Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah

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. Read More

March, 2015 from the U
A team of University of Utah students won the national Policy Solutions Challenge USA competition in Washington D.C.

University of Utah students win national Policy Solutions Challenge in Washington D.C.

(March 23, 2015) —For the second year in a row, a team of University of Utah students has won the national Policy Solutions Challenge USA competition in Washington D.C. U students Christopher Collard, Gavin Noyes, Tyler Murdock and Liz Larsen earned top honors on Saturday for their multipronged approach to creating policy solutions designed to Read More

Lassonde Studios

University of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’

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 Read More

University of Utah Office of Engagement

U hosts annual ‘Latinos in Action’ conference

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. Read More

Thomas Nash

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 Read More