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Test-optional expansion

In addition to general admissions, the U goes ACT/SAT test-optional for merit-based scholarships and direct admission programs.


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The U reaches 71% renewable energy

A new solar energy contract drastically reduces the university’s carbon footprint.


Echoes of a pandemic through headlines

Newspapers show how face coverings, quarantines and closed public venues were a part of life during the 1918 influenza pandemic in the new Marriott Library digital exhibit.


Seismic monitoring may improve early warnings for glacial lake outburst floods

Seismic stations may provide a real-time, remote monitoring system to give early warnings of glacial lake outburst floods that devastate downstream communities. Global warming is drastically increasing the risk of these floods.


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Confronting our racism

Introducing the Friday Forum series on racism in higher education.


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Blowin’ in the wind

University of Utah engineers conduct air flow study to help Utah Symphony musicians stay safe from COVID-19.


Evergreen needles act as air quality monitors

Trees are air quality monitors all around us. U scientists found that magnetic particles on pine needles can indicate levels of air pollution.


U team offers daily tips for parenting in a pandemic

Partnership between the U and Granite School District offers videos to help manage kids’ behavior amid the roller coaster of education in a pandemic.


Idle threat

A team engineering researchers won a $1.2 million grant to design and test a dynamic display system that alerts parked motorists when air pollution in the area is rising due to idling cars.


Leah Owen wins grant to prevent blindness in premature babies

The National Eye Institute has granted the John A. Moran Eye Center surgeon-scientist a prestigious career development award to support her innovative research into a blinding eye disease affecting premature infants.