Promiscuous Mouse Moms Bear Sexier Sons

University of Utah biologists found that when mother mice compete socially for mates in a promiscuous environment, their sons play hard and die young: They attract more females by making more urinary pheromones, but smelling sexier shortens their lives. Read More

November, 2013 from the U

University of Utah Announces Games4health Challenge

The University of Utah already has strengths in health, video game development and entrepreneurship, and a new competition for students at the U brings them all together. The Games4Health Challenge encourages students to develop prototypes of health-related video games and smartphone applications for a chance to win part of an estimated $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Read More

2012 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Latest American Community Survey Shows Utah’s Housing Value at $209,000 and Homeownership Rate at 69.7 Percent Post-Recession

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the latest statistics from the American Community Survey, which cover a three-year period from 2010-2012 and are available for areas with a population of 20,000 or more. According to an analysis conducted by the Utah State Data Center, a division of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research within the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, the median home value for Utah was $209,000 during the post-recession period of 2010-2012, a decrease from $227,400 during the recession period of 2007-2009. The survey also showed a post-recession median home ownership rate of 69.7 percent, a decrease from 71.8 percent during the recession. Read More

J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections

The 2013 Year of Italian Culture Celebrated at the U Library

Italian food, art, architecture, and culture endears us to a nation and people known for its vibrancy, flare and elegance. La Parola Scritta: XVI Centuries of Italian Culture in Ink will celebrate Italian contributions to world history and culture as seen through the pages of rare books held at the J. Willard Marriott Library in Special Collections at The University of Utah. Read More

Jess A. Agraz

University of Utah Alumni Association Celebrates 2013 Merit of Honor Award Recipients

Since 1971, more than 500 U alumni have received the prestigious Merit of Honor Award from the Emeritus Alumni Board of the University of Utah Alumni Association. Now in its 42nd year, this recognition is for alumni who attended the university 40 or more years ago (or who have reached age 65) and whose careers have been marked by outstanding service to the U, their professions and their communities. Read More