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U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Roberta Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law

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Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15.
25-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Students at University of Utah College of Social Work Take a Front Seat on Defense Team in High-Profile Murder Case

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Rob Butters, an assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work who is also director of the Utah Criminal Justice Center, served as an expert witness for the defense team representing a teenager accused of murdering 15-year-old...
24-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

A Stiff New Layer in Earth's Mantle

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By crushing minerals between diamonds, a University of Utah study suggests the existence of an unknown layer inside Earth: part of the lower mantle where the rock gets three times stiffer. The discovery may explain a mystery: why slabs of Earth’s...
20-Mar-2015 12:00 PM EDT

The Cost of Dominance

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Utah researchers conducted four studies to gauge the health effects of the hostile-dominant personality style compared with the warm-dominant style. Their findings are bad news for aggressive power-seekers.
18-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Molecular Ruler Sets Bacterial Needle Length

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University of Utah biologists report how a disposable molecular ruler or tape measure determines the length of needles bacteria use to infect cells. The findings have potential applications for new antibiotics and anticancer drugs and for helping...
11-Mar-2015 12:50 PM EDT

Uncovering the Secrets of Super Solar Power Perovskites

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In a scant five years of development, hybrid perovskite solar cells have attained power conversion efficiencies that took decades to achieve with the top-performing conventional materials, but scientists have lacked a clear understanding of the...
13-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Early Herders' Grassy Route Through Africa

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A University of Utah study of nearly 2,000-year-old livestock teeth show that early herders from northern Africa could have traveled past Kenya’s Lake Victoria on their way to southern Africa because the area was grassy – not tsetse fly-infested...
4-Mar-2015 4:15 PM EST

Water in Smog May Reveal Pollution Sources

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The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may give researchers a new tool to track down the sources...
25-Feb-2015 12:30 PM EST

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