S.J. Quinney alumna Abby Dizon-Maughan honored for her work by the NAACP

November 6, 2015

Growing up in Kearns, Utah, Abby Dizon-Maughan always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. When the inevitable, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question arose, a job in the legal field was always on the forefront of her mind. Her first experience in the legal field came when she turned […]

What happens when eyewitnesses misidentify a crime suspect?

November 6, 2015

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino knew she’d identified the man who brutally raped her from a photo lineup in 1984. Then a 22-year-old college student, Thompson-Cannino awoke in her apartment when she heard a noise in her bedroom. Moments later, she was sexually assaulted. During the ordeal, she vowed to survive —and paid attention to her assailant’s features […]

New way to find DNA damage

November 6, 2015

University of Utah chemists devised a new way to detect chemical damage to DNA that sometimes leads to genetic mutations responsible for many diseases, including various cancers and neurological disorders. “We are one step closer to understanding the underlying chemistry that leads to genetic diseases,” says Cynthia Burrows, distinguished professor and chair of chemistry at […]

Creators of ‘March’ to speak at the U

November 5, 2015

The authors and illustrator of “March,” the best-selling graphic novel series that narrates U.S. Rep. John Lewis’s account of the civil rights movement, will speak at the University of Utah Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Circle. Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell will discuss the […]

On Golden’s ice pond

November 5, 2015

From the National Science Foundation Oceanographers, marine biologists and geologists are the scientists most commonly associated with studying changes in sea ice. But these days, it just might be a mathematician drilling ice cores in the Antarctic. With 17 trips to the Arctic and Antarctic under his belt, Ken Golden of the University of Utah […]

U celebrates vets

November 4, 2015

The University of Utah will honor 11 Utah veterans, including Chris Haley, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and lost a leg while trying to aid another injured solider, at its 18th annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in the ballroom in the A. Ray Olpin Union Building. The tribute includes a […]

Science Day at the U

November 3, 2015

Hundreds of high school students from Utah and nearby states will get an introduction to education and research opportunities at the University of Utah during the 27th annual Science Day at the U on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the university’s College of Science and College […]