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More Than a Few Good Men

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Contrary to traditional expectations of unbalanced sex ratios, places with more men than women do not typically experience higher rates of family and social instability, according to a University of Utah study.
18-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research: Turning Climate Change Into a Game More Likely to Spur Community Action

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The research is among the first compelling evidence that such face-to-face serious games can foster social learning and cultivate shifts in people’s perspectives and attitudes about complex public policy and planning issues, such as climate change...
3-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Media: Wayne McCormack of @sjquinney & @uutah a Source on Planning for Security @ #rio2016 #Olympics

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McCormack worked on planning for security issues on a committee for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also a legal scholar who has done work on global justice and terrorism issues.
2-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Population Boom Preceded Early Farming

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University of Utah anthropologists counted the number of carbon-dated artifacts at archaeological sites and concluded that a population boom and scarce food explain why people in eastern North America domesticated plants for the first time on the...
28-Jul-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More Power to You

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Engineers from the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive, a boon for future electronics that could result in much more power-efficient...
26-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Living on Borrowed Time

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Unfortunately, loss of plant and animal habitat leads to local species extinctions and a loss of diversity from ecosystems. Fortunately, not all of the extinctions occur at once. Conservation actions may still be able to save threatened species,...
21-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mapping the Law: New Website Created by Utah Man Aims to Connect Underserved Communities to Legal Resources

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New Wikipedia-like web site created by University of Utah alumnus aims to better connect legal resources to those who need it —while also giving law students around the country a fresh way to improve their legal research and writing skills in the...
22-Jul-2016 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lighting the Way

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University of Utah Distinguished Professor Gerald Stringfellow, a former dean of the U’s College of Engineering and a pioneer in LED technology, has been awarded a top research prize for his career-long work in the process for making...
21-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Former Federal Judge Paul Cassell, Now a University of Utah Law Professor, Available to Discuss Historic White House Commutations and Sentencing Reform

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3-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Media: Need a Source to Explain What's at Issue with Trademark Law in Relation to #Rio2016 & #TeamUSA Hashtag Debate? Try @ameliarinehart

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28-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Nat'l Ice Cream Day - @UUtah Professor and Gelato Fan Available to Comment on Ice Crystal Formation and Growth.

15-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT

3 experts from @UUtah are available to comment on the exploding popularity of @PokemonGoApp

14-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT

@UUtah Geographer Available to Comment on Wildfire Evacuation "Trigger Points" and a Way to Let Homeowners Check on Their Property

24-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Former Federal Judge @pgcassell, Also a Law Prof @sjquinney & @uutah, Available to Discuss Sentencing of #stanfordrapist.

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7-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT

University of Utah Honors College Dean Available to Comment on Deeply-Engaged Learning in a Large Research University

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On Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 U Honors College Dean Sylvia Torti will be in Southern California for two alumni gathering and student recruitment events. Torti can be reached by media to discuss the value of a college degree,...
2-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Language Myth Buster

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Women talk more than men, texting makes you dumb, sign language is pantomime. These are just a few of the myths Abby Kaplan, professor of linguistics at the University of Utah, debunks in her recently published book, “Women Talk More Than...
18-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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