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

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

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor March 22, 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,...

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

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

By Kayleigh Silverstein, News Writer February 19, 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...

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

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....

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)

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

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...

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

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

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...

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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...

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

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

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...

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Honors Hives Update: Un-bee-lievable Honey

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...

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...

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

U Student Named Truman Scholar for Utah

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....

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