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William Anderegg Receives Blavatnik Award

Anderegg is one of three to receive the 2023 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

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Bones of the Earth

Geologist Kevin Mendoza on learning, teaching, representation and connection to the land

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2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentors

Gannet Hallar and Ofer Ron receive accolades

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Utah’s Fly’s Eye Telescope Array

The cosmic origins of the "OMG Particle"

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Darryl Butt: Finding one’s ‘professional self’

Dean Butt reflects on his impact on students as he leads the U of U graduate school

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Celebrating Our Exceptional Faculty 2023

The College of Science congratulates four faculty members

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Lissy Coley Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lissy Coley Elected to NAS

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2023 College of Science Awards

The College of Science is committed to recognizing excellence in education, research, and service and congratulates all 2023 college award recipients.

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Storm Peak

Storm Peak is a lab and a classroom.

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Jessica Haskins

I could not have afforded my first year at MIT if I hadn’t received local scholarships.

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A.A.U. Membership

Utah joins the prestigious Association of American Universities.

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TreeNote

TreeNote is a two minute weekly radio feature from renowned ecologist Dr. Nalini Nadkarni.

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Spirit of Salam

Tino Nyawelo wins 2023 Spirit of Salam Award.

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Fellow of the AAAS

Jennifer Shumaker-Perry elected as a Fellow of the AAAS.

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GSL Strike Team

The Great Salt Lake can be saved. This is how we do it.

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Fellow of the AAAS

Vahe Bandarian elected as a Fellow of the AAAS.

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$1M Grant to Chemists

Grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation may help chemists learn how molecules crystallize.

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Pauling Medal

Distinguished Professor Dr. Cynthia Burrows is the 2022 Pauling Medal awardee.

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Art & Air Quality

Public art piece finds common ground in the fight for air quality.

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Storm Peak Laboratory

One of only a handful of high elevation weather labs in the world.

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Clarivate’s Most Cited

Peter Stang is recognized for his exceptional research influence.

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APS Fellows

Christoph Boehme and Ramón Barthelemy have been elected fellows of the APS.

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Construction Update

Construction is about to begin on the University of Utah’s new Applied Sciences facility.

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Utah F.O.R.G.E.

The future of geothermal energy is located in Milford, Utah.

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McMinn Chair

Christopher Hacon appointed to 2nd term as the McMinn Chair in Mathematics

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NDSEG Fellowship

Aria Ballance Granted 2022 NDSEG Fellowship.

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Armentrout Interview

Peter Armentrout sits down with the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

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STAR-X Proposal

Astrophysicist Dan Wik proposal selected by NASA.

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Golden Goose 2022

Toto Olivera's side hustle that transformed neuroscience.

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Jack Simons Award

PHYS senior theory award renamed to Jack Simons Award in Theoretical Physical Chemistry.

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College Merger

The College of Mines & Earth Sciences merges with the College of Science.

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U Presidential Scholar

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks named 2022 U presidential scholar.

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N.S.F. Director

NSF appoints Denise Dearing as Director for the Div. of Integrative Organismal Systems.

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10-year Plan

U astronomers tackle the decade’s biggest questions.

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Mass Spectrometry

Armentrout receives ASMS Award for Distinguished Contributions In Mass Spectrometry.

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Societal Impact Scholar

Ken Golden Named U Presidential Societal Impact Scholar

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Teaching Assistantship

Seungsu Lee has been awarded a Teaching Assistantship from the University of Utah.

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Graduate Research Fellowship

Sanghoon Kwak has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the University of Utah.

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National Academy of Sciences

Valeria Molinero elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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National Academy of Sciences

Erik Jorgensen elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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NSF Fellowship

Eamon Quinlan-Gallego awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the NSF.

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NSF Fellowship

Alex Rasmussen awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the NSF.

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MAA Teaching Award

Kevin Wortman receives Mathematical Association of America Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Distinguished Service

Pearl Sandick receives Distinguished Service Award.

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IF/THEN Ambassador

The largest collection of statues of women ever assembled.

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ASBMB Fellow

Vahe Bandarian named fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

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The Frontier of Physics

Physics beyond the Standard Model.

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Physics Innovation

Yue Zhao Receives Physics Innovation Award.

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William D. Ohlsen

Emeritus Professor William David Ohlsen 1932-2021.

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Camille-Dreyfus Award

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks receives Teacher-Scholar award.

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NAS Membership

Mary Beckerle receives the significant recognition of NAS membership.

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AAAS Membership

Valeria Molinero joins the prestigious ranks of the American Academy.

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Amanda Cangelosi

Mathematics faculty receives U's Early Career Teaching Award.

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Sloan Research Fellow

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks awarded prestigious 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship.

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Cottrell Scholar

Gail Zasowski named a Cottrell Scholar.

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Carsten Rott

Carsten Rott appointed to the Jack W. Keuffel Memorial Chair in Physics & Astronomy.

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Mission Unstoppable

Mixing chemistry and martial arts for CBS television.

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Karl Schwede

The latest faculty to be named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

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Christoph Boehme

Physics & Astronomy selects Christoph Boehme as Department Chair.

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Tino Nyawelo

I see myself in those kids who are brought here as refugees.

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AMS Fellow

Davar Khoshnevisan, named Fellow of American Mathematical Society.

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Dean Peter Trapa

Peter Trapa has been named as the new Dean of the College of Science.

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Royal Fellow

Christopher Hacon adds another honor of a lifetime to his already stellar resume.

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Distinguished Research

Professor Molinero’s work is a hallmark of what research and scholarship should be about.

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Associate V.P. for Research

Diane Pataki is now Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Utah.

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AMS Fellow

Tommaso de Fernex, Ph.D. Associate Department Chair of Mathematics.

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AMS Fellow

“I was delighted to learn the news from the AMS,” said Peter Trapa.

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Breakthrough Prize

Christopher Hacon, has been interested in math for as long as he can remember.

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