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U honors faculty with Distinguished Innovation and Impact awards

April 30, 2015 – The University of Utah has announced the winners of the fifth annual Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award. The award recognizes faculty who create products and initiatives with potential to change the world and improve lives. Winners this year are Lisa Cannon-Albright, a professor and division chief of genetic epidemiology in the Read More

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Walking an extra two minutes each hour may offset hazards of sitting too long

A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Read More

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U students design cooking and wellness course to teach basic tenets of health

April 30, 2015—Pulling consecutive all-nighters, wearing the same sweatpants for three days, counting four cups of coffee as a meal–these habits are easy to fall into during college. Twelve University of Utah students in the “Redefining Health and Wellness” honors Praxis Lab are hoping to change that by creating a cooking and wellness course to Read More

New research examines government websites

Access to state services on government website is valuable to citizens, U research shows

(April 30, 2015) —A new survey released by the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy &  Administration shows the Utah.gov website is valuable to Utahns. According to a new statewide survey, 75 percent of respondents used the site in the past year. Of those that used Utah.gov, 87 percent found the services valuable.Eighty five Read More

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University of Utah School of Music names new director

April 29, 2015 – After an extensive and thorough search for a new director of the University of Utah School of Music, College of Fine Arts Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones has appointed professor Miguel Chuaqui to the position. “Professor Chuaqui was the only finalist to receive a unanimous recommendation for appointment from the search committee,” Tymas-Jones Read More