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Sustainable and collapsible utensils

U student siblings Rachyll and Jonny Faeth say they are “helping the Earth in every way they can” through their startup company PureWare.

Ballet student crowned Miss Utah 2019

Dexonna Talbot will be spreading her social impact initiative titled “Servesteem—increasing self-esteem through service” across the state.

One is the loneliest number

Meet the “Power Couples” and discover the pendant form—works of art conceived as pairs—in a new exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Beat the heat

University of Utah engineers develop a chip that converts wasted heat into usable energy.

New associate vice president for faculty

U professor Sarah Projansky has accepted an offer to serve as an associate vice president.

Study looks at abortion access

A first-of-its-kind study shows that men who avoid teen parenthood through their partners’ use of abortion gain long-term economic benefits.

Reversing prediabetes in mice

Results highlight a potential diabetes drug target and role for lowering total ceramides in the body.

Campus Events


Firework restrictions

The university and surrounding Salt Lake City neighborhoods are prohibited from using any kind of fireworks during the July holidays.

Lane and road closures on 500 South

A conference at Rice-Eccles Stadium will draw roughly 30,000 people July 17-20, 2019. Lane and road closures will take place at 500 South, between 1300 East and Guardsman Way, as well as along University Street.

Humor in science communication

Sara Yeo, assistant professor in communication, was awarded a $750,000 NSF grant to study how people respond to funny science messages on social media.

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Construction & Commuter Updates

Road construction near the Huntsman Cancer Hospital starting soon.

4 tips to protect your skin from the sun

Dermatologist Christopher Hull shares ways you can protect your skin as skin cancer is one of the most common, preventable and potentially dangerous forms of cancer in the U.S.

Humans of the U: Kelly MacArthur

“I’m really excited to meet new students. I go out of my way to memorize all the students’ names. By the end of every semester, I think to myself, ‘I wonder if my next group of students is going to be as great as this group of students.’ I’m going to miss these students, and I’m not sure how to detach so that I can leave space to attach to the next set.”

Campus Events


Utah Naloxone Rescue Kits
Sundance Institute Summer Film Series
Everyday Mindfulness
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