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A parking lot on South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City has been designated as the spot for a building to commemorate Orrin Hatch’s seven terms in the U.S. Senate. In partnership with the University of Utah, the Hatch Center will serve as an archive for the senator’s work as well as a political “incubator.”

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For medical students all across the country, the third Friday of March is Match Day. It's when med students find out where they’ll do their residency. At the University of Utah’s Match Day around 100 medical students were eagerly waiting.

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Dr. Ruth Watkins has been named the new president of the University of Utah. Watkins has been serving as the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and will be the university’s first female president in its 168-year history.

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It’s been eight-and-a-half months since David Pershing announced he would shorten his term as president of the University of Utah. On Friday representatives announced that the U’s search committee has three candidates to replace him. 

The state Board of Regents is now considering three presidential finalists.

Breakthrough Prize

Every year, mathematicians and scientists from across the country get together for an event dubbed the “Oscars of Science.” This year, a University of Utah math professor took home a big prize for his work in algebraic geometry.

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Salt Lake prosecutors have brought more than a dozen charges against Austin Boutain, the man accused of killing a University of Utah student last month.

Boots, Backpacks, Bunks - Utah Spends (Time) Outside

Oct 30, 2017
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Utah’s national and state parks power the beehive economy.  Department of Workforce Services director Carrie Mayne points to a spike in spending on recreational vehicles, gear and services related to recreation. She says that the five national parks in Utah — Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion — along with forty-three state parks in the system are a major draw, and numbers show a bang-up year for hospitality in 2016.

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The University of Utah is forming an Anti-Racism Task Force following several incidents on campus.

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Data released this week by the Utah System of Higher Education shows that enrollment is up at nearly every state college and there are no signs of slowing down.

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After a period of tension between the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, the University’s Board of Trustees approved a new memorandum of understanding today detailing their business relationship. 

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Provocative commentator Ben Shapiro told a crowd at the University of Utah that he thinks it’s pathetic college campuses have to beef up security when conservatives come to speak. Shapiro’s lecture took place amid heightened political tensions on campuses across the country.

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College campuses across the country are wrestling over the limits of free speech in a politically divisive era. Conservative author Ben Shapiro’s lecture on Wednesday will test the University of Utah’s own reputation as a place where diverse points of view are welcome.  

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Students staged a sit-in Tuesday outside the University of Utah president’s office over an upcoming speech by the conservative commentator, Ben Shapiro, the former editor-at-large of Breitbart News.

U of U Community Day | Tuesday Only

Mar 20, 2017

Tuesday is the U of U Community Day during KUER's Spring Fund Drive! We're asking for support from the University of Utah community - including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and more. The first 200 NEW donors from the U will receive a $25 voucher for equipment rental at the University's Outdoor Adventures program (in addition to any thank you gift selected) when you donate at least $5/month (or a one-time gift of $60). 

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Officials switched on a new set of solar panels at the University of Utah on Friday. The panels canvas the top of a new parking structure next to the S.J. Quinney College of Law. 

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A new Downwinders of Utah Archive opened Monday at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library.

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Carl Ingwell says he had no idea corporations were contributing to the environmental humanities program. Then he saw developers like Kennecott Land and the Boyer Company listed as “friends” of environmental humanities.  Ingwell also saw the Utah Mining Association and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on the list.

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Thursday students will begin moving into the new Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah. The new $45-million dollar facility features a huge public space on the ground floors for all U students to use.

New research from the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah reveals some interesting insights into how our voices work.

The University of Utah plans to present an honorary doctorate degree to philanthropist Lynette Gay during Thursday’s commencement ceremony, despite concerns over Gay’s professional links to groups with anti-LGBT stances.

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University of Utah students from the Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game program will be graduating in less than two weeks, and many of them are hoping to take their games to the market. Among the projects is a simulator designed to teach police officers how to de-escalate a tense encounter.

U Launches Electric Car Discount Program

Dec 14, 2015
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The University of Utah is hoping to reduce its emissions by targeting commuters. The U launched a program Monday to help community members buy electric cars at a cheaper price.

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Veterans Day celebrations are planned statewide Wednesday.

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University of Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham addressed the media on Monday for the first time since two of his players were shot while at a party over the weekend.

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The University of Utah has a new gateway to the campus with Tuesday’s grand opening of the S.J. Quinney College of Law building on the campus’s southwest corner.

U Dental School to Provide Care for Substance Abusers

Aug 6, 2015
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Dentistry students at University of Utah are about to start seeing some new patients. The U has received a 1.5 million dollar grant to treat people with substance abuse disorders.

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At PAC-12 media day in Southern California, University of Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham says the future looks bright for the Utes as they enter their fifth season as part of the PAC-12.

U of U Engineers Take Steps Toward Computing with Light

May 18, 2015
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Engineers at the University of Utah are developing a device that could significantly increase the speed of computers.

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A former graduate student in biology at the University of Utah has just published the largest study to date of salmon movements in Alaska.

Scientists Map Salt Lake Valley Emissions

May 4, 2015
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For the first time, sources of carbon dioxide in Salt Lake County can be identified at the level of individual buildings and roadways. University of Utah researchers unveiled a new tool Monday that they say can be used to better track and combat air pollution.

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