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Summer ‘Utah Mag’ released

The history of vaccines, unpacking Gen Z, a program pairing students with struggling local businesses and much more in the latest issue of the University of Utah Magazine.

The latest issue of University of Utah Magazine is hot off the presses. Check out some of the highlights.

The Sticking Point

Vaccines have come a long way from the days of using scabs and animal scrapings to inoculate patients. As immunization becomes a focal point in the COVID crisis, can revisiting the past help us better understand our future?

Read "The Sticking Point" here.

Unpacking Gen Z

Don’t underestimate this rising generation. They’re savvy, empowered and poised to impact the world. Sure, they’re on the phone, using Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram—but they’re watching out for you, too. Still, that connectedness has a cost.

Read "Unpacking Gen Z" here.

Activating the Hope Corps

When businesses began battling to stay afloat during the pandemic, who came to their rescue? Hope Corps! Like a bat signal for struggling companies, U students worked with weary entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders while gaining real-world experience.

Read "Activating the Hope Corps" here.

The Heat Beneath Our Feet

Outside a town of 1,700 people in southern Utah, a well reaching thousands of feet underground was drilled and completed last December. But instead of searching for water or even oil, this well near Milford, Utah, extends deep into the earth to access an energy source in the form of rocks as hot as 440 degrees Fahrenheit.

Read "The Heat Beneath Our Feet" here.

Blazing Trails

Utah State Rep. Sandra Hollins MSW ’09 is just an average person, trying to do right by her community. That’s what the New Orleans native and U alum wants you to know.

But as the first Black woman to serve in the Utah State Legislature, Hollins—and her impact on the Beehive State—is anything but ordinary.

Read "Blazing Trails" here.

Environmental Defender

Ryan Gellert J.D. ’05 has rafted rivers in the European wilderness, scaled boulders in Mongolia, and bicycled through Amsterdam’s tulip-lined streets, but Salt Lake City still holds a place in the Patagonia CEO’s heart. Gellert grew to love the Beehive State and his alma mater while snowboarding, rock climbing and watching his son ride his balance bike all over campus.

Read "Environmental Defender" here.