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Mixed Race Subject to Mixed Stereotypes

Mixed Race Subject to Mixed Stereotypes

By Mackenzie McDermott

July 11, 2018

By 2060, 6.2 percent of Americans are projected to be multiracial. Yet being white in addition to another race, according to the study, Black + White = Not White: A minority bias in categorizations of Black-White multiracials, authored by University of Utah assistant professor Jacqueline Chen, means not white at all. ...

A New Opportunity Every Week with URES

A New Opportunity Every Week with URES

By Mackenzie McDermott

June 4, 2018

The Office of Undergraduate Research is keeping busy this summer with a series of events created specifically for undergraduate students. The Undergraduate Research Education Series (URES) is hosted in the Marriot Library each week until July 26. URES has been around since the summer of 2014 and the...

CRISPR Could Cure Genetic Diseases

CRISPR Could Cure Genetic Diseases

By Cara MacDonald

April 10, 2018

As medical research evolves, scientists are delving more into the study of DNA for preventative care — looking for ways to alter genetic code in order to avoid or eliminate genetic diseases. Institutions from around the world are contributing to this work. The University of Utah is a notable contributor,...

U Lab Tracks CO2 Through Salt Lake’s Growth

U Lab Tracks CO2 Through Salt Lake’s Growth

By Linda Derhak

April 9, 2018

The University of Utah’s CO2 sensors have been tracking the rise of emissions over the past 17 years in the Salt Lake Valley — the location of a continually sprawling metropolitan area. It’s an extensive process that includes collecting the raw data, maintaining the sites and analyzing the information...

Investigation After U Student’s Death Finds Serious Issues Within Physics and Astronomy Department

Investigation After U Student’s Death Finds Serious Issues Within Physics and Astronomy Department

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

March 28, 2018

The death by suicide of a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Utah's Physics and Astronomy Department in October 2017 sparked an independent legal investigation into the student’s experience at the school. This March, the U released that investigation’s final report to the public. Following the completion of the investigation, U administrators are replacing physics chair Ben Bromley. The M...

Teaching Kids, Not Content

Teaching Kids, Not Content

By Mackenzie McDermott

February 21, 2018

Despite long hours, difficult emotional attachments and policies many disagree with, 5 percent of 2,025 teachers say the “desire to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of children” is what keeps them going. Andrea Rorrer is the director of the Utah Education Policy Center, associate dean...

Biking to Give Back

Biking to Give Back

By Abrielle Fulwider

January 17, 2018

University of Utah graduate students Penny Atkins and Koren Roach are making an impact both in the lab and on their bikes. Atkins and Roach are bioengineering graduate students in the Department of Orthopedics at the U, but they are also working to give back to the community in their free time. In...

U Professors Promote Attention Restoration Theory

U Professors Promote Attention Restoration Theory

By Cara MacDonald

January 15, 2018

At the dawn of a new semester, it’s common for students to feel optimistic and ready for the work that lies ahead. As time goes on, however, students frequently feel burnt out as tasks begin to pile up. To address the issue, professors in the Psychology and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Departments...

U Professor Wins “Oscar of Science”

U Professor Wins “Oscar of Science”

By Jacqueline Mumford

December 21, 2017

Christopher Hacon, a professor at the University of Utah, was awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics — one of a set of international awards sometimes dubbed the "Oscars of Science." The prize, first awarded in 2012, was founded by tech and business magnates, including Facebook’s Mark...

LUKE Robotic Arm Pays Tribute to Star Wars

LUKE Robotic Arm Pays Tribute to Star Wars

By Mackenzie McDermott

December 12, 2017

University of Utah bioengineering professor Gregory Clark led a research team to create a robotic arm that attempts to bridge the gap between living humans and humans who lived a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The robotic arm, named Life Under Kinetic Evolution (LUKE), is a clear nod to...

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