Public Lands

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. Read More

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University of Utah students Schaeffer Warnock and Jake Nelson co-founded Aura Optics, a company that designs ski goggles.

University of Utah students design interchangeable ski goggles

It didn’t take Schaeffer Warnock long to fall in love with Utah’s ski country. The first time he hit the slopes at Alta as a 14-year-old, he knew being outdoors during the winter would be a part of his future. His passion grew in high school, when he and buddy Jake Nelson made the rounds Read More

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Exploring long-term health consequences of conflict and oppression

Feb. 11, 2015 —The Tanner Center for Human Rights at the University of Utah will examine the long-term health consequences of exposure to conflict, including effects on veterans, children and victims of discrimination at its annual conference, Feb. 18-19. Founder of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and Georgetown professor James S. Gordon will give the keynote Read More

The new Policy Innovation Lab at the Eccles School’s Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center is looking to help three to five governments in the Western United States tackle long-term social issues such as early-childhood education or homelessness with an innovative funding source called Pay for Success (PFS).

Policy Innovation Lab aims to help governments tackle social issues across the West

For state and local governments, repairing a road or building a new park easily shows a benefit to taxpayers and can be fairly simple to fund. But addressing longer-term issues, such as homelessness or early-childhood achievement gaps can prove trickier. A new policy lab at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, however, Read More

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs and U alum Robert McDonald to deliver commencement address

University of Utah President David W. Pershing and the Board of Trustees announced today that U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, a U alum, will deliver the university’s general commencement address on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Read More