Winter Outlook: Smog, Drought, El Nino?

The University of Utah will host a workshop that will focus on high-pressure weather systems and how they help trigger inversions with winter air pollution episodes in places like Utah’s Salt Lake and Cache valleys and California’s San Joaquin Valley. Read More

October, 2004 from the U
Cheryl M. Coffin, M.D.

Muscling in on a Deadly Cancer

In a pair of new studies, University of Utah scientists took early but significant steps to fight a particularly deadly childhood muscle cancer by identifying some of the genetic events that cause the disease and then engineering mice that develop the tumors. The genetic events might be targets for new drugs that could be tested on the mice. Read More

It is in the Genes: U Genetic Science Learning Center Named Among Top 50 Web Sites For a Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, the University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center Web site has been named one of the 50 best science and technology Web sites by Scientific American magazine online. The Web site also was rated as one of the top five in health and medicine. Read More

Utah Educator Honored by Peers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) today announced Dr. JoAnn S. Lighty, professor of Chemical Engineering and former associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering at the University of Utah, recipient of the 2004 SWE Distinguished Engineering Educator Award. In issuing the honor, the society cited Lighty’s dedication to SWE’s goals and mission and her willingness to serve on many committees that address issues of women in engineering. Read More

Kid Chemistry: Sun, Sugar and Slime

Children who enjoy the fun and mystery of chemistry will have a chance to make slime, test the absorbent material found in diapers and learn how much sugar is found in soda pop on Saturday Oct. 16 during the local kickoff of National Chemistry Week. Read More