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Undergraduates Rise to the Call of Research

Undergraduates Rise to the Call of Research

April 12, 2015

Kajsa Vlasic’s first experience with research was what most people would expect — boring. A senior in English, Vlasic originally tried research at the Moran Eye Center but quickly realized sitting in a lab all day was not for her. “I hated it,” she said. “I understand all this research is fundam...

Chronicle Archives Show Weird Treatment of Animals on Campus

Chronicle Archives Show Weird Treatment of Animals on Campus

April 7, 2015

Animals on campus have stirred up students and faculty for many years. Currently, 30 percent of research at the U requires lab animals, a number that has stayed generally stagnant over the past years, said Tom Parks, vice president for research at the university. Most of the animals come from co...

U Team Comes Close to Melanoma Cure

U Team Comes Close to Melanoma Cure

April 5, 2015

To cure a disease, it seems counterintuitive to treat patients with a virus. But that is exactly how Robert Andtbacka, an associate professor of surgery, has helped skin cancer patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The treatments are still in clinical trials, but already Andtbacka and a team of...

Student Entrepreneurs Seek Funding

Student Entrepreneurs Seek Funding

April 1, 2015

To get a business off the ground, you are going to need some funding — that is why top university student startups competed Saturday in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. More than $100,000 was awarded to the students launching their own businesses. A BYU student took the grand prize of $40,000 with hi...

Lassonde Looking for Student Housing Applications

Lassonde Looking for Student Housing Applications

March 30, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The entrepreneur program at the U may be young, but a new housing studio might bring nationwide recognition. FEATURE STORY: UTAH RESIDENTS AND U STUDENTS AIR TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS Last week, applications opened for the first 400 spots in the $45 million Lassonde Studios, said...

Robotics Competition Inspires Future Engineers

Robotics Competition Inspires Future Engineers

March 12, 2015

While March Madness is occupying the minds of most sports fans, there’s another competition going on this weekend, and it involves robots. For the sixth year the U’s College of Engineering will sponsor the Utah Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics C...

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by Their Major

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by Their Major

March 10, 2015

A person’s college major can tell you a lot. Terese Pratt, assistant director of the University College, has been meeting with students for 20 years to help them decide which field of study to choose. While she said it’s hard to completely define a person by their major, there are several patt...

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by What’s in Their Wallets

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by What’s in Their Wallets

March 3, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The contents of someone’s wallet can say a lot about the type of person they are. FEATURE STORY: ASUU CANDIDATES TALK CONSTITUTION, PLATFORMS For Tiffany Davis, assistant coordinator for the Personal Money Management Center, wallets are a direct translation of someone’s larger financial situ...

U’s Diabetes Prevention Program Shows Great Potential

U’s Diabetes Prevention Program Shows Great Potential

February 25, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] One in three people in this country are at risk of type 2 diabetes or have pre-diabetes, and the Center for Disease Control has launched a prevention program to fight this trend. TOP STORY: STUDENTS INVITED TO JOIN CAMPUS DIALOGUE SESSIONS Sheldon Smith, manager of the program, helps run the collaborative effort between ...

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by Their Car

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by Their Car

February 18, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dental floss, a snow shovel and fortune cookies have one thing in common: They are all inside the cars of U students. Possessions can show a lot about a person, and that includes what’s stored in someone’s car. Heather McMaster, a junior in social work, said her collection of empty cereal bowls and fast-fo...

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