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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. 

University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Downwinders of Utah Archive

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.

Bob Nelson

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.

Brian Grimmett

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.

Bob Nelson

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.


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.


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.

Brian Grimmett

Administrators at the University of Utah cut the ribbon on the brand new oral health building today and it will do more than just train dentists.

Lassonde Institute

A student startup from Brigham Young University won the $40,000 grand prize in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge over the weekend.

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 Aggressive power-seekers are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart attack, according to a new study released by the University of Utah.

It is a system of automating pastry making.
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The University of Utah announced Thursday that the final showcase event of the 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge will be opened to the public for the first time.

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Students, faculty and dignitaries with the University of Utah dedicated the new George S. Eccles Student Life Center on campus on Thursday.

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The University of Utah and the University of Memphis announced a new study Monday that suggests a way to substantially reduce the risk for suicide among military service members. The results were recently published in The American Journal of Psychiatry.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke on the campus of the University of Utah on Wednesday.

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Concealed firearms will not be allowed at Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s upcoming speech at the University of Utah.

Taylor Hayes

The University of Utah’s Campus Recreation Services opened a new Student Life Center on Monday. 

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Utah Football Offensive Coordinator Dave Christensen is leaving the Utes to take a job at Texas A&M.

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New research out of the University of Utah shows that the use of methamphetamine increases the risk of developing a neurological disease later in life. The study published this month in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence also suggests that gender may influence that risk.

Air Quality Researchers Use TRAX to Collect Data

Dec 12, 2014

Atmospheric scientists at the University of Utah have installed an air quality monitor on a Utah Transit Authority TRAX train. It’s helping them get a detailed picture of air pollution around the Salt Lake valley.

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The University of Utah has a new pantry for students who are experiencing food insecurity. It’s called the Feed U Pantry.

The facility opened in October and is the result of a partnership between the Utah Food Bank, the Center for Student Wellness and the Campus Store. Abbey Reyes manages the pantry and says all students need to qualify is a current student ID and to fill out a confidential survey for research purposes. Students can then grab a bag and start choosing groceries. 

University of Utah Honors Student Veteran

Nov 11, 2014
Tim Slover

11 veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam assembled on a stage in the University Union building. Their service records were read aloud, and each of them was presented with a medal.

Adam Sorensen is a student at the University of Utah, a Marine, and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was given the University of Utah Student Veteran of the Year Award. During his time in the

military, he excelled in specialized skills, like jumping out of planes, was awarded medals for valor, and the Purple Heart.