News Clips for Dec. 13, 2018

In Talks With Elsevier, UCLA Reaches for a Novel Bargaining Chip: Its Faculty

The University of California at Los Angeles turned to an unusual bit of leverage as its system negotiates with Elsevier, the academic-publishing giant: its own faculty’s research. In a letter on Tuesday, campus officials asked faculty members to consider declining to review articles for Elsevier journals until negotiations “are clearly moving in a productive direction.” The letter also asked professors to consider publishing research elsewhere, including in prestigious open-access journals.

Heidi Woodbury appointed University of Utah's vice president for university advancement

Heidi Woodbury, assistant dean for external relations at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business, has been appointed the U.'s vice president for institutional advancement.

We spent a year reporting on teen anxiety. Here’s what we learned—and why you're part of the solution

Owen feels compelled to make himself tiny, standing small in the corner with his arms folded while the family watches a movie. And he apologizes — a lot. This summer, as the 12-year old and his little brother Craig, 10, were gathering fallen apples near their home in the Salt Lake suburb, Craig decided to count: Owen said “I’m sorry” 266 times.

Heavyweight Showdown Over Research Access

Lots of universities grumble about the price and restrictions of their subscription contracts with publishers, but few have the negotiating power of the University of California System -- which single-handedly accounts for almost 10 percent of the research output of the United States.

Photos: Winter arrived in s(no)w time flat

As of 11 a.m., the Utah Highway Patrol reported troopers responded to a total of 98 crashes in Salt Lake and Utah counties since 6 a.m. The storm was forecasted to drop 1 to 3 inches of snow throughout northern Utah valleys, 3 to 5 inches on the benches and more in the mountains.

'Look Both Ways' With Katharine Coles On Wednesday's Access Utah

Following in her grandparents’ footsteps, author Katharine Coles looks backward and forward, through documents and imagination. She looks at their journeys and hers, and mingling their words with her own, examines the delicate balances that must exist in a successful marriage and a feminist life.

National policy makers and experts stress need for technology-based economic development

Last week, business leaders, policy makers and experts from across the country convened in downtown Salt Lake City for the three-day annual SSTI conference discussing the innovation economy.

Here's how to see the brightest comet of the year

Stargazers will be able to see one of the brightest comets in recent memory over the next few days. Comet 46P, also known as Wirtanen, will pass closest to the sun tonight and will pass closest to the earth on Dec. 16, according to Joe Bauman, coordinator for the Utah Astronomy Club.

Salt Lake City a 'no-brainer' choice to bid for another Olympics, Ski Utah leader says

The longtime head of Ski Utah is convinced that Salt Lake City is going to be picked over Denver to bid for a future Winter Games by the U.S. Olympic Committee on Friday. "It's a no-brainer. We've got this great spot and we're ready to go," Nathan Rafferty, the ski industry organization's president and CEO, said during a newsmaker breakfast at the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.