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Updated 11:33 a.m. MST 2/15/2020

The recently released management plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments, already slammed by tribes and environmentalists, may also violate federal law, according to a new law review article by two University of Utah researchers. 

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Thursday evening, Jan. 30, 2020

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Wednesday evening, Jan. 22, 2020

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On Wednesday, a new HIV prevention campaign was quickly shut down by Gov. Gary Herbert. The problem? Condoms with suggestive state-themed phrases — like “Greatest Sex on Earth” and “Explore Utah’s Caves.” The Utah Department of Health apologized and said it is re-evaluating. KUER’s Caroline Ballard spoke with Christy Porucznik, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, who has also worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Utah Department of Health. 

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The University of Utah has selected Rodney Chatman, the executive director of public safety and chief of police at the University of Dayton, as its new police chief. 

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Monday evening, December 23, 2019

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The three finalists vying to be the next leader of the University of Utah’s police department after it faced more than a year of public criticism met the campus community this week. They were available for questions in public forums scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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The U.S. health care system is letting people down when it comes to prescription drugs. That’s according to a recent study from researchers at the University of Utah and University of Colorado, which looked at how and why patients with diabetes are going outside the system for the medical supplies they need. 

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Monday evening, December 9, 2019

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A group of University of Utah students said they are still not feeling any safer on campus, despite the institution’s ongoing work to add or improve security measures in reaction to last year’s murder of track star Lauren McCluskey. 

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Utah colleges and universities have released their required annual crime statistics reports. These paint a picture of campus safety at the various campuses across the state. 

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Civil rights lawsuits like the one the family of a slain University of Utah track star Lauren McCluskey filed this summer against the school are rarely won, legal experts say. 

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The University of Utah is pushing back against criticism that its campus police isn’t committed to protecting students from off-campus perpetrators as it continues a legal battle against the family of slain student-athlete Lauren McCluskey. 

Keven Walgamott, a real estate agent who lost his left hand and part of his arm in an electrical accident in 2002, got emotional when he was able to clasp his hands together and "feel" the space between his thumb and his index finger using a 3D-printed prosthetic hand in 2016.

"That was the first time I ever felt anything in my left hand since my amputation," Walgamott says. He got emotional a second time when he was able to grasp his wife's hand and "feel" her touch, this time through a newly designed, experimental prosthetic hand that can be directed with the user's mind.

More than 100 people gathered at the University of Utah Monday evening to memorialize MacKenzie “Kenzie” Lueck, the student who went missing in June and was later confirmed dead by Salt Lake City police. 

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The parents of slain University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey filed a $56 million civil rights lawsuit against the school on Thursday. The suit alleges that despite reforms the school pledged to make after her death, officials have not taken disciplinary action against staff, held university police or housing accountable for their slow safety response, or taken responsibility for McCluskey’s death.

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Listening to Mozart may help drastically reduce pain and inflammation, according to a new study from researchers at University of Utah Health published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers of Neurology.

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Updated 6:00 p.m. MDT 3/26/19

Several University of Utah students stated that they are concerned about campus safety after a sexual assault was reported early Tuesday morning.

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The University of Utah is looking to increase tuition by 3.2 percent for the next academic year, lower than what was expected and the lowest increase that the institution has seen in two decades, university officials said Tuesday.

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Since the October 2018  death of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, her parents have been outspoken about how the University of Utah handled the matter.

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Stemming from the fatal shooting of a University of Utah student, several campus safety improvements are underway with more to come, officials said at a Board of Trustees’ Tuesday meeting.

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The University of Utah Women’s basketball team broke into The Associated Press top 25 list last week for the first time in a decade and then moved up seven spots to No. 14 in this week’s poll after upsetting No. 6 Stanford. KUER’s Diane Maggipinto spoke with Head Coach Lynne Roberts about the team’s success, recruiting and what it’s like to play in the Pac-12 Conference.

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More police officers, more trainings and better communication between the University of Utah and outside agencies are among the recommendations made by an independent review team formed in response to the October murder of Lauren McCluskey.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden told an audience at the University of Utah on Thursday that he had every intention of running for president in 2016, but his eldest son’s diagnosis of brain cancer made him reconsider.

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A man who Salt Lake City police say is a person of interest in a Nov. 8 fatal stabbing was seen on the University of Utah campus Wednesday morning.

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University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has tapped two former law enforcement officials to work on independent reviews into campus safety and police protocols following the killing of a student last month.

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The suspect in the fatal shooting on the University of Utah campus Monday night went on a dinner date shortly after he killed a 21-year-old student with a borrowed gun, the university police chief said Thursday.

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Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday at the University of Utah in honor of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was shot and killed on campus Monday night.

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Updated at 4:45 p.m. MT

A University of Utah student athlete who was shot and killed on Monday night had a brief but tumultuous relationship with her suspected shooter, her family said, as police began to piece together the violent episode that put the university’s campus on lockdown overnight.

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Updated 7 a.m. 10/23/18

University of Utah officials canceled classes on Tuesday after a female student athelete was shot and killed on campus. 

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