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Students volunteer to help maintain one of the valley’s most beloved trails as part of a new Urban Rangers Program.

Discovery

Utah scientists discover one of the “weirdest turtles” to have ever lived during the 250-million-year known history of the reptiles.

Alum Notes

Alumni Honored with 2016 Founders Day Awards On March 3, the University of Utah awarded its highest honors, the Founders Day awards, to four outstanding graduates and one honorary alumnus. The awardees were recognized for their exceptional professional achievements and/or public service, as well as for their support of the University. Distinguished Alumni: Deneece G. Huftalin…

Siblings Unite to Confront the Overdose Epidemic

Having lost their brother to a heroin addiction, two siblings unite to raise awareness about an overdose reversal medication called Naloxone.

Amicone and His Bees Create a Buzz

When asked why he loves his job so much, Marc Amicone’s response is simple: the fans and his coworkers. “We’re fortunate to have some of the most dedicated employees in the business,” says Amicone, vice president and general manager of the Salt Lake Bees Triple-A baseball team since 2005. “They love coming to the ballpark,…

Through the Years

1950s Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey BFA’55 MFA’55 received the 2015 Evans Biography Award for her book Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth behind a World War II Fence (University of Utah Press, June 2014). Presented by the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University, the award carries a prize…

One More

Bust a Move to Fight Cancer Rock the U, one of the biggest student philanthropy events on campus, celebrated its tenth anniversary in January. Students pledge money for cancer research and show up ready to dance the night away in the 10-hour event, held this year at The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium. In the past…

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A new program trains students at camps in Kenya and elsewhere around the globe.

Campus Scene

Piano Forte The Ladies in Red, a performing group established through the University of Utah’s Piano Department, travels across the U.S. to bring awareness of the need for music education in elementary schools and raise funds for the U’s Piano Outreach Program, which offers piano classes teaching the fundamentals of music as part of after-school…

Discovery

Researchers take aim at a new vulnerability that is now nearly impossible to find.

Social Media—Hurting or Helping?

Social media—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, and whatever else is hot this week—has, like it or not, changed the way an entire generation communicates. And like it or not, it’s not going away. Living at least part of your life online is becoming “the new normal,” and being able to navigate and work within it is…

Alum Notes

Conrad Anker BA’88 is featured in an award-winning mountaineering documentary.

One More

Elevated Play The University of Utah has a brand new intramural playfield—atop the new Central Parking Garage west of the Huntsman Center. The U’s first rooftop field, it will host about 230 soccer and flag football games each year. A 10- to 20-foot net surrounds the field (higher at each end), keeping both players and…