News Releases

Is climate change good for plants?

Could the rising levels of carbon dioxide actually be good for plants?


U receives grant from Office on Violence Against Women

The grant will facilitate partnership with Utah Domestic Violence Coalition and other community entities to address service coordination and prevention.


Chronic conditions could lead to pregnancy complications

One in three women of reproductive age have at least one chronic condition that could compromise their health or lead to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, according to University of Utah Health scientists.


Ant expert finds new species in his backyard

A new species of ant found in an unlikely place.


STEM Barbie

In partnership with National Geographic, forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni helped develop a product line including Wildlife Conservationist, Astrophysicist, Polar Marine Biologist, Wildlife Photojournalist and Entomologist.


U professor’s research leads to legislation to protect consumers from predatory lenders

Research by Christopher L. Peterson is at the foundation of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act, which aims to cap interest rates on consumer loans to all Americans.


What are the limits of ice?

The smallest nanodroplet of water in which ice can form is only as big as 90 water molecules—a tenth the size of the smallest virus.


Squeezing an electron crystal

Researchers have determined the energy required to add an electron to a Wigner crystal—an ordered crystalline state made of electrons rather than atoms.


New ‘For Utah Scholarship’

The scholarship will combine federal, state and university funds to cover tuition and fees for academically qualified, Pell Grant-eligible first-time freshmen who are Utah residents.


The U invited to join the Association of American Universities

The University of Utah is one of the newest members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which for more than 100 years has recognized the most outstanding academic institutions in the nation.