University of Utah announces plans to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium

The University of Utah today announced plans to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium after its Board of Trustees approved a request to pursue bonding. The stadium renovation, which is conditional on financing approval, should be completed prior to the kickoff of the 2021 football season. The board approved the project at its meeting on Nov. 13.

“Today is an important first step in a multi-year process to expand and enhance Rice-Eccles Stadium, and … Read more

U ranked No. 9 for undergrad, No. 19 for grad entrepreneur studies by Princeton Review

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The University of Utah jumped six places to be ranked No. 9 for undergrad entrepreneur studies among all schools in the country in the latest survey released by The Princeton Review today. The U also improved four places in the survey to be ranked No. 19 for graduate entrepreneur studies.

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White House Names University of Utah Bioethicist Maureen Condic to Six-Year Term on National Science Board

Maureen L. Condic, associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at University of Utah Health and University Ombudsman, has been named a member of the National Science Board by President Donald J. Trump. Condic is to be one of seven new appointees to the 25-member board who are selected for their eminence in research, education and distinguished service.

The National Science Board performs two main functions. The board serves … Read more

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins announces review team

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins today announced details of two separate, in-depth reviews into campus safety stemming from the tragic murder of U student Lauren McCluskey.

President Watkins said John T. Nielsen has agreed to lead the team for both reviews. Nielsen is a former commissioner of the Utah Department of Public Safety and is a retired attorney.

Joining Nielsen on the review team will be Keith D. Squires, senior … Read more

Consortium for Dark Sky Studies, International Dark-Sky Association bring global conferences to Utah

Worldwide, light pollution is growing twice as fast as Earth’s human population. In many places, artificial light at night has obliterated our view of the stars and impacted wildlife, public health, and air quality. Next week, members of two international organizations dealing with the issue of light pollution will convene in Snowbird, Utah.

The state of Utah is at the forefront of a global movement to protect the disappearing dark. Utah … Read more

Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization partners with PROTECS to launch incubator in Research Park

The University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with PROTECS to manage an incubator in the university’s Research Park. TVC will provide programming for the incubator, as well as comprehensive startup support services for TVC licensees. This will be the first freestanding incubator with wet laboratory space in Utah.

“TVC licenses technologies to a number of startups each year, and one of … Read more

A statement from President Watkins

This has been one of the most tragic events in the history of this University and we are so deeply saddened by the death of Lauren McCluskey.

I was in China when the horrible incident took place and came back as soon as I was informed of the tragedy.

I have spoken with the McCluskey family, her classmates, and friends. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to join with her friends and teammates in … Read more