News Clips for Nov. 21, 2018

University of Utah fraternity celebrating five years of partnership with Rape Recovery Center

A University of Utah fraternity is celebrating five years of partnership with the Rape Recovery Center. The Gamma Beta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi and Rape Recovery Center partnered together in 2013. Since then, Beta has developed numerous programs centered around increasing education, awareness, and prevention of sexual assault on the University of Utah campus--on top of raising over $100,000 for the Rape Recovery Center

University staff to train to prevent deadly domestic or dating violence among students

Victim advocates at the University of Utah, who for years have helped student victims of dating and domestic violence, underwent more training to better identify victims who are at risk of being killed by a spouse or a dating partner.

Huntsman Cancer Institute breaks ground for first proton therapy center

Officials at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) broke ground on a project that will house the region’s first proton therapy center. The center will be named in honor of United States Senator Orrin Hatch, who is retiring at the end of this year.

It’s over. Democrat Ben McAdams ousts Republican Rep. Mia Love by 694 votes.

Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said the McAdams-Love race "came down to those provisional ballots, the people who showed up on Election Day, registered to vote, and then cast votes largely for Prop 2 [for medicinal marijuana] and Ben McAdams. That is where he gained a lot of ground.”

It's Congressman-elect Ben McAdams after election results certified, but Love hasn't conceded

Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the big question for Love now is whether she'll run again in the 4th District. Perry said in 2020, another matchup between Love and McAdams could turn out differently if there are not high-profile propositions on the ballot bringing voters to the polls. "I think we have not seen the last of Rep. Love," Perry said. "And this district has proven in this election that it is not safe for anyone.

How colleges are reaching 'generation iPhone'

"iGen” refers to students born between 1995 and 2012, and their unique learning style is creating challenges for colleges and universities. Technology is an integral part of life for today’s students. “There’s usually no lack of choices,” said Kirsten Butcher, associate professor of instructional design and technology at the University of Utah.

What emergency items to pack before your Thanksgiving road trip

Thanksgiving week is always a high travel time for many Utahns who are hitting the road to spend time with family and friends. KSL producers headed up to the University of Utah to quiz students about what emergency items they'd pack in the car before heading home for the holidays.

Public and Private Institutions Partner to Produce More Nurses, More Quickly

More nursing partnerships between two- and four-year institutions are also emerging in the public sector. Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah are building a partnership, as is Sinclair Community College in Ohio and its neighbor, the University of Dayton.

Interior Secretary Zinke blames 'radical' environmentalists for contributing to wildfires

Some noted that the fires in Southern California were not in logged areas, but rather in areas full of shrubs and human-made structures. "It's not about forest management," University of Utah fire scientist Philip Dennison said last week. "These aren't forests.

Trump hammered for California wildfire claims – but Gov. Brown has also backed new forest management measures

The other major fire, in Southern California, has burned through shrubland, not forest. "It's not about forest management," said University of Utah fire scientist Philip Dennison. "These aren't forests."

Who Would Spend $17 on Toothpaste?

In a 2016 interview, David Okano, an associate professor of clinical dentistry at the University of Utah, explained that although he thinks patients should use fluoride toothpaste, the act of brushing by itself is enough for a considerable improvement in oral health. “You really do not need toothpaste to remove the dental plaque from your teeth,” he says. “Purely the mechanical action of the toothbrush bristles and your dental floss disrupts the dental plaque that ultimately leads to tooth decay and gum disease.”