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University of Utah student awarded prestigious Hertz Fellowship

March 28, 2017

Ethan Lake, an undergraduate student in physics and math at the University of Utah, has received the prestigious and highly competitive Hertz Fellowship, a $250,000 grant for up to five years of graduate study in the STEM fields. Lake is one of only 12 students nationally to receive this award and the second Hertz Fellow […]


The U welcomes Chris Nelson as communications director

March 27, 2017

The University of Utah welcomes Chris Nelson as the new communications director, effective March 27. With more than 20 years of creating and executing strategies to help the University of Utah advance, Nelson has extensive experience in strategic and crisis communication, media relations, organizational message development, content marketing and fundraising strategy. He currently serves as […]


U to study feasibility of stadium expansion

March 27, 2017

The University of Utah today announced plans for a feasibility study to expand the south end zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium. This review will include a market analysis, cost estimates and funding models. The study is a critical first step in determining a business plan that supports potential changes to the stadium’s south side. “Understanding the […]


University of Utah now offers fully online degree programs

March 24, 2017

The University of Utah will offer fully online undergraduate degrees beginning in fall 2017. A new package of courses, called “Block U,” will be available online and will fulfill all general education requirements. This set of courses will complement the select majors currently offered in online format. “In the past, the U has offered several […]


Combating wear and tear

March 22, 2017

By the time someone realizes they damaged a ligament, tendon or cartilage from too much exercise or other types of physical activity, it’s too late. The tissue is stretched and torn and the person is writhing in pain. But a team of researchers led by University of Utah bioengineering professors Jeffrey Weiss and Michael Yu […]


Piece of mind

March 20, 2017

With just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, University of Utah engineers have discovered a minimally invasive, inexpensive way to take high-resolution pictures of an animal brain, a process that also could lead to a much less invasive method for humans. A team led by University of Utah electrical and computer engineering associate […]


Lust for power

March 17, 2017

Thanks to the discovery of a new material by University of Utah engineers, jewelry such as a ring and your body heat could generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or a cooking pan could charge a cellphone in just a few hours. The team, led by University of Utah materials science and engineering […]


U School of Medicine Jumps 20 spots on U.S. News Annual Rankings

March 14, 2017

University of Utah Health colleges and programs remain among the best in the nation in primary care, research, physician assistant training, nurse midwifery, pharmacy and other areas, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. In the magazine’s latest rankings, the University of Utah School of Medicine is now ranked No. 40 for research, up […]


Eccles School Full-Time MBA program jumps 22 spots in rankings

March 14, 2017

The David Eccles School of Business’s Full-Time MBA program jumped an incredible 22 spots in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings for best graduate schools. The rankings report shows the program increased from No. 79 to No. 57 in the 2018 rankings. The increase was fueled primarily by a significant increase in the number […]


U trustees announce 2017 honorary degree recipients

March 14, 2017

The University of Utah Board of Trustees today announced that U alumni Gail Miller and Conrad Anker will be presented with honorary doctorate degrees, the highest honor given by the school, during the annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. “As innovators, visionaries and committed […]