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U ranked in top 20 for outdoor colleges

U ranked in top 20 for outdoor colleges

June 8, 2016

There are few places in the world where you can finish a day of classes and still have time to hit the slopes to ski the greatest snow on Earth. Easily accessible outdoor activities are what draw many students to the U. Rob Jones, co-manager of Outdoor Adventures, said the U’s proximity to the mountains is...

Academic Senate To Vote On Divesting Fossil Fuels

Academic Senate To Vote On Divesting Fossil Fuels

April 27, 2016

The U has invested countless resources in the past few years to reduce its carbon footprint and now the Academic Senate will decide if it should divest some of those funds. Next Monday, May 2, the senate will meet at 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Education Building to discuss and vote on several issues....

Two U Humanities Professors Named Guggenheim Fellows

Two U Humanities Professors Named Guggenheim Fellows

April 22, 2016

Melanie Rae Thon and Nadja Durbach, professors of English and history, respectively, have both received Guggenheim Fellowships. Durbach applied for several grants last fall, including the Guggenheim. After moving it to the back of her mind, Durbach received the email. “I was quite surprised and shocked,”...

U Grad Students Construct Community Center In Bluff, Utah

U Grad Students Construct Community Center In Bluff, Utah

By Carolyn Webber

April 21, 2016

When Hank Louis started the DesignBuildBLUFF program 12 years ago, his drive was to provide housing for families in need living in the Navajo Nation of southeastern Utah. As a team of graduate students finish up the program’s 21st project this month, Louis has made progress in reaching that goal. DesignBuildBLUFF,...

New Senior Class Gift to Provide Funding for Counseling Center

New Senior Class Gift to Provide Funding for Counseling Center

April 21, 2016

ASUU dropped its bill to fund a fountain for the senior class gift and replaced it with a bill to donate funds to the U Counseling Center’s Mindfulness Clinic. While the bill still has to pass the Senate on Thursday, it passed unanimously in the ASUU Assembly meeting Tuesday night. The bill, which...

U Grad Students Develop Website to Help Undocumented Students

U Grad Students Develop Website to Help Undocumented Students

April 15, 2016

Although they are now DACAmented, Alonso Reyna Rivarola and José Hernández Zamudio experienced the struggle firsthand of being undocumented students at the U. The two, currently graduate students in educational leadership and policy, have been working to solve the issues that accompany this struggle...

Recycling Ambassadors Work To Educate Students On “Reducing And Reusing”

Recycling Ambassadors Work To Educate Students On “Reducing And Reusing”

April 14, 2016

From the vending machine to your hands to the Union’s plastic recycling bin to the curb outside then to a truck that brings it to Rocky Mountain Recycling plant, where it is sorted, shredded, melted and used to make another product (which probably ends up back in the vending machine). In a perfect...

Video Games Course Has Students Playing For Credit

Video Games Course Has Students Playing For Credit

April 13, 2016

While some people play video games to distract themselves from school work, students in the Videogames and Storytelling course (English 2090) are playing to study. Alf Seegert, assistant professor of English, has taught the course for the past three years. The focus is on the interaction of game and...

Increasing Diversity: School Of Architecture Partners With Girl Scouts Of Utah

Increasing Diversity: School Of Architecture Partners With Girl Scouts Of Utah

By Carolyn Webber

April 12, 2016

As it's typically a profession of mostly men, one would not expect to see a group of girl scouts doing construction work. But that break in tradition is exactly what the U’s School of Architecture wanted to create. From early 2013 to fall of 2014, the group has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Utah...

Team Of U Students Creates Robotic Surgical Light

Team Of U Students Creates Robotic Surgical Light

By Carolyn Webber

April 11, 2016

Brody King stood on a stool in an operating room, manually adjusting the light so the surgeon could see inside the patient’s body. After several surgeries, King decided a robot would do a better job at light moving — so he set out to make one. King, a junior in bioengineering, worked with six students...

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