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

U professor nominated for Academy Award

Arts & Humanities

“Ninety-Five Senses,” a short film co-written by University of Utah professor Hubbel Palmer, was nominated for Best Animated Short Film in the 2024 Oscars.

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U neuroscientist receives $5.4M Javits Award to research origins of migraine

Health

Dr. KC Brennan received the prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award to better understand how migraines develop in an uninjured brain.

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A roadmap for rescuing the Great Salt Lake

Research

Conservation won’t be enough to save Utah’s inland sea. Saved water must be “shepherded” to the lake, rather than used by someone else.

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The ‘Barbenheimer Star’

Research

A blockbuster of a star exploded in a way previously thought impossible, resulting in an unusual pattern of elemental ashes that left behind a trail of evidence still visible billions of years later.

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Mindfulness therapy reduces chronic pain, opioid use among veterans, military personnel

Health

The findings came from a six-year randomized clinical trial involving 230 veterans and active-duty military personnel with chronic pain conditions, who were being treated with long-term opioid therapy.

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New task force to tackle perceptions of ideological bias on campus

Uncategorized

U President Taylor Randall has appointed a new Speech and Viewpoint Representation Task Force to review the climate on campus for free expression of all viewpoints.

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U architecture students reimagine downtown Vernal

Community

Undergraduate seniors and incoming master’s students studying architecture at the U explored the politics and practicality of design in the desert.

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Sundance film highlights U of U Health program

Health

For four years, the New Narratives in Health series has promoted powerful individual stories and innovations in health care.

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