Valoree Dowell, The University of Utah

Few Drive Well While Yakking on Phone

A new study from University of Utah psychologists found a small group of people with an extraordinary ability to multitask: Unlike 97.5 percent of those studied, they can safely drive while chatting on a cell phone. Read More

March, 2010 from the U

Writers Like Us

Three nationally acclaimed Black authors – G. Winston James, Martha Southgate and Mat Johnson–will be presented by the University of Utah in a series of lectures and readings titled, “Writers Like Us: Contemporary African American Writers.” The series will run March 29 through April 12. All events are free and open to the public. Read More

Courtesy of  Orbinski

Dignity and Global Health

March 23, 2010-“What I’ve experienced is that I can’t know the future. I can’t know if anything that I do will change what happens tomorrow. I can’t know with certainty, but what I do know is if I do nothing, nothing will change,” writes Dr. James Orbinski, former president of the humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Read More

Reproduced courtesy of the  Canadian Museum of Nature

New Dinosaur from Utah’s Red Rocks

Utah’s red rocks – world-famous attractions at numerous national parks, monuments and state parks – have yielded a rare skeleton of a new species of plant-eating dinosaur that lived 185 million years ago and may have been buried alive by a collapsing sand dune. The discovery confirms the widespread success of sauropodomorph dinosaurs during the Early Jurassic Period. Read More

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Driver Safety Web Site from ‘Car Talk,’ U of Utah

NPR’s Car Talk guys, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, may be a couple of motor mouths, but they always put a lid on using cell phones behind the wheel. The perennial jokesters confirm their serious commitment to addressing the issue of devices that take a driver’s focus off the road by teaming with the University of Utah to launch the Driver Distraction Center at their web site: cartalk.com/distraction. Read More