The Daily Utah Chronicle

U Student Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

U Student Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

By Mandi Johansen

February 18, 2019

  Cameron Owen, from Boise, Idaho, is a senior studying chemistry and physics with a minor in mathematics and is the fourth consecutive University of Utah student to be awarded the Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The Churchill Scholarship...

U Student Amber Barron Works to Develop Biodegradable Maxi Pad

U Student Amber Barron Works to Develop Biodegradable Maxi Pad

By Christina Giardinelli

February 14, 2019

  Women in resource-poor countries have limited access to feminine hygiene products, according to a 2017 study published by the National Institutes of Health. Most women in these countries turn to old cloths, tissue paper, cotton or wool pieces, or some combination of these items to manage their ...

U Health Research Finds Link Between Air Pollution and Risk of Miscarriage

U Health Research Finds Link Between Air Pollution and Risk of Miscarriage

By Connor Applegate

January 18, 2019

  A research report from University of Utah Health published at the end of this last year found that pregnant women living along the Wasatch Front are at an increased risk for miscarriage following short-term exposure to air pollution. The paper examines a study conducted by the U of 1,300 women (al...

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

By Amy Loret

January 17, 2019

  Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes or just appreciate a healthy environment here in Utah, there is a threat to those enjoyments that might not be on your radar. We’re talking about dust. Dr. McKenzie Skiles, assistant professor of geography at the University of Utah, is the lead author of...

Public Perceptions of Female Fertility

Public Perceptions of Female Fertility

By Amy Loret

January 3, 2019

  The American birth rate has been falling over the past decade. The latest U.S. Census population estimates indicate that fertility rates are down and hit a record low for a second year running in 2017. Many people are trying to make sense of this trend, including Robin E. Jensen, professor...

U Engineers Start Study on Better High-Voltage Electronics

U Engineers Start Study on Better High-Voltage Electronics

By Aila Amer

December 24, 2018

  Electricity is energy. When it is turned into heat, however, energy is lost. We do not see or realize it, but inside of power systems, electronic plates convert electricity into energy, heat and other forms of power. So much energy is lost in the form of heat that not a lot of power is generated...

U Faculty Member Receives Qatar Malone Fellowship

U Faculty Member Receives Qatar Malone Fellowship

By Mandi Johansen

December 4, 2018

  April Sanders-Aboulila, an academic advisor in the psychology department at the University of Utah, was awarded a fellowship to spend several days in Qatar to learn about its culture, its government priorities, its economic policies and its relations in world affairs. The opportunity arose throug...

More Money, More Problems: Ed Diener and the Search for Happiness

More Money, More Problems: Ed Diener and the Search for Happiness

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 21, 2018

  When Edward Diener was in his undergraduate years, he decided to study the happiness of farmers. Diener, now a professor of psychology at the University of Utah, grew up on a farm. His parents were positive and optimistic people, but so were also “somewhat poor” farm workers. This dyn...

U Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute Receive Grant to Extend Hope For Potential Cancer Patients

U Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute Receive Grant to Extend Hope For Potential Cancer Patients

By Claudia Robles

November 16, 2018

  Researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah were awarded a prestigious award to further research genetics. This science grant, awarded through the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative, will allow researchers to study genetic counseling, genetic...

The Ghosts of Glaciers Past

The Ghosts of Glaciers Past

By Kaylara Benfield

October 31, 2018

  Brendon Quirk is a doctoral student in the Geology and Geophysics Department here at the University of Utah. He has dedicated countless hours to the search for evidence that indicates historic glaciers along the Wasatch Front. These historic ice sheets have been coined by Quirk and journalist...

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