University of Utah

State & Regional
2:55 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Cool Science Radio - December 18, 2014

In this edition Of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Eric Eide, University of Utah research assistant professor of computer science. Then it's  Cory Doctorow, author of: Information Doesn’t Want to be Free.

 

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State & Regional
11:48 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Cool Science Radio - August 28, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, co-hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Dr. Erik Syrstad of the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University. He joined the show to talk about his new invention - an Imaging Dispersive Energy Analyzer - and what it can be used for. Dr. David Belnap from the University Of Utah then joined the show to talk about his work with viruses at the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory.

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State & Regional
4:05 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

The Mountain Life - August 13, 2014

Lynn started today's show with a conversation about concussions with Chris Nowinski, author of Head Games - Football's Concussion Crisis. They discussed the potentially serious injury a concussion can be, especially for young people involved in sports. Lynn also spoke with Dr. Craig Bryan, a University Of Utah professor of Psychology who specializes in depression and suicide. With all the discussion in the wake of the loss of Robin Williams, it's a good time to remember all the resources available that can help those who struggle with such a condition.

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Environmental Issues
3:09 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

This Green Earth - July 22, 2014

In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts join hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.

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AP NEWS
8:21 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Gale Dick, Co-Founder Of Save Our Canyons, Dies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gale Dick, a former University of Utah physics professor and co-founder of the Utah environmental group Save Our Canyons, has died at the age of 88.

Tim Dick told The Sale Lake Tribune that his father died Friday at a Salt Lake City hospital of natural causes.

The Rhodes scholar's love of the Wasatch Mountains prompted him to co-found Save Our Canyons in 1972 and to work to protect wilderness.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says he considered Dick to be an important adviser on environmental issues affecting Wasatch canyons.

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State & Regional
1:40 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

The Mountain Life - July 16, 2014

Tim Henney and guest co-host Chris Cherniak started off today's show with a conversation with Paul Greenberg, author of American Catch - The Fight For Our Local Seafood. Dr. Ariel Ford, a clinical psychologist, then joined the show to talk about her combination of Western science and Eastern thought in her practice. Finally, Leslie Miller joined the show to talk about a University Of Utah sponsored environmental symposium called Reimagine Western Landscapes.

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University of Utah
4:22 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

University Of Utah President Backs Review Of Fight Song

The University of Utah president David Pershing says he agrees it's time to consider some changes to the school fight song that some find sexist. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Environment
2:48 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

This Green Earth - November 19, 2013

Kerry Kelly, Environmental Engineer and researcher at the U. is on first talking about her study relating wood smoke and poor air quality. Then Dr. Michelle Hofmann, Pediatrician, on the second half to discuss the health impacts associated with PM 2.5 and ozone exposure to children.

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Local News
10:51 am
Mon September 23, 2013

University Students Learn About Community Planning

Students at the University of Utah have the chance to learn about community planning from the planning directors of both Summit County and Park City. Rick Brough has more.