U Geneticist Capecchi Wins Wolf Prize, Pezcoller-AACR Award for Research in Gene Targeting and “Knockout” Technology

As a small child, Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., wandered homeless through Trento, Italy, after the Nazis put his mother in a concentration camp. Read More

January, 2003 from the U

Get Answers From U of U’s Real Time Librarians

Need an instant librarian? Ask questions and get answers, in real time, from the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library’s and the Utah Academic Library Consortium’s (UALC) LIVE CHAT reference service. Read More

U Police Recognize Bravery of Attack Victim and Rescuers

Three women were honored today for bravery during a ceremony at the University of Utah. The recognition stems from the December 10th attack of Amber Keller as she was getting into her car near Kingsbury Hall. Two other women, Julie Willis and Joanne Shaw, heard the commotion as the victim fought back and came to the rescue. University Police Chief Ben Lemmon says all three women deserve to be commended. “These are brave people who saw an opportunity to take control of a bad situation, and as the outcome shows, in this case it was the right thing to do,” said Lemmon. Read More

U of U Undergrads Showcase Research Before Utah Lawmakers

More than two dozen University of Utah undergraduate students will join counterparts from Utah State University in presenting “Posters on the Hill: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research” to Utah State Legislators on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., in the rotunda of the State Capitol. The event, now in its third year, gives lawmakers the opportunity to see the high-caliber research projects coming from undergraduate students at the state’s two public research institutions. Read More

High School Students Score With Science In A Collaborate Project With The U of U

Two years ago, Larry Larson’s students at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City designed and implemented a water quality project to study the river water in Millcreek Canyon. The endeavor was one of 28 projects funded by the Environmental Research and Training Program (ERTP) and implemented by the Utah high school students in collaboration with the University of Utah and the Utah State Office of Education. With new funding from the EPA to expand the program into other western states, the University of Utah is now soliciting a new round of environmental research project proposals from high schools in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and New Mexico. The proposals are due Feb. 7. Read More