U provides stewards of Bonneville Shoreline Trail

October 22, 2015

The University of Utah’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in partnership with the National Park Service developed an Urban Rangers program servicing parts of the 100-mile Bonneville Shoreline Trail, which runs directly behind campus. U students act as volunteer rangers to become stewards of the area. Utilized heavily by U students and the surrounding […]

Up to 27 seconds of inattention after talking to your car or smart phone

October 21, 2015

Oct. 22, 2015 – If you think it is okay to talk to your car infotainment system or smartphone while driving or even when stopped at a red light, think again. It takes up to 27 seconds to regain full attention after issuing voice commands, University of Utah researchers found in a pair of new […]

Dead men punching

October 21, 2015

University of Utah biologists used cadaver arms to punch and slap padded dumbbells in experiments supporting a hotly debated theory that our hands evolved not only for manual dexterity, but also so males could fistfight over females. “The idea that aggressive behavior played a role in the evolution of the human hand is controversial,” says […]

Eccles School Executive MBA ranked 22 in U.S. by Financial Times

October 21, 2015

The Executive MBA program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business is ranked one of the best in the world, according to a new survey by the Financial Times. The program ranked No. 22 nationally and No. 83 globally, moving up 8 and 12 spots respectively. The Eccles School’s program also ranked No. 4 […]

76-million-year-old extinct species of pig-snouted turtle unearthed in Utah

October 21, 2015

In the 250-million-year evolutionary history of turtles, scientists have seen nothing like the pig nose of a new species of extinct turtle discovered in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by a team from the Natural History Museum of Utah. “It’s one of the weirdest turtles that ever lived,” said Joshua Lively, who described the new species […]

Deeper calls, smaller balls

October 15, 2015

Oct. 22, 2015 – Across the animal kingdom, males hoot and holler to attract females and ward off competing suitors. Now, a new study finds that male howler monkeys with deeper calls have smaller testicles – and vice versa, according to researchers from universities of Utah, Cambridge and Vienna and other institutions. In the cover […]

U researchers create light emitting diodes from food and beverage waste

October 13, 2015

Most Christmas lights, televisions and flashlights have one thing in common: they’re made with light emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs are widely used for a variety of applications and have been a popular, more efficient alternative to fluorescent and incandescent bulbs for the past few decades. Two University of Utah researchers have now found a way […]

9,000 miles away, first refugee camp students graduate from new University of Utah College of Social Work program

October 12, 2015

Gerawork Teferra fled to Kakuma, Kenya, from his native Ethiopia with nothing but desperation. He joined thousands of refugees from neighboring African nations, most who had traveled hundreds of miles to reach the safety of a refugee camp far from violence, religious persecution and starvation in the places they’d once called home. For Teferra, the […]

Transforming a warehouse into a community center

October 8, 2015

A team of students from the University of Utah School of Architecture, led by Associate Professor Lisa Henry Benham, collaborated with the Utah Tibetan Association to conceptualize the design of the new Tibetan Community Center. Located at 135 W. 2950 South, the 10,000-square-foot building will open Sunday, Oct. 11, and the center will serve as […]

Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

October 8, 2015

Why elephants rarely get cancer is a mystery that has stumped scientists for decades. A study led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah and Arizona State University, and including researchers from the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation, may have found the answer. According to the results, published today […]