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A Grassy Trend in Human Ancestors’ Diets

Most apes eat leaves and fruits from trees and shrubs. New studies spearheaded by the University of Utah show that human ancestors expanded their menu 3.5 million years ago, adding tropical grasses and sedges to an ape-like diet and setting the stage for our modern diet of grains, grasses, and meat and dairy from grazing animals. Read More

May, 2013 from the U

U Startup Invited to Esteemed Entrepreneurial Forum

A new University of Utah startup company received an invitation to attend the prestigious Siemens New Ventures Forum in June in Berkeley, Calif. Read More

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LGBT Collections Displayed at The U’s Marriott Library

The J. Willard Marriott Library at The University of Utah will be hosting an exhibition dedicated to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy and support in Utah. Entitled “Putting Together the Pieces and Connecting Our Community: A LGBT Timeline for Utah and the Nation,” the exhibition will run through July 11, 2013. Read More

Lexie and Lindsay Kite Graduation

Twin Sisters Earn Doctoral Degrees While Redefining Beauty

University of Utah doctoral candidates Lexie and Lindsay Kite have dedicated most of their college education to studying the stereotypes of beauty perpetuated by popular culture and its negative effects on women and girls. Wanting to make a difference in their area of study, the identical twin sisters launched Beauty Redefined in 2009, a campaign to help replace distorted ideals of body image with more positive concepts of beauty and wellness. Read More

Green Building Features

U Home to First LEED-Certified Residence Hall in Utah

The University of Utah’s newest residence hall recently received gold certification using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, making it the first LEED-certified university residence hall in Utah. Read More