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MUSE to host Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi

The Academy Award-winning directors of “Free Solo” will keynote the 2020 MUSE theme year on Jan. 23 at Kingsbury Hall. Ticket availability will be announced later.

U’s Ant Man names 57 species

U entomologist Jack Longino has compiled more than 30 years of work into an ant guide, detailing 234 species of the ant genus Pheidole.

‘I am multiracial’

According to new research from University of Utah psychologists Jasmine Norman and Jacqueline Chen, questions such as “What are you?” and other experiences of discrimination are related to mixed-race people’s identification as multiracial, particularly if that discrimination comes from monoracial people with whom they share heritage, or includes comments that a person’s appearance doesn’t match their background.

Ready, set, don’t go

The Women’s Resource Center’s impactful resource for helping any student thinking about leaving the U.

Scientists must get into ‘the fray’

Air pollution expert George Thurston urges University of Utah researchers to share their findings with policymakers, advocacy groups and the public.

Bionic breakthrough

U mechanical engineering assistant professor Tommaso Lenzi received two grants to further advance the “Utah Bionic Leg” technology, a self-powered prosthetic limb with a computer processor and motorized joints in the ankle and knee that enable an amputee to walk with more power and vigor, as well as better balance.

Doctors’ reluctance to discuss gun safety

A new study shows that in the months immediately following mass shootings, doctors are less likely to ask routine questions about gun safety in the home.

Cybersecurity isn’t a one-and-done

Think about all the devices you own that connect to the internet, either automatically or when prompted. You can see how we’re connected now more than ever—and thus more vulnerable to cyberthreats.

Capturing the colors of the cosmos

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is a new robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic “eyes” designed to explore the mystery of dark energy, which makes up about 68% of the universe and is speeding up its expansion.

Campus Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Thank you, Walk After Dark volunteers

EHS thanks all of the volunteers who participated in the 12th annual Walk After Dark held on Oct. 28, 2019.


U target of flyers using racist language

Several flyers that said “It’s okay to be white” were found on campus beginning Oct. 31. One flyer that said “Murdoch Murdoch” was also found. A large banner that said “Reclaim America” was found over the weekend.


Be the light of the party

Help make the U’s holiday video merry and bright.


November Academic Senate meeting

The next meeting of the Academic Senate is Monday, Nov. 4, from 3-5 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.


Campus Store One-Day Sale on Apple products

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the main University Campus Store and the University Campus Store Health in HSEB, select Apple products will be available tax-free.


Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library appointed

Catherine B. Soehner has been appointed associate dean for research and director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.


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Campus Events

CAMPUS HAPPENINGS

The Arts and U

Department of Theatre to present Homer’s classic tale of The “Odyssey” and the acclaimed ensemble for disabled and non-disabled performers—the AXIS Dance Company—to host workshops and a performance on campus.

RedMed flu clinics in November

If you were not able to get your flu shot at Employee Appreciation Day, you can stop at RedMed during one of their flu clinics.

Construction & Commuter Updates

Road construction near the Huntsman Cancer Hospital starting soon.

Research Resources

Research announcements, upcoming events, new funding opportunities and more!

 
Campus Events

CAMPUS EVENTS

 
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Chief Sustainability Officer Candidate Presentation
 
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Film Screening | "The Judge"
 
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Beyond Bears Ears: Postcolonialism & Grand Canyon National Park
 
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After-Work Hiking Group
 
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Axis Dance Company
 
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Harlem Globetrotters and University of Utah Staff
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