News Clips for Aug. 21, 2018

Lecture on Sloan Digital Sky Survey set for Aug. 28 at U.

Two of the lead scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which has created the most detailed three-dimensional maps of the universe ever made, will lecture the project’s two decades of exploration at the University of Utah on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Utah Department of Health launches new study to learn more about stillbirths

Each year, approximately 275 stillbirths occur in Utah. For nearly half of the stillbirths, the cause is unknown. Because of this, The Utah Department of Health (UDH) has announced the launch of a study, Utah SOARS 9Study of Associated Risk of Stillbirth), which is designed to help health officials learn why still births occur, according to a news release.

Yellowstone’s greatest geological threat isn’t a supervolcano

While concerns about a potential eruption of the supervolcano beneath this iconic park may garner the most alarming headlines, a more likely hazard in the coming decades is a large earthquake.

Comedian Controversies at Purdue and Utah

A comedian's performance at Purdue University and another comedian's effort to promote a performance at the University of Utah have angered many over the weekend.

10 Reasons To Live (The Dream) In Park City, Utah

The Beehive state is booming. The Salt Lake/Provo/Park City triangle, dubbed Silicon Slopes, is an emerging tech powerhouse. This is supported by two universities (the University of Utah and BYU) as well as big tech companies (Adobe, Microsoft) and several startup unicorns (Banjo, Domo, Qualtrics).

Be Well Utah kicks off events that make Family Fitness Fun!

Miguel Rovira of Regence BlueCross BlueShield, and Robin Marcus, of University of Utah Health, stopped by to tell us about Be Well Utah: A series of events aimed at getting the whole family fit!

U. opens Mamava lactation suite at union building

The A. Ray Olpin University Union at the University of Utah has unveiled a Mamava lactation suite to support breastfeeding mothers. The Mamava nursing room can be found on the second floor, across the hall from the Office of Orientation and Transformation. The room will be available to the U. community whenever the union is open.

U. president decries 'deeply offensive' tweet from comedian David Cross

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins condemned Sunday the use of religious undergarments in a tweet promoting an upcoming comedy show on campus. She called the use of the imagery "deeply offensive," but defended the comedian's free speech rights.

David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘offensive’ tweet

The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was “deeply offensive” but the college won’t consider calls for the cancellation of his performance on campus Wednesday.

Comic’s photo in sacred Mormon temple garments sparks calls to cancel Utah show

A post on Twitter by comedian David Cross to promote his upcoming performance at the University of Utah has sparked an online backlash, including charges of religious bigotry, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Comic’s photo in sacred Mormon temple garments sparks calls to cancel Utah show

A post on Twitter by comedian David Cross to promote his upcoming performance at the University of Utah has sparked an online backlash, including charges of religious bigotry, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.