2020 Presidential Debate Bid

Together, the Utah Debate Commission and the University of Utah are applying to host a presidential debate in 2020. It is anticipated the Commission on Presidential Debates will announce its host decisions in fall 2019.

“Utah leaders, the University of Utah, and the UTDC board have shown tremendous support and solidarity to get to this point in the bidding process,” said Thomas Wright, co-chair of the UTDC. “If selected, Utah would … Read more

University of Utah Press to publish book on gay rights and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The University of Utah Press is pleased to announce the publication of “Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended Consequences” by Gregory Prince.

Prince will speak about his work on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by the University of Utah Press and Equality Utah, will be held at the Gould Auditorium at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

“Gay Rights and the … Read more

Restoring hearing loss

A team of worldwide researchers including engineers from the University of Utah have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments.

This new procedure involves the use of a new version of the Utah Electrode Array architecture, a brain-computer interface originally developed by University … Read more

Civil Engineering professor awarded civilian honor by Pakistan

University of Utah civil and environmental engineering professor Steve Burian, who is also director of The U Water Center and the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water, will be awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of Pakistan’s highest civilian honors.

The award will be given to Burian by Pakistan President Arif Alvi during a ceremony, Saturday, March 23 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The honor signifies appreciation for Burian’s continued leadership … Read more

Fighting Leaf and Mandible

Researchers have been baffled by tropical rainforest diversity for over a century; 650 different tree species can exist in an area covering two football fields, yet similar species never grow next to each other. It seems like it’s good to be different than your neighbors, but why?

To grow in a tropical rainforest is to engage in constant warfare. Plants battle for resources, such as sunlight, water and minerals. Similar tree … Read more

U to award three honorary degrees at 2019 commencement

The University of Utah Board of Trustees today announced that Robert “Archie” Archuleta, May Farr and Gary L. Crocker will receive honorary doctoral degrees during the 2019 annual commencement ceremony, set for Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The award is the highest honor given by the university.

This year’s recipients exemplify how passionate activism, public advocacy and philanthropy changes lives.

“Our honorees have touched the … Read more

Touch a Human Brain and Learn About the Wonders of the Mind During Brain Awareness Week

Members of the public can touch a human brain during Brain Awareness Day on Saturday, March 16 at The Leonardo. Brain Awareness Day activities will be presented at the museum free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the atrium of The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in downtown Salt Lake City.

The hands-on activities educate the community about the wonders of the brain and brain health. Activities include … Read more