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The Utah Legislature authorized $35 million Wednesday for the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons building. It will be the largest facility on campus with five stories and 170,000 square feet of floor space.

Researchers at the University of Utah and other institutions have sequenced for the first time the entire genome of a family, enabling them to accurately estimate the average rate at which parents pass genetic mutations to their offspring and also identify precise locations where parental chromosomes exchange information that creates new combinations of genetic traits in their children.

The College of Eastern Utah is now officially part of the Utah State University system as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 69 by the Utah State Legislature March 4. Pending the governor's signature, the passage of the bill marks the first higher education merger between two long-standing institutions in the state's history. CEU's new name will be Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah.

A documentary produced in southern Utah about the trail to glory of a national saddle bronc champion has won the "Outstanding Documentary, Contemporary" award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Born to Ride: Cody Wright and the Quest for a World Title, produced by Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, has won the prestigious Western Heritage Award.

Alpine School District is pleased to announce the implementation of Family Access by Skyward, Inc. Family Access is a secure internet-based website that will allow you to easily keep track of your student's attendance and grades. Family Access will be provided by Alpine School District as a free service and will be available to all parents with children enrolled in the district.

Youth Education gives you endless possibilities to meet new friends, explore your interests, develop your talents, and make a name for yourself. Discover a world of art, music, science, sports, photography, computers, and more!

The seminar is hosted by the Bridgerland Applied Technology College in Brigham City on March 17th.

Skyline High School is producing EagleNest TV where they are using YouTube to put school news online.

A unanimous preliminary vote in the Senate on Friday puts the College of Eastern Utah one step closer to a proposed affiliation with Utah State University. SB69, sponsored by Sen. David Hinkins, R-Orangeville, puts the care of the two-year community college, which has struggled with enrollment numbers and finances, under the authority of the research institution in Logan, however, with a chancellor at the helm.

Through a scientific examination of the scholarly output of universities on the Web, the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities places the University of Utah at 48th best out of more than 18,000 others worldwide. That's an improvement of eight spots from the previous ranking.

A group of Weber State University students have received a grant from NASA to do some light dusting ? of the stratosphere. WSU's High Altitude Reconnaissance Balloon for Outreach and Research team has received a $25,000 grant from NASA to monitor atmospheric dust over the Wasatch Front. In particular, the researchers are trying to learn more about stratospheric aerosols, an important but poorly understood aspect of Earth's climate.

Science Unwrapped is a free, monthly presentation series, open to the public, hosted by Utah State University's College of Science. 

Members of Utah State University's Speech and Debate Team were honored Feb. 16 at the state capitol during sessions in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The activity was part of the legislature?s effort to acknowledge top programs and accomplishments, including first place rankings in the state.

Locate Charter Schools across the State of Utah.

The conference is scheduled for June 16-17 at Westlake High School.  Call for Presenters due April 9, 2010.

The University of Utah now is ranked first in the country along with MIT in creating new startup companies from research-based inventions. This puts the University of Utah in front of prestigious institutions such as Columbia, Michigan and Johns Hopkins. The accomplishment is based on the latest survey by the Association of University Technology Managers, which ranks over 150 public and private research institutions throughout the country.

Students in Mrs. Brenda Miller?s sixth grade class at Rock Canyon Elementary were reading a lesson called "Helping Others" a week after the earthquake in Haiti took place.

The University of Utah's RedThread aggregates blogs and other social media types from the University of Utah to help build a sense of community.  The site invites participation from around campus to help explore the many happenings associated with the University.

To ensure that proposed school building sites are investigated for potential geologic hazards, the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) recommends a preliminary site screening evaluation by the Utah Geological Survey (UGS), the preparation of detailed geologic-hazard reports by professional consultants (employing Utah licensed geologists) retained by the school district, and subsequent review of those geologic-hazard reports by the UGS.

