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Public anti-Black violence and the mental health of Black Americans

Black Americans reported more poor mental health days during weeks when two or more incidents of anti-Black violence occurred, and when national interest surrounding the events was higher.


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Indigenous land-use reduced catastrophic wildfires on the Fish Lake Plateau

U researchers found that 1,000 years ago, the Fremont used cultural burning to reduce the risk for large-scale wildfire activity in mountain environments.


Using emotion and humor to combat science misinformation

Communications professor publishes study examining the use of humor in science information.


Intermountain Healthcare partners with U to create population health program

The partnership will develop a new medical education program to train the next generation of physicians.


Ancient ammonoids’ shell designs may have aided buoyancy control

Researchers use 3D-printed models to explore fractal-like interior shell patterns.


Why lists of worldwide bird species disagree

Data gaps and species similarities may lead to undercounting biodiversity.


Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell to give U’s 2021 commencement address

Keynote will be given virtually.


Organic crystals’ ice-forming superpowers

Research shows how organic crystals in aerosols can help turn water to ice.


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Video game greatness

University of Utah’s EAE video game design program ranked No. 1 in the country.


New Churchill Scholar is U’s 6th, tying second-longest streak

Scholarship allows mathematics and physics honors student Isaac Martin to study at the University of Cambridge.