News Clips for November 14-16, 2020

Proposal to install spyware in university libraries to protect copyrights shocks academics

The hypothetical plan to combat digital piracy called for the use of software to monitor those accessing academic material.

Early Child Care And Education Advances With Sorenson Impact Center

KPCW’s coverage of Early Childhood Education continues with a spotlight on the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah. They use data and science to show that investment in the early years of a child’s life delivers socio-economic benefits for the families and community through the lifetime of the child.

Spine-tingling proof music can bring our loved ones back from the grip of dementia as prima ballerina Marta Cinta Gonzalez relives the magic of Swan Lake

Her frail hand flutters hesitantly, and a shadow passes over her pale face. Then, as the orchestral brass begins to soar, playing the spine-tingling melody of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, something spellbinding happens.

Utah law schools' Achievement Fellowships aspire to change 'ecosystem' of state's legal community

Over the past decade, Utah's population has become increasingly diverse, a trend the state's top demographer Pam Perlich has described as "irreversible." By 2065, the Beehive State is projected to look more like the rest of the nation, with slightly more than 1 in 3 Utahns racial and ethnic minorities.

Parking space rental apps coming to Salt Lake City

At first, there was AirBnb, then came Uber, and then Bird. Now parking space rental apps are becoming the next must-have. Prked is expanding from its home state of Miami into other markets like Salt Lake City after launching in February 2020.

Social Distancing For Musicians: A Quick Guide To Low-Latency Audio

Every April, double bassist Robert Matheson and a colleague put on a concert at Dixie State University where they teach. This year he realized to play together, they were going to need something new, something that’s now of great interest to everyone from choir directors to music teachers to jazz musicians — a low-latency, high quality audio connection.

University of Utah Health’s new world-class rehabilitation and recovery center

The Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital opened this year, one of the most difficult years imaginable to open a brand new hospital. With a primary focus on preserving, enhancing, and restoring the quality of life for people with disabling conditions, the Craig H. Neilson Rehabilitation Hospital is truly a world-class facility.

‘No One Is Listening to Us’

More people than ever are hospitalized with COVID-19. Health-care workers can’t go on like this.

South Asian Americans face disproportionately higher risks of heart disease, other cardiovascular ailments

For years, Sharad Acharya’s frequent hikes in the mountains outside Denver would leave him short of breath. But a real wake-up call came three years ago when he suddenly struggled to breathe while walking through an airport.

‘Catastrophic’ lack of hospital beds in Upper Midwest as coronavirus cases surge

Covid’s long, dark winter has already arrived in the Upper Midwest, as cases and deaths surge, snatching lives, overwhelming hospitals, exhausting health-care providers and raising fears that the region’s medical system will be completely overwhelmed in the coming days.

'Post-COVID' clinics are cropping up across the country: Here's why

Christine Maughan knew something was off when she could no longer taste Sriracha, a spicy Thai chili sauce.

PROOF POINTS: Evidence increases for writing during math class

Students also learned more science and social studies when they wrote essays about those subjects, researchers say.

Large Thanksgiving get-togethers discouraged amid coronavirus pandemic

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and if you plan to gather with family members, you should be in quarantine now. That’s the advice of health experts.

University Of Utah Health Officials Focus On Keeping Frontline Workers Healthy

As COVID-19 hospitalizations surge in Utah, one of the greatest concerns is the health of the frontline health care workers. Dr. Thomas Miller, chief medical officer at University of Utah Health, said he’s focused on that every day and is optimistic a vaccine will make a difference soon.

Should Utah Cancel The Season? Utes AD Mark Harlan Doesn't Think So

Fridays typically bring a sense of joy to the general public. It's the day that signifies the work week is over and the weekend's activities are ready to commence. But if you're a Utah football fan, Friday's have done nothing more than add to the despair already flooding everyone's lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic.