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J. Steven Price joins U Board of Trustees

J. Steven Price has been appointed to the University of Utah’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1. Price is the founder of Price Realty Group, which has developed, acquired and actively manages approximately 2.5 million square feet of industrial, distribution and manufacturing real estate. The company’s portfolio includes local, national and international tenants in the life and bio sciences, information technology, aerospace, defense, transportation, supply chain logistics, e-commerce and outdoor recreation sectors of the economy.

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Cosmic ray observatory to expand

June 15, 2015 – Physicists plan a $6.4 million expansion of the $25 million Telescope Array observatory in Utah so they can zero in on a “hotspot” that seems to be a source of the most powerful particles in the universe: ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays. Japan will contribute $4.6 million and University of Utah scientists will […]

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Genomics England Selects Omicia and University of Utah Technology for 100,000 Genomes Project

Genomics England announced that it will be using technology co-developed in a partnership between the University of Utah and Omicia, and exclusively commercialized through Omicia, to interpret the DNA of Britons as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, a national effort to hasten creation of diagnostics and treatments that are tailored to a person’s genetic make-up. The VAAST (Variant Annotation, Analysis and Search Tool) and Phevor (Phenotype Driven Variant Ontological Re-ranking tool) algorithms are core components of the Omicia Opal platform, which transforms genomic data into clinically relevant information.

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Gregory Thompson receives lifetime achievement award

Gregory Thompson, associate dean for special collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists for 2015. CIMA bestows two lifetime achievement awards and one service award each year. Melanie Sturgeon, director of the Arizona State Archives, also received the […]

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Red goes for green energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has once again recognized the University of Utah as a top school for green power purchasing in its College and University Green Power Challenge. The U ranked eighth in the nation—and first in the Pac-12—during the 2014-15 competition by purchasing 85,926,100 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy.

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University of Utah contributes to water security in Pakistan

June 4, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development has reported that, on average, more than 600 Pakistani children die each day from waterborne illness. Partnering with Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, the University of Utah is working to contribute to water security in Pakistan through the U.S. – Pakistan Center for […]

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