News Releases

A massive line of cars wait in traffic to enter Zion National Park in the southern part of Utah in the United States. Midway in the line of traffic is a sign with the park’s name on it. In the background is a cliff of red rocks that the region is known for. Green trees tower over the cars.

The rise of ‘Zoom Towns’ in the rural west

COVID-19 has accelerated a trend of rapid growth in western gateway communities. This “amenity migration” is causing urgent planning challenges.


Design and test potential COVID-19 treatments from your phone

You’re invited to join the search for COVID-19 treatments—no lab coat or Ph.D. necessary.


Trees and lawns beat the heat

As climate change pushes cities towards dangerous temperatures, planners must balance mitigating heat and preserving water resources.


In a classroom setting, three learners sit at desks with laptops while two instructors look over their shoulders.

U rewarded for community engagement

University of Utah named finalist for 2020 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award.


Atmospheric dust levels are rising in the Great Plains

If the Great Plains becomes drier, the pieces are in place for a repeat of the 1930s Dust Bowl.


School absences correlate to impaired air quality

Even mildly elevated air pollution is associated with increase in absences in Salt Lake City.


History made at the University of Utah

The U welcomes its largest, most diverse freshman class and sets a record-high enrollment.


A genius in our midst: U of U Health geneticist awarded prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

Elde, an evolutionary geneticist, lauded for his creativity and wide-ranging intellectual curiosity.


U joins Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program

This year’s initiative highlights the importance of empowering individuals and organizations to better protect their part of cyberspace in an increasingly connected world.


U establishes Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center

The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), to serve as a hub to foster partnerships between industry, university and government entities.