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Dirty downpour

A storm left people’s cars and clothes covered in muddy residue. The culprit was dust. McKenzie Skiles, assistant professor of geography, explained how it happened.

Outstanding Undergrad Research Awards

Some of the university’s up-and-coming researchers and mentors were honored at the 2023 Office of Undergraduate Research Awards, held virtually on April 3.

The IRB and me: How does the IRB protect research participants?

Part 3 of a four-part series about the Institutional Review Board explores all sides of the research participant experience.

Forecasting future enrollment trends

New tool helps higher education institutions plan for demographic and enrollment shifts to support an increasingly diverse prospective student base nationwide

5 great books about common humanity

Check out these five books on the theme of common humanity, intervening, free-thinking and speaking up for others and yourself.

Giving voice to patients of Parkinson’s disease

The U’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic has received a grant worth more than $280,000 from the Parkinson Voice Project.

Clues to causes of long COVID

The researchers suspect that lungs and other organs are unable to fully heal and fend off other illnesses after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Living on campus over the summer

Meeting new people, shorter commutes to class and residency are just some of the benefits to summer campus living.

Humans of the U: Veronica Martinez

“What I really want to do is be an advocate for immigrants and for my community.”

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Updates from HR

The end of the COVID-19 national health emergency, and open enrollment dates.

The Last of EAE Launch

These games have taken a full year to create and are the result of student teams that manage every aspect of the game creation process.

Academic Senate meeting on May 1

The next meeting of the 2022-23 Academic Senate is Monday, May 1, from 3-5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

Applications and nominations now open for Presidential Societal Impact Scholar award

The award recognizes faculty who are experts in their respective fields and have experience sharing or translating their scholarship, research, creative activities and ideas with a general audience that includes policymakers, opinion leaders and others outside academia.

Faculty: Get your graduation regalia at the Campus Store during last chance rental pick-up

We understand that some faculty members may have missed the original order deadline for regalia rentals or there have been late additions to your ceremonies, so we will offer “Last Chance Rental Pick-up” beginning Monday, May 1 on a first come, first served basis.

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Home Away from Home program enters second year

The matching process allows both parties to find someone they can relate to and feel comfortable with.

Tanner Humanities Center celebrates 35 years

We look forward to decades upon decades more.

Nigerian scholar visits the U to level up research administration

Iyiola Olatunji Mukaila was hard-pressed to decide if the freshly fallen snow or the research administration tools across campus were more impressive.

U to celebrate completion of “Imagine New Heights” Campaign, April 29-30

Work crews are erecting a large special events tent in the green space that is the heart of Presidents Circle that will host a week of festivities associated with the campaign and graduation

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Stress Buster Week
Art + Wellness: Tai Chi
Recovery at the U's Community Lunch
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