News Clips for September 17, 2020

University of Utah Creates 2 New Public Safety Committees

The two new committees will be comprised of students, faculty and staff from across the institution. The University of Utah created two new public safety committees this month: the Public Safety Advisory Committee and the Independent Review Committee.

U of U College of Nursing launches COVID-19 support groups

The University of Utah College of Nursing is launching two new COVID-19 support groups, officials said. “There have been over 3,000 hospitalizations and 400 deaths from COVID-19 in Utah, which is a lot of grief,” says Katherine Supiano, PhD, director of the college’s Caring Connections program, by way of a news release. “They don’t know what to do with this experience of being post-COVID because nobody knows what normal is.”

The best thing for back pain is actually more movement

Strengthening and stretching your back muscles can help prevent that pain.

Seismic monitoring may improve early warnings for glacial lake outburst floods

Vibrations in the ground may help to improve advanced warnings about sudden floods that result from glacial melting, according to a study published today in Science Advances.

Significance of Utah hosting the lone Vice Presidential Debate

The 2020 Presidential Election will be on Tuesday, November 3. There will be a Presidential Debate held Tuesday, September 29, Thursday, October 15, and Thursday, October 22, 2020. The Vice Presidential debate will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah.

Do Chore Lists Actually Help Couples Share Housework Equally?

For many couples who live together, figuring out how to equally share household and family-related responsibilities is an ongoing challenge. This is especially true for relationships between men and women, who are up against centuries-old gender norms and expectations about who's in charge of homemaking and childcare.

Feds create hybrid air quality site combining PurpleAir, AirNow readings

The smoke-choked skies have cleared, and PurpleAir has gone green in the Bay Area. Wood particle-laced air is bound to return however. Fire season doesn’t end in California until the rains come, usually in November, so don't expect the green (healthy air) icons to stick around.

Polk land deal shows how the rich profit off conservation, Senate report shows

Investors doubled their money with a tax break. Critics say the deal was an example of a profit scheme disguised as environmentalism.

New poll: Are Utahns better off than 4 years ago? What about the country?

Utahns weigh in on Trump-Biden matchup, president’s approval and the pandemic.