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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 Mental Health Crises

University of Utah Physician Set to Launch App Tackling Mental Health Crises

By Angelyn Ramos

September 12, 2019

A report from the Center of Disease Controlin 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 nation. Even more alarming is the rate of teen suicide in Utah. In 2018, within one high school, seven st...

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...

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

By Nicholas Rush

April 8, 2019

  The first-ever professor of Latter-day Saint studies at the University of Utah, award-winning author Paul Reeve, has been appointed chair of the Latter-day Saint Studies Steering Committee. According to the Tanner Humanities Center, the committee was initiated in 2010 to “encourage vibrant...

Utah Shaken by Recent Earthquakes

Utah Shaken by Recent Earthquakes

By Mandi Johansen

February 28, 2019

  In recent days, many people across the Wasatch front have been concerned after hearing about or being woken up by earthquakes. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) have recorded over 139 earthquakes near Bluffdale, Utah between the Feb. 13 and Feb. 25. The largest earthquake occurred on Feb. 15, at 5:0...

U Research Shows that Women Entrepreneurs Face Start-Up Obstacles

U Research Shows that Women Entrepreneurs Face Start-Up Obstacles

By Connor Applegate

February 20, 2019

  Young entrepreneurs already face a number of obstacles with launching a new business, and recent University of Utah research shows that this hurdle is significantly more difficult for female entrepreneurs and indicates that they are less likely to be able to secure startup funding than their...

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