Utah

In dry years, rivers become birds’ crowded corridors

New research finds that in dry years, birds funnel into the greenness of river environments, but overcrowding may increase competition for habitat and resources.


U of U 2020 Summer Olympians

Tokyo-bound for U Olympians

Meet the 10 athletes with ties to the U heading to the Summer Olympics.


Summer road trip: U leaders visit southern Utah

Next up, a similar trip to Davis County in July.


A massive line of cars wait in traffic to enter Zion National Park in the southern part of Utah in the United States. Midway in the line of traffic is a sign with the park’s name on it. In the background is a cliff of red rocks that the region is known for. Green trees tower over the cars.

The rise of ‘Zoom Towns’ in the rural west

COVID-19 has accelerated a trend of rapid growth in western gateway communities. This “amenity migration” is causing urgent planning challenges.


The U effect: Economic and societal impacts on the state of Utah

The U’s direct employment of 39,300 jobs make it the largest employer in the state.


U takes lead in state’s health and economic recovery plan

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute is leading the creation of a newly released plan to guide Utah’s efforts in achieving both a health and economic recovery from the coronavirus.


Squeezing an electron crystal

Researchers have determined the energy required to add an electron to a Wigner crystal—an ordered crystalline state made of electrons rather than atoms.