Assessing Transportation Safety and Hazards May Aid Homeland Security Effort

Four University of Utah geography professors are using satellite imagery and geographic information systems (GIS) – computerized geographic maps -to assess the safety of and hazards to transportation networks in and around Salt Lake City. Their collaborative findings will be relevant in solving urgent public policy and safety problems, but may also be useful in addressing the geographic dimensions of terrorism – the damage or destruction to terrain, bridges or roadways. Read More

June, 2002 from the U

Helping Kids with Mild Autism Departing Utah Psychologist Writes Book for Parents and Teachers

As the number of children diagnosed with autism skyrockets, departing University of Utah psychologist Sally Ozonoff is publishing a new book filled with advice for parents of children with mild forms of the disorder, which impairs social relationships and communication. Read More

International Vision Researchers Set To Gather In Utah To Develop Game Plan For Tackling Blinding Diseases

A group of international vision researchers will meet in Salt Lake City this week (June 21-22) to set a timeline for the start of human clinical trials of potentially sight saving therapies already proven to be effective in rats. The meeting, sponsored by the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), will focus on retinal cell transplantation, including the use of stem cells, to treat age-related macular degeneration. Scientists from 19 different universities and research organizations representing five countries will participate in the conference. Read More

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University President To Be Named Chairman Of The Board Of Campus Compact

University of Utah President Bernie Machen was recently named chairman of the board of Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 800 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2002, and is a two-year position. Read More

U’s Rice-Eccles Stadium New Synthetic Turf to Save Millions of Gallons of Water Each Year

The biggest surprise of the 2002 football season for University of Utah fans may come before the ball is even snapped. The shocker for many attending the first game of the year at Rice-Eccles Stadium will be that the new turf installed over the summer is not really grass! In fact, it is a new revolutionary synthetic grass called “FieldTurf.” The surface looks so much like real grass it can fool fans and players alike. Read More