The University of Utah

Go to the Sugar Bowl with Lil’ Swoop

Swoop has left his nest and is migrating to the Big Easy to cheer for the Utes on the gridiron in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Well, it’s not the full-sized Swoop, but his 10-inch-tall cousin. Jonathan Bowen, board member with the MUSS student fan club will be carting around the miniature version of the Utes’ mascot as he and his college buddies hit the road and drive to New Orleans for the big game. Anyone can vicariously go along by logging onto Jonathan’s new blog set up by University Marketing & Communications. The blog address is http://www.sweettasteofvictory.blogspot.com/. Read More

December, 2008 from the U

Newly Found Enzymes May Play Early Role in Cancer

Researchers have discovered two enzymes that, when combined, could be involved in the earliest stages of cancer. Manipulating these enzymes genetically might lead to targeted therapies aimed at slowing or preventing the onset of tumors. Read More

Face of Utah is Aging and Becoming More Ethnic

Utah’s population is undergoing a dramatic transformation and those changes will only intensify over time. That’s the conclusion of a new study just released by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR). The study Utah’s Demographic Transformation: A View into the Future was produced by BEBR Senior Research Economist Pamela Perlich, who analyzed census data to draw her conclusions. Read More

The University of Utah

Car Key Jams Teen Drivers’ Cell Phones

University of Utah researchers have developed an automobile ignition key that prevents teenagers from talking on cell phones or sending text messages while driving. Read More

Three from the University Win Governor’s Science Medals

The State Science Advisor and the State Advisory Council on Science and Technology have announced that three University of Utah employees are winners of the 2008 Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology. Dr. David Chapman, senior vice president for academic affairs, won the award in the category of Academia. Lee Siegel, science news specialist for university public relations, was recognized in a Special Category for his work promoting scientific research at the university. Dr. Mario Capecchi, Nobel Laureate and distinguished professor of human genetics and biology, received a Special Recognition award. Read More