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Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses Violence, Non-Violence at MLK Keynote

Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses Violence, Non-Violence at MLK Keynote

January 19, 2017

Kathryn Bond Stockton, Vice President for Equity and Diversity, opened Wednesday’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address, given by Ta-Nehisi Coates, by reading the poem "First Fight. Then Fiddle." by Gwendolyn Brooks. Brooks, the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry,...

Brain Activity During ‘Spiritual Activity’ for LDS Members Analyzed by U Researchers

January 10, 2017

U professor and neuroscientist Jeffrey Anderson has waited a long time for an opportunity like this. “I’ve wanted to do this study for as long as I can remember,” said Anderson. Along with other researchers,  Anderson recently published a study examining how spiritual experiences affect the brains of devout members of...

U Researcher Maps Winter Accident Hotspots

U Researcher Maps Winter Accident Hotspots

January 9, 2017

Richard Medina’s research usually focuses on terrorism and extremism. The U geography professor’s next project, however, takes a U-turn to analyze traffic accident data for Salt Lake City and how that correlates with weather and geography. With his research, Medina aims to predict where car accid...

U Campus Group Demands Better Response to Sexual Assault

U Campus Group Demands Better Response to Sexual Assault

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

December 19, 2016

The University of Utah's response to cases of sexual assault has been in the spotlight in recent months, with a story in the Salt Lake Tribune about the U's handling of Nisha Kavalam’s assault, a story published in the Daily Utah Chronicle about the school's response to another student’s assault, and the administration's comments on the suspension of the investigation into an alleged campus rape that o...

Nowhere to Turn: One U Student’s Experience with Sexual Assault

Nowhere to Turn: One U Student’s Experience with Sexual Assault

By Connor Richards, Elise Vandersteen Bailey, and Julie Hirschi

December 8, 2016

It was 3:30 a.m. one early spring morning last year when she called her mother to ask for help. At first, her mother didn’t understand what had happened, only that her daughter had been hurt. After a few minutes, Alison — here identified by a pseudonym — told her mother she had been raped. Earlier...

U Alumna Angela Romero Makes Progress in Utah’s House of Representatives

U Alumna Angela Romero Makes Progress in Utah’s House of Representatives

November 28, 2016

Legislation in Utah goes through a complicated process before it is passed. U alumna Angela Romero has become an expert at navigating the procedure from experience. Romero represents district 26, located in Salt Lake County, in Utah’s House of Representatives. Since being elected in 2012, Romero has...

Doctor-Turned-Businesswoman Cuts Costs at the U’s Hospital

Doctor-Turned-Businesswoman Cuts Costs at the U’s Hospital

November 22, 2016

Earlier this month, Vivian Lee spoke at a health conference put on by Fortune, which may be surprising for students who only know her in an academic setting. Lee is a trilingual radiologist and Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the U, as well as Dean of the School of Medicine. The list of...

U Researcher Identifies Possible Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

U Researcher Identifies Possible Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

November 22, 2016

A team of researchers from around the world, including chairman of the U’s Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, Scott Summers, recently published a study that found a family of chemicals that may increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. When food enters the body, the mo...

U Researcher Awarded Prestigious Grants to Study Treatments for Opioid-Related Problems

U Researcher Awarded Prestigious Grants to Study Treatments for Opioid-Related Problems

November 15, 2016

Eric Garland, associate dean for research in the College of Social Work at the U, was recently awarded two multi-million dollar grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. For over 22 years, Garland has personally practiced mindfulness — a practice of focusing “attention...

Visiting Professor Verbally Assaulted on Campus

Visiting Professor Verbally Assaulted on Campus

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

November 14, 2016

Disclaimer: this article contains graphic, sexually charged language. A faculty guest — a professor and researcher — was verbally assaulted on campus Wednesday as she tried to find a parking spot. Dr. Alexis K. Ault, assistant professor in the department of geology at Utah State University, was looking for...

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