News Clips for Nov. 15, 2018

University of Utah sends out alert after person of interest in stabbing seen on campus

The University of Utah is helping the Salt Lake City Police Department look for a person of interest in a recent stabbing in Salt Lake City. Kidus Chane Yohannes, 31, is wanted for questioning in the death of Candace Rose Samples, 20.

University of Utah reveals details of $80 million stadium expansion

When talking about the best seat locations at Rice-Eccles Stadium, the south end zone rarely, if ever, comes up. That should change in a few years. In a news conference Wednesday, University of Utah officials announced details on its $80 million expansion project for its football stadium. And the biggest details can be described with one word: premium.

How California needs to adapt to survive future fires

“It's what I feared,” says Thomas Cova, who studies wildfire evacuations at the University of Utah. “It looks like we're repeating history again from the Tubbs Fire last year.” During that disaster, authorities opted not to send an alert, fearing they’d cause alarm and hamper emergency efforts. That fire claimed 22 lives.

The Huntsman Cancer Institute will name a new therapy center after Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch

The Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah will name its newest, soon-to-be-built therapy center after retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. The U.’s board of trustees unanimously approved the name, meant to honor Hatch for his role in helping to build the institute, and a $10 million donation for the expansion from the Huntsman Cancer Foundation on Tuesday.

What climate change will do to the forests

Climate change will have two contradictory effects on forests, William Anderegg, a climate scientist at the University of Utah who specializes in tree biology, told The Week. On the one hand, some of its effects will stimulate forest growth: For instance, carbon dioxide is literally food for trees, a warmer world means a longer growing season, and a warmer atmosphere means more precipitation on average.

Robert Bliss, founder of University of Utah’s architecture grad school who influenced a generation of builders, dies at 97

Robert Bliss, who influenced many of Utah’s major architects as the founder of the University of Utah’s Graduate School of Architecture and championed the preservation of Utah landmarks, has died. Bliss died Nov. 2 in Salt Lake City. He was 97.

U.S. Olympic Committee visits SLC as potential host site for another Winter Games

Ruth Watkins, University of Utah President, explained that the U of U campus can accommodate the more than 4,000 athletes that participate in the games. "The University of Utah stands ready to be a partner in this endeavor," she said. The U backed their statement up with a conveniently timed announcement made two hours prior to the luncheon, that the south end zone of Rice-Eccles will undergo an $80 million rebuild.

Utah lawmaker aims to clarify when colleges can involve police after reports of sexual assault

Rep. Kim Coleman, R-West Jordan, told a legislative panel Wednesday at the Utah Capitol that she is still hashing out the details of the new version as she meets with police and those who represent victims. Coleman said she wasn't sure how the measure — if it had passed in the last legislative session — could have affected Lauren McCluskey, the University of Utah student shot and killed in October by a parolee she briefly dated.

Utah CMES: Groundbreaking studies that lead to career success

Earth science is interdisciplinary at the most fundamental level. It’s a subject that draws on engineering, the humanities and, of course, major principles of science, calling for a multidimensional approach from explorers of the subject. The College of Mines and Earth Sciences (CMES) at the University of Utah promises exactly that.

Big names head to training at Highlands

The alpine training venue on Aspen Highlands opens Thursday, and is expected to attract some familiar faces from the national team and the FIS alpine World Cup tour in the coming days. Ski teams from Western State and the University of Utah will be here next week to make good use of the snow.

Solar prop flames out at the polls in bitter contest

Lincoln Davies, a professor in energy policy and law at the University of Utah, said Prop. 127 may have been too much, too fast for Arizonans. “California … I think, is seen by a lot of people as different than the rest of the West,” Davies said. He said he doesn’t think California’s policies would work well in most other states, particularly because California has been aggressive in promoting renewable energy.

Why it’s so hard to issue a fire warning

Outside researchers who are trying to improve fire forecasts also cited this factor in conversations with Axios. Because the community is so spread out, there's the absence of a concerted voice to advocate for research funding, according to Adam Kochanski, a research professor at the University of Utah.

Women over 30 are leaving their husbands and boyfriends for other women

Dr. Lisa Diamond, professor of developmental psychology at University of Utah, is one of the foremost researchers on sexual fluidity in women, which she believes is situational. “The question of whether such a woman is ‘fluid’ versus ‘bisexual’ is a complicated one,” says Diamond.

