U Students Win International Oil Exploration Prize

A team of University of Utah geology and geophysics graduate students took the top prize – the Imperial Barrel Award – on May 19 in Pittsburgh during the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ annual convention. Read More

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U of U Graduate String Quartet Accepted to Juilliard Seminar

The University of Utah School of Music Graduate String Quartet has been accepted into the Julliard String Quartet Seminar – one of the most prestigious in the country- for the weeklong intensive May 20-24, 2013. The U of U quartet was chosen among applicants from around the world by submitting an audio recording of selected works. Read More

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Ivory Tower Playing Catch Up to be Family Friendly

Encouraging girls to stay in school, study the sciences and pursue advanced degrees does make sense – until they reach graduate school, that is. It is about that time the traditional structure and culture of academia clash with young scholars’ plans to build families, and when the winnowing out of women who also are aiming for tenure-track careers begins. Read More


Repeat Brain Injury Raises Soldiers’ Suicide Risk

People in the military who suffer more than one mild traumatic brain injury face a significantly higher risk of suicide, according to research by the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah. Read More

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New Mineral Named for U Geologist

A new bluish-green mineral discovered in abandoned uranium mines in Colorado and Utah has been named nashite in honor of University of Utah geology and geophysics Professor Barbara Nash, who has studied related minerals. Read More