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U to celebrate 8,465 graduates at 150th general commencement

University of Utah senior Alisa Cloward came to Utah after living in Japan for 17 years with her parents and 11 siblings. She will graduate this year with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and as part of the Miller Enrichment Scholarship program. Cloward, along with 8,465 other U students, will celebrate achieving this milestone […]


It’s game time!

It may not be too long before the skies of Salt Lake City will be buzzing with drones delivering packages, medical supplies, performing mountain rescues or shuttling passengers. When that happens, the last thing anyone wants is an airborne version of Los Angeles traffic jams. So a group of University of Utah students from the […]


U mathematician elected to Royal Society

Christopher Hacon, McMinn Presidential Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, can now add another honor of a lifetime to his already stellar resume: Election to the Royal Society of London. Hacon, born in England, is one of 50 eminent scientists elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, along with 10 Foreign Members, in […]


Enhancing the fan experience

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins and Director of Athletics Mark Harlan announced the largest gift in Utah athletics history today in a press conference held prior to the annual Red-White game. The Ken Garff family has pledged $17.5 million for the Rice-Eccles Stadium renovation and expansion. The Garff family’s record-setting donation will help […]


We now know how insects and bacteria control ice

Contrary to what you may have been taught, water doesn’t always freeze to ice at 32 degrees F (zero degrees C). Knowing, or controlling, at what temperature water will freeze (starting with a process called nucleation) is critically important to answering questions such as whether or not there will be enough snow on the ski […]


Sarah B. George to take on new role at the University of Utah

Heidi Woodbury, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Utah, is pleased to announce that Sarah B. George will join her office as campus chief advancement officer. George is currently the executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah. “We are delighted to have Sarah join the university’s advancement team in a […]


Birds’ surprising sound source

All air-breathing vertebrates have a larynx—a structure of muscles and folds that protects the trachea and, in many animals, vibrates and modulates to produce a stunning array of sounds. But birds, although they have larynges (plural of larynx), use a different organ to sing. It’s low in the airway, down where the trachea branches to […]


Preventing addiction with insight from scruffy dogs and ancient meditation

When Ivan Pavlov was measuring dog slobber at the turn of the 20th century, he could not have imagined all the ways his classical conditioning research would shape the future of scientific discovery. Today, there is substantial research suggesting that conditioned behaviors—such as smoking after a meal—sustain unhealthy habits.  It follows that by preventing the […]


More than 500 undergraduates to present at research symposium

The University of Utah’s commitment to undergraduate involvement in research will be on full display on Tuesday, April 9, as more than 500 undergraduate students, representing every college and more than 70 academic departments and schools, present their research projects in the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium. “The U strongly supports undergraduate research, with programs supported […]