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Hands-Free Car Crash

Hands-Free Car Crash

By Mackenzie McDermott

September 4, 2018

Infotainment systems are designed to help drivers reach their destinations with ease but University of Utah researchers paired with AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to find that they actually do the opposite. With directions at your fingertips to change course in a split second, or voice command...

Department of Energy Chooses U for Geothermal Energy Program

Department of Energy Chooses U for Geothermal Energy Program

By Mackenzie McDermott

August 24, 2018

In the next five years, the University of Utah will receive a grant, up to $140 million, in support of geothermal research and development from the United States Energy Department. The Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) will make its home just north of Milford, Utah. “This...

U’s New Drone Policy Takes Flight

U’s New Drone Policy Takes Flight

By Mackenzie McDermott

August 23, 2018

With technology on the rise alongside debates surrounding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), the University of Utah has implemented a new drone policy on campus. The concept of “Big Brother is watching you” can be taken to another level with the use of UAS or “drones.” These are personal aircraft...

Comedian Causes Twitter Outrage Leading up to University of Utah Performance

Comedian Causes Twitter Outrage Leading up to University of Utah Performance

By Hayden Taylor and Mackenzie McDermott

August 18, 2018

"Arrested Development" star and comedian David Cross received backlash Saturday afternoon for a tweet he made advertising his show at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall. “Hey #SaltLakeCity! See you on Wednesday night at @kingsburyhall @UUtah? Tickets still available at bit.ly/Cross-SaltLake…” the tweet read. Hey #SaltLakeCity! See you on Wednesday...

Mixed Race Subject to Mixed Stereotypes

Mixed Race Subject to Mixed Stereotypes

By Mackenzie McDermott

July 11, 2018

By 2060, 6.2 percent of Americans are projected to be multiracial. Yet being white in addition to another race, according to the study, Black + White = Not White: A minority bias in categorizations of Black-White multiracials, authored by University of Utah assistant professor Jacqueline Chen, means not white at all. ...

Library Keeping Patrons Cool and Saving Energy

Library Keeping Patrons Cool and Saving Energy

By Mackenzie McDermott

July 3, 2018

The University of Utah’s Marriott Library cuts back on its energy usage by 28 percent every year with a new automation system. Years in the works, the project started out aiming to provide better protection to the library’s collection. As an added bonus, the new upgrade will end up saving the...

U Ranked 83rd in the World, 48th in the Nation

U Ranked 83rd in the World, 48th in the Nation

By Mackenzie McDermott

June 26, 2018

Each year, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) names top universities across the globe and publishes a list of the top thousand out of 18,000 universities. For the seventh year in a row, the University of Utah joins the ranks of the top 100. CWUR “publishes the only global university r...

$1.5 Million for the Middle Class

$1.5 Million for the Middle Class

By Mackenzie McDermott

June 18, 2018

The American Dream Ideas Challenge has made it to Utah and will be awarding $1.5 million in funding. The University of Utah has joined the ranks of the Alliance for The American Dream alongside four public universities through Schmidt Futures. Schmidt Futures is a public benefit venture facility p...

University of Utah Campus Goes Tobacco Free

University of Utah Campus Goes Tobacco Free

By Mackenzie McDermott

June 7, 2018

Following a formal review by an ad hoc committee of the University of Utah’s Academic Senate, the U campus is officially going tobacco free. Starting July 1, 2018, no tobacco delivery system of any kind will be allowed on university grounds. Some U students see the new rule as an extra push to help them q...

A New Opportunity Every Week with URES

A New Opportunity Every Week with URES

By Mackenzie McDermott

June 4, 2018

The Office of Undergraduate Research is keeping busy this summer with a series of events created specifically for undergraduate students. The Undergraduate Research Education Series (URES) is hosted in the Marriot Library each week until July 26. URES has been around since the summer of 2014 and the...

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