The University of Utah, Google and Universal Studios Creative will host a free workshopand tutorial on the SketchUp software for parents and teachers of children with autistic characteristics. The SketchUp workshop will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon

Weber State Storytelling Festival will be on February 22, 23, 2010 at the Eccles Conference Center. National, State and local storytellers perform. The public is invited to attend. February 24, 2010 the activities will be held at the Davis Conference Center. Over 20 students and student groups from Weber District Elementary and Secondary Schools will present stories at the festival. Schools are invited to bring students to the three day festival.

School counselors provide information, strategies, and opportunities for students to safely navigate the many pathways to a successful future. Counselors meet with students individually or in small groups to teach and practice essential social skills, coping strategies, and emotional management techniques in early school years to prevent future at-risk behaviors and failures.

You are invited to participate in the Utah Rocky Mountain High School Mediafest competition at The College of Eastern Utah in Price, Utah.

Four Dixie State College of Utah student entrepreneurs have created a new online campus marketplace designed for students to buy and sell items and services from fellow students and the community.

In the spring of 2009, UUSS opened the Rio Tinto Earthquake Information Center, a state-of-the-art facility for earthquake information and community outreach. The facility forms part of the UUSS's new space for seismic network operations.

The PBS channel at the University of Utah, KUED, now provides much of its programming through this online channel.

"Diversity - The New Frontier in Science: Keeping the Dream Alive" is the theme of the University of Utah's 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The week-long celebration will highlight the growing contributions and importance of a diverse workforce in the sciences and technology through educational equity and opportunity.

The Finance in the Classroom website and related resources are in large part the result of a partnership between the Utah State Office of Education and the Utah Education Network.

Utah State University's 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil is Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom, 5:30 p.m. with David E. Dixon, an associate professor of political science at St. Joseph's College, and France A. Davis, a pastor at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City, who marched with King in 1965. Activities are free and all are invited.

Although the current spotlight has been turned to STEM, Utah has already been answering the call with several statewide STEM focused initiatives. Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR), a state funded grant program, has allowed 30 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) across the state to implement programs that they would otherwise be unable to offer.

During the first half of the 20th Century, the terror known as Polio afflicted between 13,000 to 20,000 people per year in the US. In Utah, during one particularly virulent six-week period, more than 200 confirmed cases of polio were reported. This dreaded disease struck mostly young people, with no discrimination of race, sex or socio-economic status.

SLCC's South City campus will soon be home to a Center for New Media that will prepare Utah?s students for careers in the digital age.

This scholarship encourages students to accelerate their education by earning an associates degree in high school. Students must complete coursework with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and they are provided a scholarship for up to 75% of tuition that may may be used at a qualifying 4-year public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University and Westminster College.

Become a better gardener or learn about beekeeping.  This schedule offers a variety of interesting topics.

Utah?s Electronic High School (EHS) is meeting student needs with open-entry/open-exit courses and within three years will have converted most curriculum to downloadable media.

REACH is a nationally recognized multicultural education program being disseminated throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. It has been approved as a National Diffusion Network Program (NDN) to be used in grades 6-9 Social Studies Classrooms. NDN programs have been field tested with students and are proven successful.

Using a collaborative studio class at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning, fifteen students are developing a plan to present to Salt Lake City planning officials.

Christmas came early at Weber State University as six research projects were among the initial 10 projects statewide to receive Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Technology Commercialization Grants (TCG). Funding from the six grants totals nearly $189,000.

Snowmelt in mountains in the U.S. West is happening at an accelerated rate, a result of desert dust blowing onto peaks in the Rockies and other locations.  Current dust levels on mountains are five times greater than they were before the mid-19th century, due in large part to increased human activity in deserts; on average desert dust has led to the earlier disappearance of mountain snow cover by at least a month.

LeConte Stewart's West

Mon, 14 Dec 2009

Stewart, a noted Utah artist and long-serving chair of the University of Utah Art Department (1938-1956), produced more than 7,000 works?including oil and watercolor paintings, prints, and drawings?during his long life.

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