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AAAS Nominates Two U of U Professors

AAAS Nominates Two U of U Professors

By Connor Applegate

December 3, 2018

  University of Utah professors Shelley Minteer and Glenn Prestwich were recognized by their peers as 2018 Fellows for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in an announcement on Nov. 27. The award is given to exemplary AAAS members for achievement across disciplines. ...

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...

Patience: There Shouldn’t Be A Planet B

Patience: There Shouldn’t Be A Planet B

By Alisa Patience

November 13, 2017

There are many movies featuring alien life forms — specifically ones where an alien race comes to Earth — either to take it over, use it for recourses or to punish human beings. This includes films like “Independence Day,” “Men in Black,” “Transformers,” “Home” and “War of the Worlds.”...

Is Medical Marijuana a Slippery Slope?

Is Medical Marijuana a Slippery Slope?

By Bailey Shelden and Emma Tanner

April 6, 2017

Potentials in Medicine Should be Explored Bailey Shelden Medical marijuana is a popular and controversial topic in society today, as there are now 28 states that have made medical marijuana legal. Federally, all forms of marijuana are illegal as it is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug. The Drug ...

U Professor Develops Scientist Barbie to Inspire Young Girls

U Professor Develops Scientist Barbie to Inspire Young Girls

By Stefanie Arevalo

March 25, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Swinging from the tree tops comes Barbie, clad in all her climbing gear and ready to do research. FEATURE STORY: HOW THE UTAH LEGISLATURE SUPPORTED THE U THIS SESSION Nalini Nadkarni, a canopy ecologist at the U, said the development of a new science-oriented doll was made ...

Women Battles Stereotypes in the Sciences

Women Battles Stereotypes in the Sciences

By Kylee Ehmann

March 10, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] If someone asked you to describe a typical science major, you’d probably imagine a man. But that gendered stereotype is about to change. [ TV TRUMPS HOMEWORK FOR U STUDENTS ] Each year more women are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the U. The percentage of the undergradua...

Capecchi Speaks to Hinckley Institute Audience About Genetics

Capecchi Speaks to Hinckley Institute Audience About Genetics

By Mary Royal

March 9, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mario Capecchi is best known for his contribution and research in the field of genetics — and for giving his name to a street U students frequently get lost on. WHAT YOU MISSED: U STUDENTS DESIGN PHONE APP TO DIAGNOSE ILLNESSES On Monday, March 9, the Hinckley Institute of Po...

U Students Design Phone App to Diagnose Illnesses

U Students Design Phone App to Diagnose Illnesses

By Carolyn Webber

March 5, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Got a cold? There’s an app for that. YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: BEATING THE "POOR COLLEGE STUDENT" STEREOTYPE Two U students have created a medical device that works from your iPhone to test for viruses, such as the flu. Andrew Pagels, a senior in biomedical engineering, an...

Jane Goodall to Speak in Utah

Jane Goodall to Speak in Utah

By Carolyn Webber

March 1, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jane Goodall, a primatologist, anthropologist and advocate for peace, will be speaking at the Lyceum II Lecture hosted by the College of Humanities and Environmental Humanities Program in April. WHAT YOU MISSED: STUDENTS BLOCK SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FROM GRADUATE SCHOOLS Heidi Camp, ass...

Professor Talks About Pluto at Science Event

Professor Talks About Pluto at Science Event

By Carolyn Webber

February 19, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Ben Bromley, a professor in physics and astronomy, knows a lot about Pluto. Speaking at the Science at Breakfast event, sponsored by the U’s College of Science, Bromley talked about how things have changed since 2006 when scientists declared that Pluto was not technically a planet. He called it a “trans-Neptunian obje...

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