U of U esports team for the win!

May 8, 2019

The University of Utah’s esports team is locked and loaded for a national championship. The U’s varsity esports team is only two years old and its “Overwatch” squad is already heading to its first national collegiate championship as one of the final “Elite Eight” teams in the popular first-person-shooter video game. The squad of six […]

A new view of wintertime air pollution

May 8, 2019

[This release is adapted from material provided by CIRES and NOAA] The processes that create ozone pollution in the summer can also trigger the formation of wintertime air pollution, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA, in partnership with the University of Utah. The team’s unexpected finding […]

Chemistry chair Cynthia Burrows receives 2019 Rosenblatt Prize

May 6, 2019

Cynthia Burrows, chair of the department of chemistry at the University of Utah, is the 2019 recipient of the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U’s highest faculty accolade. The $50,000 cash award is presented annually to a faculty member who transcends ordinary teaching, research and administrative efforts. A group of distinguished faculty members on the […]

Lori K. McDonald named vice president for student affairs

May 1, 2019

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced that Lori K. McDonald has been named vice president for student affairs. “Lori has earned the trust and respect of the U community through creative, skillful leadership and through her capacity to build vibrant partnerships with virtually every major office and academic unit on our campus,” Watkins said. […]