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Seasoned Entrepreneurs Engage with University Startup Companies

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It has been said that wise people learn from others’ experiences. This is the genesis of the University of Utah’s new initiative: the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program. The plan is to align seasoned entrepreneurs with young university startup companies to help the new companies as they develop business plans, acquire financing, and begin operations.

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When Cells Go Bad

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Oct. 1, 2008 – When a cell’s chromosomes lose their ends, the cell usually kills itself to stem the genetic damage. But University of Utah biologists discovered how those cells can evade suicide and start down the path to cancer.

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Superfast Muscles in Songbirds

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Certain songbirds can contract their vocal muscles 100 times faster than humans can blink an eye – placing the birds with a handful of animals that have evolved superfast muscles, University of Utah researchers found.

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Alone in the Ivory Tower

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A new study from the University of Utah shows that women in academia have fewer children compared to other professional women — primarily because it takes longer to achieve the job security of tenure — and concludes that gender equality in the “ivory tower” has come at a cost.

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U of U professor coauthors study mapping correlation between Christian right, payday lenders

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Payday lenders, creditors that charge interest rates averaging about 450 percent, are more prevalent in Conservative Christian states, according to a new study coauthored by University of Utah law professor Christopher Peterson. The study, which is based on the most comprehensive database of payday lender locations yet compiled, maps a surprising relationship between populations of Christian conservatives and the proliferation of payday lenders.

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STUDENT-LED PRESS CONFERENCE IN SUPPORT OF A STATE TAX EXEMPTION ON COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS

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Students from Utah’s colleges and universities will hold a press conference this Wednesday, Nov. 14 at noon. on Capitol Hill to demonstrate their support for a proposed state sales tax exemption on college textbooks. The press conference will focus on the importance of this proposition as it relates to individual college students and the state of Utah as a whole.

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U MUST BLEED REDDER THAN EVER

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Who wins the fifth annual “Bleed Red” blood drive competition between the University of Utah and Utah State University will depend on who bleeds the most during U’s Homecoming week. Taking place September 24-28, “Bleed Red” will hit Ute patriotism at its peak, giving Utah State a run for its 3-year wining streak.

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New Task Force on Campus Security

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A new task force has been created by University of Utah President Michael K. Young to respond to security concerns in light of legislative response to the University’s policies regarding guns on campus and recent events of violence on university campuses. The Task Force on Campus Security will review security issues ranging from individual assault to catastrophic incidents.

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Save Your Skin

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People have worshipped the sun for all of recorded history, and it shows. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and is reshaping norms of outdoor work and play, beauty and health. This April 24, in celebration of Skin Cancer Awareness Day, the University of Utah’s Student Health Center and Student Health Advisory Committee will host the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (CRPF) campaign “Save Your Skin.” The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tanner Plaza, located east of the student services building.

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