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Despite National Trend, Salt Lake Valley Residents Prefer Single-Family Neighborhoods

As smart growth becomes a popular urban housing trend in the U.S., a new study from the University of Utah found that Salt Lake valley residents want smarter growth but still cling to the American Dream of a single family house in the suburbs. The study was published Dec. 8 by the journal Housing Policy Debate. Read More

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University of Utah students create “Coziest Pants in the World”

Don’t know what to get the person who has everything for the holidays this year? How about the “coziest pants in the world?” A pair of University of Utah students has launched a line of uniquely designed pants — dubbed Sakpants — through a university-sponsored entrepreneurship program and completing a crowdsource funding campaign to raise capital for their business endeavor.
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U Students to Show Off Latest Video Game Projects

Students from the University of Utah’s nationally recognized Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) video game design program will be showing off their latest gaming creations, ranging from a horror title that takes place in Dust Bowl Oklahoma in the 1930s, to a mobile app that teaches teens the importance of having health insurance. Read More

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University of Utah Student Video Game Nabs First Place

Student video game developers from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) video game program have won Best Student Game in the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge in Orlando. The award was announced Thursday, Dec. 4, for their two-player action game, “Cyber Heist.” Read More

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University of Utah study shows participants in novel drug intervention program have increased brain activation to healthy pleasures

How can people who are dependent on prescription opioids reduce their cravings? Learn to enjoy other aspects of their lives. That’s the key finding in a new study published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine by Eric L. Garland, associate professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work. Garland and colleagues studied how an intervention program for chronic pain patients called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) decreased patients’ desire for prescription drugs.
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