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LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

By Ray Gill

May 10, 2019

  From gaming enthusiasts, anime geeks and comic book lovers to other branches within nerd culture, thousands come to mingle at the LVL UP EXPO (pronounced 'level up expo') convention. This three-day event offered far more to do and see this year than that of any other convention like it so far...

In the ‘E-Co-System’ Exhibition, Arts and Technology Students Deserved a Bigger Platform

In the ‘E-Co-System’ Exhibition, Arts and Technology Students Deserved a Bigger Platform

By Ray Gill

April 26, 2019

  Coincidentally related to Earth Day this month, the students of the University of Utah’s Arts and Technology Interdisciplinary Capstone course, taught by Martin Novak, held their final semester projects at the E-Co-System exhibition on April 17 at the Marriott Library. These projects consi...

U Law Professor Erika George Promoted to Director of the Tanner Humanities Center

U Law Professor Erika George Promoted to Director of the Tanner Humanities Center

By Nicholas Rush

April 4, 2019

  Erika George, former Interim Director of the Tanner Center for Human Rights, has been appointed to the Director of the Tanner Humanities Center, succeeding Dr. Robert Goldberg, who served for thirteen years as director. Stuart Culver, Dean of the College of Humanities looks forward to the new chapte...

New Hydroponic Gardens Sprouting at the U

New Hydroponic Gardens Sprouting at the U

By Nicholas Rush

March 31, 2019

  The Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund here at the U, which was set up for faculty and students alike to “propose projects that enhance the sustainability of our campus and community,” has granted thousands of dollars towards a project proposed by the U's Hydroponics Club which plans to...

Sonnenberg: Put Your Phone Down

Sonnenberg: Put Your Phone Down

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

November 11, 2018

  I check my cell phone obsessively. Emails from work and internships pile up if I’m not diligent in my responses, and my family grows concerned about me if I don’t answer their messages quickly enough. I don’t know how I would keep up with my schoolwork if I couldn’t check my Canvas...

Barber: New Dating App “The League” Could Be Improved

By Shaelyn Barber

April 25, 2018

Dating apps are both the bane of my existence and the only way I can get a date in this day and age. I am not ashamed to say I have done a fair amount of dabbling on Tinder and, like many people, I have been less than impressed. Between mediocre coffee dates and poorly-worded requests for nudes, I have foun...

H2H: Is the Internet Helpful or Harmful?

H2H: Is the Internet Helpful or Harmful?

By Brook Williams and Natalie Parkin

September 26, 2017

Social Media Lacks Reality Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, you name it: People have completely syringed these media outlets into their daily lives. We are, as a global population, constant consumers of information, whether it be useful or completely irrelevant. What does this say about the way ...

Will Artificial Intelligence Be the Last Human Invention?

Will Artificial Intelligence Be the Last Human Invention?

By Connor Richards

September 5, 2017

In Plato’s “Phaedrus,” Socrates tells the legend of King Thamus who is given the gift of writing from Theuth, the Egyptian god of knowledge. Writing, Theuth persuades, will act as a mass remedy for memory loss, allowing information to be more easily remembered and stored. No longer will people...

Barney: Take a Tech Timeout

Barney: Take a Tech Timeout

By Autumn Barney

September 4, 2017

There’s no question that technology rules the world. Nowadays you can locate anyone, anytime, anywhere — which is extremely creepy. It does not, however, stop me from using my iPhone. I loved when there were no smartphones or iPads to track my every move. I didn’t know the difference back then,...

‘Save Your Own Skin’: An Exploration of Cultural Vulnerability and Military Technology

‘Save Your Own Skin’: An Exploration of Cultural Vulnerability and Military Technology

By Haley Oliphant

April 3, 2017

In 2011, Dutch bio-artist Jalila Essaïdi created an artificial skin that rivaled the U.S. military's invention of bulletproof vests made of synthetic spider silk. Part still exhibit, part live performance, Save Your Own Skin is a thought exhibition, movement and dialogue piece in response to this notion...

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