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News Clips | October 28, 2021

Former University of Utah researcher awarded $760,000 in lawsuit over termination

A discovery violation by the university during the trial resulted in a default judgment, a news release states. A jury determined damages.

Possible hazmat incident evacuates Univ. of Utah building, no hazard found

A hazmat incident reported at the University of Utah Wednesday night turned out to be a false alarm. Still, authorities say the teacher that called it in did everything right.

Breakthrough: Blind woman now able to detect shapes thanks to U of U researchers

Researchers at the John E. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah and Miguel Hernandez University in Alicante, Spain were able to successfully allow a blind woman to detect shapes using a prosthetic brain implant.

Pending approval of kids' COVID vaccine has many families hoping for some normal life again

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 cleared its first regulatory hurdle Tuesday. A full emergency authorization is expected next week.

Half of Utahns can't afford to buy a home

Over half of Utah's households can't afford a home. This is due largely to skyrocketing real estate prices over the last year and quarter.

What COVID vaccines for young kids could mean for the pandemic

As US Food and Drug Administration advisers recommend authorizing shots for children aged 5 to 11, researchers predict what this might mean for populations.

Exam proctoring's ethical issues can be navigated with careful design, experts say

Online video proctoring software raises ethical concerns that instructors can avoid by closely examining how they design online assessments, experts said during an online Educause panel on Wednesday.

Aspen trees are threatened by climate change, but some people say there are ways to preserve future groves

Every fall, visitors and locals alike flock to the Rocky Mountains to bask in the golden glow of the aspen groves, but the human-caused climate crisis is putting trees at risk across the West, including the “quaking aspens” in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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