Utah

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.