News Releases

Loss of ancient grazers triggered a global rise in fires

From 50,000 to 6,000 years ago, many large grazers went extinct. The loss of these large species triggered a dramatic increase in fire activity across the world’s grasslands.


The engineer, in black rimmed glasses and a pink shirt, does a scan on the arm of a woman with long red hair in a hospital gown.

Diagnosing breast cancer

U engineer develops diagnostic tool for breast cancer that can be used more frequently and with younger patients.


Ken Garff Scholarship Club to open at Rice-Eccles Stadium

Funds generated from membership initiation fees will support scholarships for U students.


Learning about the digital world

The School of Computing received more than $1.4 million to launch a new graduate-level degree and course certificates.


Brown woodrat facing left, chewing on a daisy.

It’s who you are that matters most

A first-of-its-kind study found that evolutionary history has the strongest influence in both wild and captive woodrats’ microbiomes.


Person sits at a table scrolling through the internet on a propped up Ipad next to their coffee cup.

The digital divide

U researcher co-authors paper on disproportionate impacts of barriers to internet access.


Methane emissions: Falling, but leaking

The longest continuously monitored methane emissions record shows how market forces and oilfield practices can impact greenhouse gas emissions.


Honoring our veterans in 2021

The U celebrated both the 2021 and 2020 honorees in the annual Veterans Day ceremony.


Engineer Huanan Zhang stands with his hands crossed over his chest, in the foreground with a laboratory in the background.

Wash-and-wear sensors

U engineers develop a process that turns ordinary clothing into biosensors that measures a muscle’s electrical activity as it is worn.


Researchers discover new type of nerve cell in the retina

The newly identified Campana cell could play a role in visual signal processing.