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University of Utah Makes Solar Accessible


The University of Utah is the first university in the country to sponsor a community solar program. The program offers U community members the opportunity to purchase discounted rooftop solar panels and installation for their homes.
4/22/2014 10:30 AM EDT

More, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western U.S.


Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades,...
4/17/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Warm U.S. West, Cold East: A 4,000-Year Pattern


Last winter’s curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, and suggests it may worsen as Earth’s...
4/13/2014 11:00 PM EDT

Hunting Our History


Fossil dinosaurs, animals and plants being found in southern Utah that are distinct from those found farther north in rocks of the same age are telling a new story about the end of the age of dinosaurs in Utah. That is the topic for “Dino...
4/10/2014 5:40 PM EDT

Alex Smith, NFL Quarterback and University of Utah Alum, to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address


Alex Smith, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, U graduate and generous philanthropist is the U's 2014 commencement speaker. He will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his dedication and inspiration – on and off the field of...
4/14/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environs


University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and collect...
3/19/2014 11:00 PM EDT

A 'Chicken from Hell' Dinosaur


Scientists from Carnegie and Smithsonian museums and the University of Utah today unveiled the discovery, naming and description of a sharp-clawed, 500-pound, bird-like dinosaur that roamed the Dakotas with T. rex 66 million years ago and looked...
3/16/2014 11:00 PM EDT

Effectively Training Future Lawyers at the University of Utah


With many law schools facing criticism for failing to train students to practice law, a long series of recent national awards shows that the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law achieves the opposite result.
3/13/2014 8:00 AM EDT

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