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News Clips | August 13-15, 2022

What Is Talent in Higher Education?

Identifying it can be challenging, writes Hollis Robbins, but there may be no higher purpose for college leaders than raising the aspirations of people who may be undervaluing themselves.

University of Utah and UtahForge 2nd solicitation for up to $44million

The University of Utah and the UtahForge project have released the 2nd funding solicitation with total funding of $44 million. Joseph Moore, Ph.D., Principal Investigator of the project, is quoted.

Efforts are underway to create a new prison college degree program in Utah

The University of Utah’s Prison Education Project hopes to launch a new degree program in the fall of 2023. Andy Eisen and Erin Castro are quoted.

Most gun deaths are suicides. Could this law help prevent them?

Suicides account for the vast majority of gun deaths in Utah, and more than half of all suicides in the state are by firearm. Evan Goldstein, assistant professor in the department of population health sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine, is quoted.

Microsoft, Traeger Grills and Young Living are cutting staff. Are Utah workers in for more layoffs?

The annual rate of layoffs in Utah from May 2021 to May 2022 was close to the national average, federal data shows. Catherine Ruetschlin, a labor economist, is quoted.

Parenting tips: Know the factors that influence motor development skills in children

A recent study has found that low birth weight babies are more likely to have motor skills issues. The study, which was conducted by the University of Utah, looked at 5-year-old kids who were born prematurely or with a low birth weight.

Teen Refusing To Accept Dad's 'Affair Baby' As Sibling Applauded Online

In a July 2017 article for the Institute for Family Studies, Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a professor of family and consumer studies and an adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Utah, said that "since 2000, older Americans are cheating more, while younger Americans are cheating less," based on the previous 30 years of the General Social Survey.

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