Faraday Lectures ‘Sold Out;’ Reruns on TV

The University of Utah’s annual free New Faraday Lectures once again are “sold out” weeks ahead of time, but a past performance of the highly popular Christmastime chemistry demonstration will be broadcast four times by Utah’s KUEN channel 9. Read More

November, 2011 from the U
Short Solutions Team

U of Utah Repeats as No. 1 University for Startups

The University of Utah is No. 1 in the nation at starting companies based on university research for the second year in a row, according to an annual survey recently released by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The survey ranks U.S. universities and institutions on commercialization success, and in recent years, the U of Utah has climbed to the top, overtaking such schools as MIT, Columbia, Cal Tech and Johns Hopkins. Read More


New Director for Center for Public Policy and Administration

Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D., has been appointed as director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA), which is housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Science. David Rudd, dean of the college, notes: “Jennifer is held in high regard in both the business and government community as well as on campus. She offers Read More

Spider Mite SEM

Big Pest, Small Genome

A University of Utah biologist and an international research team decoded the genetic blueprint of the two-spotted spider mite, raising hope for new ways to attack the major pest, which resists pesticides and destroys crops and ornamental plants worldwide. Read More

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We drink water, bathe in it and we are made mostly of water, yet the common substance poses major mysteries. Now, University of Utah chemists may have solved one enigma by showing how cold water can get before it absolutely must freeze: 55 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Read More