U College of Engineering jumps in national rankings

March 16, 2016

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering, the state’s premier engineering school, is also becoming one of the country’s top engineering institutions. The College’s graduate school was ranked 51st out of more than 215 Ph.D.-granting American colleges, according to the new 2017 U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Graduate Schools” survey, released Wednesday, March 16. […]

U. game design program ranked no. 1

U. game design program ranked no. 1

March 15, 2016

The Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) program at the University of Utah is the No. 1 undergraduate school for studying game design, according to the Princeton Review, which released the rankings today. The EAE graduate program is ranked No. 3. “It’s the way we teach,” says Robert Kessler, executive director and founder of EAE and professor at […]

Pigeon foot feather genes identified

March 14, 2016

University of Utah scientists identified two genes that make some pigeon breeds develop feathered feet known as muffs, while others have scaled feet. The same or similar genes might explain scaled feet in chickens and other birds, and provide insight into how some dinosaurs got feathers before they evolved into birds. The study found that […]

How the brain detects short sounds

March 14, 2016

For humans to understand speech and for other animals to know each other’s calls, the brain must distinguish short sounds from longer sounds. By studying frogs, University of Utah researchers figured out how certain brain cells compute the length of sounds and detect short ones. In addition to pitch and loudness, “sound duration is of […]

Sankar Swaminathan, M.D., professor of internal medicine and chief of infectious diseases, and Dinesh Verma, Ph.D., research assistant professor of internal medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Well-Known Drug Could Yield New Treatment for Herpes Viruses

March 14, 2016

Today, there is only one class of antiviral medicines against herpesviruses – a family of viruses that cause mononucleosis, herpes, shingles, and meningitis among other illnesses – meaning options for treating these infections are limited. If viruses become resistant to these frontline treatments, a growing problem particularly in clinical settings, there are no alternative drugs […]

Robots and ramparts

March 14, 2016

A raging robot war with metallic catapults and blockades will turn the Maverik Center into a battlefield this Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19. More than 40 high school teams from Utah, the West and beyond will meet at the West Valley City arena, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, for the annual Utah Regional […]

Better protections needed for migrant women trapped in abusive situations

March 8, 2016

A new set of recommendations developed by researchers at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law aims to better protect migrant women from domestic violence and sexual assault. The recommendations are a part of a new study released today, titled “Prevention and Protection Partnerships: Empowerment Through Rights Education,” which explores the vulnerabilities and […]

U trustees announce 2016 honorary degree recipients

March 8, 2016

The University of Utah Board of Trustees today announced four individuals selected to receive honorary doctorate degrees. This is the highest honor given by the institution. These leaders and innovators in their respective industries are Kem C. Gardner, Lynette Nielsen Gay, Kirk M. Ririe and George D. Smith. The awards will be presented during the […]

U lecture focuses on Utah’s role in aiding and resettling refugees

March 7, 2016

The University of Utah’s 65th Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture, focused on education and health care concerns for refugees, will take place March 10, 6-8:30 p.m., in the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Circle on the University of Utah campus, and is free and open to the public. Established in 1936, the Reynolds Lecture was […]

$4 Million Gift from Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles family jump starts final phase of U Alumni House renovation campaign

March 4, 2016

Thanks to a $4 million gift from the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Family Foundation, the University of Utah Alumni Association is well on its way to realizing a much-anticipated transformation of its 36-year-old Alumni House into a more spacious, multi-functional facility. The renovation will nearly double the size of the building and triple […]