The selected newsroom is already in your list of favorites. Go to My Favorites

Our News on Newswise

Newswise: NationalParkService_2.jpg

The rise of ‘Zoom Towns’ in the rural west

COVID-19 has expedited a trend of migration into western gateway communities—remote workers are fleeing cities to ride out the pandemic. A new study using data from 2018 found that growing populations caused urgent planning pressures, and...
15-Oct-2020 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: SaltLakeValley_Map_Navarro.jpg

Trees and lawns beat the heat

To mitigate heat in light of climate change, city planners are replacing artificial surfaces with vegetation cover. In water-limited regions, they have to balance the benefit of cooler temperatures with conserving water. A University of Utah study...
13-Oct-2020 5:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: Screenshot_20200917-135001_ViDok1.jpg

Design and test potential COVID-19 treatments from your phone

Anyone with a smartphone can download the app ViDok, which lets users pick from a library of molecules that might bind to key proteins on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, and then can tweak the molecules to try to find a better fit.
13-Oct-2020 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: BennionCenterUtahReads-18.jpg

School absences correlate to impaired air quality

In Salt Lake City schools, absences rise when the air quality worsens, and it’s not just in times of high pollution or “red” air quality days—even days following lower levels of pollutions saw increased absences.
9-Oct-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

2020 Hack-A-House Winners Announced

Ivory Innovations announced the winners of Hack-A-House 2020, a student-driven entrepreneurial competition resulting in innovations to reduce housing costs.
7-Oct-2020 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 2014-Kem-C.-Gardner-Policy-Institute-Launches.jpg

Gardner Institute releases 2020 Report to the Community, marks five years of service

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released its 2020 Report to the Community, a collection of research highlights, testimonials, student experiences, and community events that celebrate the five-year history of the Institute.
7-Oct-2020 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: JorgeContreras.jpg

New research explores impact of patent sharing in fight against COVID-19

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras was among a group of nine lawyers, scientists and engineers from the United States and United Kingdom who came together in March to create a flexible, open platform for sharing...
7-Oct-2020 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: MBC-class-collage-100620_LR.jpg

Master of Business Creation startup founders for 2020-21

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business welcomed the second class of founders in the new Master of Business Creation (MBC) program this fall semester for the 2020-21 academic year....
6-Oct-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

See All News

Our YouTube Videos


The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Range, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves more than 32,000 students from across the United States and the world. With more than 90 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 100 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. Learn more about all the U has to offer online at



Brooke Adams
Executive Communications Manager/Senior News Writer
Social/behavioral sciences, social work, law, business, MPA, MPP, Center for Veterans Studies


Morgan Aguilar
Communications Specialist


Jana Cunningham
communications specialist
humanities, fine arts, graduate school, education, parks/recreation/tourism, architecture+planning


Katie Drake
Communications Specialist


Paul Gabrielsen
Science writer
chemistry atmospheric science geology math hydrology biology


Vincent Horiuchi
Public Relations Associate


Thad Kelling
Marketing & Public Relations Director
Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute


Sheena McFarland
Associate Director
Marketing & Communications, David Eccles School of Business


Libby Mitchell
Managing Editor

Lisa Potter
Science Writer
Metallurgical engineering, mining engineering, biology, physics, astronomy, anthropology, geography


Annalisa Purser
Communications Specialist
Academic affairs, continuing education, equity & diversity, sustainability, student affairs


Melinda Rogers
Media Relations Manager
S.J. Quinney College of Law


Nakaiya Stucki

Shawn Wood
Communications Specialist
human resources, alumni, auxiliary services, commuter services, facilities, information technologies