News Clips for Nov. 14, 2018

University of Utah OKs $80M bond for Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion

The University of Utah board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an $80 million nonstate revenue bond to upgrade and expand Rice-Eccles Stadium.

University of Utah compensating veterans for participation in chronic pain study

The College of Social Work at the University of Utah is conducting a research study that is studying mindfulness techniques for treating chronic pain, but also will also give free treatment to veterans. The treatment involves a form of mental training to strengthen the mind to better cope with pain and medication problems that often plague veterans.

Mismanagement isn't to blame for California wildfires, scientists say, bucking Trump

Fire scientists to Trump: You’re wrong! The devastating wildfires that ignited across California last week — killing 44 so far and destroying thousands of homes — had little to do with "gross mismanagement," experts said.

Cancer treatment facility to be named for retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch

The Huntsman Cancer Institute's proton therapy center will be named in honor of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. The University of Utah board of trustees on Tuesday approved a $10 million gift from the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to name the center after Hatch, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate after 42 year of service.

Here's why Qualtrics' CEO believes the $8B acquisition has 'no downsides'

Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith wants Utah to get it. Well, maybe it’s not the first thing on his mind, but he thinks it would be nice if Utah understood what Qualtrics does and why its recent $8 billion acquisition by German software giant SAP is a big deal.

U of U play “Big Love” reimagines ancient play in time of #MeToo

Can one of the world’s oldest plays be relevant today? It’s a question you ponder while watching the University of Utah Department of Theatre’s production of “Big Love”—a play based on a story that is thought to have originally been performed in 470 B.C.

Rocco Siciliano—son of Italian immigrants, decorated World War II veteran, University of Utah sponsor—dies at 96

He was the son of Italian immigrants and grew up working in his parents’ Salt Lake City restaurant. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor. He served four U.S. presidents. He graduated from the University of Utah and later started a political forum there.

University of Utah approves $80 million bond for Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion

The University of Utah Board of Trustees approved the school's request for an $80 million bond to expand the south end zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium, a press release stated.

University of Utah trustees approve $80M bonding plan for Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion to 51,000 seats

When the University of Utah athletic department received initial approval Tuesday to expand and remodel Rice-Eccles Stadium, one number created the biggest news: 51,000.

University of Utah to announce expansion plans for Rice-Eccles Stadium Wednesday

The University of Utah will seek bonding to expand the south end zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium and will share the proposed plans Wednesday morning.