News Clips for May 14 & 15, 2019

Google Street View vehicles now collecting air quality data in Salt Lake Valley

Before you can effectively come up with ways to try and tackle our air pollution issues, it helps to have solid data regarding where it is. And that’s where Google comes in. Story also covered in Deseret News, KJZZ, KUTV, ABC 4, KSL

Senior VP at U appointed to the National Science Board

Daniel A. Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, has been selected to serve on the National Science Board, which provides advice and oversight for the National Science Foundation.

Hospital Drug-Making Venture Picks Antibiotics as First Products

Two critical antibiotics will be the first products supplied by a group of hospitals that are trying to overcome high drug prices and short supplies by producing the medicines themselves.

Parkite helps lead Utah to runner up in ESPN’s inaugural college esports tournament

The University of Utah broke new ground last weekend as one of its varsity esports teams traveled to Houston to compete in the first-ever ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship, taking second place in its national Overwatch tournament.

Coming soon to a flight near you: Spider-Man and United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz star in campy safety video

The decadelong move to turn the once mundane in-flight safety video into campy entertainment is about to reach new heights, or lows, depending on your perspective.

'Broken system' puts University of Utah lab workers at risk, audit says

Two University of Utah students suffered chemical burns in College of Engineering labs the past two years despite safety inspections that identified major deficiencies just before the incidents. Story also covered in Salt Lake Tribune.

Children and nature: Increasing access to the world’s oldest miracle drug

For millennia, nature has fueled the creative fires of people from every culture on earth. And for nearly as long, frazzled moms and dads exhorted their kids to “go play outside.”

New study sheds more light on wintertime pollution

A first of its kind study that probed the layers of northern Utah's inversions two years ago is unraveling additional layers of information on what pollutants to target.

Birds vs. bikes? New battle brewing in Salt Lake Valley’s eastern foothills

Tucked between tennis courts, ballfields, residential neighborhoods and a busy freeway where scrub oak gives way to open ground and wooded ravines is a surprisingly welcome place to observe birds.