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Speaking up for invisible raptors

Birds of prey such as owls, eagles, falcons and vultures are soaring and elegant predators. But many raptors worldwide have flown under the scientific radar and are all but invisible: Ten species of raptors, out of 557 total, comprise one-third of all raptor research, and one-fifth of all species have never been studied in a […]


U remains committed to free speech on campus

As a leading research and teaching institution, the University of Utah is committed to the principle of free speech, as articulated in the First Amendment, because it fuels the advancement of new ideas and new knowledge, which is at the core of our mission. The debates that arise from the exchange of diverse viewpoints are […]


2020 Presidential Debate Bid

Together, the Utah Debate Commission and the University of Utah are applying to host a presidential debate in 2020. It is anticipated the Commission on Presidential Debates will announce its host decisions in fall 2019. “Utah leaders, the University of Utah, and the UTDC board have shown tremendous support and solidarity to get to this […]


University of Utah Press to publish book on gay rights and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The University of Utah Press is pleased to announce the publication of “Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended Consequences” by Gregory Prince. Prince will speak about his work on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by the University of Utah Press and Equality Utah, will be held at the […]


Restoring hearing loss

A team of worldwide researchers including engineers from the University of Utah have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments. This new procedure involves the use of […]


Civil Engineering professor awarded civilian honor by Pakistan

University of Utah civil and environmental engineering professor Steve Burian, who is also director of The U Water Center and the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water, will be awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of Pakistan’s highest civilian honors. The award will be given to Burian by Pakistan President Arif Alvi during […]


Fighting Leaf and Mandible

Researchers have been baffled by tropical rainforest diversity for over a century; 650 different tree species can exist in an area covering two football fields, yet similar species never grow next to each other. It seems like it’s good to be different than your neighbors, but why? To grow in a tropical rainforest is to […]


U to award three honorary degrees at 2019 commencement

The University of Utah Board of Trustees today announced that Robert “Archie” Archuleta, May Farr and Gary L. Crocker will receive honorary doctoral degrees during the 2019 annual commencement ceremony, set for Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The award is the highest honor given by the university. This […]


Touch a Human Brain and Learn About the Wonders of the Mind During Brain Awareness Week

Members of the public can touch a human brain during Brain Awareness Day on Saturday, March 16 at The Leonardo. Brain Awareness Day activities will be presented at the museum free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the atrium of The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South in downtown Salt Lake City. The […]