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Hate incidents are notoriously underreported. Now, there’s an app for that

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for tracking hate crimes across the country, but the data are notoriously unreliable. Despite the FBI recording an all-time high in hate-motivated incidents in 2017 (the most recent year’s statistics available) the number is likely much higher. Low reporting from victims to police and inconsistent reporting from police […]


Predicting the uphill battle

Have you ever been running on a sidewalk making pretty good time, then hit a hill and slowed way down? If so, you’ve experienced how slope affects travel rates. For most of us, understanding how slope steepness impacts our speed is a matter of fitness. For others, such as wildland firefighters retreating from the fire […]


Enhancing power supply resilience to first responders

If a city experiences a major power outage due to a natural disaster or a cyberattack, it is vital to bring back power as soon as possible for first responders and critical infrastructure. University of Utah electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Masood Parvania and his team at his Utah Smart Energy Laboratory (U-Smart) have […]


NEXUS: Where research ideas come together

Note: An open house at NEXUS is scheduled for April 2, 2019, from 12:15-1:50 p.m. at Gardner Commons, Room 2950. A panel will discuss the interdisciplinary work taking place at the U, with tours of the space afterward. A new interdisciplinary research center at the University of Utah will bring together researchers in pursuit of […]


New dean announced for S.J. Quinney College of Law

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Elizabeth Kronk Warner has accepted an offer to serve as the next dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Kronk Warner is currently associate dean of Academic Affairs, professor and director of the Tribal Law and Government Center at the University […]


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 […]


Putting the science in science communication

Bring science to people where they are. That’s the driving philosophy that propels U biology professor Nalini Nadkarni to stretch the possibilities of science communication and bring the beauty of science to people and places that others have overlooked. Building public trust in science is about more than just providing information and improving science literacy, […]