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U invests $1.3 million in COVID-19 research

Research

From domestic violence to drug development, the U has put $1.3 million toward 56 different projects to address issues arising out of the pandemic.

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Utah colleges band together to create personal protective equipment

Community

Utah’s colleges and universities are participating in ProjectProtect to produce 5 million medical-grade masks to address the national shortage of personal protective equipment.

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Art goes virtual with UMFA at Home program

Arts

Bringing the museum to you with art, activities and stories, including 20th-century Japanese woodblock prints and the Spiral Jetty’s 50th anniversary.

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Webinar series helps businesses survive COVID-19 pandemic

Business

Sen. Mitt Romney and Gov. Gary Herbert share tips for saving your business at the free Marriner Institute online forum.

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We will prevail

Community

In trying times, we are stronger as one. But when we can’t be together, we find ways to persevere. We are resilient. We are creative. We will find new solutions.

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Understanding COVID-19 social distancing challenge for people with vision loss

Community

Some of the steps taken to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus present challenges for people with visual impairments. But you can help.

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U employees 3D print PPE for frontline workers

Innovation

Jan Lovett wondered if she could remember how to sew. But she knew she had to do something to help.

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U coaches encourage Utahns to crush the curve

Community

In place of billboards advertising upcoming games or matches, last April U coaches were the face of a campaign urging Utahns to stay home and stay safe.

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Research during COVID-19: Adapting to level Orange

Research

Researchers across U of U Health describe how they are adapting to research in the age of COVID-19, under the restricted level Orange.

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How COVID-19 antibody testing can guide public policy

Research

While it’s too soon to use antibody testing to issue “immunity passports”, the tests can inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions.

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Stay up to date with COVID-19 news on @TheU

Community

@TheU is the one-stop resource for news about the U. The site is updated with the latest U-related COVID-19 research, updates, and stories.

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COVID-19 testing event for underserved communities takes place at Utah State Fairpark

Community

U of U Health, the Utah Legislature, and the Utah Department of Health are working to provide COVID-19 testing for underserved communities in Utah.

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U researcher developing portable COVID-19 test

Innovation

About the size of a quarter, a sensor to detect COVID-19 is under development at the U, thanks to a $200,000 NSF grant.

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U embarks on ambitious COVID-19 testing effort

Community

U students are helping thousands of Utahns get tested for COVID-19 as part of a massive effort for state leaders to make data-informed decisions.

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UMFA donates art kits to local schools

Arts

The Utah Museum of Fine arts donated 1,500 art kits to Granite School District and Whitehorse High School in San Juan County.

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10,000 PPE masks gifted to the U

Community

The masks to protect providers and patients at U of U Health facilities were donated by the Sichuan Forestry and Grassland Provincial Bureau in China.

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Sorenson Impact Center launches creativity in quarantine project

Arts

Weekly visual prompts inspire creatives to share their passion in film, illustration, dance and more. Selections are posted to the website and Instagram @projectapART.

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Op-ed: Why research universities matter

Research

COVID-19 has disrupted nearly every aspect of life as we know it, from education to the economy, work and worship, families and friends.

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100+research groups studying COVID-19

Virtually every entity at the U is involved, including undergraduate students and staff, studying causes and consequences of COVID-19.

Block U flashes white to honor health care workers

Community

The Block U went white in honor of health care workers across the globe. Their courage, sacrifice and commitment give us hope.

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COVID-19 Central

Community

The University of Utah’s site for students, staff and faculty to stay up-to-date on all things novel coronavirus-related.

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Keeping your homemade face masks clean

Health

A good protective measure against COVID-19 is to wear a face mask. It’s important to keep your face masks clean, especially homemade ones.

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Evidence suggests COVID-19 isn’t sexually transmitted

Research

COVID-19 is unlikely to be spread through semen, according to University of Utah Health scientists.

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Webinar: Public management in times of crisis

Education

Public institutions and nonprofits face unique challenges. The U’s Programs in Public Affairs hosted a webinar to help lead communities and organizations through uncertain times.

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U students go shopping for seniors

Service

Joining a national movement, a group of U students is doing the shopping and running errands for seniors and people who may be immunocompromised in the area.

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$1.3 millioninvested in COVID-19 research

From domestic violence to drug development, the U has put $1.3 million toward 56 different projects to address issues arising out of the pandemic.

Center for Medical Innovation designs reusable respirator

Innovation

The U’s Center for Medical Innovation designed a safe and reusable enclosed Powered Air Purifying Respirator system for working with COVID-19 patients.

