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Does the U’s High Elevation Affect Students’ Mental Health?

Does the U’s High Elevation Affect Students’ Mental Health?

By Natalie Colby

November 23, 2019

The University of Utah is located 4,783 feet above sea level and is adjacent to mountain ranges. These conditions are perfect for scenic hikes, views of all the lights in the valley and winter sports galore. However, the state as a whole is also home to a suicide rate consistently above the national...

Betting on Koh to Cure Cancer: U Researcher Mei Koh Awarded Millions in Grants

Betting on Koh to Cure Cancer: U Researcher Mei Koh Awarded Millions in Grants

By Barbara Pace

November 7, 2019

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 38.4% of men and women will develop cancer during their lifetimes. University of Utah researcher Dr. Mei Koh is working to treat and cure cancer, and major organizations are betting on her. She’s received almost $5 million in research grants during the...

After a Vaping-Related Death, Utah Considers Health Concerns of E-Cigarettes

After a Vaping-Related Death, Utah Considers Health Concerns of E-Cigarettes

By Angelyn Ramos

October 27, 2019

As the use of electronic cigarettes is on the rise, health concerns are too. In the week of Oct. 9, Utah confirmed its first vaping related death. University of Utah physicians and researchers continue to work to better understand the biology of vaping-related illnesses while U officials work to address...

Dark Sky Studies Makes Its Debut at the U

Dark Sky Studies Makes Its Debut at the U

By Stephany Cortez

September 12, 2019

The University of Utah is truly reaching for the stars as it launches the country's first Dark Sky Studies minor. This announcement comes with three new core classes followed by the first issue of the Journal of Dark Sky Studies (JDSS), which will be the first college-sourced publication about the...

University of Utah Physician Set to Launch App Tackling Suicide and Global Mental Health

University of Utah Physician Set to Launch App Tackling Suicide and Global Mental Health

By Angelyn Ramos

September 12, 2019

A report from the Center of Disease Control in 2017 found that the second leading cause of death in American adolescents (ages 15-19) was suicide. According to another study put out by the CDC, Utah has had a 46.5% increase in suicides since 1999, which makes Utah the fifth most suicidal state in the nat...

Honors Hives Update: Un-bee-lievable Honey

Honors Hives Update: Un-bee-lievable Honey

By Ana Luiza Ramos

August 28, 2019

  The beehive is a symbol of hard work and industry. Not only that, it is the official state emblem of Utah. Beehives make an appearance in Utah’s state flag and the state seal, the Beehive Cluster is recognized as Utah’s official star cluster and the state insect is the beloved honeybee....

U Professor’s Research Suggests that Preventive Methods can Save Lives of Military Personnel

U Professor’s Research Suggests that Preventive Methods can Save Lives of Military Personnel

By Jacob Rueda

August 24, 2019

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that a number of military personnel with suicidal tendencies are at greater risk of self-harm because they keep firearms loaded and in unlocked storage at home. The study, formally known as the Primary Care Scr...

U Student Named Truman Scholar for Utah

U Student Named Truman Scholar for Utah

By Jacqueline Mumford

April 24, 2019

  On April 15, the University of Utah named its first Truman Scholarship recipient since 2014. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation began in 1975 in honor of President Harry S. Truman. The Foundation is an executive branch agency that distributes $30,000 scholarships annually to unive...

University of Utah Hosts Annual UROP Symposium

University of Utah Hosts Annual UROP Symposium

By Katelyn Collett

April 22, 2019

  This article was originally published in print on April 15. On April 9, the Office of Undergraduate Research held the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Union building. The symposium highlighted the research of students in various majors across campus. Those who participated in the s...

U Receives Funding for Power Grid Research

U Receives Funding for Power Grid Research

By Mandi Johansen

April 14, 2019

  Masood Parvania, an electrical and computer engineering assistant professor at the U and director of the Utah Smart Energy Laboratory, and his team were chosen to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for a three-year project. The competitive funding opportunity was announced in Octob...

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