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MLK Sculpture a “Visual Story of Justice”

MLK Sculpture a “Visual Story of Justice”

February 22, 2017

The University of Utah College of Law’s mission is to promote and increase access to justice in American society. As part of Black History Month and to honor Martin Luther King Jr., the law school has commissioned an artist to create a sculpture inspired by one of King's famous quotes. On Feb. 24,...

Angie: A Ray of Light for Veterans With PTSD

Angie: A Ray of Light for Veterans With PTSD

February 16, 2017

“[Angie has helped] us advocate for veterans and the need they have for a service dog when they show signs of PTSD,” said Cody Somners, a member of the Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (AFROTC). Somners and the other members of The University of Utah AFROTC are working on training Angie,...

‘It’s Not Yet Dark’: A Sundance Gem

‘It’s Not Yet Dark’:  A Sundance Gem

By Cara MacDonald

February 1, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival is well known for featuring emotional and inspiring films centered on big issues. One of the 2017 festival’s gems is the documentary "It’s Not Yet Dark," which follows the real story of Simon Fitzmaurice's journey as he slowly develops Motor Neurone Disease and works to...

Student Activist Groups Making a Difference on Campus and Beyond

Student Activist Groups Making a Difference on Campus and Beyond

January 30, 2017

The University of Utah has become known for its highly involved campus.  Students at the U have started more than one hundred clubs, among which are a large number of student activist groups. Within the last month, these groups have organized and participated in several protests on campus and in downtown...

Four U of U Faculty Recognized With Governor’s Medal of Science and Technology

Four U of U Faculty Recognized With Governor’s Medal of Science and Technology

January 30, 2017

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox awarded the Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology to eleven Utahans and one Utah company. Among the eleven esteemed academics, four University of Utah professors, each working on their own diverse and exciting projects, received an award. The four professors include Cynthia...

Climber Conrad Anker to Take on Commencement Podium

Climber Conrad Anker to Take on Commencement Podium

January 23, 2017

Conrad Anker, world-famous climber and mountaineer, has one mission: to climb the toughest and most physically demanding terrain in the world.  University of Utah President David Pershing and the Board of Trustees have announced that the world-renowned mountain climber, filmmaker, author, philanthropist...

U Professor to Teach Students How the 2016 Presidential Election Affected Conspiracy Theories

U Professor to Teach Students How the 2016 Presidential Election Affected Conspiracy Theories

January 13, 2017

From the claim that Hillary Clinton is a lizard-person to the suspicion that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer, conspiracy theories made headlines throughout the 2016 presidential race.  These theories have been fueled by fake news, much of which, as the Washington Post revealed in November, is believed to have been part of a Russian ploy to influence the elections in favor of President-elect Donald Trump.  These stories spread like wildfire; one article was even shared by a former member of Tru...

What Students at the U Can Expect From Winter Storms at Local Ski Resorts

What Students at the U Can Expect From Winter Storms at Local Ski Resorts

December 6, 2016

The U’s skiing and snowboarding population is abuzz with excitement over the snow showers frosting the Wasatch Mountains. With a late start to the season, snow has finally begun to accumulate and the weather has been cool enough for resorts to produce artificial snow.  Many ski resorts are already...

U Researchers Develop Method to Turn Coal Into Carbon Fiber

U Researchers Develop Method to Turn Coal Into Carbon Fiber

November 15, 2016

With the steady rise in preference for natural gas and renewable energy, coal and oil extraction has declined. Workers in the coal industry have taken the fall with layoffs and lower wages. Researchers in the engineering department at the U are working to find another use for coal in order to preserve...

DesignBuildBLUFF Gives Architecture Students Hands-on Experience

DesignBuildBLUFF Gives Architecture Students Hands-on Experience

November 7, 2016

The U’s school of architecture graduate program has launched another year of DesignBuildBLUFF.  The program gives students the opportunity to be involved in hands-on cross-cultural experiences.  They work in partnership with San Juan County’s Navajo community. “We offer students an opportunit...

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