Scott Peterson

Prescott Muir Takes Reins of Utah’s School of Architecture

Prescott Muir, award-winning architect practicing in Salt Lake City, Utah and southern California since 1976, is the new director of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah, officials announced today. The School of Architecture is a department in the College of Architecture + Planning. Read More

June, 2009 from the U

DESERT DUST ALTERS ALPINE MEADOW ECOLOGY

Tom Painter, a University of Utah geographer, has conducted a number of studies showing how snowmelt is accelerated by wind-blown dust falling on mountains. His latest study – a collaboration with Colorado scientists – will be published Monday in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Read More

Neurosurgical Focus and University of Utah Department of  Neurosurgery

Reading the Brain without Poking It

Experimental devices that read brain signals have helped paralyzed people use computers and may let amputees control bionic limbs. But existing devices use tiny electrodes that poke into the brain. Now, a University of Utah study shows that brain signals controlling arm movements can be detected accurately using new microelectrodes that sit on the brain but don’t penetrate it. Read More

Summertime, and the Reading is Easy

School is out, summer is on, and many young students will spend it transported through story to other worlds. Yet for many others, summer is merely a pause in their ongoing struggles with literacy. Read More

Father’s Day Gift? Special Packaging for Genes in Sperm

June 14, 2009 — It was long believed that conception does not involve a meeting of equals. The egg is a relatively large, impressive biological factory compared with the tiny sperm, which delivers to the egg one copy of the father’s genes. However, a new study from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah reveals that the father’s sperm delivers much more complex genetic material than previously thought. The findings could lead to a diagnostic test to help couples deal with infertility. Read More