News Clips for Oct. 1, 2019

How Fan-Fiction Communities Teach People to Write

Everyone leaves feedback and reviews, leading to a sprawling, communal learning environment.

University Of Utah Researchers Awarded $3 Million To Study Effect Of Exercise On Parkinson's Disease

There is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, but for mice with induced Parkinson’s, exercise seems to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease, and surveys suggest something similar could be happening with humans. A research group at University of Utah is looking into this kind of treatment with a grant for controlled experiments.

New Insight into the Limits of Self-Insight

A study counters the popular idea that knowing yourself is good for you.

Second look at Utah sex assault cases taking more time and money than the state expected

Four Utah women have fought for years to bring the men they say sexually abused them to court. They’ve been discouraged and frustrated by the process, particularly when local prosecutors declined to file criminal charges. But they didn’t give up.

Hero Who Saved Over 10,000 By Exposing HIV Crisis in China Dies at Age 59

University of Utah researcher Shuping Wang, hailed as a “public health hero” for exposing HIV and hepatitis epidemics in China back in the 1990s, has passed away on September 21. Dr. Wang was hiking with her husband and some friends when she died from a heart attack, KSL TV reports. She was 59.

University of Utah administrator says ‘rebuilding trust’ after Lauren McCluskey’s murder will take time

A University of Utah administrator acknowledged Monday that trust in the school has been eroded by how it failed to respond to concerns reported by student-athlete Lauren McCluskey and—more recently—how it has defended itself since her murder.

U Of U Sandy Center Expands Services

Students will have more in-depth experiences and services at the University of Utah Sandy Center due to a recent expansion.

Letter: Act locally to combat climate damage

If you were anywhere near the Utah Capitol on Sept. 20, you probably noticed it: Hundreds of concerned residents and students gathered in the blustery cold to express their concern over our changing environment.

Utah’s Kyle Whittingham reacts to California legislation news

Utah coach confident a level playing field will be established

Visitor surveys planned in Sawtooth Forest

For the next year Sawtooth National Forest users may encounter a University of Utah employee seeking feedback about the forest. The Sawtooth is involved in a national visitor use monitoring survey from that begins Oct. 1 and runs for a full year.