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06-22-2018
Six of 12 new presidential faculty chairs at the University of Utah were named Tuesday, June 19, with the remaining six to be named next year. Announced in October by the U and the Huntsman Family Foundation, the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs are named for the late businessman, philanthropist and founder of the Huntsman […]
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06-21-2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant with total funding expected to reach $1.3 million this month to the Natural History Museum of Utahand the College of Education at the University of Utah to develop and evaluate an on-line learning environment to support student learning in the biosciences. This pioneering project, titled Engaging […]
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06-19-2018
The University of Utah announced that Stuart K. Culver, associate professor of English, has accepted the appointment as the dean of the College of Humanities. Currently acting as interim dean, Culver will move into his new position immediately. “This is an exciting but very challenging moment for the disciplines of the humanities,” said Culver. “We […]
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06-18-2018
With a $5 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the American Heart Association, University of Utah Health is leading a center to develop and test tools that spur constructive conversations between health care providers and patients. Specifically, the decision aids will help patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) and their providers navigate […]
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06-14-2018
Following a three-year, five-way competitive process, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Energy and Geosciences Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah to develop a geothermal laboratory near Milford, Utah. The laboratory, called Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) will focus on developing enhanced geothermal systems which could greatly expand the […]
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06-14-2018
How you perceive someone who is multiracial matters. Historically, the answer to that question for someone who was black-white multiracial had repercussions for who that person could marry, what school he or she could attend and other forms of discrimination the individual might experience. Today, the United States is becoming increasingly multiracial, but social psychologists […]
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06-13-2018
Three University of Utah students have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Fulbright scholarship. Zoe Diener, Kevin Priest and Daniel Ybarra have received a highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2018-19 academic year. Diener (M.S., public health) […]
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06-11-2018
When bacteria and viruses get into well water and make people sick, often the contamination comes after heavy rain or flooding. In 2000, more than 2,300 people in Walkerton, Ontario, got sick when, after unusually heavy rains. E. coli bacteria found their way to drinking water wells. Seven people died. The reason appears straightforward – the […]
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06-11-2018
On June 8, 1978, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced President Spencer W. Kimball’s revelation extending the lay priesthood to “all worthy male members…without regard for race or color.” To mark this event and analyze the LDS church’s ongoing efforts to achieve racial equality, the Tanner Humanities Center at the Univeristy of Utah […]
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06-07-2018
In 2018, University of Utah Health was ranked 19th out of 100 top health care institutions worldwide for scientific research by the Nature Index, up 31 percent from last year’s ranking. The University of Utah also ranked in the top 100, placing 73rd out of 500 academic institutions (up 22 percent from last year) and 86th […]
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