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Bioterrorism and Disease Watch Worked Well

Twice during the period encompassing the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, University of Utah physician Per Gesteland received an automatic alarm signal through his pager. He rushed to his home computer, worried about the possibility that a disease outbreak was under way or that terrorists had released biological weapons. Read More

April, 2002 from the U

Needed: Backpacks for Refugee Children Worldwide

By donating a used backpack, which has carried books from class to class, a University of Utah student can be part of the process that transforms the former tote into a suitcase of sorts for a refugee child in Mali, Ghana, Mozambique or Afghanistan. Read More

Jumping Robot Olympics at the U Catapult and Egg-Saving Contests Also at Mechanical Engineering Design Day

Jumping robots will compete for glory. Catapults will hurl objects across a large room. Devices will climb a 6-foot-tall wall to rescue raw eggs in a contest named Saving Private Humpty. Read More

University of Utah Professors Presented with Student Choice Awards

Passionate. Dedicated. Mentor. Supportive. Approachable. Knowledgeable. Caring. Encouraging. Thoughtful. Empathetic. Friend. These words were used by University of Utah students to describe the eight professors honored at the U of U Student Choice Awards Tuesday evening. University President Bernie Machen feted the professors at the Rosenblatt House. Read More