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U Scientists to Help Map the Entire Night Sky

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 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SDSS will kickstart an all-sky spectroscopic survey in search of groundbreaking...

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 Robert Bruce and Chelsea Ratcliff. Two years ago, Coe asked students in his Content Analysis Me...

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 percent higher rate of emergency room visits for asthma and a 4.5 percent higher risk of acute ischem...

Nearly Complete Tyrannosaur Fossil Discovered by U Paleontologists

Nearly Complete Tyrannosaur Fossil Discovered by U Paleontologists

By Cara MacDonald

November 15, 2017

Researchers from the University of Utah unveiled a nearly complete Tyrannosaur fossil in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) last month, and once the remains — which were airlifted to the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) — are assembled, they will be on display for students and...

Students Who ‘Think About Their Thinking’ Perform Better on Exams, Study Finds.

By Claudia Robles

November 9, 2017

When preparing for tests, students tend to think they'll get the high grades they hope for, but without studying, a recent study shows.  Through a study on metacognition and the impact it has on students, University of Utah chemistry professor, Charles Atwood, and graduate student, Brock Casselman, foun...

U Professor Breaks Scientific Barriers with Animation

U Professor Breaks Scientific Barriers with Animation

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 1, 2017

University of Utah biochemistry professor Janet Iwasa spent months in Hollywood learning to animate so that she and other researchers could visualize molecules in a new way. Now, she spends months building complex molecular models on her computer. “Why were we all relying on simplistic sketches...

Married Researchers Search for Cure to Breast Cancer

Married Researchers Search for Cure to Breast Cancer

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 30, 2017

Alana Welm always knew she wanted to be a scientist. “For me,” she said, “[pursuing research] was a straight path.” Bryan Welm decided he wanted a career in research while in college after volunteering in a breast cancer lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The lab was run by...

Breast Reconstruction at the U Helps Cancer Patients Complete Recovery

Breast Reconstruction at the U Helps Cancer Patients Complete Recovery

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 23, 2017

The American Cancer Society estimates a total of 252,710 women in the United States alone will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2017. Women with life-threatening cancer and large tumors often undergo a mastectomy, which is the removal of the breast. “Learning to be comfortable with your...

U Makes Progress in Breast Cancer Research

U Makes Progress in Breast Cancer Research

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 23, 2017

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an event promoted by both national and international breast cancer charities, like the American Cancer Society, to help raise awareness and money for breast cancer research toward finding a cure. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately...

U Board of Trustees Agrees to Proposed HCI Memorandum of Understanding

U Board of Trustees Agrees to Proposed HCI Memorandum of Understanding

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

October 5, 2017

The University of Utah's Board of Trustees approved a supplemental memorandum of understanding between the U and Huntsman Cancer Foundation in regards to the operation of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) on Thursday. All agreed to the terms of the agreement with the exception of Vice Chair Phillip...

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