University of Utah http://kuer.org en U Research Aims to Help African Refugees Deliver Healthier Babies http://kuer.org/post/u-research-aims-help-african-refugees-deliver-healthier-babies <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Some minority babies in Utah are more likely to experience health problems or die than their white counterparts. That’s especially true for refugees. A new research project out of the University of Utah aims to help African refugee mothers deliver healthier babies.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:55:21 +0000 Andrea Smardon 49104 at http://kuer.org U Research Aims to Help African Refugees Deliver Healthier Babies U Research Could Lead to New Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome http://kuer.org/post/u-research-could-lead-new-treatment-metabolic-syndrome <p>Metabolic syndrome is the term used for a number of conditions that are linked together - diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. It affects up to 25 percent of adults in the United States. KUER's Dan Bammes reports new local research is showing how they're related - and how they might be treated.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:09:33 +0000 Dan Bammes 48893 at http://kuer.org U Research Could Lead to New Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome U of U Prepares for Returning LDS Missionaries http://kuer.org/post/u-u-prepares-returning-lds-missionaries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Thousands of young Latter-day Saints took advantage of the change in age for missionary service after it was announced almost two years ago.&nbsp; It won’t be long before some of those missionaries will be coming home.&nbsp; KUER’s Dan Bammes reports the University of Utah is making plans to accommodate them.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:07:08 +0000 Dan Bammes 48792 at http://kuer.org U of U Prepares for Returning LDS Missionaries Donate to KUER via Payroll Deduction http://kuer.org/post/donate-kuer-payroll-deduction <p>Employees of the University of Utah can give to KUER through payroll deduction.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:21:00 +0000 Renee Bright 48040 at http://kuer.org Donate to KUER via Payroll Deduction U of U Research Makes Solar Cells More Efficient http://kuer.org/post/u-u-research-makes-solar-cells-more-efficient <p>University of Utah researches have developed a thin glass film that could boost the overall efficiency of solar cells to more than 50%.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">To achieve the increase in efficiency researches at the U have created a film that is five times thinner than a human hair. &nbsp;It can separate the broad-spectrum rays of sunlight into individual colors, sort of like a prism.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:17:34 +0000 Brian Grimmett 47593 at http://kuer.org U of U Research Makes Solar Cells More Efficient LDS Church Donates Wall Mansion to University of Utah http://kuer.org/post/lds-church-donates-wall-mansion-university-utah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The University of Utah will become the new owner of the historic Wall Mansion at 4<sup>th</sup> East and South Temple in Salt Lake City.</p><p>The Wall Mansion was built in the 1880’s and renovated by mining millionaire Enos Wall early in the 20<sup>th</sup> Century.&nbsp; In the 1960’s, it became the home of&nbsp; <a href="https://www.ldsbc.edu/">LDS Business College</a>, but it’s been empty since the college moved to the Triad Center&nbsp; in 2006.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:53:09 +0000 Dan Bammes 46978 at http://kuer.org LDS Church Donates Wall Mansion to University of Utah U of U to Close Red Zone Stores in 2017 http://kuer.org/post/u-u-close-red-zone-stores-2017 <p></p><p>The University of Utah will be closing its Red Zone retail stores after the year 2017. The Utah Board of Regents decided Friday to allow the stores to complete their contracts. The decision comes in light of a 2013 audit that accused the stores of unfairly competing with private businesses.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:41:08 +0000 Whittney Evans 46423 at http://kuer.org U of U to Close Red Zone Stores in 2017 U of U, Utes Announce New Agreement on "Ute" Nickname http://kuer.org/post/u-u-utes-announce-new-agreement-ute-nickname <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The University of Utah’s athletic teams will continue to be known as the Utes under an agreement worked out with the Northern Ute Tribe.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:53:26 +0000 Dan Bammes 44898 at http://kuer.org U of U, Utes Announce New Agreement on "Ute" Nickname Mining Mogul Funds New Entrepreneur Center at the U http://kuer.org/post/mining-mogul-funds-new-entrepreneur-center-u <p>A new building for the next generation of entrepreneurs is coming to the University of Utah. The <a href="http://lassonde.utah.edu/">Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute</a> announced today a 12 million dollar gift from Pierre Lassonde. Mr. Lassonde, a French Canadian mining entrepreneur with an MBA from the U, says his donation will be used to create a new facility where students will live, create, and launch new enterprises.