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News Clips | August 27-30, 2021

University of Utah, Utah State and Weber State will require students to get the COVID-19 vaccine

The three schools announced the mandates after the Pfizer vaccine received full federal authorization this week.

University of Utah will not institute vaccination, mask mandates at Rice-Eccles Stadium

The 24th-ranked Utes open Thursday evening against in-state FCS power Weber State, the first of six games this season at Rice-Eccles.

More Utah babies who test positive for COVID-19 are being hospitalized — but it’s probably because fewer babies are getting tested

Meanwhile, cases among Utah children ages 5 to 10 are reaching unusually high levels, compared to previous months of the pandemic.

U of U’s iconic fieldhouse to become state-of-the-art performance theater

Utes can look forward to a brand new arts space taking over the iconic Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse in the future.

National Science Foundation Commits $75 Million To University Innovation Hubs

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced this week that, as part of its Innovation Corps, (I-Corps™) program, it will establish five I-Corps Hubs.

11,000-year-old solution to modern problem: Ancient potato could thrive in changing climate

Indigenous communities of the Southwest work to ‘rematriate’ the Four Corners Potato.

Census Figures Reflect Aging of Rural Utah

Newly released census figures show that adults in rural Wayne County grew more as a share of the population than anywhere else in Utah over the past decade.

Report estimates 100,000 Utahns experiencing lingering COVID-19 symptoms

An estimated 100,000 Utahns have experienced lingering COVID-19 symptoms, also known as long haul COVID-19.

Clean Water for Native American Tribes

Access to clean water is critical for Native American communities.

Atavistik launches for allosteric drug discovery

The start-up is based on the work of Jared Rutter, a biochemist at the University of Utah who studies how metabolites act as allosteric regulators of proteins.

Encouraging good behavior in Indian Creek: Science Moab talks to David Carter about rock climbers and conservation

As a nationally- and internationally-renowned climbing spot, the Indian Creek area outside of Moab is home to stellar natural beauty, world-class crags...and increasing recreational use.

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