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News Clips | August 9-10, 2022

Rising rents add to college students’ scramble for affordable housing

A tight housing market and a renewed desire for campus life have left some schools with long waiting lists for dorms. At the University of Utah, the wait list for housing exceeded 3,500 students this spring. Bethany Hardwig, director of special projects and outreach in the Office of Alumni Relations, is quoted.

'Dust Lake City' disaster looming as Utah professor fights to save the Great Salt Lake

If you only view the Great Salt Lake from above, you'll miss the greatest threat to the air we breathe here in northern Utah and beyond. When you veer off the beaten path on the fringes of Layton and Syracuse, chances are you'll find Kevin Perry, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah.

A growing psychiatrist shortage and an enormous demand for mental health services

The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased rates of anxiety and depression. From partnering with primary care providers to innovative digital tools, leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions. Rachel Weir, MD, chief of mental health integration at University of Utah Health is quoted.

Australia drafts guideline for supporting autistic children

Therapies should be tailored to the individual needs of autistic children, with no minimum number of hours a child should get, according to a draft of Australia’s first national guideline for supporting autistic children. Paul Carbone, professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah, is quoted.

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