New Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building will open new chapter on campus

October 31, 2016

A new building named after Carolyn and Kem Gardner will replace Orson Spencer Hall as home to the U’s College of Social and Behavioral Science and numerous associated centers and institutes. A ceremony to mark groundbreaking for the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building took place on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., at the Marriott Library […]

Alzheimer’s Center Researchers Awarded Projected $1.4M Federal Research Grant

October 27, 2016

A team of researchers led by Norman L. Foster, M.D., director of the University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) and professor of neurology, have been awarded a projected $1.4 million commercialization research grant over two years by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health […]

Making a new pitch for coal

October 26, 2016

Oct. 26, 2016 — As U.S. coal production declines due to the rise of natural gas and alternative energies, the question remains: What will happen to those communities of coal workers? The answer may lie in a derivative of coal called “pitch,” which can be used to produce a carbon-fiber material utilized in items from […]

Federal grants to fund cutting-edge mindfulness research addressing opioid epidemic

October 25, 2016

Eric Garland, associate dean for research at the University of Utah College of Social Work, has received two prestigious multi-million dollar grants to investigate the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement treatment for chronic pain and opioid misuse. The grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense will look at whether this […]

Utah: Getting a glimpse of the future

October 25, 2016

Increased life expectancy and lower mortality rates will dramatically change the demographic make-up of Utah over the next 50 years—best reflected, perhaps, in one statistic from a new policy brief from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. That finding: The number of centenarians in the state is projected to increase from 337 in 2015 to […]

A complete waste of energy

October 25, 2016

According to the National Resource Defense Council, Americans waste up to $19 billion annually in electricity costs due to “vampire appliances,” always-on digital devices in the home that suck power even when they are turned off. But University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Massood Tabib-Azar and his team of engineers have come up […]

Marriott Library honors Olympic Legacy Foundation at 2016 Ski Affair

October 24, 2016

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will honor two legacies that helped make Utah a world-class winter sport and recreation destination at the 26th annual Ski Affair, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at Little America Hotel. The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation will receive the library’s History-Maker Award for maintaining three Olympic legacy venues, […]

U unveils University Federal Credit Union rooftop playfield

October 24, 2016

The University of Utah will celebrate the opening of the University Federal Credit Union Playfield, which is uniquely located on the top of a four-level parking structure in the middle of campus, today at 12 p.m. on the east end of the field. The playfield was made possible through a lead gift from the UFCU. […]

U’s Honors College celebrates first published book to come out of the novel writing workshop

October 20, 2016

The University of Utah Honors College will celebrate the first published book to come out of its intensive yearlong undergraduate novel writing workshop, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community. Laurel Myler, class of 2016, wrote her novel, “City Ash and Desert Bones,” during the workshop, in which […]

Sorenson Impact Center receives $1.5 million grant

October 18, 2016

The Sorenson Impact Center has been awarded a $1.5 million Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Administrative Data Pilot grant — an initiative highlighted by the White House at the Frontiers Conference hosted by President Barack Obama in Pittsburgh on Thursday. The Sorenson Impact Center’s project, which will be matched with an additional $1.5 million, […]