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Utah’s spring air quality better than usual during pandemic

Air quality along the Wasatch Front in March is usually good, but the reduction in emissions from COVID-19 stay-at-home measures have made air quality even better than usual.

Health and safety requirements for level orange and EHS compliance measures

You should only come to campus for work that absolutely has to be completed onsite.

Portable, reusable test for COVID-19

U engineer Massood Tabib-Azar is developing a coronavirus sensor about the size of a quarter that works with a cellphone and can detect COVID-19 in 60 seconds.

University of Utah embarks on ambitious COVID-19 testing effort

Under Utah HERO, 10,000 Utahns will be tested for COVID-19. Results will guide public health decision-making and help move Utah’s economy forward.

Evidence suggests COVID-19 isn’t sexually transmitted

The study was not comprehensive enough to fully rule out the possibility that the disease could be sexually transmitted. However, the chances of it occurring, based on this limited finding, appear to be remote.

Misinformation vaccine

Lessons learned from U Honors College students’ yearlong investigation into misinformation.

Barbara Tanner: The well-lived life

Tanner was a community leader, humanitarian, human rights activist, philanthropist and elementary education alumna of the University of Utah.

10 life lessons from an astronaut

Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space, answered questions on maintaining physical and mental health, finding inspiration and remaining curious while in isolation.

2020 Excellence in Global Engagement Awards

The Office for Global Engagement is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Global Engagement Awards.

Campus Events


Changes in the Office of General Counsel

Jim Haisley will retire on June 30, 2020.

Fingerprinting services available

Changes are being made to the procedure for everyone’s safety.

Free mental health workshop

Learn how to cope with stress, anxiety and depression during this four-week, online workshop open to faculty, staff and students.

Nominations for multiple awards now open

It’s time to honor our best and brightest faculty and staff.

U researchers awarded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant

The project will explore the roles of the gut and nervous system in controlling the spread of viral infection.

‘Utah Insight’ examines issues facing the state

PBS Utah’s new 11-part series premieres Friday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m.

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Swoop available for virtual appearances upon request

Fans can request Swoop to pop in on virtual meetings.

10,000 PPE masks gifted to the U

The first shipment of 10,000 masks arrived Thursday, April 30, 2020, scribed with messages of solidarity and friendship alongside a panda graphic—Sichuan’s provincial icon and a traditional symbol of peace and good luck.

Stay in PEAK summer shape with virtual U fitness classes

The U’s PEAK program is offering a new slate of live online workouts.

Top tips for job searching during COVID-19

If you’re wondering how to job search during COVID-19, you’re not alone.

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