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:32:01 +0000 Andrea Smardon 44576 at http://kuer.org Mining Mogul Funds New Entrepreneur Center at the U Trayvon Martin’s Mother Starts Conversation about Racism in Utah http://kuer.org/post/trayvon-martin-s-mother-starts-conversation-about-racism-utah <p></p><p>Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton spoke at the University of Utah today as part of its <a href="http://diversity.utah.edu/martin-luther-king">Martin Luther King celebration week.</a> Fulton called on all Utahns to stand up against racism and injustice in their communities.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:58:40 +0000 Andrea Smardon 40922 at http://kuer.org Trayvon Martin’s Mother Starts Conversation about Racism in Utah U Kicks Off MLK Week with Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin http://kuer.org/post/u-kicks-mlk-week-sybrina-fulton-mother-trayvon-martin <p></p><p>The University of Utah kicks off its week-long <a href="http://diversity.utah.edu/martin-luther-king">Martin Luther King Junior celebration </a>Thursday with an appearance by Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Florida almost two years ago. The U’s theme this year is “Beneath the Hoodie: A Look at Racial Profiling in America”.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:11:11 +0000 Andrea Smardon 40867 at http://kuer.org U Kicks Off MLK Week with Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin New Anti-Hacker Course Added to University of Utah Continuing Education http://kuer.org/post/new-anti-hacker-course-added-university-utah-continuing-education <p><a href="http://continue.utah.edu/">Continuing Education at the University of Utah</a> has just added a new cybersecurity certification class to its list of technology education courses. The class is called <a href="http://continue.utah.edu/edtech/class/edtec_733_casp___comptia_advanced_security_practitioner">CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification</a>.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:31:28 +0000 Bob Nelson 40854 at http://kuer.org New Anti-Hacker Course Added to University of Utah Continuing Education “Hair Maidens” Open Utah’s First Lice Clinic http://kuer.org/post/hair-maidens-open-utah-s-first-lice-clinic <p></p><p>What do you do if someone in your family has head lice? Not so long ago, you had to make do with home treatment. Now, Salt Lake City has its first ever lice clinic.</p><p>They call themselves <a href="http://www.utahhairmaidens.com/">Hair Maidens</a>, and they consider lice their calling. Co-owners Rita Skolnick and Ashley Hafer saw a need in Utah and decided to fill it. Hafer is a nurse and a mom.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:58:34 +0000 Andrea Smardon 40817 at http://kuer.org “Hair Maidens” Open Utah’s First Lice Clinic University of Utah Announces Grants for Study of Air Pollution http://kuer.org/post/university-utah-announces-grants-study-air-pollution <p></p><p>The University of Utah has awarded six <a href="http://www.airquality.utah.edu/air-quality-seed-grant-award-recipients/">researchers</a> grants to study the consequences of regional air pollution.&nbsp; The seed grants, which total $165,000, are the first to come out of a new cross-disciplinary program focused on air quality. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:42:08 +0000 Andrea Smardon 40529 at http://kuer.org University of Utah Announces Grants for Study of Air Pollution U of U Introduces New Offensive Coordinator http://kuer.org/post/u-u-introduces-new-offensive-coordinator <p>The University of Utah football team <a href="http://utahutes.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/122013aaa.html" target="_blank">introduced new offensive coordinator Dave Christensen</a> today.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Christensen comes to the University of Utah after spending the past five years as the head coach at the University of Wyoming. &nbsp;Before that, Christensen spent eight years as the offensive coordinator for Missouri. He says he plans on using an offensive system that runs as many plays as possible.</span></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:04:28 +0000 Brian Grimmett 40520 at http://kuer.org U of U Introduces New Offensive Coordinator Kennecott Slides Caused Earthquakes http://kuer.org/post/kennecott-slides-caused-earthquakes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The huge landslides that shut down Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon copper mine last year were bad news for the company, but they’ve yielded a scientific breakthrough for researchers at the University of Utah.