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Measures being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the university community

We are implementing the following changes to spring semester to limit and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Member of campus community tests positive for COVID-19

Information to protect the campus community.

COVID-19 guidance for mandatory on-campus or telecommuting designations

Information on who must report in-person to work and those whose work can be completed remotely.

U Athletics suspending practices indefinitely amid coronavirus concerns

In alignment with Pac-12 Conference members, all Utah Athletics team practices and organized athletic activities will be suspended for an indefinite period of time.

Thank you to our campus community

As we navigate the challenges created by the coronavirus, we want you to know how much we appreciate the patience, hard work and dedication you have shown.

Kristen Ries to receive honorary degree at 2020 commencement

Ries was president of the medical staff for the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics and served as the clinical director of infectious diseases/HIV at U of U Health.

Learning Abroad, trips and Continuing Education cancellations

The university has suspended all university-affiliated student programs and travel in international locations through the end of Summer Term 2020

Creating a brighter future

University of Utah students, staff and faculty participate in series of focus groups aimed toward deepening the U’s institutional commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

NASA satellite offers urban carbon dioxide insights

Using data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, researchers found connections between the population density of cities and how much carbon dioxide they produce per person.

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Coping with COVID-19 uncertainty

It is not uncommon to be experiencing general fear and anxiety regarding the current COVID-19 public health crisis.

Chemistry study of the smallest ice wins journal award

Cozzarelli Prize, from the journal PNAS, honors papers of “outstanding scientific quality and originality.”

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Humans of the U: Aarushi Rohaj

Helping make campus a safer place for students.

Research planning and continuity

For those in-person lab classes, we have a health and sanitation guide.

Taking on environmental injustice

Environmental injustices play out in Salt Lake City as they do across the globe, especially when it comes to air quality.

U logs more trips than any team in Clear the Air Challenge

The U logged 24,517 trips, which is over 10,000 trips more than any other team.

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All campus events have been cancelled or postponed through the end of the semester.
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