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News Clips | March 1, 2022

A quilt made of wood? New exhibition at UMFA challenges notions of what a quilt can be.

A touring exhibition, and a companion show from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection, show quilts that connect art, history and culture.

Can mindfulness cure chronic pain and opioid addiction?

New clinical trial shows mindfulness may help mend America’s opioid scourge.

The IPCC Is Finally Using the Right Words to Talk About Climate Change Inequality and Justice

On Monday, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest assessment of the state of the global climate crisis.

They Want to Break T. Rex Into 3 Species. Other Paleontologists Aren’t Pleased.

The premise, put forth in a new paper, highlights an assortment of tensions in dinosaur paleontology, including how subjective the naming of species can be.

The University of Utah turns 172

The University of Utah celebrates its founding day Monday with 172 years since its founding as Deseret University on Feb, 28, 1850.

How low did President Joe Biden’s approval rating go ahead of State of the Union address?

As President Joe Biden prepares for his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, he’ll have a dwindling fan base in Utah.

While straight men face educational crisis, gay men excel academically, study finds

Lesbians, however, perform more poorly than straight women in a number of academic measures, according to a study published in the American Sociological Review.

7 nominees announced for Utah Supreme Court vacancy

The nominees to replace retiring Justice Constandinos “Deno” Himonas include 6 judges and a BYU law professor.

Bringing it all together

The ESCRT biology community will travel to Wisconsin in May for an ASBMB meeting.

University of Utah rape cases increase, while other crimes drop off

The University of Utah saw a slight increase in the number of on-campus rapes reported in 2020. The U released its first housing-specific crime report last week.

Machine Learning Pinpoints Meteorite-Rich Areas in Antarctica

A new algorithm suggests that only a small fraction of meteorites present on the White Continent’s surface have been recovered to date.

What's with Wordle? Here's why your new favorite word game has exploded in popularity

Wordle is the simple word game that has cluttered social media with colored grids and phrases like “look at me! I got it in two!” have taken the world by storm.

No public memorial for murdered U of U student

The University of Utah has announced that there will be no public memorial event for a student that died earlier this month.

Researchers report a new, more efficient way to grow breast cancer models

The study creates a way for researchers to narrow the number of drugs that might be effective in each tumor based on its unique characteristics and its behavior in the laboratory models of the cancer.

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