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05-24-2019
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05-23-2019
On Aug. 17, 1959, back when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the U.S. had yet to send a human to space and the nation’s flag sported 49 stars, Yellowstone National Park shook violently for about 30 seconds. The shock was strong enough to drop the ground a full 20 feet in some places. It toppled […]
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05-17-2019
An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department. Using the app also meant that children missed fewer days of […]
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05-17-2019
[Adapted from a news release by the University of Washington] Hundreds of harbor seals live in Iliamna Lake, the largest body of freshwater in Alaska and one of the most productive systems for sockeye salmon in the Bristol Bay region. Sometime in the distant past, a handful of harbor seals likely migrated from the ocean […]
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05-15-2019
In countless grade-school science textbooks, the Earth’s mantle is a yellow-to-orange gradient, a nebulously defined layer between the crust and the core. To geologists, the mantle is so much more than that. It’s a region that lives somewhere between the cold of the crust and the bright heat of the core. It’s where the ocean […]
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05-14-2019
Daniel A. Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, has been selected to serve on the National Science Board, which provides advice and oversight for the National Science Foundation. President Donald J. Trump announced the pending appointment on Friday, May 10, 2019. Reed’s term will expire on May 10, 2024. […]
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05-13-2019
The first step toward fixing air quality challenges in the Salt Lake Valley is understanding how air pollution levels vary across the city. To that end, U researchers have previously placed air sensors in a van, on light rail trains and on a news helicopter. But to get an even finer view of Salt Lake’s […]
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05-10-2019
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Daniel Reed is pleased to announce that Steve Robinson has been selected as senior associate vice president for enrollment management. Robinson is currently assistant vice president and chief of staff for student services and enrollment management at the University of Oregon. He will assume his position on July 15, […]
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05-08-2019
The University of Utah’s esports team is locked and loaded for a national championship. The U’s varsity esports team is only two years old and its “Overwatch” squad is already heading to its first national collegiate championship as one of the final “Elite Eight” teams in the popular first-person-shooter video game. The squad of six […]
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05-08-2019
[This release is adapted from material provided by CIRES and NOAA] The processes that create ozone pollution in the summer can also trigger the formation of wintertime air pollution, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA, in partnership with the University of Utah. The team’s unexpected finding […]
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