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Students at University of Utah College of Social Work take a front seat on defense team in murder case

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(March 24, 2015) —Details of the case haunted the normally quiet suburban community of Draper, Utah: On March 11, 2012, the body of a severely beaten 15-year-old girl turned up in the Jordan River. Few clues —outside of a bloody sneaker belonging to the victim, identified as Anne Grace Kasprzak —initially emerged. For more than […]

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University of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’

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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 […]

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Could policy solutions researched by University of Utah students set the stage for improved water conservation and sustainability efforts in the future?

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March 5, 2015 —For those living in the west, concern over droughts and a scarcity of water in the future are issues on the minds of many. But supplying an adequate and affordable supply of drinking water to citizens isn’t a quandary limited to Utah: across the U.S., communities are assessing how to handle what’s […]

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Utah’s Best College Entrepreneurs Compete for $40,000

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Utah’s best college entrepreneurs have been narrowed to the top-20 teams that advance to the final event of 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge later this month. The annual, state-wide, business-plan competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. The public is invited to meet the top-20 […]

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Air quality is theme of 20th annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium at University of Utah

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Feb.27, 2015 —Across the nation, great strides have been made addressing air pollution over the last several decades, especially following adoption of the federal Clean Air Act in 1970.  Nevertheless, in the West and elsewhere, air quality remains a vexing environmental, economic and public health dilemma.  Families in polluted areas face asthma and other health […]

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University of Utah and Salt Lake City Public Library partner with religious communities to host symposium on sexuality and religion

Feb. 27, 2015 —Over the past two years, Utah has become the surprising epicenter of discussions around non-discrimination, marriage equality and religious freedom. The ongoing conversation in the state is a driving force behind a symposium on March 7 designed to build bridges between disparate groups and to create inclusive and welcoming faith communities. The […]

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U researchers: Utah tourism rebounding after recession

(Feb.24, 2015) —Move over, recession —tourists are returning to Utah in force. The Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Utah today released a state of the tourism industry report providing a comprehensive overview of tourism, travel and recreation-related spending, employment, wages, visitation, sales, tax revenue, and industry performance in Utah. […]

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