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Logan Mitchell, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Scholar, looks up at the rooftop gathering station elements at the U-ATAQ (Utah Atmospheric Trace Gas and Air Quality) lab of the University of Utahs Atmospheric Sciences in the Browning Building on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake on March 12, 2018.

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...

(Photo by: Justin Prather / Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator 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...

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...

Koren Roach, fifth year grad student from the department of Bioengineering (left), and Penny Atkins, fifth year grad student from the department of Bioengineering, are are avid cyclists a part of the University of Utah Mountain Biking Team explain their current research at the Marriott Library in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

(Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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...

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...

University of Utah professor Christopher Hacon was awarded the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

U Professor Wins “Oscar of Science”

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor 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...

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...

Photo credit: Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science/SDSS

U Scientists to Help Map the Entire Night Sky

By Cara MacDonald December 3, 2017

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is moving into its fifth generation of sky mapping, and the University of Utah will play a pivotal role in its upcoming survey. Following a $16 million grant from the...

U Researchers Examine Presidential Discussion of LGBT Community

U Researchers Examine Presidential Discussion of LGBT Community

By Mackenzie McDermott November 28, 2017

Only two United States presidents have really engaged with the LGBT community, according to a study conducted by Kevin Coe, a professor of communication at the University of Utah, and graduate students...

Researchers Take to the Sky to Solve Inversion

Researchers Take to the Sky to Solve Inversion

By Mackenzie McDermott November 26, 2017

Every year during the winter months, Salt Lake City’s urban emissions get trapped in cool air pools as part of a phenomenon called inversion. This concentrated exposure to air pollution leads to a 42...