S.J. Quinney College of Law

College of Law Welcomes Jorge Contreras to Faculty

Jorge L. Contreras joins the faculty of the University of Utah as an associate professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the School of Medicine. Read More

July, 2014 from the U

“Archi-Chicks” Build STEAM Skills, and Cabins

Three new ecologically sound cabins are being dedicated today at Camp Trefoil Ranch. They will not only provide a more comfortable and safer camping experience for Girl Scouts in Utah, but via their creation also gave the girls invaluable instruction in the art and science of architecture. Read More

University of Utah Dining Services

U Doctoral Student Recognized for Sustainable Food Initiatives

Kathleen Hunt, sustainability coordinator for Dining Services at the University of Utah, was recently honored with the 2014 Green Champion Student Award for excellence in sustainable dining by the National Association of College and University Food Services. In addition to her role with Dining Services, Hunt is a communication doctoral candidate studying food security. Read More

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U Bennion Center Announces New Executive Director

The University of Utah announced that Dean McGovern will be the next executive director of the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center beginning Aug. 13. As executive director, McGovern will be responsible for managing the many operations of the center in the community and across campus, serving as the main liaison to U administration and the community advisory board. Read More


Fecal Transplants Let Packrats Eat Poison

Woodrats lost their ability to eat toxic creosote bushes after antibiotics killed their gut microbes. Woodrats that never ate the plants were able to do so after receiving fecal transplants with microbes from creosote-eaters, University of Utah biologists found. Read More