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Urban design matters when it comes to street life

July 23, 2015 – For the first time, researchers in a mid-size city have shown that pedestrian activity increases when streets have classic urban design qualities and elements such as windows overlooking the sidewalks, small and uniform building setbacks, courtyards, outdoor dining and buildings with identifying elements. In the study, published in the Journal of […]

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Arts seeing dramatic rise at the University of Utah

July 20, 2015 – University of Utah athletics have earned a reputation for big and dedicated audiences, but the U has a new bragging right emerging. For the fourth consecutive year, the number of student tickets issued to arts events on campus considerably increased, again setting a new record for audiences in the arts. During […]

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Gregory Thompson receives lifetime achievement award

Gregory Thompson, associate dean for special collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists for 2015. CIMA bestows two lifetime achievement awards and one service award each year. Melanie Sturgeon, director of the Arizona State Archives, also received the […]

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University of Utah contributes to water security in Pakistan

June 4, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development has reported that, on average, more than 600 Pakistani children die each day from waterborne illness. Partnering with Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, the University of Utah is working to contribute to water security in Pakistan through the U.S. – Pakistan Center for […]

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Tanner Humanities Center awards 2015-2016 research fellowships

May 27, 2015 – The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah is proud to announce Maeera Schreiber, Hugh Cagle, Katherine Coles, Eric Hinderaker, David Kieran and Martin Padget have been selected as 2015-2016 research fellows. This annual program awards funds to selected U faculty and external scholars, enabling them to conduct research that […]

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U names new director of University Neighborhood Partners

May 19, 2015 – Sarah Munro, research director and partnership manager for University Neighborhood Partners, has accepted the position of special assistant to the President for Campus Community Partnerships and director of UNP, effective July 1, 2015. “Sarah has successfully used her academic foundation and her deep relationships in the community –including her involvement with […]

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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 […]

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