Community Engagement Day Kicks-off Inauguration Week

An announcement of the first ever Community Engagement Day kicked-off events to commemorate the inauguration of David W. Pershing as the 15th president of the University of Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert has officially declared Tuesday, Oct. 23 as Community Engagement Day at the U. Read More

October, 2012 from the U

Home Energy Audits for Student Renters

Many students think they are living frugally while attending college, but they may not know about the ways they can save money every day, right in their own homes. With the onset of colder weather, the University of Utah Office of Sustainability is coordinating a new energy efficiency program aimed at student renters called the Student Energy Ambassadors (SEAs). Read More

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Utah Teen Moms Succeed Thanks to Innovative Program

More than 3,000 children were born to teen mothers in Utah in 2010. Of those teen moms, 36 percent identified themselves as Hispanic. But now, thanks to a research grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, the University of Utah College of Social Work is offering an innovative program, Latinas Adelante (Latinas Moving Forward), that may change the lives of teen moms, and their children, for the better. Read More


U Researchers Win Regional Cleantech Open, Advance to Nationals

University of Utah (the U) startup company Navillum Nanotechnologies has done it again. The company team, led by two U researchers, was named one of the top three groups at the Rocky Mountain regional Cleantech Open last week in Denver. It was the first time in the history of the regional competition that a single team was named as a national finalist and won the sustainability award. Read More

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Water Conservation Garden Needs Seed Money

Red Butte Garden will receive $5 million in matching challenge grant money to bring its planned Water Conservation Garden to reality, but for the garden to grow it needs to raise an additional $1 million by Feb. 1, 2013. Read More