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Congratulations to Justin Luitjens, Qingyu Meng, and Martin Berzins whose paper received the Best Paper Award in the Science Track at the 2010 Teragrid Conference in Pittsburgh, August 2-5th 2010: M. Berzins, J. Luitjens, Q. Meng, T. Harman, C.A. Wight, J.R. Peterson. “Uintah - A Scalable Framework for Hazard Analysis,” In Proceedings of the Teragrid 2010 Conference, pp. (accepted). 2010.

Are you interested in earning a masters degree? The Center for Public Policy & Administration invites you to learn more about our graduate programs at the upcoming statewide graduate school fairs. Representatives from the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of International Affairs & Global Enterprise (MIAGE) will be available to answer questions about the programs and help you navigate the graduate school application process.

A small office in Utah State University’s Ag Science Building seems an unlikely epicenter for millions of dollars per year in funding to support sustainable agriculture efforts that reach halfway around the world, but such is the case.

The College of Humanities of the University of Utah has received a prestigious Title VI grant from the Department of Education (DOE) that elevates us to the status of a National Resource Center, putting the College in an elite group of nationally and internationally recognized centers for foreign language and area studies. The grant, totaling about $4.5 million over four years, resulted from a collaborative effort between the U’s Asia Center and BYU’s Asian Studies Program.

The lights have gone dark on Weber State University’s Chinese film series this academic year. The series, typically featuring six to eight significant Chinese films, will be on hiatus while its organizer, WSU history professor Greg Lewis, conducts research in China. Lewis has received a Fulbright Scholarship to research and write the history of Chinese cinema for a forthcoming textbook.

Hillsdale Elementary students converged on the black top to inspect and learn from the drivers of six diverse road machines. Watch the video on YouTube.

Superintendent Doty outlines some great new programs and initiatives happening during the 2010-2011 school year in the Canyons School District.

Radio Tomographic Imaging (RTI) is an emerging technology that locates moving objects in areas surrounded by simple and inexpensive radios. RTI is useful in emergencies, rescue operations, and security breaches, since the objects being tracked need not carry an electronic device. Tracking humans moving through a building, for example, could help firefighters save lives by locating victims quickly.

Initially designed by computer scientists to enable the U.S. Military to quickly share vital information, the Internet has revolutionized how we communicate. Through such innovations as email and Facebook, we can get in touch with friends and family almost anywhere in the world. At the touch of a keyboard, we can access information on most any subject we can think of.

President Michael K. Young will give his annual State of the U Address next Monday from 4-5 p.m. in the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building, Room 220. The State of the U Address will be available via live video stream beginning at 4 p.m. on Aug. 30.

Twice a year, Utah Valley University’s distinctive Hall of Flags plays host to the Service Fair presented by the University’s Volunteer & Service-Learning Center. The event features anywhere from 30 to 40 local groups and non-profit organizations that are seeking volunteers to work in their organizations, and thus, presenting UVU students with opportunities to use their diverse set of skills and talents to benefit the larger community.

Dixie State College of Utah President Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld is formally inviting all DSC students, faculty and staff, and the community to attend the Third-Annual College Convocation on Sunday, August 29, at 7 p.m., in the Cox Auditorium on the DSC campus.

Using innovations from its labs and classrooms, the University of Utahlaunched 19 companies during fiscal year 2010, bringing the number of spinoff companies based on university research to 102 since the institution reorganized its technology commercialization efforts in 2005.

Phone numbers, key contacts, addresses, and websites for the state's charter schools including schools planning to open this year or next year.

Catch up with the latest webinars and online information.

SUU Gymnastics claimed its tenth academic national championship since 1993 as the team finished with a combined grade point average of 3.8923 to earn the award for the 2009-10 season.

More than 100 Davis School District students participated in Child Spree. The annual service event helps low-income students purchase a few clothing items and shoes for the school year. Each student received a $100 Kohl’s gift card, backpack, toy and book. Volunteers helped them shop for the clothing on their lists.

Utah State University received a record $187 million in research awards during the 2010 fiscal year, a 29 percent increase over funding received in 2009. Total sponsored programs funding in 2010 was $42 million more than the 2009 figure. That is the largest increase — both dollars and percentage-wise — on record.

Utah Valley University is revamping its master building plan, and as part of the process, is seeking input from the community. Residents, students, and any interested parties can review and respond to the plan at the master plan open house, Aug. 12, from 6-8 p.m. in room 206 of the Sorensen Student Center.

