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Insight Into Lassonde’s Business Startups

Insight Into Lassonde’s Business Startups

By Katie Buda

August 12, 2017

There are a handful of early signs that a startup will be successful, according to research website Quid: Have the firm’s founders worked closely before? Is the business in a hot industry, one where many other startups are also emerging? Has it raised funds quickly and early on? Based on those criteria,...

Utah Among ‘Best to Study Light-Polluted Skies.’

Utah Among ‘Best to Study Light-Polluted Skies.’

February 24, 2017

About 67% of land in Utah is federally owned — the second highest percentage in the nation — making the state uniquely positioned to host studies of the dark sky. ‘The disappearing dark,’ a phrase used to describe a sky that is becoming increasingly polluted by light, is an issue the Consortium...

White House’s Rollback of Transgender Rights Won’t Affect the U

White House’s Rollback of Transgender Rights Won’t Affect the U

By Katie Buda

February 24, 2017

President Donald Trump’s administration revoked federal protections for transgender students at public schools and universities Wednesday night. Protections pushed by former President Barack Obama urged universities to allow transgender students to use the bathroom for the gender which they identify...

U Shifts From UMail to O365

U Shifts From UMail to O365

February 18, 2017

After 13 years with the email server UMail, the University of Utah has begun migrating 27,000 student accounts to Office 365. The new software, Exchange Online, is a Microsoft Office 365 cloud-hosted application that will provide students with more storage than the previous on-campus hardware. More...

U Students, Faculty Grapple with Travel Ban

U Students, Faculty Grapple with Travel Ban

By Katie Buda

February 1, 2017

Omar Bin Taleb, an international student at the University of Utah, canceled travel plans to visit his family who lives in Yemen — one of the seven nations listed in an executive order that bans travel and immigration from several Muslim-majority countries. “If I am not able to go back, it would...

‘Humans of New York’ Creator to Speak at the U

‘Humans of New York’ Creator to Speak at the U

By Katie Buda

February 1, 2017

Brandon Stanton, originator of the internet-famous Facebook page, Humans of New York, will speak at Kingsbury Hall March 9 at 12 p.m. Named one of Time Magazine's 30 Under 30 People Changing The World, Stanton boasts 17.8 million likes on Facebook for his popular photojournalistic work. Humans of New York emerged as a Facebook Page, documenting the lives of random...

Students Join Celebrities, Film-makers in Park City to Decry President Trump

Students Join Celebrities, Film-makers in Park City to Decry President Trump

January 22, 2017

A sea of pink hats and posters flooded the streets of Park City Saturday morning in protest of recently inaugurated President Donald Trump. Four U students from the College of Social Work waited at a bus stop five miles from Main Street, the starting point of the march, and held a sign that read “Utah...

Fatal Shooting in Research Park

Fatal Shooting in Research Park

December 29, 2016

Updated: Dec 29, 2016  10:19pm   Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place at the University of Utah around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29. The incident occurred in the ARUP Laboratories parking lot at 500 S. Chipeta Way. Richard Peralta, 25, was identified by police as the shoo...

Economics Professors at the U Weigh in on the Efficiency of Holiday Gifts

December 6, 2016

During the holiday season, economists aren’t only stressed about cooking and the in-laws, but also about the effects of gift-giving on the economy. Three economics professors opined that giving specific gifts for the holidays is economically inefficient and fraught with “deadweight losses.” Subhasish...

U Students Join Politicians, Business Leaders to Discuss Global Engagement

U Students Join Politicians, Business Leaders to Discuss Global Engagement

November 29, 2016

The University of Utah’s Office for Global Engagement partnered with the US Global Leadership Coalition to host a forum on Nov. 18 to discuss how U.S. engagement and humanitarian efforts abroad promote Utah’s economy. Speakers at the event discussed foreign aid and the idea that as the U.S. offers...

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