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When do mothers need others?

(May 8, 2015)– Hillary Clinton once famously said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It turns out that’s been true for centuries: New research by a University of Utah anthropologist explains how and why mothers in ancient societies formed cooperative groups to help raise their children. Karen Kramer, an associate professor of anthropology, […]

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Author Michael Lewis to headline 2015 Sam Rich Lecture at University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics

(May 7, 2015) —The University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics is excited to announce the 2015 Sam Rich Lecture, “A Conversation with Michael Lewis.” Lewis’ acclaimed New York Times bestsellers include Moneyball, The Blind Side, Flash Boys, Boomerang, and Liar’s Poker—to name a few. His book on the financial meltdown, The Big Short is currently being made into a widely-anticipated […]

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¡Tequila!

(May 5, 2015 ) — What is it about tequila? When did it become the party drink of the rich and famous? Or just the drink to be seen with in general? George Clooney threw a swanky soiree in Las Vegas with the launch of his tequila brand, Casamigos. P-Diddy made tequila his latest luxury […]

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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 […]

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New University of Utah report details role of tourism in rural areas

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April 28, 2015 —Although tourism is important to Utah’s economy as a whole, it is especially important to the economies of rural, less-populated counties across the state, according to new research released by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Utah. “Rural Utah is characterized by a large portion of […]

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University of Utah student innovators rake in big bucks at Rice University business competition

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(April 23, 2015) —A medical innovation company founded by a team of University of Utah students won big — to the tune of $153,000 — at the prestigious Rice University Business Plan Competition held April 16-18 in Houston. Launched by a team of bioengineering and medical students at the University of Utah’s 2012 Bench-2-Bedside competition, […]

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