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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Turning algae into fuel

Biofuel experts have long sought a more economically viable way to turn algae into biocrude oil to power vehicles, ships and even jets. University of Utah researchers believe they have found an answer. They have developed an unusually rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal biocrude in large quantities using a specially-designed jet mixer. Packed inside […]


U student researchers head to Capitol Hill

Undergraduate students at the University of Utah and Utah State University  will showcase their research for Utah lawmakers and the general public on Tuesday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol. Research on Capitol Hill, now in its 19th year, gives lawmakers and the public a […]


Civil rights veteran and U alum Rev. France A. Davis to deliver 2019 commencement address

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins and the Board of Trustees announced on Feb. 12, 2019, that renowned civil rights activist, religious leader and University of Utah alum and former faculty member Rev. France A. Davis will deliver the commencement address at the university’s 150th campus-wide convocation. The commencement ceremony will be held Thursday, […]


U experts on air quality and related environmental issues

At the University of Utah, numerous faculty—representing disciplines across campus—are looking at various aspects of air pollution and related environmental issues. This is a list of some of those experts and their areas of focus. HEALTH SCIENCES • Robert Paine (Pulmonary Medicine) Robert.Paine@hsc.utah.edu 801-581-7806 Robert Paine is a pulmonary scientist with over 20 years of […]


States with fewer melanoma diagnoses have higher death rates

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. While the number of cases diagnosed is on the rise, the overall survival rate has improved, but survival is uneven across the country. Researchers at University of Utah Health conducted a state-by-state analysis to understand the geographic disparities for patients diagnosed with melanoma. The results […]


U honors student awarded prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Cameron Owen of Boise, Idaho, a senior honors student majoring in chemistry and physics and minoring in mathematics, has received the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He is one of only 15 students nationally to receive the award this year and is the fourth consecutive Churchill […]