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Apple Partners with UHealth

Apple Partners with UHealth

By Cara MacDonald

October 25, 2018

  The University of Utah health care system is always looking for new ways to make patient care simpler and more effective for their patients. This year, U health is teaming up with Apple and Zimmer Biomet (a medical device company) to create an app called “MyMobility.” The app will allow knee and hip...

Announcing the U’s Honorary Degree Recipients

Announcing the U’s Honorary Degree Recipients

By Cara MacDonald

April 30, 2018

The University of Utah Board of Trustees announced in March that Barbara Tanner and Raymond Uno will receive honorary doctorate degrees, the highest honor given by the university. They will receive the awards at the commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Every...

Summit Offers Voice on Racism, Institutional Inequality

Summit Offers Voice on Racism, Institutional Inequality

By Cara MacDonald

April 18, 2018

At the end of a year that has been full of tense racial issues on campus, including the posting of anti-black flyers and vandalism that included anti-black graffiti, the Black Faculty and Staff Association of the University of Utah hosted the 2018 State of Utah Black Affairs Summit on April 7. The event was held fr...

U’s Economics Department: Marxist or Diverse?

U’s Economics Department: Marxist or Diverse?

By Cara MacDonald

April 16, 2018

The University of Utah’s economics department has been labeled a center of Marxist thought since it began its leftward trajectory following a move toward academic freedom in the early 20th century. State institutions, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, loosened their grip on...

CRISPR Could Cure Genetic Diseases

CRISPR Could Cure Genetic Diseases

By Cara MacDonald

April 10, 2018

As medical research evolves, scientists are delving more into the study of DNA for preventative care — looking for ways to alter genetic code in order to avoid or eliminate genetic diseases. Institutions from around the world are contributing to this work. The University of Utah is a notable contributor,...

U Professor Studies Relationship Between Social Media and Politics

U Professor Studies Relationship Between Social Media and Politics

By Cara MacDonald

April 5, 2018

As social media plays an increasingly important role in American politics, University of Utah communication professor Shannon McGregor is working to research the relationship between the two. McGregor specializes in research on political communication, social media, gender and public opinion. She...

Flying Cheap Out of SLC

Flying Cheap Out of SLC

By Cara MacDonald

March 17, 2018

Many students have planned elaborate spring break trips that require expensive airline tickets. Jaron Smith, a graduate student at the University of Utah, and his friend Paul Peterson, have made it their mission to help Salt Lake City residents make traveling more affordable. The duo started the...

More Efficient Street Lights On Campus Spark Controversy

More Efficient Street Lights On Campus Spark Controversy

By Cara MacDonald

February 24, 2018

The University of Utah has been striving for a greater sense of safety on campus at night, while still maintaining environmental sustainability and efficiency standards. One of these initiatives involves lighting on campus at night, which has raised questions of whether the lights are sustainable, how...

Remembering Charles Nabors, the First Black Faculty Member at the U

Remembering Charles Nabors, the First Black Faculty Member at the U

By Cara MacDonald

February 17, 2018

Nearly 25 years after his death, the work done by Charles Nabors, the first black faculty member at the University of Utah and civil rights activist, continues to open opportunities for students. Nabors was hired as a faculty member in 1958, and he later received his doctorate degree from the U in...

U College of Law to Offer New Master of Legal Studies Degree

U College of Law to Offer New Master of Legal Studies Degree

By Cara MacDonald

February 10, 2018

A wide variety of careers require a knowledge of the law other than practicing lawyers. The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law is creating a new program to begin in Fall semester of 2018 called a Masters of Legal Studies, which will help contribute to fulfilling that need.  The program is ...

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