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As COVID-19 Spreads Across the Globe, What Happens to Student Research?

Research presentations at the Utah State Capitol in Jan. 2020. Chronicle archives.

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

  On March 12, the University of Utah announced that all courses would be moved to an online format and encouraged those living on-campus to move home if possible. As a tier R1 university, when classes move online and students move off-campus, what happens to the research? For some student researche...

Old Bones, New Discoveries at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Dinosaur fossils at the Natural History Museum of Utah. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer

February 20, 2020

  The Natural History Museum of Utah, situated in the foothills just above the University of Utah, announced on Jan. 24 that a new species of dinosaur was officially named the Allosaurus jimmadseni. The first part of the name, Allosaurus, translates to “different reptile” and refers to a gr...

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

Chrony archive.

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

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

U Professor Mei Koh's research is finding new ways to treat tumors in the liver and kidney. (Photo by Mark Draper | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

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

Smoke-free campus advertising campaign signs at the Union when the policy was first unveiled. Chronicle archives.

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

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

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling |  The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

Alexander Au (left) stands with his mentors, mentors Dr. Sarah Mullowney (center) and Dr. Damian Borbolla (right). (Courtesy Alexander Au)

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer

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

(Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ana Luiza Ramos, Editor-in-Chief

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

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins, Truman Scholarship Recipient Samantha Thorne and Hinckely Institute of Politics Director Jason Perry (Courtesy of Samantha Thorne)

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor

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...