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News Clips | November 23, 2021

Utah sociologist explores the ‘tightrope’ mothers navigate in feeding their children

Gender, racial and social inequalities affect the foods that end up on families’ dinner tables, Priya Fielding-Singh says in her new book.

SLC awarded funding for transportation study linking Research Park to downtown

Almost a million dollars in federal funding is coming to Utah to look at ways to connect the University of Utah’s Research Park Campus and the emerging Innovation District in downtown Salt Lake City.

Earth might get its own Saturn-like rings—made of space trash

Researchers at the University of Utah predict that our planet will get its own bling, via a process that will help clean up space pollution.

Star Trek star George Takei to visit the U of U

The University of Utah’s MUSE (My Signature U Experience) program announced its first national guest for the 2022 year, George Takei. Takei played Lieutenant Sulu on the original “Star Trek” and is a noted activist for Asian-American and LGBT rights.

The ancient potato of the future

Solanum jamesii, aka the Four Corners potato, has sustained Indigenous people in the American Southwest for 11,000 years; USDA is now studying its 8-year shelf life, and its resistance to disease, heat, and drought. The future of this remarkable little potato remains unwritten.

Analysis: Marijuana Legalization Associated with Improved Clearance Rates for Violent Crimes

The legalization of marijuana for adults is associated with improvements in police clearance rates for multiple types of violent crimes, according to data published online ahead of print in The International Journal of Drug Policy.

‘We all have to come together’: Experts lay out how to keep AI in health care in check

The reach of artificial intelligence in health care settings has expanded to touch everything from cancer care to appointment no-shows.

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