University of Utah Students Win $100,000 with Quantum Dot Technology

Quantum dots might be the next big thing in the electronic industry. Scientists are just starting to understand the uses for these manmade, semiconductor nanocrystals. Quantum dots can emit a wider range of light with less energy than existing materials, so many believe they will be used in future generations of solar panels, televisions, cellphones and related products. Read More

April, 2012 from the U

Computer Students to Show New Apps

– University of Utah students in an iPhone-iPad programming class will showcase their “apps” – including one that can help configure church pipe organs – during Mobile Application Demo Day on Tuesday, April 24. Read More

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University of Utah Green Power Purchases Propels Pac-12 to EPA Top Ranking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing the University of Utah for its commitment to environmental stewardship. The U ranks third in the nation in a new listing of colleges and universities participating in the EPA’s Green Power Challenge. The university earned this ranking by increasing green power use by 15 percent in 2011 and purchasing more than 98 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power, 36 percent of its total power use. Read More


$130-Million USTAR Interdisciplinary Research Facility Dedicated at The University of Utah

The University of Utah (UofU) and the USTAR Governing Authority today cut the ribbon on a $130-million, sustainably designed interdisciplinary research facility, aimed at attracting some of the world’s most internationally recognized faculty and fueling Utah’s economic development activity. Read More


LGBT Ally Week Kicks-off with Screening of Film “Bullied” about Activist Jamie Nabozny

Jamie Nabozny will offer the keynote address at the University of Utah on Wednesday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m. in the Saltair Room of the Olpin Student Union building and the speech will open with a screening of “Bullied,” a documentary produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center which chronicles Nabozny’s story. The Ally Awareness Week celebration runs April 16 through 20, 2012. Read More