Book arts workshops offered at the U’s Marriott Library

April 11, 2016

A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts is supporting free workshops to the community through the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. Workshops include classes in encaustics, paper decoration, letterpress printing, leather binding and much more. There are drop-in sessions and well as workshops that require pre-registration. […]

How climate change dries up mountain streams

April 10, 2016

The western United States relies on mountain snow for its water supply. Water stored as snow in the mountains during winter replenishes groundwater and drives river runoff in spring, filling reservoirs for use later in summer. But how could a warming globe and a changing climate interrupt this process? In a new study published today […]

Students Compete for $10K in Annual Speech Contest

April 7, 2016

In honor of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens’s public speaking skills, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are proud to host their second annual speech contest, HIP Talks. These campus-wide events are open to all U students who want to contribute their powerful words to the U’s legacy. Registration and attendance are free, so […]

Guggenheim Fellowships awarded to two U humanities professors

April 7, 2016

Two University of Utah professors are among 178 scholars, scientists and artists to receive 2016 fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Nadja Durbach, professor of history, received an award for European and Latin American history, and Melanie Rae Thon, professor of English, was recognized in the field of fiction writing. Created in 1925, […]

College of Health Gets New Look

April 7, 2016

The University of Utah College of Health will realign July 1 from seven departments and divisions into five departments. The preexisting Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be joined by new Departments of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology; Health, Kinesiology and Recreation; Physical Therapy and Athletic Training; and Occupational and Recreational Therapies. “This realignment will […]

The three Parisians who kayaked down the Green and Colorado rivers in 1938 and filmed their adventure.

‘Voyagers Without Trace’ to be screened at U’s Marriott Library

April 5, 2016

Award-winning documentary, “Voyagers Without Trace” (“Les Voyagers Sans Trace”), a story of three young Parisians on an adventure of a lifetime, will be screened at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library Gould Auditorium on Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m. In 1938, newlyweds Genevieve and Bernard de Colmont, along with their friend, Antoine […]

Amit N. Patel, M.D., M.S., (right) Director of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and cardiac surgeon at University of Utah Health Care.

Cell Therapy May Mend Damaged Hearts, Study Says

April 4, 2016

End-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow experienced 37 percent fewer cardiac events – including deaths and hospital admissions related to heart failure – than a placebo-controlled group, reports a new study. Results from ixCELL-DCM, the largest cell therapy trial for treating heart failure to date, will be presented at the 2016 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and published online in The Lancet on April […]

University of Utah Alumni Association awards $550,000 in scholarships and honors political attorney and U professor

April 4, 2016

The University of Utah Alumni Association and Young Alumni Board will host the annual Spring Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 6, in the Spence and Cleone Eccles Reception Room at Rice-Eccles Stadium & Tower, beginning at 6:30 p.m. U Senior Vice President Ruth Watkins will speak as part of the festivities, which honor two award […]

University of Utah law students organize 100-mile spirit run to support dean’s goal of 100 percent bar passage, employment placement

April 1, 2016

After months of training, Robert Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, will hit the trail on April 8 in southern Utah to run a 100-mile ultra marathon in support of law school education. On April 7, law students and other members of the University of Utah community will send-off Adler with a […]

How to survive extinction: live fast, die young

April 1, 2016

Two hundred and fifty-two million years ago, a series of Siberian volcanoes erupted and sent the Earth into the greatest mass extinction of all time. As a result of this mass extinction, known as the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction, billions of tons of carbon were propelled into the atmosphere, radically altering the Earth’s climate. Yet, some […]