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FEATURED STORY: New podcast reveals secrets of cadavers unearthed at U. in 2016

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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 the discovery of human remains beneath a historical building on campus on April 20, 2016, posed a challenge like no other.

 How did the remains get there? Who were these people? How would the university share such a sensitive, complex story with the community, or for that matter, the world? Science writer Paul Gabrielsen and communications specialist Brooke Adams, who had each worked as journalists earlier in their careers, settled on producing a podcast.


Keep Campus Humming

By Abeni Czajkowski, communications specialist, Planning Design & Construction

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2013, the University of Utah began an almost $90 million electrical infrastructure project that would remove all three outdated substations across campus and replace them with new ones — an underground renovation project that is set to carry the campus on reliable new systems for the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 of the upgrade was to replace old systems that had reached their maximum capacity,” said Dave Quinlivan, associate director of utilities and energy with Facilities Management. “They provide redundant power feeds to every building on campus as well as eliminate the chances of unplanned power outages.”  Continue Reading


By Abeni Czajkowski, communications specialist, Planning Design & Construction

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 have increased focus on reducing light pollution and helping the U to become compliant with the dark sky initiative of minimizing light trespass and skyglow with specially approved light fixtures. Continue Reading