News Releases

‘Virtual nature’ experiences in prisons reduce stress

Exposure to nature imagery or nature sounds decreased physiological signs of stress in the incarcerated, and spurred their interest in learning more about the habitats they experienced.


University of Utah purchases historic property in Washington, D.C.

Orrin G. Hatch Center will become the new home for the U’s D.C.-based interns.


Saving energy, cutting pollution

The U’s Intermountain Industrial Assessment Center helps businesses save energy, operate with less emissions.


Green lit dark auditorium with students on the left, and a chemistry on the right.

Be the light in your community

Scientist and inventor Alice Min Soo Chun demonstrated how she used STEM to change communities and encouraged Indigenous graduates to do the same.


The photos shows the Hadron Collider at the center. There are metal and electronic parts coming out of the center, each band made of different materials coming out in concentric circles. At the edge is a green scaffolding for people to walk on it.

Part of world’s ultimate IT team

The U joins a new center to help the world’s top scientific facilities manage their important data.


3 finalists named in U presidential search

Public meetings with finalists Aug. 4; presidential appointment expected Aug. 5.


3-D printed replicas reveal swimming capabilities of ancient cephalopods

Experiments in water tanks, including a U pool, suggest the ancient animals lived a vertical marine lifestyle.


U to test if video games can relieve late-life depression

The clinical trial is supported by a $7.5M grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.


Fungi that live in the gut influence health and disease

Vaccines that balance gut microbial communities may one day be used to improve gastrointestinal health.


mRNA vaccines slash risk of COVID-19 infection by 91% in fully vaccinated people

Illness is significantly milder in rare “breakthrough” cases of the disease.