Sean Brennan, University of Washington

New tool to save salmon: isotope tracking

May 15, 2015 – Salmon carry a strontium chemical signature in their “ear bones” that lets scientists identify specific streams where the fish hatched and lived before they were caught at sea. The new tool may help pinpoint critical habitats for fish threatened by climate change, industrial development and overfishing. “Using this method, we can Read More

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Sundance Film Festival

2015 Sundance Film Festival bolstered Utah’s economy, research shows

(May 14, 2015) Just how much does the glitz and glam of Utah’s famed Sundance Film Festival add to Utah’s economy? The answer: millions, according to a new report issued by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the David Eccles School of Business. The report, “The Economic Impacts of Visitor Read More

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Beyond Facebook: The Social Media Alternatives Project

May 14, 2015 – There’s more to social networking than Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. That’s what Robert W. Gehl, assistant professor of communication at the University of Utah, is finding as he scours the Internet for what he calls “alternative social media” sites and services built as a critical response to corporate social Read More

A young Jim Matheson speaks to University of Utah students at the Hinckley Institute. The institute observes its 50th anniversary this month.

Hinckley Institute of Politics Celebrates 50 Years

(May 13, 2015) — Prominent state, national and global leaders are joining University of Utah students and alumni today to celebrate the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ 50th anniversary. For five decades, the Hinckley Institute has championed student and community civic engagement. The last 10 years have been marked by explosive growth—particularly on a global level. Read More

anelists from the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Envision Utah, and the City of South Salt Lake will convene on May 14, 2015 to discuss the role poverty plays in the Utah economy, and current efforts underway to reduce intergenerational poverty.

Economic Club of Utah to co-host forum on intergenerational poverty

(May 12, 2015) —Panelists from the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Envision Utah, and the City of South Salt Lake will convene on May 14, 2015 to discuss the role poverty plays in the Utah economy, and current efforts underway to reduce intergenerational poverty. While Utah currently enjoys a low unemployment rate and robust growth, Read More