U Students to Honor VIPs at Civic Engagement Conference

2011 ASUU Advocate of Higher Education Awards will go to Lt Gov, State Senator, Assoc Commissioner of Higher Ed   WHO: Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU)  Dave Buhler, associate commissioner of higher education – presenter Robert Gehrke, Salt Lake Tribune reporter – presenter WHAT: ASUU Advocate of Higher Education awards ceremony and Read More

August, 2011 from the U

Annual Technology Commercialization Data Shows Steady Momentum

It’s one thing to take the top spot from MIT in creating startup companies from university research, but it’s quite another to maintain a steady commercialization program. Data released today by the University of Utah (the U) shows continued progress in commercializing technologies from July 2010 to July 2011. Highlights of the findings include the creation of 23 companies, 233 invention disclosures, 81 license agreements and engaging over 2,400 students. Read More


Hill behind Red Butte Amphitheatre to Close for 2012 Concert Series

The hillside behind Red Butte Garden amphitheatre will be closed next year to people who are now using it as a free viewing area for the Red Butte Garden Concert Series. The new policy for this University of Utah property takes effect as soon as this year’s concert season concludes. Read More

Flowering Plant

Little Plant has Big Stories to Tell

Understanding which genes control traits, like when a plant will flower, what soil type is best or its ability to persist in drought conditions provides insight into the ability of plants to adapt to new environments. This type of scientific data is important for crop improvement and significant to human well being. Read More

Miriah Meyer

Miriah Meyer Named a Top Innovator

Technology Review has named computer scientist Miriah Meyer to this year’s “TR35,” the magazine’s annual list of the world’s top young innovators under age 35. Meyer earned her University of Utah doctorate in computer science in 2008, and then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University until returning this year to Utah as Read More