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Utah's red rocks - world-famous attractions at numerous national parks, monuments and state parks - have yielded a rare skeleton of a new species of plant-eating dinosaur that lived 185 million years ago and may have been buried alive by a collapsing sand dune.

Everyone is invited to participate in the 4th Annual Physics Open House on Friday, April 9th from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. There will be physics experiments, demonstrations and more...

Utah Valley University is one of the nation's fastest growing universities.  Find out what opportunities this exciting school holds for you!

This animated series of temperature anomaly maps was produced by averaging results from 15 of the most advanced climate models in the world. Simulation of historical and projected climate data shows a strong warming trend in the lower atmosphere, underneath a cooling layer in the upper atmosphere.

Snow College has received the highest federal recognition that a college can receive for its volunteer work, service-learning, and civic engagement: the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The award comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Students at Amelia Earhart Elementary School learned about the seriousness and prevalence of patients suffering from leukemia and lymphoma, and other blood cancers and disorders. To help those with these conditions, the entire school decided to move forward with a project called Pennies for Patients, which encouraged students to donate the spare change found in their pockets and under the couch cushions to the cause.

NPR addresses the issue of devices that take a driver's focus off the road by teaming with the Univ. of Utah to launch the Driver Distraction Center at their web site:

Four innovative research projects at Weber State University have received $139,600 in grant money from the Utah Science Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Technology Commercialization Grants (TCG) program.

The Power-Up spotlight highlights one Power-Up school each month and the things they are doing to improve their school's health environment. Each Power-Up school will be spotlighted during the school year. Talk with your Local Health Department to find out when your school will be spotlighted.

Few get to be the first at being first. But the Clearfield High School Air Force JROTC cadets now carry that distinction after being named the first national high school cyber defense champions.

The public will have the opportunity to observe how public officials might react in the face of a terrorist attack, at least in theory. The S.J. Quinney College of Law will present a live counterterrorism simulation on Friday, March 19. The public can watch the exercise in real time in person or via video broadcast at the law school's Sutherland Moot Courtroom. It will be available online at

Utah Valley University continues to expand its online resources by making its executive lecture series available on YouTube. This video is of& Richard Marriott of Host Hotels and Resorts, who talks about the culture and history of the Marriott Company.

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.

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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.

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