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Ghorbani’s Fight for Future Generations

Ghorbani’s Fight for Future Generations

By Cara MacDonald

February 9, 2018

Shireen Ghorbani, alumna and former employee of the University of Utah, is running as a Democrat in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District in the upcoming election. She earned a doctorate in communication from the U and described herself as a liberal and community-based candidate. Ghorbani was recently...

Campus Keeps Convenience with New Bike Shop

Campus Keeps Convenience with New Bike Shop

By Cara MacDonald

February 9, 2018

The University of Utah is a commuter school, meaning a majority of students live off campus and use a variety of transportation options to get to their classes. In the warmer months, one of the most common means of getting to class on time is cycling, as illustrated by the bike paths and massive bike...

U Students Repurpose Food Waste on Campus to Feed Homeless

U Students Repurpose Food Waste on Campus to Feed Homeless

By Cara MacDonald

February 1, 2018

On a Friday afternoon in January, Ivan Cardenas awaited his team inside the kitchens at the University of Utah Student Union Building. Upon their arrival, they would spend the next hour collecting and packaging unused food from the Union’s kitchens, which they would then take to the Rescue Mission,...

U Alumni Use Research-Based Nonprofit to ‘Redefine Beauty’

U Alumni Use Research-Based Nonprofit to ‘Redefine Beauty’

By Cara MacDonald

January 22, 2018

University of Utah alumni Lexie and Lindsay Kite have established a nonprofit to foster a positive body image for women called Beauty Redefined — which aligned with their respective masters and doctoral studies. Lexie and Lindsay are 31-year-old twin sisters, both of whom obtained undergraduate...

U Professors Promote Attention Restoration Theory

U Professors Promote Attention Restoration Theory

By Cara MacDonald

January 15, 2018

At the dawn of a new semester, it’s common for students to feel optimistic and ready for the work that lies ahead. As time goes on, however, students frequently feel burnt out as tasks begin to pile up. To address the issue, professors in the Psychology and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Departments...

U Scientists to Help Map the Entire Night Sky

U Scientists to Help Map the Entire Night Sky

By Cara MacDonald

December 3, 2017

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is moving into its fifth generation of sky mapping, and the University of Utah will play a pivotal role in its upcoming survey. Following a $16 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SDSS will kickstart an all-sky spectroscopic survey in search of groundbreaking...

U Student Starts Non-Profit to Improve Global Health, Reduce Waste

U Student Starts Non-Profit to Improve Global Health, Reduce Waste

By Cara MacDonald

November 29, 2017

Mohan Sudabattula, a University of Utah student triple majoring in biology, philosophy and health and society, is the founder of a non-profit which repurposes used medical devices for low and middle income children abroad — an endeavor he hopes will help kids struggling with health problems who have...

First Doctoral Graduate from the U Paves the Way for Asian-American Students

First Doctoral Graduate from the U Paves the Way for Asian-American Students

By Cara MacDonald

November 27, 2017

James Sugihara, a Japanese-American born in 1918, was the first student to graduate from the University of Utah with a doctorate degree in chemistry. Sugihara obtained his degree in 1947, after overcoming a number of difficulties and setbacks brought on by World War II and Japanese internment. Early Li...

Staying Safe in Winter’s Inversion

Staying Safe in Winter’s Inversion

By Cara MacDonald

November 20, 2017

As the cold winter months approach, members of the University of Utah campus community are dreading the smoggy days to come. “I’d say it’s a problem,” said civil engineering student Lydia Monkmeyer. The inversion has plagued the Salt Lake Valley for decades, impacting health and day-to-day...

Music on the Brain

Music on the Brain

By Cara MacDonald

November 17, 2017

At the University of Utah’s Marriott Library, most students pop in headphones before sitting down to focus on homework. Does music help students study effectively? While opinions vary, some U researchers believe it does. U psychology professors and researchers David Sanbonmatsu and David Strayer...

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