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Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine

A new exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) offers an unparalleled look at the world’s largest man-made excavation through the eyes of artists. Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, on view May 30–September 28, presents more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs created by artists from around the country since the mine’s earliest days. Read More

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Scholarship Created to Celebrate Life of First Ute Indian Law Student

During his brief life, David Arapene Cuch, 1978-2007, accomplished many things. He was a scholar, completing a bachelor’s degree in economics at Westminster College and a Master of Public Administration at the University of Utah. At the time of his unexpected death, Cuch, who was believed to be the first Ute Indian to attend law school, was in his third year at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Cuch also worked as a coordinator for a social justice nonprofit group, an assistant teacher in Salt Lake City and a summer camp youth counselor. During law school, he worked for the Legal Defender Association and Salt Lake Legal Issues. Read More

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U Students Win $75K for Bacteria-Killing Catheter

University of Utah students recently won $75K for developing a catheter that emits visible light killing bacteria to prevent infections from occurring. Read More

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Watching HIV Bud from Cells

University of Utah researchers devised a way to watch newly forming AIDS virus particles emerging or “budding” from infected human cells without interfering with the process. The method shows a protein named ALIX gets involved during the final stages of virus replication, not earlier, as was believed previously. Read More

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Psychologist Cynthia Berg Named Dean of U’s College of Social and Behavioral Science

May 16, 2014 — Cynthia A. Berg, professor of psychology at the University of Utah, has been named the next dean of the U’s College of Social and Behavioral Science effective July 1, 2014, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Berg has served as interim dean of the college since 2013 and was chair Read More