News Clips for October 8-9, 2020

Student volunteers helping at the Vice Presidential debate

Student volunteers are playing a big part ahead of the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah. Senior Natalie Aris is spending most of her time this week driving a golf cart around the campus. Her job is to shuttle national media members wherever they need to go across campus.

Despite pandemic, this Utah university has the largest enrollment in its history

Enrollment at Utah’s public colleges and universities dipped slightly compared to one year ago, but mostly held steady in the face of a 2.5% national decline, according to some estimates. The total fall headcount at Utah’s six universities and two colleges was 189,021, down two-tenths of a percentage point from fall 2019, when the enrollment was 189,035.

Debate attracts liberal, conservative protest groups to the University of Utah

The debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris attracted protesters from across the political spectrum. They gathered, chanted and clashed near the University of Utah.

Bright idea: Technology developed at University of Utah could modernize laparoscopy

Dr. John Langell’s phone was pointed the wrong way. That simple accident may just change the world of laparoscopic surgery. Late one night, Langell was getting out of bed to answer as the on-call doctor. Not wanting to wake his wife, he turned on his cell phone light in order to find his shoes. The light, however, was pointed right at him.

What is the Caring For You Cosmetic Event?

University of Utah Dermatology does cosmetic dermatology differently with values that aim to break down stereotypes surrounding cosmetic services. As part of one of the largest dermatology departments in the country, their healthcare providers are highly specialized in every aspect of skin health.

Photos from the vice presidential debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris face off in Salt Lake City, separated on stage by a protective plexiglass panel, for a vice presidential debate with uncommonly high stakes for a showdown between running mates.

IFEZ Authority to Hold Forum to Improve Daily Lives of International Residents

Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) Authority said on Oct. 7 that it will hold a forum to improve the living environment of international residents in the IFEZ at Songdo Convensia in Songdo International City on Oct. 13.

Trees vs Pollution

The University of Utah has been looking at campus evergreens to map the kind of air pollution during different times of the year, according to the Deseret News. As it becomes increasingly clear that pollution is killing us, cost-effective studies like this are crucial to understanding how to combat the threat.