification of Germs-Longitudinal Viral Epidemiology) study, led by scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine, finds that each bundle of joy puts the entire household at increased risk for infection with viruses that cause colds, flu, and other respiratory illnesses. People living in childless households were infected with […]