U College of Law Names New Dean

Robert W. Adler, distinguished professor of law and interim dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, continues as the next dean, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Read More

August, 2014 from the U

U Seeks Future Media Mogul to Lead New Student-Run Digital Division

The Student Media Council at the University of Utah is accepting applications for a manager of a newly created digital division to guide the development of student-run digital media. Read More


Research Team Receives MHSRS Award for Study on Suicide in the Military

University of Memphis President M. David Rudd helped lead a research team that has been selected to receive the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Research Accomplishment Award (Academic Team) for 2014. Read More


8,000-Year-Old Mutation Key to Human Life at High Altitudes

In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A University of Utah led discovery that hinged as much on strides in cultural diplomacy as on scientific advancements, is the first to identify a genetic variation, or mutation, that contributes to the adaptation, and to reveal how it works. The research appears online in the journal Nature Genetics on Aug. 17, 2014. Read More


3-D Microscope Method to Look inside Brains

A University of Utah team discovered a method for turning a small, $40 needle into a 3-D microscope capable of taking images up to 70 times smaller than the width of a human hair. This new method not only produces high-quality images comparable to expensive microscopes, but may be implanted into the brains of living mice for imaging at the cellular level. Read More