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Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

Dust Poses Dangers to Salt Lake Snow

By Amy Loret

January 17, 2019

  Whether you enjoy hitting the slopes or just appreciate a healthy environment here in Utah, there is a threat to those enjoyments that might not be on your radar. We’re talking about dust. Dr. McKenzie Skiles, assistant professor of geography at the University of Utah, is the lead author of...

Public Perceptions of Female Fertility

Public Perceptions of Female Fertility

By Amy Loret

January 3, 2019

  The American birth rate has been falling over the past decade. The latest U.S. Census population estimates indicate that fertility rates are down and hit a record low for a second year running in 2017. Many people are trying to make sense of this trend, including Robin E. Jensen, professor...

More Money, More Problems: Ed Diener and the Search for Happiness

More Money, More Problems: Ed Diener and the Search for Happiness

By Mackenzie McDermott

November 21, 2018

  When Edward Diener was in his undergraduate years, he decided to study the happiness of farmers. Diener, now a professor of psychology at the University of Utah, grew up on a farm. His parents were positive and optimistic people, but so were also “somewhat poor” farm workers. This dyn...

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