'Person Of Interest' Sought By Salt Lake Police In Connection To Fatal Stabbing

A man who Salt Lake City police say is a person of interest in a Nov. 8 fatal stabbing was seen on the University of Utah campus Wednesday morning. Kidus Chane Yohannes, 31, was seen around 11 a.m. at the Marriott Library. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.

U of U Police issue campus alert about person of interest in fatal stabbing

University of Utah Police issued an alert Wednesday night after a person of interest in a fatal stabbing was spotted on campus earlier that morning. Salt Lake City Police asked the public for help locating 31-year-old Kidus Chane Yohannes, saying they want to speak to him regarding a fatal stabbing that occurred November 8 near 477 North and 300 West.

U of U issues ‘high alert’ hours after person of interest in fatal stabbing spotted at Marriott Library

About nine hours after the Salt Lake City Police Department identified a person of interest in a Nov. 7 fatal stabbing near downtown Salt Lake City, the University of Utah sent out a notice of its own. That person of interest — identified as 31-year-old Kidus Chane Yohannes — was seen Wednesday morning on the University of Utah campus. He was spotted about two hours prior to the time the SLCPD released his name and photo.

'Person of interest' in fatal Salt Lake stabbing spotted at U., police say

Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a deadly stabbing that took place last week in Salt Lake City. Detectives would like to speak with Kidus Chane Yohannes, 31, about the Nov. 8 stabbing, according to an emailed statement from the Salt Lake City Police Department. He was seen on the University of Utah campus at the Marriott Library on Wednesday about 11 a.m., according to a news release and alert from U. officials.

U of U police issue alert after person of interest in stabbing spotted on campus

University of Utah issued an alert Wednesday night regarding a person of interest in a homicide that was spotted on campus. U of U officials say Kidus Chane Yohannes, 31, sought in connection with a fatal stabbing, was seen around 11 a.m. at the Marriott Library.

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.

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

The University of Utah board of trustees approved an $80 million bonding plan to upgrade and expand the school's football stadium. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve athletic revenue covering the bond debt apart from any state funding.

University of Utah OKs $80M bond to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium in south end zone

The University of Utah board of trustees approved an $80 million bonding plan to upgrade and expand Rice-Eccles Stadium, primarily the home for the school’s football team. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve athletic revenue covering the bond debt apart from any state funding.

University of Utah announces Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion

The University of Utah announced a new $80 million dollar expansion project to enclose the south end zone. Artist renderings and a computer animated flyover show what the stadium will look like after completion three years from now. It will add new locker rooms plus a recruiting lounge, a field level club lounge, an outdoor patio and a thousand additional seats, all combining to increase capacity from 45,807 to 51,444.

University of Utah announces $80 million expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium

The University of Utah has announced plans for an $80 million expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium after its Board of Trustees approved a request to pursue bonding.

First Look: Rice Eccles Stadium Expansion

On Wednesday, the University of Utah officially announced their plans to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium, and unveiled the first glimpse of what the south end zone remodel will potentially look like. The stadium renovation, which is conditional on financing approval, should be completed prior to the kickoff of the 2021 football season.

2002 Olympic legacy remains ‘palpable’ in Utah, USOC chief says

The legacy of the 2002 Winter Games remains "palpable" in Utah, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland said during a visit Wednesday that could determine if Salt Lake City can bid for another Olympics.

‘This is in our DNA’: Utah shows off its venues and Olympic enthusiasm to U.S. officials on the quest for a Winter Games bid city

One of the stops in the afternoon included Rice-Eccles Stadium, where just hours earlier, the University of Utah held a news conference to announce progress toward an $80 million bond for expansion of the stadium that hosted the 2002 Opening and Closing ceremonies.

USOC visits Park City, Salt Lake City as bid race narrows

Locally, the University of Utah earlier on Wednesday unveiled plans to expand Rice-Eccles Stadium, which served as the site of the opening and closing ceremonies in 2002. Athlete housing is under construction at the Utah Olympic Park, and the remodel of the Salt Lake City International Airport is set to be finished in 2020.