News Clips for Feb. 15, 2019

I Fell Under the Spell of NASA’s Most Notorious Thief

I first heard of Thad Roberts during a lecture on black holes. November 18, 2000, was the University of Utah’s Science Day, a grand affair for visiting high-school students like me; the lecture hall was packed.

An Earthquake Just Woke People Up In Utah. Here's What You Need To Know

An earthquake coming in at a magnitude 3.7 struck Utah south of Salt Lake City at 0509 hours local time, according to a preliminary report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). This was enough to be felt by plenty of people in the region, and as a result the tricky tremblor is trending on social media.

So You Want to Offer an Income-Share Agreement? Here’s How 5 Colleges Are Doing It.

As the cost of college continues to feel out of reach for many students, schools and startups are beginning to think of new ways to finance the cost of tuition. Income-share agreements, or ISAs, are one method winning the attention of investors and education providers alike.

6 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

In Salt Lake City, the University of Utah is home to a well-regarded ballet program where Michele Wiles, the artistic director of BalletNext, is a visiting professor.

Civil rights leader, Baptist minister, educator Rev. France Davis to deliver University of Utah commencement address

The Rev. France Davis, a longtime civil rights leader, educator and religious leader will deliver the commencement address at the University of Utah on May 2.

Orrin Hatch foundation seeks $2 million of taxpayer money for a center in his honor

Supporters of former Sen. Orrin Hatch are asking the Utah Legislature to donate $2 million of taxpayer money to help fund a new center in Hatch’s name in Salt Lake City.

Lawmaker seeks to add 4 psychiatry residencies at University of Utah medical school

A Sandy Republican lawmaker is seeking funding to increase the number of psychiatry residencies offered by University of Utah Health Sciences. HB174, sponsored by Rep. Steve Eliason, would increase the number of residencies by four and aspires to ramp up 16 additional residents across four cohorts.

How a national emergency declaration works

If President Donald Trump declares a national emergency, he will be seeking more money for his border wall. Political experts said it will also begin a new battle with Congress, but won’t guarantee the needed funding for the border wall.

New Utah program will give priority affordable housing to public service workers

A new program designed to help public service workers in Utah is now underway. Currently, Utah has a problem of not having enough housing for service sector workers. Some say that’s a good problem to have.

White nationalist group attempts to recruit at University of Utah

A white nationalist group that focuses its recruiting efforts on college campuses recently posted flyers and unfurled banners at the University of Utah and around Salt Lake City in an attempt to recruit in the Beehive State.

With NASA grant, new project seeks to replicate the Cradle of Life

Yale professor of geology and geophysics Jun Korenaga will take part in a new, NASA-supported project that will examine the specific conditions that led to the rise of life on Earth.