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03-27-2017
The University of Utah welcomes Chris Nelson as the new communications director, effective March 27. With more than 20 years of creating and executing strategies to help the University of Utah advance, Nelson has extensive experience in strategic and crisis communication, media relations, organizational message development, content marketing and fundraising strategy. He currently serves as […]
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03-27-2017
The University of Utah today announced plans for a feasibility study to expand the south end zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium. This review will include a market analysis, cost estimates and funding models. The study is a critical first step in determining a business plan that supports potential changes to the stadium’s south side. “Understanding the […]
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03-24-2017
The University of Utah will offer fully online undergraduate degrees beginning in fall 2017. A new package of courses, called “Block U,” will be available online and will fulfill all general education requirements. This set of courses will complement the select majors currently offered in online format. “In the past, the U has offered several […]
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03-22-2017
By the time someone realizes they damaged a ligament, tendon or cartilage from too much exercise or other types of physical activity, it’s too late. The tissue is stretched and torn and the person is writhing in pain. But a team of researchers led by University of Utah bioengineering professors Jeffrey Weiss and Michael Yu […]
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03-20-2017
With just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, University of Utah engineers have discovered a minimally invasive, inexpensive way to take high-resolution pictures of an animal brain, a process that also could lead to a much less invasive method for humans. A team led by University of Utah electrical and computer engineering associate […]
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03-17-2017
Thanks to the discovery of a new material by University of Utah engineers, jewelry such as a ring and your body heat could generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or a cooking pan could charge a cellphone in just a few hours. The team, led by University of Utah materials science and engineering […]
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03-14-2017
University of Utah Health colleges and programs remain among the best in the nation in primary care, research, physician assistant training, nurse midwifery, pharmacy and other areas, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. In the magazine’s latest rankings, the University of Utah School of Medicine is now ranked No. 40 for research, up […]
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03-14-2017
The David Eccles School of Business’s Full-Time MBA program jumped an incredible 22 spots in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings for best graduate schools. The rankings report shows the program increased from No. 79 to No. 57 in the 2018 rankings. The increase was fueled primarily by a significant increase in the number […]
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03-14-2017
The University of Utah Board of Trustees today announced that U alumni Gail Miller and Conrad Anker will be presented with honorary doctorate degrees, the highest honor given by the school, during the annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. “As innovators, visionaries and committed […]
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03-13-2017
For millions of sufferers, there is nothing more debilitating than chronic back or joint pain. It can feel like a lifetime of misery. But researchers led by University of Utah bioengineering assistant professor Robby Bowles have discovered a way to curb chronic pain by modulating genes that reduce tissue- and cell-damaging inflammation. “This has applications […]
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