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Beat the heat

University of Utah engineers develop a chip that converts wasted heat into usable energy.

New associate vice president for faculty

U professor Sarah Projansky has accepted an offer to serve as an associate vice president.

One is the loneliest number

Meet the “Power Couples” and discover the pendant form—works of art conceived as pairs—in a new exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Reversing prediabetes in mice

Results highlight a potential diabetes drug target and role for lowering total ceramides in the body.

Sustainable and collapsible utensils

U student siblings Rachyll and Jonny Faeth say they are “helping the Earth in every way they can” through their startup company PureWare.

Study looks at abortion access

A first-of-its-kind study shows that men who avoid teen parenthood through their partners’ use of abortion gain long-term economic benefits.

Ballet student crowned Miss Utah 2019

Dexonna Talbot will be spreading her social impact initiative titled “Servesteem—increasing self-esteem through service” across the state.

Campus Events


Lane and road closures on 500 South

A conference at Rice-Eccles Stadium will draw roughly 30,000 people July 17-20, 2019. Lane and road closures will take place at 500 South, between 1300 East and Guardsman Way, as well as along University Street.

Firework restrictions

The university and surrounding Salt Lake City neighborhoods are prohibited from using any kind of fireworks during the July holidays.

Humor in science communication

Sara Yeo, assistant professor in communication, was awarded a $750,000 NSF grant to study how people respond to funny science messages on social media.

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Campus Events


Construction & Commuter Updates

Road construction near the Huntsman Cancer Hospital starting soon.

4 tips to protect your skin from the sun

Dermatologist Christopher Hull shares ways you can protect your skin as skin cancer is one of the most common, preventable and potentially dangerous forms of cancer in the U.S.

Beware of retirement plan scams

Recently, several University of Utah employees contacted HR regarding communications they received from individuals stating that they had been authorized to provide retirement advice to Utah Retirement Systems retirement plan participants.

Campus Events


Utah Naloxone Rescue Kits
Sundance Institute Summer Film Series
Everyday Mindfulness
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