News Clips for April 3, 2019

Has multitasking fried my brain and heightened my anxiety?

For years I bought into one of the biggest lies of them all: that I can do it all. Even more, that I can do it all, at the same time.

U of U engineer receives $4.4 million grant for power grid research

University of Utah electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Masood Parvania and his team at his Utah Smart Energy Laboratory have received a three-year, $4.4 million research award.

People's Health Clinic Provides Dental Exams To Summit, Wasatch County Kids Without Insurance

Sitting in a dentist’s chair probably isn’t how kids usually envision their Saturdays. Thirty-two Summit and Wasatch County children, ranging from 18 months to 15-years-old, had appointments for Children’s Dental Health Day, with 30 more on the waitlist. Most of the clinic’s clients live in Park City and work in the service industry, but the only prerequisite for receiving care there is living in Summit or Wasatch Counties and being uninsured.

AT-RvD1 Restores Function of Salivary Glands, Decreases Harmful T-cells in Mouse Model of Sjögren’s

In this study, researchers from the University of Utah set out to test whether AT-RvD1 treatment would be effective at reducing chronic inflammation and improving the function of salivary glands in a mouse model of Sjögren’s syndrome after the onset of disease.

The Importance of Science Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arkansas is developing rapidly. Part of this development is figuring out where we want to deploy limited resources. Dr. Richard Brown, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah, recently spoke at the inaugural Arkansas Innovation Council, formed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Brown illustrated how Utah actively fosters engineering entrepreneurship while being capital efficient.

Trump signs executive order protecting free speech on college campuses

President Trump signed an executive order on March 21 that required federal agencies to withhold funding for colleges that fail to enforce free speech on their campuses.

JH RoboBroncs advance to International Championships

The JH RoboBroncs spent spring break competing at two 2019 Regional First Robotics competitions, including the first-ever regional competition at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Utah Just Made It Legal To Have Sex Outside of Marriage

Congratulations to the citizens of Utah, who can now legally have sex outside of marriage.