News Clips for March 26-31, 2020

University of Utah staff creates medical grade face shields for heathcare community using 3-D printers

Staff members at the University of Utah are helping with the COVID-19 outbreak in an innovative way- through producing face shields for the healthcare community made from the school’s 3-D printing equipment, according to Heidi Brett, Director of Public Relations and Marketing at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

University of Utah will overcome

he end is nowhere in sight. When COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, first began to make an impact in the country in early March, it took a massive health scare from a Utah Jazz player to make the first dent in the United States' athletic world.

12 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Milestones: 3. Computer Graphics Give Birth To Big Data

Like Jim Clark, Catmull was Ivan Sutherland’s student and received his PhD from the University of Utah in 1974. As Robert Rivlin wrote in his 1986 book The Algorithmic Image: Graphic Visions of the Computer Age, "almost every influential person in the modern computer-graphics community either passed through the University of Utah or came into contact with it in some way.”

The next frontier in coronavirus testing

Scientists are starting to roll out new blood tests for the coronavirus, a key development that, unlike the current diagnostic tests, will help pinpoint people who are immune and reveal the full scope of the pandemic.

How to ease anxiety as aftershocks continue following Magna earthquake

A pair of magnitude 3+ aftershocks shook the Salt Lake Valley Thursday morning, adding to the hundreds of aftershocks since March 18. Thursday’s quakes are centered closer to the Salt Lake International Airport, several miles east of the Magna quakes that included the 5.7 magnitude

Regents OK construction of U. public safety building, WSU land sale to facilitate hotel construction near Dee Events Center

The Utah State Board of Regents on Friday authorized the University of Utah to design and build a 25,079-square-foot public safety building, an adjoining storage building and secured parking structure.

Utah Economic Response Task Force announces data analytics and decision support advisory team

Following Governor Herbert’s release yesterday of the Utah Economic Response Task Force Plan, “Utah Leads Together,” the Task Force announced the formation of a cross-disciplinary team of data analytics and subject-matter experts to advise decision-makers in achieving the Plan’s goals.

Coronavirus Creates College Uncertainty, Admissions Gets Easier

As the coronavirus pandemic upends college life, it is causing a knock-on effect for admissions: High-school seniors may find it easier to get into some schools this year.

After a 5.7 earthquake, Utah seismologists investigate a ‘virtually unknown’ fault

Soon after Salt Lake City stopped shaking March 18 from its strongest earthquake on record, Amir Allam, a University of Utah seismologist, knew he had to get busy if he hoped to closely study the hundreds of aftershocks he knew would follow the 7:09 a.m. jolt.

Robert "Bob" Garff passes away due to COVID-19 pandemic

Robert "Bob" Garff, a generous donator to the University of Utah and the state in its entirety, passed away on Sunday, March 29 due to complications of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was 77.

Human connection bolsters the immune system. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be kind.

Don’t go to work. Don’t see your friends. Don’t visit your grandmother in the nursing home. Don’t bring food to your sister who works at a hospital. Don’t hold your wife’s hand while she gives birth. Don’t play together. Don’t pray together. Don’t hug.

Mark Harlan Part 1: Lost revenue at U of U without the NCAA Tournament & Spring Football

University Athletic Directors across the country have problems, donors have lost money in the stock market, cancelling the NCAA Tournament costs every conference money and they had to tell coaches their seasons were over. Here’s Utah AD Mark Harlan on how he is handling these new challenges up on the hill.

The coronavirus shutdown is making the air cleaner around the world. What will it do for Utah?

‘No one would advocate for having a pandemic as a way to implement environmental changes, but it’s happening,’ said Logan Mitchell of the University of Utah.

Do Masks And Gloves Make A Difference? Expert Weighs In

Proper protection for health care workers is crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, but supplies are running low. To learn more about the basics of personal protective equipment, KUER’s Caroline Ballard spoke with Dr. Rachael Jones, an industrial hygiene expert who teaches at the University of Utah.

Businesses Urged To Make COVID-19 IP Free During Crisis

In a bid to eliminate roadblocks in the fight against COVID-19, a group of scientists, lawyers and entrepreneurs launched a drive Monday for intellectual property holders to pledge not to sue those working to quell the pandemic.

Utah doctors group blasts out recommendation on treating coronavirus, then swiftly reverses it

Utah’s largest physicians network on Friday disseminated a recommendation — purportedly from state health officials — that doctors prescribe an unproven malaria medication for coronavirus, then rescinded it a day later amid pushback from infectious disease specialists.

University of Utah moving all summer courses online

University of Utah moving all summer courses online

University of Utah nurse posts dancing video on TikTok

A University of Utah nurse shared the following video of what appears to be healthcare workers, wearing personal protective equipment, doing a choreographed dance on the TikTok app.

Empty Utah: University of Utah

Places once bustling with activity, now seemingly deserted and desolate, as businesses and schools close their doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. News Drone 4 captures the quiet University of Utah campus.

University of Utah research staff donate safety equipment from labs to healthcare workers

The Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Utah thanked research faculty and staff on Friday for donating their personal protective equipment to U of U Health.

Team from Murray High School takes home first prize in 2020 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

According to the University of Utah, Pocket Change, a team from Murray High School, won the $1,000 People’s Choice Award in the 2020 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. The challenge is a statewide competition managed by a division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. The team won the competition with 969 out of 3,757 total votes.

How you can help: Donate to The Road Home, Best Friends, University of Utah arts

The University of Utah is making it simple to donate money to its cultural institutions, with its unified “OneU” campaign.