Fighting for equality: U’s Cliff Rosky honored for work on civil rights for LGBT community

(June 24, 2015) —Cliff Rosky remembers a clear moment when he knew he wanted to dedicate much of his career to fighting for the rights of LGBT people. It was 1994 and Rosky was a student at Amherst College in Massachusetts. On a trip home to his native New Jersey one weekend, Rosky’s brother had Read More

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U law professor’s research an emerging voice in “conflict mineral” debate

May 28, 2015– On June 1, companies across the U.S. will provide reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission documenting whether the products they manufacture contain minerals mined in Congo —an area known to force people to mine for minerals amid armed conflict and human rights abuses. It’s only the second time in history companies Read More

Utah State Capitol

U Hosts 2015 Public Service Awards

May 27, 2015– Several notable public servants with University of Utah connections will be recognized this week at the 2015 Public Service Awards, sponsored by the Utah chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. Award recipients have made outstanding contributions to the public sector and have helped to make Utah a better state. “These Read More

University of Utah Health Sciences

Nation’s research funding squeeze imperils patient care, say top medical school deans

Constraints in federal funding, compounded by declining clinical revenue, jeopardize more than the nation’s research enterprise. These twin pressures have created a “hostile working environment” that erodes time to conduct research, “discourages innovative high-risk science” and threatens to drive established and early-career scientists out of the field. Read More

Disparities in Discipline

American Indians disproportionately disciplined at school compared to white students, new University of Utah research shows

May 22, 2015 – School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other ethnicities enrolled in the state’s public education system, new research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Public Policy Clinic reveals. Researcher and law student Vanessa Walsh found that Read More