Researchers Explore the Ocean for Alternatives to Opioids

November 30, 2017

What does a marine snail’s ability to kill prey with two shots of venom have to do with the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States? More than you could imagine. A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a grant from the Department […]

New rooftop, and parking canopy solar array at 383 Colorow in Research Park at the University of Utah.

Sun shining over Research Park

November 28, 2017

The University of Utah Research Park has activated several new solar arrays across three locations. The installations, at the 729 Arapeen, 383 Colorow and 295 Chipeta facilities include multiple mounting configurations (rooftop, parking canopy and ground). These new solar arrays are a combined 1.9-megawatts in size and will offset the three buildings energy consumption by […]

Next generation astronomical survey to map the entire sky

November 16, 2017

The next generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V), will move forward with mapping the entire sky following a $16 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The grant will kickstart a groundbreaking all-sky spectroscopic survey for a next wave of discovery, anticipated to start in 2020. The University of Utah has been […]

Participants in the 23rd annual Alumni food drive at the University of Utah.

Uniting the Community for the 24th Annual Food Drive

November 16, 2017

Through Saturday, Nov. 25, University of Utah alumni and students have a message for the local community: Hunger. Still a first-world problem. The annual U Food Drive collects food and donations on behalf of the Utah Food Bank. Last year’s drive collected enough donations to feed 109 families of four for one year, or about […]

How the shape of Lake Ontario generates local, persistent snowstorms

November 10, 2017

A six-foot-wide snowblower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the eastern U.S. and experiences some of the most intense snowstorms in the world.  This largely rural region, just east of Lake […]

The impact of presidential communication on the LGBT community

November 7, 2017

As the U.S. grows increasingly diverse, it becomes ever more important to understand how presidents are talking to — and about — marginalized groups such as women, ethnic and religious minorities and LGBT individuals who have experienced a disproportionate degree of social and political inequality. A recent study published in the Journal of Communication, authored […]

How ice in clouds is born

November 6, 2017

Something almost magical happens when you put a tray full of sloshing, liquid water into a freezer and it comes out later as a rigid, solid crystal of ice. Chemists at the University of Utah have pulled back the curtain a little more on the freezing process, particularly in clouds. Their research shows that when […]

U honors vets with week of events

November 6, 2017

The University of Utah will honor 11 Utah veterans at its 20th annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the A. Ray Olpin Union Building ballroom. The annual tribute is part of a series of events throughout the week, including a panel discussion, a film screening, full dress military ceremony and a […]

Lightning-fast communications

November 6, 2017

A mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830s known as a perovskite holds a key to the next step in ultra-high-speed communications and computing. Researchers from the University of Utah’s departments of electrical and computer engineering and physics and astronomy have discovered that a special kind of perovskite, a combination of an organic and inorganic […]

A statement from ChenWei Guo’s family

November 3, 2017

The University of Utah was asked to release this statement on behalf of ChenWei Guo’s family. ChenWei was a U student whose life was taken in a senseless act of violence earlier this week. “We are devastated by the loss of our son ChenWei, who brought immense joy into our lives and the lives of […]