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University News

07-20-2017
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah today announced the establishment of the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis with the support of a $10 million gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation. The Charles Koch Foundation matched the […]
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07-19-2017
The University of Utah’s 10-member board of trustees welcomed five new members July 1, 2017. In addition to the regular rotation of the alumni and student body presidents, three new appointments were made to replace trustees Lisa Eccles, Cristina Ortega and Taft Price. The new trustees are David Parkin, Katie Eccles and Anne-Marie Wright Lampropoulos. […]
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07-18-2017
Scientists are still exploring and debating when happiness most affects health, but there is no doubt it can do so. In the most comprehensive review to date of studies on subjective well-being, a team of researchers conclude there is a connection between happiness and health in some instances — from better wound healing and immune […]
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07-17-2017
July 19, 2017 — Technology developed by a team of University of Utah electrical and computer engineers could make the holographic chess game R2-D2 and Chewbacca played in “Star Wars” a reality. The team led by electrical and computer engineering associate professor Rajesh Menon has discovered a way to create inexpensive full-color 2-D and […]
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07-11-2017
Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historic decision in Miranda vs. Arizona — which determined that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional right to an attorney prior to police questioning — a pair of University of Utah researchers have found in a new analysis that the 1966 ruling today […]
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07-05-2017
America’s generation gap is surfacing in a surprising statistic: rates of extramarital sex. Older Americans are cheating on their spouses more than their younger counterparts, with 20 percent of married Americans over age 55 reporting they’ve engaged in extramarital sex. Just 14 percent of those under age 55 say they’ve cheated, according to Nicholas H. […]
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07-05-2017
The national champion debate society at the University of Utah will host summer camps July 9-22 for nearly 150 high school students from across the country. Along with faculty and staff from the U, members of the John R. Park Debate Society will help participants learn to become better debaters, critical thinkers and members of […]
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07-04-2017
A new research article proposes that more attention be given to what’s right with children who grow up in high-stress environments so their unique strengths and abilities can be used to more effectively tailor education, jobs and interventions to fit them. Stress-adapted children and youth possess traits — such as heightened vigilance, attention shifting and […]
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06-29-2017
The University of Utah announced that Elaine Clark, professor of educational psychology at the U, has accepted the appointment as the new dean of the College of Education. For a seamless transition, Clark will begin July 1 as the current dean, María Fránquiz, moves to her new position as deputy chief academic officer for Faculty Development […]
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06-28-2017
Scientists have had limited success at identifying specific inherited genes associated with prostate cancer, despite the fact that it is one of the most common non-skin cancers among men. Researchers at University of Utah Health studied prostate cancer patients with multiple cancer diagnoses, many who would not be recommended for genetic tests following current guidelines, […]
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