News Clips for Jan. 3, 2020

AN ARTISTIC ALLIANCE: SLAMDANCE’S COLLABORATION WITH THE U OF U FACULTY AND FILM STUDENTS

The Slamdance Film Festival fosters a grassroots community for artists to showcase their work freely and independently. In 1995, Peter Baxter cofounded Slamdance alongside filmmakers who refused to depend on the excessive and meretricious film industry.

Older People Need Geriatricians. Where Will They Come From?

The medical profession has been troubled for years by a persistent shortage of doctors who treat the oldest and sickest patients.

Integrating Input to Forge Ahead in Geothermal Research

A road map for a major geothermal energy development initiative determines proposed priorities and goals by integrating input from stakeholders, data, and technological assessments.

Caldera chronicles: The man behind Yellowstone deformation studies

Yellowstone is well known for its ups and downs — the caldera has been shown to rise and fall over time at rates of a few centimeters (1-2 inches) per year, and periods of uplift alternate with periods of subsidence. Since 2015 the caldera has been sinking at a rate of about 2 centimeters (1 inch) each year.

Utah’s population grew more in the last decade than any other state, census data shows

It’s no secret that Utah, and Utah Valley in particular, has experienced significant growth in recent years. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the Beehive State’s population, as a percentage, grew more over the last decade than any other state in the country.

THE LANGUAGE OF THE BODY TOLD THROUGH CINEMA’S FRAME: THE BI-ANNUAL SCREENDANCE

Scrunched into a cubicle, huddled on public transit or bending over an all-attention-consuming screen, our bodies frequently serve as forgotten vehicles or entry points into a virtual world often privileged over the physical. While sitting still is encouraged in our society, Ellen Bromberg, Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah School of Dance and Founding Director of the Modern Dance Graduate Certificate in Screendance, wants to challenge this normalized dynamic.