News Clips for Oct. 5, 2018

Utah’s five female university presidents share their goals, differences and experiences with sexism

When the moderator looked to her right, where Utah’s five female university presidents sat on a stage, she said: “This feels different than it would if it were five male college presidents. So there’s something we’ve got to dissect here.”

250 Law Profs Release Statement: ‘The Problem With Sexual Harassment Is Sexism’

Two-hundred-fifty law professors nationwide, as of Friday morning, signed an open statement condemning sexual harassment, which they sent to Senator Richard Blumenthal’s office on Thursday. The letter outlines ten principles to further combat sexual harassment, building on the momentum of the #MeToo movement to further advance equality in the United States.

Can a 'Noah's Ark' of Microbes Save the World's Health?

To safeguard human health in the future, researchers envision creation of a "Noah's Ark" of beneficial human microbes. The human microbiome includes trillions of microscopic organisms that live in and on our bodies, and benefit our health in a number of ways, according to the authors of the proposal.

UT Law professors sign letter urging Kavanaugh rejection

An open letter from law professionals to the US Senate urges a vote against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. At least seven law professors from Brigham Young University and University of Utah joined 2,400 by signing their names to the letter, which ran first as an opinion piece in the New York Times.

Tracking indoor air quality can help control domestic pollution

Tracking the indoor air quality in real time can encourage people to change their behaviour and switch to activities that cause less pollution within their homes, a study has found.

First confirmed flu cases have been reported in Salt Lake Valley

No more wondering about when the flu season will begin. It's already here in Utah. The University of Utah Hospital is reporting its first three confirmed cases of the flu. The first case, happened on September 20th. That's one to two months earlier than what doctors normally see. Doctors normally see their first cases in mid-October, November or even December

Huntsman Cancer Institute helps create telemedicine clinic for transplant patients

The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, in partnership with Grand Valley Oncology (GVO), opened a telemedicine clinic to serve blood and marrow transplant (BMT) patients in Mesa County, Colorado and surround areas, according to a press release.