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Help scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic

Research

COVID-19 is impacting all of us. Researchers at the U are working to end the pandemic, and you can help.

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4,000masks donated

Thousands of masks and other safety equipment were donated in a student-run personal protective equipment drive.

ProjectProtect volunteers make medical grade masks

Service

ProjectProtect is engaging 10,000 volunteers each week to sew more than 5 million medical-grade masks for frontline health workers.

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COVID-19: What to do if you or a family member test positive

Health

What should you do when you or a family member has tested positive for COVID-19? Use the checklist below to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Face mask cover guidelines

Health

Mask covers can limit the spread of germs. But they’re not all created equal. Learn the do’s and don’ts of wearing face masks to protect yourself and those around you.

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President’s podcast series explores top issues, innovations

Community

In recent episodes of her U Rising podcast series, President Watkins looks at how COVID-19 is affecting Utah, and what the U is doing to combat the virus.

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2,300patients enrolled in clinical trials

Researchers at the U are partnering with Intermountain Healthcare to launch two clinical trials to test the effectiveness of treating COVID-19 patients.

Top tips for job searching during COVID-19

Education

If you’re wondering how to job search during COVID-19, you’re not alone. Here are some tips to help you keep your job search active during the coronavirus pandemic.

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NHMU online classes help kids learn critical thinking

Education

Led by Natural History Museum of Utah scientists, these online classes enlist tweens and teens to solve mysteries.

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Is it safe to be exercising outdoors during COVID-19?

Health

Exercise has positive impacts on our immune system and emotional well-being. But is it safe to be exercising outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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COVID-19 antibody testing: What you should know

Health

Also called immunity testing, antibody testing tells you if you were infected in the past by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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The social impact of coronavirus and COVID-19

Research

We’ve been hearing quite a bit about the medical and economic impacts of COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic. But what about its social impact?

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U encourages community to reach out with new program

Service

It’s easy to feel lonely and miss the sights and sounds of campus lately. The new Check On Your U Crew movement is here to help.

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How to adjust to online learning

Education

Erin Carraher is using no fewer than five digital platforms to teach her architecture studio class in the age of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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The U’s global relationships support COVID-19 response

Innovation

The U’s international connections are serving as a potent reminder of the benefits of collaboration across our global community as the deluge of dire news about COVID-19 floods newsfeeds.

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38,600gloves donated

More than 38,600 gloves, 200 safety glasses and 112 face shields were donated in a student-run personal protective equipment drive.

Eccles’ online forum explores COVID-19 impacts

Business

An official from the Federal Reserve Board joined former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt for a conversation about recent efforts to support the economy.

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UMFA K-12 lesson plans

Education

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts lesson plans provide inspiration to integrate art into any curriculum.

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5 million+medical-grade masks

ProjectProtect is engaging 10,000 volunteers each week to sew more than 5 million medical-grade masks for frontline health workers.

Add to the Utah COVID-19 digital collection

Research

Have you ever wanted to be a part of history? Well, guess what? You are. By living through the pandemic of 2020, you are making history and we need your help.

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Citizen Science crowdsources research projects

Research

Getting bored at home? Join a Natural History Museum of Utah Citizen Science project, such as tracking firebugs and finding Utah fox squirrels.

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Steps hospitals are taking to keep you safe

Health

If you have to go into the hospital, you’re probably wondering how safe you’ll be from COVID-19.

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U of U Health and IHC launch COVID-19 clinical trials

Research

Researchers plan to enroll 2,300 patients in clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of two drugs to treat patients with COVID-19.

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Should I get tested for COVID-19?

Health

If you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms should you get a coronavirus test?

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U of U Health Wellness Bus provides COVID-19 testing

Community

To expand locations where Utah residents can be tested for COVID-19, the University of Utah Health Wellness Bus has been outfitted for virus testing.

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Help is available for victims of domestic violence

Community

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Utahns are being told that home is the safest place to be. However, for those who experience domestic violence, home is far from safe.

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Loss of smell and COVID-19: What you need to know

Health

Growing evidence suggests that the loss of the sense of smell could be one of the earliest telltale indicators of the viral disease in some people.

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Pass the time by coloring masterpieces

Arts

Bust out the crayons and colored pencils. These downloadable coloring pages let you put a twist to some of the works in the Utah Museum of Fine Art’s permanent collection.

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