News Clips for October 2, 2020


Tucked into the ACME Lab at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the new exhibit Utah Women Working for Better Days! puts the centennial of women’s suffrage and the often-ignored history of Utah female political activists in the spotlight. Pulled from the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library’s Special Collections and created in collaboration with the Utah women’s history organization Better Days 2020, the memorabilia and historical items focus on the positives in the story of Utah women’s campaign for human rights

Salt Lake police union wants City Council member disciplined for calling Palacios-Carbajal shooting unlawful

The leader of Salt Lake City’s police union was so upset at criticism from City Council Member Amy Fowler over the police shooting on Bernardo Palacio-Carbajal that he filed an ethics complaint with the Utah State Bar. The investigation is pending.

Public health campaign teams up with businesses statewide to keep Utah open

A campaign started in the state’s capital to help businesses deal with mounting restrictions surrounding COVID-19 is going statewide. “Stay Safe to Stay Open,” a partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber and the Utah Department of Health, is taking two colorful Sprinter vans around the state to invite hundreds of businesses to take a pledge.

President Trump has tested positive for COVID-19; questions rise about Salt Lake City VP debate

President Donald Trump said early Friday morning that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 Roundup: Judge Rejects Refund for Remote Learning

The University of Utah called it a "circuit breaker." Many campuses have imposed quarantines, either on individual residence halls or campuswide. York College of Pennsylvania is taking a different approach, imposing what it calls an on-campus "fall break" for the next two weeks to combat a "recent small uptick in individuals who have been identified as close contacts of several COVID-19 positive students."

Undisciplined: September Science News Roundup

We’re talking about fires and fossils, sea butterflies and Stonehenge, and parasitic plants and saving the planet — well, saving ourselves, anyway. Our guests are researchers from across the nation with a diversity of expertise.

University of Utah Establishes Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center as Lead for Innovation and Economic Engagement

President Ruth V. Watkins is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has formed the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center, a centralized office that will drive the U’s expanding efforts for economic engagement for the greater Utah community. The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), to serve as a hub to foster partnerships between industry, university and government entities. This effort formalizes the U’s commitment to increase its impact on Utah’s economy by catalyzing innovation.

Utah adds health screening test for babies born in state

The Utah Department of Health has announced an additional screening test for babies born in Utah. The new test, added Sept. 20, is for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), which affects approximately 1 in 17,000 individuals every year. Males are more severely affected and are at risk for a severe form of the disease that can lead to death, the UDoH statement says. Women are also affected, but with slower disease progression.

Making Sense of Life in the Middle of the Storm

How students' reflections on the impacts of COVID-19 are important to consider.

In Utah this week: Halloween movies and a free concert from the Utah Symphony

Celebrate the start of October with screenings of Halloween movies like “Hocus Pocus,” “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Friday the 13th.” Or check out free concerts from the Utah Symphony or New American Philharmonic.