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:48:15 +0000 Dan Bammes 40466 at http://kuer.org Kennecott Slides Caused Earthquakes Plans for New Huntsman Cancer Research Center Announced http://kuer.org/post/plans-new-huntsman-cancer-research-center-announced <p></p><p>The Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is about to double its research space. On Friday, philanthropist and cancer survivor Jon Huntsman Senior announced plans for a new research building on campus focused on children and the genetics of cancer.</p><p>Jon Huntsman Senior watched his mother die of breast cancer, his father of prostate cancer, and his step-mother of ovarian cancer. Huntsman himself has fought four separate battles with cancer. His goal is to find a cure before his children and grandchildren have to go through the same thing.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 04:55:30 +0000 Andrea Smardon 37689 at http://kuer.org Plans for New Huntsman Cancer Research Center Announced Bed Bugs Cause Closures at U of U Library http://kuer.org/post/bed-bugs-cause-closures-u-u-library <p>University of Utah closed down the Marriott Library over the weekend after bed bugs were discovered in the building. Pest control teams scoured the facility to prevent the spread of the insects first found on some lounge chairs. Part of the library reopened today, but other areas remained closed. Some students and staff are cautious as operations return to normal.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:35:17 +0000 Karina Puikkonen 37390 at http://kuer.org Bed Bugs Cause Closures at U of U Library Legislative Audit Criticizes USTAR Managment http://kuer.org/post/legislative-audit-criticizes-ustar-managment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A <a href="http://le.utah.gov/audit/13_12rpt.pdf">new legislative audit</a> criticizes the <a href="http://www.innovationutah.com/">Utah Science, Technology and Research </a>Initiative for poor financial management.&nbsp; But a University of Utah official says the school has followed the rules with its U-STAR partnership.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:39:16 +0000 Dan Bammes 36871 at http://kuer.org Legislative Audit Criticizes USTAR Managment U's Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification http://kuer.org/post/us-sorenson-molecular-biotechnology-building-awarded-leed-gold-certification <p>The Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building on the University of Utah campus has just received the Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. That certification mandates the entire building project including the finished product be environmentally responsible, designed to be energy efficient, improve air and water quality while reducing waste. Ted McAleer is the executive director of U-Star, the Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:35:25 +0000 Bob Nelson 35141 at http://kuer.org U's Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification U Investigates Alleged Fraud in Chemical Engineering Department http://kuer.org/post/u-investigates-alleged-fraud-chemical-engineering-department <p></p><p>The University of Utah is investigating whether chemical engineering researchers altered images in an academic paper. The journal Nano Letters <a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl400959z" target="_blank">withdrew</a> the paper on August 15th due to concerns over the integrity of the data.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:06:50 +0000 Andrea Smardon 34392 at http://kuer.org U Investigates Alleged Fraud in Chemical Engineering Department U of U Continues to Benefit Financially From PAC-12 Move http://kuer.org/post/u-u-continues-benefit-financially-pac-12-move <p>The latest findings from an ongoing study by the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy and Administration show that the U’s move to the <a href="http://pac-12.com/" target="_blank">PAC-12 conference</a> continues to financially benefit the state and university.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:08:50 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34211 at http://kuer.org U of U Continues to Benefit Financially From PAC-12 Move With Investigation Complete, Officials Say Utah Swim Coach Should Have Been Fired in 2012 http://kuer.org/post/investigation-complete-officials-say-utah-swim-coach-should-have-been-fired-2012 <p></p><p>Investigators have released a summary of their investigation into the University of Utah swim team and its embattled former coach.&nbsp; The team was hired by the University’s Board of Trustees to research and review evidence linked to ousted coach Greg Winslow’s alleged misconduct and the University’s response to those allegations.