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Should I stay or go?

August 17, 2017

Now a new study offers insights into what people are deliberating about and what makes the decision so difficult, which could help therapists working with couples and stimulate further research into the decision-making process. The study, led by U psychology professor Samantha Joel, was published in Social Psychology and Personality Science. Co-authors were Geoff MacDonald […]


U Department of English offers four new courses

August 16, 2017

The Department of English in the University of Utah’s College of Humanities will offer students four new classes this fall exploring horror media, video games, the roles of African-Americans in film and the connection of law and literature. “In addition to our core courses — which range from our popular classes in traditional literature like […]


Dean of the College of Humanities selected for new position with Mellon Foundation

August 14, 2017

Dianne S. Harris, dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah, has accepted a new position as senior program officer in higher education and scholarship in the humanities with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Harris will join the foundation on Nov. 1, 2017. “I have loved serving as dean at the University […]


University of Utah named among top 20 institutions in the world for innovation and technology transfer

August 10, 2017

The University of Utah ranked 19th in the world on the Nature Index, a list of top institutions that produce the high-quality research behind commercialized goods and services. Measuring the impact of basic research on innovation, the list was commissioned by Nature Research, publisher of the top-tier scientific journal Nature and other publications. The Nature […]


Scientists restore youthful plasticity to the brains of adult mice

August 8, 2017

Like much of the rest of the body, the brain loses flexibility with age, impacting the ability to learn, remember and adapt. Now, scientists at University of Utah Health report they can rejuvenate the plasticity of the mouse brain, specifically in the visual cortex, increasing its ability to change in response to experience. Manipulating a […]


Kawamoto Named to National Committee to Improve Health Information Technology

August 8, 2017

Kensaku Kawamoto, M.D., Ph.D., associate Chief Medical Information Officer and assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah Health, has been appointed to a 3-year term on the U.S. Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee, announced the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in an August 3, 2017 press release. “I am excited to […]


What it takes to recover from drought

August 3, 2017

Drought-stricken areas anxiously await the arrival of rain. Full recovery of the ecosystem, however, can extend long past the first rain drops on thirsty ground. According to a study published August 10 in Nature, the length of drought recovery depends on several factors, including the region of the world and the post-drought weather conditions. The […]


New look at archaic DNA rewrites human evolution story

August 2, 2017

August 7, 2017—Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the ancestors of modern humans diverged from an archaic lineage that gave rise to Neanderthals and Denisovans. Yet the evolutionary relationships between these groups remain unclear. A University of Utah-led team developed a new method for analyzing DNA sequence data to reconstruct the early history of the […]


Farming crystals in space

July 25, 2017

  On a balmy evening in early June, Space X launched the Falcon 9 rocket, which ferried the Dragon spacecraft toward the International Space Station (ISS). As the Dragon broke the tethers of Earth’s gravity three small, black boxes were safely nestled in its cargo hold. These innocuous boxes house an experiment that may help […]


Going Clear

July 25, 2017

A clear bag policy will be phased in at all University of Utah Athletic events at Rice-Eccles Stadium and the Huntsman Center this coming fall with the goal of speeding up security checkpoints and protecting fans. Enforcement of the clear bag policy will not go into effect until July 1, 2018, although fans are encouraged […]