News Clips for December 2, 2020

University of Utah launches crowdfunding campaign to support COVID-19 long-hauler research

As the number of Utahns experiencing long-term effects from the coronavirus continues to grow, there are still more questions than answers about why some people become “long-haulers,” how long they’ll be sick or how to treat their symptoms.

New scholarship program at University of Utah honors the late tech entrepreneur

The family of the late Utah tech entrepreneur Erin Valenti has partnered with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah to establish a scholarship for women entrepreneurs starting in the 2020-21 academic year.

Local artists’ work available for holiday gift purchases at Utah Arts Festival, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah Arts Alliance’s Urban Arts Gallery

Without the benefit of festival shows, exhibitions and gallery events during a pandemic year, many local visual artists have been challenged to stay as visible as possible. With the holiday season approaching, several of Salt Lake City’s major visual arts institutions are using digital platforms as well as their physical locations for opportunities to highlight works by local artists along with several other items as gift ideas.

U of U sees rise in students seeking counsel and support

As the University of Utah's fall semester approaches its end, more and more students are seeking support from the university's counseling and student wellness centers.

Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

A U.S. judge in California has struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers.

FDA ends Unapproved Drugs Initiative

The FDA is ending the Unapproved Drugs Initiative, which was created in 2006 to reduce the number of drugs on the market that didn't go through the FDA approval process.

PIVOT Center at the University of Utah with Keith Marmer

Keith Marmer from the University of Utah is Lisa’s guest on this episode of Tech Transfer IP. Keith is the Chief Innovations & Economic Engagement Officer at the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach and Technology (PIVOT) Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Before working at the PIVOT Center, Keith served as the Associate Vice President for Technology & Venture Commercialization and Corporate Partners at the University of Utah.