News Clips for Sept. 28-30, 2019

Prophet of peace: Gandhi’s nonviolent message needed now as much as ever, say Utahns as they mark 150 years since his birth

Mahatma Gandhi was a Hindu peace activist in India who was assassinated 71 years ago, so why would a young Muslim a world and several generations away want to help commemorate the 150th birthday of such a distant figure?

Why You Should Pursue Passion Projects in Grad School

They allow you to explore your skills, gain experience and refine career goals, writes Dan Moseson, who provides advice for successfully doing so.

The U.S. gives foreign aid to women's rights abusers despite earmarking funds to help women

Money should be conditioned on countries' cleaning up their acts, just as domestic grant recipients are barred from discriminating on the basis of gender.

Home tour to showcase 1955-era houses from noted Utah architect

The Parade of Homes in 1955 was a “show of unprecedented size,” according to a newspaper article from that time, featuring 30 model homes in Murray and what is now Holladay.

Flu season may impede investigation of vaping illnesses

The 2019-20 flu season could complicate efforts to diagnose and track vaping-related lung illnesses in the U.S., health experts told STAT. The season will bring an uptick in flu and other respiratory illnesses, which often feature the same symptoms as the vaping illnesses, including shortness of breath and cloudy spots on lung X-rays. "It's going to be difficult to tease apart a bad flu case and a vaping case," Sean Callahan, MD, a pulmonologist at Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Health, told STAT.

Man arrested for trying to hijack forklift at University of Utah

A man was arrested at the University of Utah for attempting to steal a forklift on campus on Thursday. Angelo Ginori, 25, was arrested for assaulting a peace officer, theft of property valued over $5,000, failure to stop at the command of law enforcement and criminal mischief.

Smart controllers shave water use at Latter-day Saint meetinghouses

The bulk purchase and installation of more than 180 smart water controllers saved water use at area ward meetinghouses and seminary buildings owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a program officials predict will pay for itself later this year.

Mormons, uneasy with Trump, are stuck with the GOP

Most Mormons remain committed to conservative values but uneasy with President Trump's ascendance, resulting in a complicated relationship with the modern Republican Party.

Science bridges international borders

Chemists worldwide tell C&EN what they value about international collaborations, at a time when some scientists might feel uncertain about their future

Commentary: Investing in early childhood teacher education pays off

Pat Bagley’s recent cartoon depicting teachers as the driving force of Utah’s economy was brilliant, and an insightful statement on the role of educators in the success of our state’s growth and economic well-being.

A Murray mobile-home park once facing closure is now expanding

The fate of one of Murray’s oldest mobile home parks could have easily gone another way. Winchester Estates is spread over 60 acres in a beautifully green southwest corner of the suburban city, along the Jordan River and across from Murray Parkway Golf Course — the kind of land that Utah’s residential developers are buying up these days and converting to new housing subdivisions and apartment projects.

‘More than his scars’: How a young Romanian burn survivor inspired this Utah author to write her first novel

‘The amount of love we let into our lives and give out in return can define our lives more than our tragedy.’

Experts: Cases Similar To McCluskey Family Lawsuit Against U Of U Rarely Won, But Raise Awareness

Civil rights lawsuits like the one the family of a slain University of Utah track star Lauren McCluskey filed this summer against the school are rarely won, legal experts say.

Utah AG's office responds to McCluskeys' criticism after U. files to dismiss family's lawsuit

The Utah Attorney General's Office responded Friday to criticism from Lauren McCluskey's family after the University of Utah filed to dismiss the family's lawsuit against the school, following the U. student's killing on campus, an emailed statement reads.

Letter: University of Utah appears to be a callous institution

Universities are unique institutions. Their populations are students, the majority barely of age, who are on campus to access higher education.