News Releases

Cultivating joy through mindfulness

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, increases the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain’s response to opioid-related cues.


University of Utah to host 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the University of Utah has been selected to host the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall. This is the first time a national debate will be hosted in Utah.


Ecosystems of early human evolution

To understand the environmental pressures that shaped human evolution, scientists must first piece together the details of the ancient plant and animal communities that our fossil ancestors lived in over the past 7 million years.


Contributing to nuclear security

To expand the International Monitoring System’s capabilities, monitors should seek out the data, methods and expertise of smaller regional seismic networks.


Thin to win

U engineers develop a thin, lightweight lens that could produce slimmer camera phones, longer-flying drones and thermal imaging cameras, such as for finding victims of natural disasters.


Michael Deininger receives prestigious Rowley Prize

Deininger was recognized for his outstanding lifetime contributions to leukemia research.


Stopping the spread of cancer

Tara Deans, a U biomedical engineering assistant professor, received the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award and a $1.5 million grant to develop a method that could help stop the spread of cancer.


Class of 2023: Set for success

The U welcomes its most academically prepared class yet.


We are all mutants, more or less

Some parents pass on more mutations to their children than others.


‘Fire inversions’ lock smoke in valleys

U researchers show why fire inversions happen and offer new air quality prediction tools.