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:23:24 +0000 Whittney Evans 31821 at http://kuer.org With Investigation Complete, Officials Say Utah Swim Coach Should Have Been Fired in 2012 U of U Names New Dean of Marriott Library http://kuer.org/post/u-u-names-new-dean-marriott-library <p>The University of Utah has named a new dean and director of the J. Willard Marriott Library. Alberta Comer will replace Joyce Ogburn as dean and University Librarian.</p><p>It’s quite a job overseeing the Marriott Library. It’s the largest state-funded academic library in the Intermountain West and it holds more than three million books and thousands of digital books, articles, photographs and recordings. Michael Hardman is the Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Utah. He says that Comer is already skilled and experienced in leading libraries.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:51:11 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31415 at http://kuer.org U of U Names New Dean of Marriott Library KUER News Pod: Monday June 10, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-june-10-2013 <p>The effort to pump water from Utah to Las Vegas heads to court, the University of Utah names a new dean of graduate studies, and the number of Mormon missionaries reaches an all-time high.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F96295451&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:33:26 +0000 Brian Grimmett 30682 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday June 10, 2013 New U Grad School Dean http://kuer.org/post/new-u-grad-school-dean <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The head of the University of Utah’s Physics and Astronomy Department has been named Dean of the Graduate School.</span></p><p>Dave Kieda&nbsp;helped to build the U’s astronomy faculty by recruiting new talent from across the country.&nbsp; He also has research projects underway with observatories across the country.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:07:59 +0000 Dan Bammes 30550 at http://kuer.org New U Grad School Dean U Child Asthma Research Relies on Parents to Track Symptoms http://kuer.org/post/u-child-asthma-research-relies-parents-track-symptoms <p>The University of Utah has received a 1.9 million dollar research grant to study asthma in children and how better monitoring of the disease could improve health.&nbsp; The award comes from the Patient-Centered&nbsp;Outcomes Research Institute.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:33:28 +0000 Andrea Smardon 29405 at http://kuer.org U Child Asthma Research Relies on Parents to Track Symptoms KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 7, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-may-7-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal budget cuts impact medical research at the University of Utah, Governor Herbert appoints a new </span>UDOT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> director, and last year’s health record data breach will cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F91125260&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 16:53:26 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28896 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday May 7, 2013 Sequestration Threatens University of Utah Health Research http://kuer.org/post/sequestration-threatens-university-utah-health-research <p></p><p>The University of Utah expects to lose 19 million dollars of its medical research budget as a result of sequestration. KUER looks at how that loss will impact the research, industry, and health of the state.&nbsp;</p><p>In the Genetics building, on the wall of cardiologist Dean Li’s lab is a map of North and South Korea.&nbsp;He uses it as inspiration for a pair of graduate students.&nbsp;North Korea, in this case, represents cancer.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 22:32:10 +0000 Andrea Smardon 28867 at http://kuer.org Sequestration Threatens University of Utah Health Research Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Thousands Participate in Great Utah ShakeOut http://kuer.org/post/drop-cover-and-hold-thousands-participate-great-utah-shakeout <p>At 10:15 this morning tens of thousands of people participated in what is known as the great <a href="http://www.shakeout.org/utah/" target="_blank">Utah ShakeOut</a>: a statewide earthquake drill. Here on the University of Utah campus the drill started with a text message <message alert="" sound=""> from the University Campus Alert system directing us to drop, cover, and hold on. Not long after that another text message alert arrived directing us to evacuate the building and head to our designated assembly point in a nearby parking lot.</message></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:32:46 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27964 at http://kuer.org Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Thousands Participate in Great Utah ShakeOut