Promiscuous America: Smart, secular and somewhat less happy

April 18, 2018

Sexual promiscuity is uncommon in America, but a subtle shift has occurred over the past three decades: Men are engaging in such behavior less frequently while more women are sexually adventurous. Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Family and Consumer Studies, published this finding Wednesday online at the Institute […]

1,700 Latino youth to visit the U

April 18, 2018

The University of Utah is hosting nearly 1,700 Latino youth Thursday, April 26, for the annual Latinos in Action conference. The high school students will participate in cultural dances and performances, attend workshops on a variety of topics, including strengthening civic engagement, and some will receive thousands of dollars in scholarships Latinos in Action is […]

The road less traveled

April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 — Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, the winding 7-mile road that cuts through the Wasatch Mountains to Snowbird and Alta ski resorts, is facing catastrophic traffic congestion. Already, more than 6,600 vehicles and 12,400 people go into the canyon on peak days, and only 4 percent of those users take public transportation, according […]

U president statement on passing of Zeke Dumke

April 14, 2018

Zeke will be deeply missed by our faculty, staff and students. Zeke and his beloved wife Kay shared a passionate commitment to the University of Utah and gave generously of their time, enthusiasm and financial resources to support dozens of university programs — including Red Butte Garden, our gymnastics team, University of Utah Health, and […]

University statement condemning racism

April 14, 2018

Several flyers were reported in various locations around the University of Utah campus Friday, April 13, that said “Stop genocide in South Africa White Lives Matter.” These improperly posted flyers were removed. The University of Utah stands against racism in any form. In October, the university announced the creation of a Presidential Anti-Racism Task Force […]

Experience of black doctoral students underscores need to increase diversity in STEM fields

April 11, 2018

The danger and risk of riding out a storm is symbolic of the decision black men make to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. They do so knowing they will face challenges, but the barriers described by black men who shared their experiences as part of a six-year study show how race was a greater […]

Todd G. Andrews Selected to Lead University of Utah Alumni Association

April 10, 2018

Todd G. Andrews has been named the new executive director for Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement at the University of Utah. Andrews, who will start at the U on June 18, is currently the vice president of Alumni Relations at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Andrews will replace John Ashton, who is retiring after […]

Wireless ‘living laboratory’ coming to Utah

April 9, 2018

The future’s most cutting-edge research in mobile and wireless communications, from faster cellphone connectivity to connecting a network of smart cars, will be tested on a new platform to be built at the University of Utah and in Salt Lake City. The PAWR Project Office has selected the University of Utah and Rice University in […]

The connection between money and happiness is real — to a point

April 3, 2018

Money is definitely linked to happiness, but how much money it takes to be happy varies greatly around the world and there is a threshold beyond which more money doesn’t equal greater life satisfaction. A new study on happiness found the average income globally for optimum life satisfaction is $95,000 for an individual. The study […]