News Clips for May 1, 2019

University of Utah must pay whistleblower $216K in attorney fees, judge rules

A federal judge has ordered the University of Utah to pay another $216,798 to an autism researcher who says her superiors retaliated against her. The amount is in addition to what a jury awarded Judith Zimmerman in August — $119,640 for lost wages. The U. also must pay $10,080 in court and deposition costs.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park to present findings of study

Theodore Roosevelt National Park invites community members from the surrounding area to informational meetings concerning the results of the park's visitor use study.

University Event Takes A Long And Hard Look At Drone Traffic

The University of Utah's Electronic Arts and Engineering program unveiled some of their new student-made games at the EAE Launch Day. One of the stars of the show is an app similar to Sim City that will help Salt Lake City manage future drone traffic.

Letter: Questions about U. campus murder

Thank you, Professor Ron Mittelhammer, for your column “Still no accountability at the U. for murder on campus.” A brilliant and well reasoned response to the murder of Lauren McCluskey on the University of Utah campus.

New World Medical Recognizes the Recipients of its 2019 Humanitarian Project Award, Health Outcomes Research Award and Fellowship Awards

The Humanitarian Project Award of $50,000 will support the Global Outreach Division of the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, which establishes local partnerships to teach and train physicians and nurses in developing nations where there is little or no eye care available.

U. names new dean of the College of Science

The current chairman of the University of Utah’s Department of Physics and Astronomy has been appointed as the next dean of the College of Science. Peter Trapa, who previously served as chairman of the Department of Mathematics and special assistant to the dean of the College of Science, will assume the post on July 1.

NEPA looms over drought plan enthusiasm

Colorado River states cheered this month when President Trump signed swiftly passed legislation ratifying a drought plan for the waterway. But they could be in for a legal fight.