Promises to Keep is a statement of vision and mission for Utah’s system of public education. 

The Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah is a vibrant community of students and faculty concerned with exploring, researching, and effecting the planning and development of our cities and the larger built environment of our metropolitan regions.

Utah Business Week (UBW) is a program that immerses you into business culture while enabling you to mingle with successful business professionals and other high school students. If you are undecided about what you want to do after high school, UBW will help you explore the many different avenues business has to offer.

University of Utah's Serrato-Combe reconstructed the main public spaces of the Aztec city under Moctezumah.

For the first time in nine years, NASA and other federal agencies will use aircraft and satellites this summer to mount an intensive, U.S.-based study of how hurricanes are born and rapidly intensify, and a University of Utah meteorologist is one of three project scientists leading the study.

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht recently approved a Climate Action Plan that outlines steps aimed at minimizing USU’s greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment that Albrecht signed in 2007. He was the first in the state to sign the pledge.

Beginning last January, UVU Marketing Chair Paul Dishman taught the people of Montenegro about capitalism and free enterprise during a six-month Fulbright scholarship. The Baltic country is one of the world’s youngest autonomous states and its search for a viable economic model has been focused on some form of free-market commerce. It’s a major transition for Montenegro, and experts like Dishman are essential in bridging the gap.

Representatives of State Bank of Southern Utah visited the Dixie State College campus Monday and presented College administrators a generous scholarship gift to benefit DSC students for this upcoming academic year. SBSU executive vice president Kim Christensen and assistant vice president Jimi Kestin presented a check to DSC Vice President of Advancement Christina Schultz Monday morning.

The Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College is looking for students interested in becoming a Student Ambassador for the upcoming school year. If you are an OWATC adult student and are interested in FREE TUITION for the next nine months, a chance to meet new people, develop leadership skills and become a part of the action, this opportunity may be right for you.

At the 46th annual SkillsUSA National Championships held June 21-25 in Kansas City, Mo., UVU students brought home 10 national medals, including two gold, six silver and two bronze.

University of Utah Health Care and the U School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry will break ground July 7 on a new 80-bed, 120,000 square-foot expansion to the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). The ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. just east of the current UNI building at 501 Chipeta Way in the University's Research Park.

The Pacific-10 Conference announced today that the University of Utah has accepted an invitation to join the Conference as its 12th member. The Utes and the University of Colorado, which accepted an invitation to join the Pac-10 last week, are the Conference's newest members since 1978. "The addition of the University of Utah as the Conference's 12th member continues to strengthen the Pac-10's goals of becoming the country&'s leader in college athletics," said Larry Scott. 

On Monday, June 14, Utah Valley University celebrated its second completed home in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Utah County during a ribbon-cutting. Built by students in the UVU Department of Construction Management under the direction of faculty member DeWayne Erdmann, the home was a project for the Terry family, a single mother who has her hands full caring for a toddler daughter, two young sons, and her aging mother.

The Utah Youth Summit will be the voice of Utah’s Youth in providing a recommendation to Governor Herbert and the State of Utah about where YOU think effort should be put into Improving the Quality of life by the state government. YOUR ideas, thoughts, challenges, and opinions matter. Join us to make a difference.

For two years, Rebecca Horn, director of the Latin American Studies Program, has been overseeing the building of the U's innovative Brazilian Studies Program. "Brazil is the economic powerhouse of Latin America," says Horn.

The Utah State Board of Education gave preliminary approval for Utah to move ahead in accepting the common core as a framework for setting the state's own standards and curriculum in both English language arts and mathematics. Final approval will likely come during the Board's August 6 meeting.

After eleven years at the University of Utah, Dr. Lorris Betz has announced his intention to retire as senior vice president for health sciences and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. He shared his decision with the University of Utah Board of Trustees during their monthly meeting today.

Thanks in part to support from USTAR, the University of Utah is currently building a team of experts –and a new Masters program – in digital media. With an emphasis in computer game technology, the U of U’s digital media institute – which will host the Masters program – will be a research center for the colleges of engineering and fine arts.

South Park Academy held two separate commencement ceremonies on June 1. About 370 inmates - the most in prison history - received their diplomas.

Charles A. “Chuck” Coonradt recently spoke to Riverton High students about his book The Four Laws of Debt Free Prosperity. Teachers invited Coonradt to speak about his book because the text aligns with curriculum that is currently being taught at the school. Students were also assigned a paper based on the book.

Happening on June 11th at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College in Logan, Utah.

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