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On University of Utah campus, where foot traffic goes all night long, a push against light pollution

By Erin Alberty Photo: (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Traditional lighting creates glare near student housing, front, on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. A “hooded” fixture, which directs light toward the ground, stands at the center of the scene. Original Article With large buildings packed together, stadiums beaming like […]


U of U Growth Keeps Cranes on Campus


RIO TINTO ME BUILDING GETS THE GOLD

Article by VINCENTH Original Article Here The newly-refurbished Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building has gone for the gold. The building that is home to the College’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has achieved a LEED Gold certification after the building’s latest upgrade – the installation of a solar panel array on the roof. The architect for […]


UCHealth, University of Utah Chosen as ENR Mountain States’ Owners of the Year

The University of Utah has undertaken a massive building program over the past few years, spending tens of millions to add and expand numerous research, educational, athletics and health-care facilities to serve its more than 31,000 students. Projects recently completed or still underway include the Primary Children’s & Families’ Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer […]


The Marriott Library Celebrates 50 Years

Article by: Heidi Brett, Marriott Library On April 18, 1968, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and U alum Wallace Stegner visited campus to speak at the dedication of the newly constructed Library and Learning Center, which would become the J. Willard Marriott Library the following year. Strategically positioned in the center of campus, the new library was the […]


CADAVERS UNEARTHED AT U. IN 2016

(Original Article Here) By: Marjorie Cortez Published: February 10, 2018 3:07 pmUpdated: Feb. 10, 2018 4:49 p.m. SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah’s Marketing and Communications office is accustomed to handling visits of A-listers such as civil rights leaders or famous authors, as well as announcing significant medical discoveries or sizable gifts. But […]


BRIGHT LIGHTS UNDER A DARK SKY

By Abeni Czajkowski (Original Article) The safety of all students, faculty and staff is a top priority for the University of Utah. For the past 18 years, administrators, safety experts and volunteers have worked together and focused on ensuring a well-lit and safe campus at night. At the same time, recent sustainability and environmental measures […]


KEEPING CAMPUS HUMMING

By Abeni Czajkowski In 2013, the University of Utah began an almost $90 million electrical infrastructure project that would remove all three outdated substations across campus and replace them with new ones — an underground renovation project that is set to carry the campus on reliable new systems for the next 40-50 years. “The purpose […]