News Clips for February 25, 2021

Universities in Utah plan for in-person and online classes in the fall

Universities and colleges in Utah are getting ready to register students for fall classes and finalizing plans for either in-person or online class options.

Utah bill that would ban transgender girls from girls high school sports stalls in Senate committee

A group of senators motioned to adjourn Wednesday evening instead of voting to push along a bill that would ban transgender girls from competing in Utah high school sports after a passionate, and at times contentious, hearing over the bill.

U of U nursing students get hands-on experience fighting COVID-19 at Urban Indian Center

Nursing students at the University of Utah used their new skills over the weekend at a vaccination clinic at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake.

King's English online: Paisley Rekdal: Appropriate

This week, The King's English Bookshop presents a virtual author event showcasing two very different writers and their work. First, Utah poet laureate Paisley Rekdal approaches the fraught subject matter of "cultural appropriation" in writing in her new book Appropriate.

DOE Awards $46 Million for Geothermal Initiative Projects with Potential to Power Millions of U.S. Homes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that its Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Initiative at the University of Utah has selected 17 projects to receive up to $46 million in funding for cutting-edge, domestic, and carbon-free geothermal projects with potential to supply power to homes in the United States.

More people skipping dentist appointments during pandemic

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic fewer people have gone to the dentist, Dr. Jeri Bullock, associate dean of clinical affairs for the University of Utah School of Dentistry, said.

Bill to tighten higher education harassment policy advances in Legislature.

On Wednesday, a bill that would align Utah higher education harassment policy with the Supreme Court’s definition of harassment passed its initial vote in the Senate.

Glucagon Receptor Blockade Promotes Recovery of Functional β-Cell Mass in Diabetic Mice

A series of studies led by University of Utah (U of U) Health scientists demonstrated how injections of an experimental antibody treatment can essentially reverse type 1 diabetes (T1D) in mouse models by converting cells that normally produce a hormone that controls glucose production into cells that generate insulin.

Devon Cantwell and Rebecca Hardenbrook: Utah bill would help ensure the safety of college students

Institutions of higher education within the state of Utah are facing a crisis in handling campus safety concerns. The past year and a half of coverage on the murder of Lauren McCluskey has highlighted long-term issues with the culture of campus police and reporting at the University of Utah.

The University of Utah and RenalytixAI Partner to Drive Innovation in Kidney Health

Renalytix AI plc (LSE: RENX) (NASDAQ: RNLX), an artificial intelligence-enabled in vitro diagnostics company, and the University of Utah, one of the top research institutions in the United States, today announced a partnership to improve kidney health and reduce the risk of kidney failure for large scale populations in the earliest stages of kidney disease.

Are Confucius Institutes modern-day Trojan horses? The US State Department thinks so.

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of China? The Great Wall? Ming vases? Terra cotta warriors? Inexpensive goods to buy at Walmart? How about espionage, military build-up in the South China Sea, production (and thus control) of 90% of U.S. antibiotics, active propaganda campaigns and genocide? It's all of those.