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As the nation aims for health care reform to rein in spiraling costs and produce better patient outcomes, the DFPM and University of Utah Health Care's community clinics, including collaboration with colleagues from the David Eccles School of Business, the Department of Economics and the College of Pharmacy, is on the forefront of redesigning primary health care for today's doctors and patients.

In an agreement called transformative, Utah State University Libraries has joined the HathiTrust, a shared digital repository that more than doubles the available books in USU?s collection.

On Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Olpin Union Ballroom, the University of Utah will honor Donald Ward Petersen and ten other Utah veterans at its 13th-annual Veterans Day Commemoration. They will be awarded medallions in a full-dress military ceremony with the university ROTC honor guard and 21-gun salute. To learn more, please visit

Utah Valley University is one of 32 universities and colleges across the nation out of 140 applicants to be selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities to participate in General Education for a Global Century, a prestigious curriculum and faculty development project.

On Nov. 5 international educators from Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Snow College, Southern Utah University, and Westminster College, state government officials, and international business leaders will gather at Utah Valley University for Utah?s inaugural International Higher Education Summit: ?Lessons Learned, Pathways Forward.?

On Friday, Nov. 5, Holland will unveil the University?s new business engagement strategy at the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce First Friday Forum breakfast in the UVU Sorensen Student Center. He will introduce seven initiatives that are designed to maximize UVU?s economic impact in the region.

The University of Utah's Pacific Islander Student Association (PISA) will be hosting its annual High School Conference at the University of Utah Olpin Student Union on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Approximately five-hundred Pacific Islander high school students from Granite, Salt Lake City, Canyons, Davis, and Jordan school district will attend.

Until now, it took hours to process these "gigapixel" images. The new software needs only seconds to produce preview images useful to doctors, intelligence analysts, photographers, artists, engineers and others.

To mark the achievement of the academy?s five-decade involvement in the education field, the UVU Library and the George Sutherland Archives will host a presentation on Oct. 27, given by Steve Lutz, an academy assistant director. Lutz has been with the academy for 25 years, and will discuss the many ways that fire departments and fire and rescue education have developed over time.

The electronic Portal makes it possible for inventors to submit new disclosures online and to view the status of existing inventions from any web-browser. This service is already available to USU Faculty & Graduate Students with a research appointment as well as USURF employees. The Inventor Portal Workshop is scheduled for November 16th at 4:00pm in the FACT Lab at the Merrill-Cazier Library.

Twenty-three schools and counting. That's the number of schools in the Davis School District that have achieved an Energy Star rating. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency was so impressed with the district's efforts, Region 8 Director James B. Martin personally attended the Utah Energy Star Summit to present the three latest energy star plaques.

?The Governor has asked the Utah State Board of Regents and my office to develop a master plan for higher education to meet the goal of having our workforce ready for the new economy.?

he number of students attending Utah?s colleges and universities continues to surge. The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) enrollment for the Fall 2010 semester increased by 6,389 full-time equivalent students?an increase of 6.2%. This is the third straight year enrollment has seen strong growth, with each institution seeing growth in full-time equivalent students.

Lead researchers with the Utah Women and Education Project, hosted at Utah Valley University, announced that they have partnered with 2-1-1 Information and Referral, a program of the Utah Food Bank, in a combined effort to bring more online educational resources directly to women around the state.

In his recent State of Education address, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway called for targeted investment to improve Utah public school performance.

The Global Health Initiative (GHI) is creating sustainable health improvements through local partnerships focused on capacity building, exchange of education and advancing the science of global health practice.

As part of Dixie State College's Centennial Homecoming celebration, DSC alumni and friends now have the opportunity to show their "Dixie Spirit" on the roadways of Utah at beyond.

Utah State University?s ?Green Beam? has been a fixture in Cache Valley?s night sky for the past 17 years. Used to study dynamics of the upper atmosphere, the Rayleigh scatter LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) instrument shines a bright green vertical line of light from the top of the university?s Science Engineering Research building that?s visible for miles.

Two remarkable new species of horned dinosaurs have been found in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah.

