News Clips for Sept. 7, 2018

Pay Transparency Is The Solution To The Pay Gap: Here's One Company's Success Story

If you found out that you were being paid less than your colleagues for the exact same work, you'd probably demand to be paid more. This type of open access to your colleague's pay, referred to as pay transparency, has long been touted as a cure for the gender pay gap. After all, if everyone knows everyone else's pay in the organization, any bias would be highlighted, and the organization would be forced to make the appropriate corrections. Unfortunately, pay transparency is not widely adopted, because many organizations fear that revealing employees' salaries will result in too many complaints from disgruntled workers.

University of Utah president's inauguration set for Sept. 21

Ruth V. Watkins will be inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of Utah during a ceremony on Friday Sept. 21, in Kingsbury Hall, 1395 Presidents Circle. The 3 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

Roles of web analytics companies in news production

Today, web analytics are increasingly used to gauge the success, present and future, of news content and related news products. Valerie Belair-Gagnon, an assistant professor in the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Avery E. Holton, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah, conducted in-depth interviews with the suppliers of those analytics—web analytics companies—to examine how managers for analytics companies understand and position their work in relation to news production.

CT still overused in kids with head trauma

Despite international efforts to reduce CT neuroimaging for pediatric head trauma, there has not been a significant decline in the past decade, researchers report.

Republicans are fans of BYU while Democrats and independents root for Utah

College football season is here. A new UtahPolicy.com survey from Dan Jones and Associates finds the University of Utah is the most popular college team in the state, and most Utahns expect the Utes to have the best season this year.

Is your fossil valuable? Fossil ID days make it easy to find out

As a child, you might have picked up a rock and pretended it was a dinosaur bone or a precious artifact. As an adult, you can find out the real story, thanks to a handful of museums, parks, and research centers around the country that host events where you can take your treasures and have a qualified geologist, anthropologist or paleontologist tell you whether it's real—or not. That's the chance you take.

Lounging Mice Photos Could Be Money Shot in Fraud Suit

Pictures of mice loitering on, under and around pest control devices paved the way for a federal trial on a $5 million class action calling ultrasonic bug and vermin repellents a fraud.

About 1 in 5 hospitals mark up drug prices at least 700 percent, study finds

Nearly one in five hospitals mark up medicine prices 700 percent or more, according to a new analysis from The Moran Company, prepared for The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Dr. Agarwal on Next Steps in Kidney Cancer

Neeraj Agarwal, MD, associate professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute, discusses the next steps in the kidney cancer paradigm.