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Metacognition Training Boosts Gen Chem Exam Scores


Students, and people in general, can tend to overestimate their own abilities. But University of Utah research shows that students who overcome this tendency score better on final exams. The boost is strongest for students in the lower 25 percent of...
20-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Eccles School Executive MBA ranked Top 25 in U.S. by Financial Times

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business' Executive MBA program was ranked Top 25 in the U.S.
17-Oct-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Racial microaggressions in STEM and solar system shake-ups from the University of Utah at DPS 17

University of Utah scientists gather with their peers in Provo, Utah, next week at the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Sciences annual meeting, Oct. 15-20. Below are summaries of presentations at the meeting, along with the...
11-Oct-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Financing the Future: The Law and Politics of Student Debt in American Higher Education”


After home mortgages, student loans are now the second largest consumer finance market in the country. Student debt is reshaping the way the American middle class approaches higher education, work, purchasing a home, and even retirement.
11-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Old Faithful’s Geological Heart Revealed


University of Utah scientists have mapped the near-surface geology around Old Faithful, revealing the reservoir of heated water that feeds the geyser’s surface vent and how the ground shaking behaves in between eruptions. The map was made possible...
5-Oct-2017 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Interpreting Hurricane Forecast Displays Can Be Difficult for General Public


The 2017 hurricane season has highlighted the critical need to communicate a storm's impact path and intensity accurately, but new research from the University of Utah shows significant misunderstandings of the two most commonly used storm forecast...
5-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Caution Ahead: The Growing Challenge for Drivers’ Attention

Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study by University of Utah researchers. The study, led by psychology professor David L....
2-Oct-2017 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Escaping Wildfires


The U-led study is the first attempt to map escape routes for wildland fire fighters from an aerial perspective. The researchers used LiDAR technology to analyze the terrain slope, ground surface roughness and vegetation density of a fire-prone...
25-Sep-2017 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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