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Nearly Complete Tyrannosaur Fossil Discovered by U Paleontologists

Paleontologist Randall Irmis, the curator of paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah, extricates a fossil in Oct. 2017. Mark Johnston/NHMU

By Cara MacDonald

November 15, 2017

Researchers from the University of Utah unveiled a nearly complete Tyrannosaur fossil in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) last month, and once the remains — which were airlifted to the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) — are assembled, they will be on display for students and...

ASUU Organizes Gathering to Remember Slain U Student

Wazir Jefferson, a student success advocate, came to speak in front of students, staff, and friends of ChenWei Guo to show the University's support after the recent shooting tragedy in Red Butte Canyon in the Student Union building on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

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By Cara MacDonald

November 2, 2017

The Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) gathered students Tuesday night to remember ChenWei Guo, who was shot and killed at the mouth of Red Butte Canyon on Monday evening. Held in the Union Ballroom at 5:30 p.m., the event was meant to provide a safe space for support as a campus c...

Artist Unveils MLK-Inspired Sculpture at U Law School

The University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law unveiled Edgar Arceneaux's

By Cara MacDonald

October 25, 2017

The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law officially unveiled a new sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux on Sept. 28. The sculpture is an original work made specifically for the law school. It’s based on Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote in which he said that “the...

U to Decrease Carbon Emissions by One-Fourth

Solar panels sit above the Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

By Cara MacDonald

October 23, 2017

The University of Utah announced an agreement to decrease its carbon emissions by 25 percent, making a stride toward its goal of zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. The reduction comes through a move to source 50 percent of the university's electricity from solar and geothermal energy sources,...

Hurricane Devastation in Puerto Rico Personally Impacts U Professor

University of Utah metropolitan planning Professor Ivis Garcia's family farm in Puerto Rico was among those destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

By Cara MacDonald

October 16, 2017

Even prior to the multiple hurricanes that wreaked havoc in Puerto Rico a few weeks ago, the U.S. commonwealth was already facing numerous economic problems. Now Puerto Rico must overcome the worst natural disaster to befall the island since 1928. “With no communication, it took a whole week for...

Fabrizio Speaks at Emeritus Reunion

Fabrizio Speaks at Emeritus Reunion

By Cara MacDonald

October 2, 2017

Renowned Utah radio journalist, Doug Fabrizio, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Homecoming Emeritus Reunion at the University of Utah. The event is targeted to alumni above the age of 60 and will celebrate their successes, as well as the U’s. Fabrizio, who graduated in 1988, is the host...

The Ever-Changing World of Utah Liquor Laws

Utah State Capitol | Chronicle archives.

By Cara MacDonald

October 1, 2017

Similar to other residents in the state, University of Utah students are invested in Utah’s liquor laws. During the last state legislative session, the state’s liquor statutes underwent numerous changes. The measures made some laws less harsh while increasing the strictness of others. The biggest...

U Professor Improves Hurricane Forecasting

U Professor Improves Hurricane Forecasting

By Cara MacDonald

September 25, 2017

As hurricanes wreak havoc in the Caribbean this hurricane season, tearing up coastlines and flooding cities, University of Utah weather researcher and professor, Zhaoxia Pu, works to improve hurricane forecasting systems and minimize the damages that result from these colossal storms.   The...

U Researchers Use Nature Imagery to Calm Solitary Confinement Inmates

An inmate at Snake River Correctional Institute views nature videos in the

By Cara MacDonald

September 16, 2017

University of Utah biology professor, Nalini Nadkarni, recently published research that looks at the positive effects nature photos and videos have on a prison inmates' psyche. Nadkarni’s project, intending to bring nature imagery to incarcerated individuals in solitary confinement, is a part of...

The U’s Online MBA Program Ranked 6th in Affordability

Spencer Fox Eccles business building (SFEBB) at University of Utah in Salt Lake City | Chronicle archives.

By Cara MacDonald

September 9, 2017

The University of Utah was recently ranked No. 6 in affordability for online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs by Best Colleges Online. The website considered 255 programs at accredited colleges and universities when compiling the list. The online degree program, ranked No. 42 all-ar...