University of Utah student awarded prestigious Churchill Scholarship

January 28, 2016

Mackenzie Simper, Salt Lake City native and senior in mathematics at the University of Utah, has received the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Simper becomes one of only 15 students nationally to receive this award and is the first Churchill Scholar for the University of Utah. […]

Dismantling school-to-prison pipeline at forefront of U symposium

January 27, 2016

Researchers, educators, social workers, court personnel, students and community members will meet at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Jan. 30 for a symposium designed to discuss how to reverse Utah’s troubling school- to-prison pipeline trend.   The symposium comes in the aftermath of a report issued by the law school’s […]

Longtime senator and U alum Robert Bennett to be inducted into Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame

January 26, 2016

The Hinckley Institute of Politics will induct former Sen. Robert Bennett into the Hinckley Institute Hall of Fame on Jan. 27. The Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame honors distinguished individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to politics and public service in Utah. Bennett, who graduated from the University of Utah with a […]

Urban sprawl stunts upward mobility, U study finds

January 26, 2016

A recent study by University of Utah Department of City & Metropolitan Planning professor Reid Ewing and his colleagues in Utah, Texas and Louisiana, tested the relationship between urban sprawl and upward mobility for metropolitan areas in the United States. The study was recently published online in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning. The study […]

What a moth’s nose knows

January 25, 2016

Moths sniff out others of their own species using specific pheromone blends. So if you transplant an antenna – the nose, essentially – from one species to another, which blend of pheromones does the moth respond to? The donor species’, or the recipients’? The answer is neither. Moths with transplanted antennae responded instead to a […]

U professor explores faith and family life in new book ‘Soul Mates’

January 22, 2016

University of Utah professor Nick Wolfinger this month has released new research about the faith and family life among non-white Americans in a new book, “Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love & Marriage Among African Americans and Latinos.”  By 2050, a majority of Americans will be minorities yet we know little about faith and family life among […]

U students to present research on Capitol Hill

January 21, 2016

Undergraduate students at the University of Utah and Utah State University will showcase their research for Utah lawmakers on Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol. Research on Capitol Hill, now in its 16th year, gives lawmakers and the public a glimpse of the intensive […]

Jason Perry named director of U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics

January 15, 2016

The University of Utah today named Jason Perry the new director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. In addition to becoming the venerable institute’s fifth director, Perry will continue to serve as the University of Utah’s vice president for government relations. University of Utah President David W. Pershing emphasized that the dual role will be […]

U’s MLK Week explores youth activism

January 14, 2016

The University of Utah presents its 32nd annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 18-23. Legendary rapper and activist Talib Kweli will deliver the week’s keynote address, Jan. 21, at noon in the Union Ballroom, where he will discuss his personal experiences as an activist through music and the […]

Poison warmed over

January 12, 2016

University of Utah lab experiments found that when temperatures get warmer, woodrats suffer a reduced ability to live on their normal diet of toxic creosote – suggesting that global warming may hurt plant-eating animals. “This study adds to our understanding of how climate change may affect mammals, in that their ability to consume dietary toxins […]