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Justen Smith, Utah State University Cooperative Extension agriculture/4-H agent for Davis County, recently returned from a volunteer assignment to the Republic of Georgia, where he worked to address the shortage of agricultural machinery, a problem that limits production as well as long-term growth in Georgia’s agricultural sector.

Become a better teacher.  Learn how to use technology effectively in the classroom!

Two undergraduates from University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business who won the March 30 techTITANS Spring Idea Challenge now are talking with investors who may bankroll their business idea.

Dr. Joe Peterson, vice president for Instruction at Salt Lake Community College, was named chancellor today of the newly formed Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah. His appointment begins July 1, the date on which the merger becomes official.

Each year, thousands of kids experience the fascination of space at Utah Space Camp.  The Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center is an arts, sciences, and technology initiative of the Alpine School District located in Pleasant Grove.

Teachers, registration is now available online for this summer's career and technical education courses.

Logan School District, register now for the USTAR 2010 Summer Academy!  Classes are free.

A newly released Utah State University-U.S. Department of Energy study estimates that a modest 50-megawatt wind power development near Monticello in San Juan County, Utah, could generate during its construction more than $31 million in economic output for the state of Utah. It could also support 51 onsite construction jobs with a total payroll of almost $3 million, the study concludes.

The University's solid science programs continued their upward trend with mathematics moving up three spots to number 30. Other programs also held their own or advanced: chemistry at 36, biology moved up two spots to 56, computer sciences was 39, earth sciences 45, and physics 63.

UVU was recently named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

The Utah Campus Compact Annual Recognition Event honored Student Services Director LuAnne Forrest and her staff with its “Committed Community Partner” award at a ceremony Friday in Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University students held their own in an organ donor drive against other Utah colleges and universities with the goal of increasing the state's registered donors as part of the national Make a Difference Day. In fact, SUU came out on top in the Donate Life collegiate competition, with the most overall registrants, proving yet again that SUU students have taken the University's civic engagement focus, quite literally, to heart.

The Grand County School District desired to design sustainable schools before the architect was hired. Through a series of community workshops they established challenging but possible goals in energy consumption.

Educational Equity in Utah

Mon, 12 Apr 2010

This resource provides information on Title IX for Utah schools.

A documentary written and produced by two marketing professors from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University has won an award at the Mountain Film Festival in Mammoth, Calif.

After receiving only the fourth U.S. implant of a new-generation, Utah-made ventricular assist (VAD ) device, an Idaho man with heart failure is looking forward to resuming an active life following an operation on March 17 at University of Utah Hospital.

With baskets ranging from $20 - $25,000, Utah Valley Magazine lauds the Easter Basket Auction as one of the top ten fund raising events in the valley.

Treating virulent influenza, sepsis, and other potentially deadly infections long has focused on looking for ways to kill viruses and bacteria. But new research from the University of Utah School of Medicine and Utah State University shows that modulating the body's own overeager inflammatory response to infection may help save more lives.

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: cartalk.com/distraction.

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 http://dashboard.law.utah.edu.

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.

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