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Expecting the unexpected in global climate change

March 23, 2015 – Expecting unexpected events in climate change – rare episodes known as “black swans” – will be the topic Thursday, March 26 when Ohio State University researcher Lonnie Thompson delivers the University of Utah’s Frontiers of Science lecture. The free public lecture will be delivered at 6 p.m. in room 220 of […]

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University of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’

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March 23, 2015 – The University of Utah launched an ambitious plan today to recruit the “400 best student entrepreneurs” to live in the new, $45 million Lassonde Studios building starting fall 2016. The one-of-a-kind facility will feature living “pods” and a unique blend of space for making, starting companies and living. Students everywhere are […]

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A stiff new layer in Earth’s mantle

March 23, 2015 – By crushing minerals between diamonds, a University of Utah study suggests the existence of an unknown layer inside Earth: part of the lower mantle where the rock gets three times stiffer. The discovery may explain a mystery: why slabs of Earth’s sinking tectonic plates sometimes stall and thicken 930 miles underground. […]

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U hosts annual ‘Latinos in Action’ conference

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The University of Utah is hosting nearly 2,000 Latino youth Friday, March 27, for the annual Latinos in Action conference, where they will participate in cultural dances and performances, attend workshops ranging from how to professionally interview to learning about the video gaming industry, receive thousands of dollars worth of scholarships and hear from the marketing and sales executive for PepsiCo Inc. North America.

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Student driven solar project to be launched at U library

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March 20, 2015 – It all started with an idea sprouted by a University of Utah student – creating awareness of campus solar energy projects with an electronic dashboard that details energy savings in real time, using examples of everyday use. Designed by sPower, the dashboard used in the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library’s solar […]

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