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Arctic clouds highly sensitive to air pollution

January 3, 2018

In 1870, explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, trekking across the barren and remote ice cap of Greenland, saw something most people wouldn’t expect in such an empty, inhospitable landscape: haze. Nordenskiöld’s record of the haze was among the first evidence that air pollution around the northern hemisphere can travel toward the pole and degrade air quality […]


Meet the tiny machines in cells that massacre viruses

December 23, 2017

When viruses infect the body’s cells, those cells face a difficult problem. How can they destroy viruses without harming themselves? Scientists at University of Utah Health have found an answer by visualizing a tiny cellular machine that chops the viruses’ genetic material into bits. Their research shows how the machine detects the intruders and processes […]


A whole new game at EAE Play

December 7, 2017

For inexperienced social workers, the first home visits could result in important decisions tainted with bias. But practice makes perfect, and students and faculty at the University of Utah’s Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab (The GApp Lab) are developing a virtual reality simulation for social work students that recreates a home environment so they can […]


‘Oscar of Science’ awarded to U. mathematician

December 3, 2017

Christopher Hacon, University of Utah mathematician, was awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics at a ceremony in Silicon Valley on Dec. 3. The awards ceremony, hosted by Morgan Freeman, was held at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. The $3 million prize, shared with James McKernan of the University of California, San […]


Important Safety Information: Update about an incident that happened at the JCC

December 3, 2017

[Dec. 3, 2017, 2:30 p.m.] Update to the University of Utah campus community about the incident at the Jewish Community Center that occurred earlier today: The suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at a woman outside the Jewish Community Center earlier today was located in Murray, along with the vehicle, and is now in custody. […]


Historic bell returns home to U campus

December 1, 2017

On Dec. 7, the bell from the USS UTAH, one of the first ships lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor, will return home and be placed on display in the Naval Science building at the University of Utah. An intimate program, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 10:30 […]


Researchers Explore the Ocean for Alternatives to Opioids

November 30, 2017

What does a marine snail’s ability to kill prey with two shots of venom have to do with the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States? More than you could imagine. A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a grant from the Department […]


New rooftop, and parking canopy solar array at 383 Colorow in Research Park at the University of Utah.

Sun shining over Research Park

November 28, 2017

The University of Utah Research Park has activated several new solar arrays across three locations. The installations, at the 729 Arapeen, 383 Colorow and 295 Chipeta facilities include multiple mounting configurations (rooftop, parking canopy and ground). These new solar arrays are a combined 1.9-megawatts in size and will offset the three buildings energy consumption by […]


Next generation astronomical survey to map the entire sky

November 16, 2017

The next generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V), will move forward with mapping the entire sky following a $16 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The grant will kickstart a groundbreaking all-sky spectroscopic survey for a next wave of discovery, anticipated to start in 2020. The University of Utah has been […]


Participants in the 23rd annual Alumni food drive at the University of Utah.

Uniting the Community for the 24th Annual Food Drive

November 16, 2017

Through Saturday, Nov. 25, University of Utah alumni and students have a message for the local community: Hunger. Still a first-world problem. The annual U Food Drive collects food and donations on behalf of the Utah Food Bank. Last year’s drive collected enough donations to feed 109 families of four for one year, or about […]