A RESONATING IMPACT THE U IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS UTAH AND BEYOND

Stay in the know and share the latest updates about the U with these monthly news highlights.

Four U students selected as Fulbright Scholars

Education

Four recipients and one alternate, who represent the colleges of Education, Humanities, Science, Business, and Honors, were selected to receive the prestigious award.

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Utah FORGE achieves crucial geothermal milestone

Community

In a $218 million DOE-funded research project, U scientists aim to make enhanced geothermal a key part of world’s energy portfolio.

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$62.5M for Utah Solar for All Coalition

Community

The EPA selected Utah to expand solar power to underserved communities.

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Cause of rare neurological disorder identified

Health

After 25 years of searching, U scientists discover the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia 4, raising hopes for treating the degenerative disease.

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U launches Engagement and Belonging Task Force

Student Experience

The goals of the task force are to revitalize student involvement efforts aimed at improving retention and persistence to graduation.

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U breaks ground on James LeVoy Sorenson Center for Medical Innovation

Health

Upon its completion in 2026, the center will serve as a beacon of transformative research and medical device innovation.

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New light-filtering lenses to combat migraine

Health

A U ophthalmologist and engineer develop eyewear to help those with light sensitivities avoid debilitating headaches.

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From mountains to Great Salt Lake: The secrets of snowmelt

Community

U hydrologist Paul Brooks explains what Utah’s two-year record-breaking snowfall means for the Great Salt Lake’s water levels.

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