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Leadership Announcement from President Pershing

April 28, 2017

Earlier today, I accepted the resignation of Dr. Vivian Lee as Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, CEO of University of Utah Health, and Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Lee joined the university faculty in 2011. She has been described by her colleagues as a visionary leader who maintains high standards […]


Crime and virtual punishment

April 27, 2017

When it comes to crime and punishment, how judges dish out prison sentences is anything but a game. But students from the University of Utah have created a new mobile game for the iPhone and Android devices that demonstrates how software algorithms used by many of the nation’s judicial courts to evaluate defendants could be […]


U to graduate 8,566 students

April 27, 2017

University of Utah student Christina Andino will be among only 0.03 percent of foster youths who graduate from college when she receives a bachelor’s degree this year. After transferring to the U in 2015 from Salt Lake Community College, Andino is graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work and no student loan debt. While Andino […]


Randall (Randy) J. Arvay, chief information security officer (CISO).

New U chief information security officer named

April 26, 2017

The University of Utah has hired Randall (Randy) J. Arvay, chief information security officer (CISO) at Mississippi Medical Center, as the school’s new CISO, effective May 22, 2017. Prior to his role at the University of Mississippi, he was chief of the cybersecurity and quality assurance in the Joint Spectrum Center for the Defense Information […]


Statement from President David W. Pershing about Huntsman Cancer Institute Leadership

April 25, 2017

This past week has been an extraordinary and challenging time for our University and community. Members of our campus community spoke out and made their perspectives known. It is now time, I believe, to return to our mission of serving our students, caring for our patients and pursuing critical research. In that spirit, I am pleased […]


Mystery of the missing mercury at the Great Salt Lake

April 24, 2017

Around 2010, the deep waters of Utah’s Great Salt Lake contained high levels of toxic methylmercury. Mercury measurements in waterfowl surrounding the lake led to a rare human consumption advisory for ducks. But by 2015, 90 percent of the deep mercury was gone. The disappearance of the mercury was not due to aggressive environmental policies […]


Putting their game face on

April 24, 2017

The University of Utah’s No 1-ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) video game design program is debuting its slate of new games from this year’s undergraduate and master’s students, ranging from a virtual reality thriller about being trapped with a horde of dolls to a serious game that explores a family’s struggle with abuse. This […]


U best in nation for technology commercialization, report says

April 20, 2017

The University of Utah is the top research university in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer. The U has “quietly evolved into one of the most prestigious research universities in the United States with a strong emphasis on commercializing […]


U Students raise awareness about secret watershed

April 17, 2017

The University of Utah’s Art, Action and the Environment Honors course raises awareness about the Red Butte Creek, an important and largely unknown watershed that runs through campus. The student project consists of an exhibition, held April 18-25 on the first floor of the Art Building, displaying personal, open letters about the impact the U […]


Science Fiction Horror Wriggles into Reality with Discovery of Giant Sulfur-powered Shipworm

April 17, 2017

Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied species – a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal. The odd animal doesn’t seem to eat much, […]