News Clips | July 20, 2021

A Drought So Dire That a Utah Town Pulled the Plug on Growth

Groundwater and streams vital to both farmers and cities are drying up in the West, challenging the future of development.

ICUs are crowded with COVID patients, and that’s starting to delay some surgeries

Coronavirus hospitalizations have more than doubled in the past two months. Utah reports 559 new cases and 4 more deaths.

Tribes were displaced, and slavery was brought here. So how should Utahns view Mormon Pioneer Day?

Historians note that there are more stories to tell other than an epic trek by Latter-day Saints to find a religious refuge.

Utah scientists conduct COVID antibody trial to combat virus variants

Developing a treatment to stop the COVID-19 Delta variant - a University of Utah study with Johns Hopkins University has a goal to do just that. The trial’s intended to stop covid-related hospitalizations and to keep the virus from spreading.

PM News Brief: Sugarhouse Park Pond, Olympic COVID Case & Dean Cox’s Replacement

Incoming University Of Utah Gymnast Tests Positive For COVID-19 At Olympics

Three Principle-Based Alternatives To ‘Fake It Until You Make It’

We’re all familiar with the saying, “Fake it until you make it.” Maybe you heard those words from your parents when you were a kid as they tried to lessen your anxiety over your first performance in a school play or during piano lessons.

Eric Porres Builds MeetingScience To Make Meetings More Effective

Meetings are an essential but problematic management tool. The statistics on business meetings are sobering. A 2017 study from Harvard Business School shows that executives report they spend on average nearly 23 hours a week in meetings, up from less than 10 hours in the 1960s.

Student Debtors Notch Win in Fight to Wipe Out Debt in Bankruptcy

A recent Second Circuit decision is adding fuel to a growing momentum in the courts to allow borrowers to eliminate certain types of private lender-issued student loans in bankruptcy.

PNAS Papers on Age-Related Macular Degeneration Locus, Exhausted CAR T Cells, More

A team from the University of Utah digs into a chromosome 10 locus linked to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in past genome-wide association studies, detecting lower-than-usual levels of one of the genes at this locus in an AMD-related tissue type.