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New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Paleontologists unearthed the first specimen in early 1990s in Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152 million years ago, making it […]


Joint initiative to increase number of fully funded Marriner S. Eccles graduate fellows

The Graduate School at the University of Utah will expand the number of fully funded fellowships. Graduate students pursuing economic policy research in law, banking, business, education, health, finance, humanities, social sciences and exploring the impact of their research on relationships among politics, public policy and the economy are eligible to apply here by Feb. […]


Three local finalists named in American Dream Ideas Challenge

Three teams emerged as finalists in the local 2020 American Dream Ideas Challenge with proposals to increase use of tax credits among eligible Utahns, develop preventative mental health services and build an intelligent higher education platform to drive college completion. The three finalists were selected from five teams that presented their ideas on Jan. 16, […]


Zinc, folic acid supplements fail to enhance male fertility

Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical centers in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. According to the researchers, the finding presents […]


Cracks in Arctic sea ice turn low clouds on and off

In the wintertime Arctic, cracks in the ice called “leads” expose the warm ocean directly to the cold air, with some leads only a few meters wide and some kilometers wide. They play a critical role in the Arctic surface energy balance. If we want to know how much the ice is going to grow […]


University of Utah selects Rodney Chatman as new chief of police at the Department of Public Safety

The University of Utah has selected Rodney Chatman as the new chief of police of the Department of Public Safety. Chatman, currently executive director of public safety and chief of police at the University of Dayton in Ohio, will assume his role on Feb. 17, 2020. He will report to Marlon C. Lynch, the U’s […]


NIH grant could lead to better understanding of how air pollutants aggravate asthma in children

A multidisciplinary team of University of Utah Health scientists has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how variations in pollutant-sensing genes in the lungs could influence air pollution’s effects on children who have asthma. The researchers say the newly funded effort could potentially lead to the development […]


“Utah Statement” sets a new course in antitrust policy

The term “antitrust”—for some maybe a dimly held memory from a high school U.S. history class—has come into focus recently as tech companies have come under scrutiny for their business practices. But antitrust and antimonopoly policy isn’t the same now as it was in the days of Teddy Roosevelt, says University of Utah economist Marshall […]


University of Utah announces new chief sustainability officer

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced Monday that Kerry Case has accepted an offer to serve as the U’s chief sustainability officer. Case is currently assistant provost for Integrative Learning at Westminster College and has led that institution’s sustainability initiatives for 13 years. Reed welcomes the vision Case brings […]


University of Utah appoints first chief safety officer to lead campus-wide improvements

The University of Utah announced Thursday that Marlon C. Lynch will serve as the university’s first chief safety officer. Lynch, currently senior vice president for campus services and safety at New York University, will assume his role on Feb. 1, 2020. “We are delighted to have a leader in campus safety joining the U,” said […]