News Clips for Nov. 6, 2019

University of Utah invited to join Association of American Universities

The University of Utah is one of the newest members of the Association of American Universities, which for more than 100 years has recognized the most outstanding academic institutions in the nation, officials said.

In our opinion: Utah mental health solutions come from its own backyard

An unspoken truth about the journey of a thousand miles is that the first and most significant steps often happen in one’s own backyard. A “historic” gift of $150 million from the Huntsman family to the University of Utah to establish a mental health institute is another move in changing the direction of mental health trends in Utah and beyond. The new institute has the potential to do for mental health what the Huntsman Cancer Center did for cancer research — save lives through unprecedented study and medical prowess.

Assimilating to Life In The United States with Thi Bui on Tuesday's Access Utah

Thi Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978. She will present a lecture "Finding Home," based on her debut graphic memoir, “The Best We Could Do,” a beautifully illustrated and emotional story about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. The lecture is Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nancy Tessman Auditorium at The Salt Lake City Public Library. The main sponsor/organizer is the Asia Center and the University of Utah along with The Office for Equity and Diversity.

9 U.S. Citizens, Including 6 Children, Were Killed in an Ambush in Mexico. Here's What We Know So Far

The killing of nine U.S. citizens—six children and three women—from a Mormon community in northern Mexico has caused outrage on both sides of the border. Five other children were wounded, according to the U.S. State Department, and were taken across the border in Phoenix, Ariz. The Associated Press reports that eight children, including multiple infants, survived.

Scientists probe the limits of ice

How small is the smallest possible particle of ice? It's not a snowflake, measuring at a whopping fraction of an inch. According to new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the smallest nanodroplet of water in which ice can form is only as big as 90 water molecules—a tenth the size of the smallest virus. At those small scales, according to University of Utah chemistry professor and study co-author Valeria Molinero, the transition between ice and water gets a little frizzy.

Former Univ. of Utah Officers Speak About Mistreatment of Female Victims, Employees

Since former University of Utah Police Chief Dale Brophy announced his resignation in July following the murder of student Lauren McCluskey, serious accusations against the department have emerged, including the mistreatment of female victims and officers and the hiring of leaders disciplined at previous agencies.

Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?

A first-of-its-kind review and meta-analysis of specialized literature suggests that mind-body therapies, such as meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy, can help ease physical pain and prevent the development of opioid use disorder.