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U forest ecologist wins prestigious Packard Fellowship

William Anderegg, an assistant professor of biology, has received one of 18 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for his research on the effects of climate change and drought on forests. Packard Fellows receive a five-year, $875,000 grant to pursue research directions of their choosing. The Packard Foundation […]


Now you can read 100 years of The Daily Utah Chronicle online

The first 100 years of the University of Utah’s student newspaper, The Daily Utah Chronicle, has been digitized and placed online thanks to the J. Willard Marriott Library. Every page of every issue, from 1892 through 1992, can be found at the website Utah Digital Newspapers—along with more than 2 million pages from newspapers from […]


The fine print

With today’s technology, we can 3-D-print sculptures, mechanical parts, prosthetics, even guns and food. But a team of University of Utah biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process that will greatly improve a patient’s recovery. A person with a badly damaged ligament, […]


Reimagining Evolution Education: Free, Multimedia High School Curriculum Brings New Life to Old Concepts

Gone are the days of heavy science textbooks with over-used examples and hard-to-grasp lessons. The Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) at the University of Utah is bringing science education into the 21st century with an online, interactive and multimedia curriculum that teaches up-to-date concepts in evolution and genetics to high school students. The newly released and […]


David Eccles School of Business dedicates Robert H. and Katherine B. Garff building

The David Eccles School of Business dedicated the Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Building, a 150,000-square-foot building that houses the school’s MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA and MBA Online programs, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. The building also supports an Executive Education Center, an expanded Maverik Business Career Services Center, the Marriner S. Eccles […]


UNIVERSITY VENTURE FUND II IS FIRST MONEY IN NAVIGEN PHARMACEUTICALS SEED ROUND

The Sorenson Impact Center’s University Venture Fund—Impact Investing (UVF II) closed its first investment in a seed round into Salt Lake City-based Navigen, Inc. UVF II’s investment was highly catalytic, unlocking over $1.5 million additional investment capital into the pharmaceutical company. Navigen, Inc. is an early stage drug discovery and development company that has developed […]


Great ideas: Top 10 finalists in American Dream Ideas Challenge announced

The 10 proposals selected as finalists in the American Dream Ideas Challenge range from helping single parents save money through shared living arrangements and child care to boosting opportunities for freelance workers in the state’s rural areas. University of Utah President Ruth Watkins and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox announced the finalists at a panel discussion […]


What you can’t see can hurt you

What if you could see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home? Engineers from the University of Utah’s School of Computing conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualize the air quality in their house. It turns out, their behavior changes a lot. Their study was published […]


Mountain-top observatory sees gamma rays from exotic Milky Way object

The night sky seems serene, but telescopes tell us that the universe is filled with collisions and explosions. Distant, violent events signal their presence by spewing light and particles in all directions. When these messengers reach Earth, scientists can use them to map out the action-packed sky, helping to better understand the volatile processes happening […]


Breastfeeding changes gene activity that may make babies less reactive to stress

Note: This release is adapted from a release prepared by Care New England. It has long been known that there are many physical and mental health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies. But can these benefits be due to genetic changes induced by breastfeeding? New research suggests that connection. The research, published in the […]