A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Paleontologists unearthed the first specimen in early 1990s in Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152 million years ago, making it the geologically oldest species of Allosaurus, predating the more well-known state fossil of Utah, Allosaurus … Read more
The Graduate School at the University of Utah will expand the number of fully funded fellowships. Graduate students pursuing economic policy research in law, banking, business, education, health, finance, humanities, social sciences and exploring the impact of their research on relationships among politics, public policy and the economy are eligible to apply here by Feb. 7, 2020.
How you ask? The U has received approval to restructure a trust established by … Read more
Three teams emerged as finalists in the local 2020 American Dream Ideas Challenge with proposals to increase use of tax credits among eligible Utahns, develop preventative mental health services and build an intelligent higher education platform to drive college completion.
The three finalists were selected from five teams that presented their ideas on Jan. 16, 2020, to a community advisory board co-chaired by University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins and … Read more
In the wintertime Arctic, cracks in the ice called “leads” expose the warm ocean directly to the cold air, with some leads only a few meters wide and some kilometers wide. They play a critical role in the Arctic surface energy balance. If we want to know how much the ice is going to grow in winter, we need to understand the impacts of leads.
The extreme contrast in temperature between … Read more
Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical centers in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. According to the researchers, the finding presents the most definitive evidence to date that so-called fertility supplements do not live up expectations.
“This … Read more
The University of Utah has selected Rodney Chatman as the new chief of police of the Department of Public Safety.
Chatman, currently executive director of public safety and chief of police at the University of Dayton in Ohio, will assume his role on Feb. 17, 2020. He will report to Marlon C. Lynch, the U’s newly hired chief safety officer.
“Rodney is an experienced law enforcement leader who has a deep understanding … Read more
The term “antitrust”—for some maybe a dimly held memory from a high school U.S. history class—has come into focus recently as tech companies have come under scrutiny for their business practices. But antitrust and antimonopoly policy isn’t the same now as it was in the days of Teddy Roosevelt, says University of Utah economist Marshall Steinbaum. Due to the recent exclusive focus on consumer welfare, it allows many business practices … Read more
University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced Monday that Kerry Case has accepted an offer to serve as the U’s chief sustainability officer.
Case is currently assistant provost for Integrative Learning at Westminster College and has led that institution’s sustainability initiatives for 13 years.
Reed welcomes the vision Case brings to the university’s efforts to implement sustainable practices and policies. Case, he said, is “a proven higher … Read more
The University of Utah announced Thursday that Marlon C. Lynch will serve as the university’s first chief safety officer.
Lynch, currently senior vice president for campus services and safety at New York University, will assume his role on Feb. 1, 2020.
“We are delighted to have a leader in campus safety joining the U,” said Ruth V. Watkins, president of the University of Utah. “Marlon brings years of experience, knowledge and insights … Read more