News Clips for June 29-July 1, 2019

Vigil to be held Monday night in memory of MacKenzie Lueck

A vigil will be held on the University of Utah campus Monday night in memory of student MacKenzie Lueck. The Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) posted on Facebook: “Please join our campus and the community at a vigil for U of U student MacKenzie Lueck. The remembrance will be Monday, July 1 at 6 p.m. on the Union Lawn.”

University of Utah students react to Mackenzie Lueck’s death

It’s been approximately eight months since University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey died at the hands of violence. For some students, Friday’s news about the horrific outcome of Mackenzie Lueck hit close to home.

Commentary: What happens in Utah can change the world

In Utah’s biggest international event since the 2002 Olympics, people from around the world will soon gather in Salt Lake City for the United Nations’ annual Civil Society Conference.

Fraternity pledges $20 million to Huntsman Cancer Institute for research and treatment

As a little girl with stage four kidney cancer, Olivia Dubell remembers the fear of approaching the large, looming buildings of the Huntsman Cancer Institute for chemotherapy and radiation.

Salt Lake County Council calls on the state Legislature to pass a ban on so-called conversion therapy practices

The Salt Lake County Council is calling on the Utah Legislature to end a widely discredited form of therapy that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ youth — a move that comes just months after lawmakers on Capitol Hill gutted a proposal that would have done so.

Ancient crocodiles were vegan, new research suggests

Pass the salad: Prehistoric crocs may have been less mean and more herbivorous than their modern counterparts.

Novel population-based approach to examine families where AF occurs with left atrial fibrosis

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition that produces an irregular heartbeat that affects about two percent of the general population and six percent of people over 65 years of age. AF increases the risk of heart failure and stroke. While researchers have long believed genetics play a role in AF, decades of searching have revealed few culpable genes.

Kirby: What are you afraid of?

I am trying to teach my youngest granddaughter Ada, age 5, not to be afraid of spiders. It’s relatively easy given that she’s interested in bugs.