New Enhanced 911 System Means Quick Response

When people needing emergency assistance at the University of Utah dial 9-1-1 for help, campus police dispatchers will now have access to a wealth of information about the caller, something that was not available to them until this week. The improvements are the result of the University Department of Public Safety’s just completed upgrade of its computer software to allow for enhanced 911 (e911) service. Read More

March, 2011 from the U

Robot Games at the U

More than 1,000 high school students from Utah and nearby states will meet on the University of Utah campus Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9 for a three-day competition during which robots designed and built by high school students compete on a playing field. Read More

Commuter Services Encourages Bike Use with Repair Stands

As part of its ongoing effort to encourage green transportation methods, University of Utah Commuter Services has installed two bicycle repair stands on campus. The stands are located by the bicycle collective in the business loop and at the southwest corner of the Olpin Student Union. These repair stations stands are the first of their kind on campus and other locations are being studied for additional stands. Read More

U Downhillers get Discounts to Ski and Shred Red

Solitude Mountain Resort will host the annual Ski and Shred Red Day on
April 1, 2011. The University of Utah and Solitude have teamed up in the past with hundreds of students, faculty and staff taking advantage of a cut-rate ticket price. Read More

Courtesy of Lee Siegel

Will We Hear the Light?

University of Utah scientists used invisible infrared light to make rat heart cells contract and toadfish inner-ear cells send signals to the brain. The discovery someday might improve cochlear implants for deafness and lead to devices to restore vision, maintain balance and treat movement disorders like Parkinson’s. Read More