Entitled "Education for the Emerging World In Which We Live", the plan provides a vision for moving the district forward.

An Evening in Paris: Fall Fashion Show Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:30 ? 8:00 p.m. ? Runway Show at 7:00 p.m. OWATC Union Building ? 200 N. Washington Blvd.

Utah Valley University?s racing team set a new world land speed record last weekend during the 24th annual World of Speed event held at the Bonneville Salt Flats by clocking 180 mph on the speedometer.

All are invited to ?Aggie Blue Sky Night,? the inaugural public opening of the Utah State University Observatory Friday, Oct. 8, on campus. The free gathering begins at 7:30 p.m.  in the Engineering Building, Room 103.

To increase the regional awareness of the library?s varied resources, the Friends of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library are sponsoring the second annual ?An Evening with Friends Gala? on Friday, October 8.

Leading researchers at Utah State University will soon occupy a new, state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research building on the USU Innovation Campus. The USTAR BioInnovations 650 building is nearing completion. A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m., at the building site, 650 E. Grand Avenue, North Logan. The public is welcome.

Midvalley Elementary students' contact with the International Space Station is featured in the October 2010 edition of QST magazine, the official journal of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. Midvalley's contact with the International Space Station was made through ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station), a program sponsored by NASA, the American Radio Relay League, and the Radio Amateur Satellite Corp.

Recycled Glass Floor

Mon, 04 Oct 2010

Interior Design students at Bridgerland Applied Technology College were introduced to an innovative process used to recycle glass into decorative and durable material for flooring, walls, countertops, stairs, patios, and landscapes.

Provo School District is lucky enough to have its own TV show called Provo Schools Spotlight. It's all about the great students and educators in the District as well as the latest stories happening right now.

Utah Valley University?s School of the Arts and School of Education will present the third annual Arts in Education Conference, ?Cultivating the Creative Mind: Creativity and Innovation as 21st Century Skills? on Oct. 1 in the Sorensen Student Center.

Governor Gary Herbert will debate challenger Peter Corroon at Utah Valley University on October 6, 2010.

Especially for teachers that want to build technology into their classroom agenda, this monthly newsletter shares lots of great ideas. (in PDF format)

A team from Weber State University?s aviation initiative has been invited to present their work at the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Caucus Technology Fair Sept. 22 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Representatives from WSU will exhibit their new quadcopter, known as the ?Surveiller.? The device is a remotely piloted aircraft designed and manufactured by WSU staff.

Davis Reads, a community reading program sponsored by the Davis School District, is kicking off its 2010-11 theme ?Once upon a time ...,? by asking the community to do just that ? read a book together. The community is also being asked to choose just which book that will be.

University of Utah faculty develop a wealth of software, and they now have a resource that will help them organize, refine and make it more commercially viable. That resource is the Software Development Center, which will open its doors this month in a newly remodeled space in the Technology Commercialization Office located at 615 Arapeen Drive in Research Park.

The Department of Workforce Services, Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce, LDS Employment Resource Services, and Bridgerland Applied Technology College are pleased to sponsor the Job Fair/Tech Expo! This event will be held September 22, 2010, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the BATC Main Campus located at 1301 North 600 West in Logan, UT. This is a FREE community event you won't want to miss.

Utah State University is the number two university in the United States when it comes to funding for space research, joining the ranks among other prestigious research institutions that include Johns Hopkins University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The center, which will be home to progressive programs and research in early childhood education, will focus on improving educational opportunities of young children. This facility was made possible by a $25 million gift from the Emma Eccles Jones Foundation and an additional $1 million gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

September 17th has been designated as Constitution Day in hopes that future generations will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of our nation's founding document. Use the activities, lesson plans and resources on this UEN website to help you celebrate Constitution Day.

The Utah Valley University Alumni Association will hold its first annual Family Fun Fair Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the UVU North Field, near the McKay Education Building, 1200 W. 800 South.

Did you know that there is a lot of science behind cheese? Learn the details of cheese making from real food scientists and have fun playing games and exploring cheeses from around the world. Presented by

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