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U Graduate Receives Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

U Graduate Receives Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

By Claudia Robles

April 25, 2018

University of Utah graduate Scott Neville was recently awarded the Churchill Scholarship at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The Churchill Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship given only to 15 students in the U.S. this year and just three U graduates ever. The scholarship provides...

Final Candidates for Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Final Candidates for Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

By Claudia Robles

April 22, 2018

As President Ruth Watkins steps into her new position, the search is on to find a replacement for the former senior vice president of academic affairs. Watkins was the senior vice president of academic affairs since 2013. Her successor will be responsible for setting an academic focus and enhancing...

UTA Makes Changes to Schedules

UTA Makes Changes to Schedules

By Claudia Robles

April 8, 2018

April 4, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT—UTA has announced new changes taking place Sunday, April 8 that will affect many commuters including University of Utah students and staff. Due to federally mandated implementations, UTA will adjust their Frontrunner schedule. In order to do this, UTA will have...

U Students Fall One Step Short of Red Bull’s “Can You Make It?” Competition

U Students Fall One Step Short of Red Bull’s “Can You Make It?” Competition

By Claudia Robles

March 8, 2018

A group of University of Utah students was selected as finalists in Red Bull’s “Can You Make It?” competition, a challenge that gives college students from around the world the opportunity to travel through Europe using only Red Bull energy drinks as currency. But after being voted in as a finalist,...

IHC Donates $15 Million for New U Medical Building

IHC Donates $15 Million for New U Medical Building

By Claudia Robles

February 25, 2018

Intermountain Healthcare has gifted $15 million to the University of Utah for a new medical school building. Construction will begin in 2019 and is planned to be completed in 2022. Intermountain Healthcare's not-for-profit operation is the largest health care provider in the state. The company...

U Community Members Scammed by Callers Posing as UPD

U Community Members Scammed by Callers Posing as UPD

By Claudia Robles

February 1, 2018

The University of Utah sent out an alert last week informing the public of spam calls from someone posing as a campus police officer. Calls were reported to come from the university police department’s (UUPD) non-emergency phone number, 801-585-2677, or another number identifying as a university...

Dining Services Makes Changes to Food Court

Dining Services Makes Changes to Food Court

By Claudia Robles

January 24, 2018

The University of Utah's dining services has made changes to the food court in the A. Ray Olpin Union Building over the last five weeks. Since before the semester began, areas of the cafeteria have been blocked off and covered with plastic in order to make necessary repairs. Dining services decided...

BUC Closed Due to Flooding and Power Outage

BUC Closed Due to Flooding and Power Outage

By Claudia Robles

January 9, 2018

The University of Utah closed the Business Classroom Building (BUC) Tuesday following flooding and a power outage. “ALERT: A pipe burst in the basement of the Business Classroom Building and the power is out," the U wrote on Twitter. "We’re working on restoring power and removing the water, but...

Holiday Innovations

Holiday Innovations

By Claudia Robles

December 10, 2017

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is home to hundreds of student innovators. Many of them sell products they have created for the holiday season. With finals in full swing just before the holidays, many students and faculty find they are suddenly out of time to find gifts for their loved ones. Fortunately,...

Students Who ‘Think About Their Thinking’ Perform Better on Exams, Study Finds.

By Claudia Robles

November 9, 2017

When preparing for tests, students tend to think they'll get the high grades they hope for, but without studying, a recent study shows.  Through a study on metacognition and the impact it has on students, University of Utah chemistry professor, Charles Atwood, and graduate student, Brock Casselman, foun...

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