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Scientists See Deeper Yellowstone Magma


University of Utah seismologists discovered and made images of a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber. The hot rock in the...
19-Apr-2015 8:00 PM EDT

Calculating How the Pacific Was Settled


Using statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads, a University of Utah anthropologist analyzed different theories of how people first settled islands of the vast Pacific between 3,500 and 900 years ago. Adrian Bell found the two most...
21-Apr-2015 11:00 PM EDT

U Community Solar Brightened Local Economic Activity


The University of Utah Community Solar Program, which launched a year ago on Earth Day, April 22, and closed on Oct. 24, 2014, generated nearly a million dollars in wages for 18 full-time, temporary and seasonal employees, according to a new report....
20-Apr-2015 8:00 AM EDT

‘Most Quoted Man in Utah’ to Leave Post at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics


University of Utah Professor Kirk Jowers elevated the institution's Hinckley Institute of Politics to a new level of prestige on the national stage of higher education. He has resigned to take a position in the private industry. Jason Perry has...
16-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Fighting the Next Generation of Cyberattacks


Computer scientists at the University of Utah are developing software to detect so-called algorithmic attacks, an emerging hacking threat that is nearly impossible to find with existing security technology.
16-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Retiring Dean at University of Utah College of Social Work Took Unique Path Into Lifetime Career of Helping Others Through Social Work and Education


Jannah Mather, retiring dean at the University of Utah College of Social Work, was inspired to help others after watching her father —a professional gambler —use some of his winnings to help the downtrodden in the small Indiana town where she...
14-Apr-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Dealing with Death in Deployment

A new University of Utah study is the first to provide clear insight into contributors to suicide risk among military personnel and veterans who have deployed. The study found that exposure to killing and death while deployed is connected to suicide...
9-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

University of Utah Law Students Practice Taking the Helm During a Terrorist Attack


Twenty-two students will participate in a counter-terrorism simulation at the University of Utah on April 10. Groups of seven will be presented with a scenario at three times during the day: 7:30 to 11 a.m., noon to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8 p.m.. ...
2-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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