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University of Utah developing plan to boost enrollment of Pacific Islander students

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah is known to produce top athletes who are part of what’s called, the ‘Polynesian Pipeline.’ Now there’s a movement on campus to use that same concept to attract high-performing Pacific Islander students. 324 more words

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Researchers find spiritual experiences energize brain's reward regions

University of Utah researchers have found that the parts of the human brain that release feelings of euphoria are energized when we have religious experiences… 464 more words

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U of U Study: Religious thoughts trigger same reward systems as love, drugs, music and sex


SALT LAKE CITY — A new study at The University of Utah shows that Mormon religious experiences and sex both stimulate the same parts of the brain. 484 more words

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Colorado holds off Utah in 27-22 win

BOULDER, Colo. — No. 21 Utah had a chance to determine the winner of the Pac-12 South Saturday even though they weren’t in the running themselves, but No. 342 more words

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No. 11 Utah stunned in 30-28 loss vs Oregon

SALT LAKE CITY — The No. 11 University of Utah Utes played a nail-biter against the Oregon Ducks Saturday, and a slow first half gave no indication of the explosive fourth-quarter frenzy that would ultimately end with a 30-28 upset-loss for Utah. 507 more words

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Medical Plane Carrying 4 Crashes, Causes Explosions In Elko

ELKO, Nev. (AP) – A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says a plane carrying four people has crashed in Elko, Nevada.

Allen Kenitzer says the Piper PA 31 airplane crashed Friday evening under unknown circumstances. 76 more words

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U of U researchers developing treatment for veterans with chronic pain

SALT LAKE CITY — New research into opioid abuse treatments could save thousands of lives, and a local assistant dean of research at the University of Utah is doing just that. 455 more words

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