Utah State University presented a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through wireless charging technology in a demonstration Nov. 15.
It is proposed that Dixie State become a tobacco-free campus that upholds a policy restricting the use, distribution and advertisement of any form of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes. The tobacco free policy will provide a healthy environment for all those visiting Dixie State Campus, and encourage the cessation and rejection of this addictive and unhealthy practice.
Governor Gary Herbert has declared Wednesday, Nov. 14, as Education Support Professionals Day in Utah. It is a great opportunity for everyone in Jordan School District to recognize the many contributions these hard working individuals, classified employees, make to our schools in supporting and educating “Every Child, Every Day.”
Utah Valley University’s Department of Physics and the University of Utah’s School of Medicine will present “Partners in Breast Cancer Breakthroughs,” outlining the latest research and findings in using high-frequency ultrasound to detect cancer cells during surgical procedures, such as lumpectomies.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival just finished its largest and most successful season to date for the summer and fall of 2012. The unofficial tagline of this season was, “the only thing bigger than 50 is 51” and the cast, crew, directors, designers, and management certainly lived up to the challenge.
During an official signing ceremony on Oct. 22, Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business signed a memorandum of understanding and formalized cooperative academic ties with China’s Shanghai Normal University.
With the advent of electronic delivery of instruction, the Utah State Board of Education finds itself in the position of adjusting its pupil accounting rule to reflect new classroom realities.
Utah State University’s Equine Science Program will conduct an online production sale featuring exceptionally-bred foals, beginning Nov. 1 and ending Nov. 15. A preview day is Nov. 10. All proceeds of the auction will benefit the Equine Science Program students.
The screenings will take place on Nov. 15, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. There will be food and music to complete the event, which is open to the public.
To kick off the month of events and educational activities, CSD’s Office of Student Advocacy and Access is sponsoring the first-ever showing of the movie “Voices of Opportunity,” which was written and directed by Howard Ranier, a Taos Pueblo-Creek Indian who has been a professional photographer for 20 years.
A team of four research scientists from Utah State University completed training programs in Indonesia and Vietnam in September 2012.
Homeowners will learn how natural resources such as the sun, wind, and water can save them thousands of dollars on their power bill each year. Job seekers will have the chance to explore training and career opportunities in this fast-growing industry.
University of Utah (the U) startup company Navillum Nanotechnologies has done it again. The company team, led by two U researchers, was named one of the top three groups at the Rocky Mountain regional Cleantech Open last week in Denver. It was the first time in the history of the regional competition that a single team was named as a national finalist and won the sustainability award.
Over 125 students, along with their parents, siblings and friends, enjoyed a special night at Provo Peaks Elementary that celebrated teaching and learning new techniques and mediums of art in our elementary schools. Students experimented with watercolor, clay, collage, drawing, and even origami.
The Utah State Board of Education will hold its committee meetings on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 and its regular meeting on Friday Nov. 2; both meetings will be held at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City.
Utah Valley University Department of Biology will host the Utah’s Society for Range Management conference Nov. 1-2, which will include exploring the University’s new Science Building that opened in April.
Dixie State College of Utah and the Center for Education, Business and the Arts (CEBA) presents the fourth-annual Business of Art Seminar on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, 2012, at Kanab Middle School in Kanab, Utah.
Governor Gary Herbert and Weber State University are working to develop strategies to raise the graduation rate by 2020. Currently, around 40 percent of WSU students graduate after six years of attending classes, while around 10 percent graduate within four years.
The recent dedication of USU Eastern’s Blanding Campus administration building was done with the rumbling of heavy equipment in the air. Excavation is already underway for new and much-needed housing on the 600-student campus.
The Single Mother’s Seminar is designed to give single mothers the tools and support they need to go out and become an architect of change – in their own life and in the world around them. This collaborative event connects single mothers with well-established government and community service partners who provide tools and resources for creating transformations leading to economic and emotional self-reliance.
The many people, whether they are alumni, students or friends, connected to the university throughout the course of the campaign, forever changed the course of its future as a premier land-grant research institution.
You are eligible to participate in Statewide Public Education Online if you are in grades 9-12 and enrolled in a Utah public school.
Tolga Tasdizen, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah (U of U), has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
The most current data release by the Utah System of Higher Education shows that enrollment for colleges and universities this fall decreased by 1.56 percent
For the second year running, the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has made The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 25 rankings of entrepreneurship programs, and this time the school has won rankings for both its graduate and undergraduate experience-based programs.
Utah State University Extension sponsors the 2012 Restoring the West Conference, “Balancing Energy Development and Biodiversity,” Oct. 30 and 31at USU’s Eccles Conference Center.
Utah State University’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies has released the schedule of speakers and performers for its Nov. 7 TEDxUSU conference. The event will feature impactful research and performances.
The goal for this year’s Summit is to acknowledge and celebrate international collaborations Utah colleges and universities are engaged in, such as institutional collaborations as well as global business collaborations. Opportunities for exploring creative and newly developed international collaborations will also be provided.
Utah Valley University today announced that it has accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference. The Wolverines’ membership in the new-look WAC will take effect July 1, 2013, and UVU will begin athletic competition in the conference next fall at the start of the 2013-2014 season.
They are extended core curriculum standards in English/Language Arts and Math designed to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities (and being assessed with an alternate assessment) are provided with appropriate specialized instruction aligned with the Utah Core Standards.
The Utah State Board of Education today named Deputy State Superintendent Martell Menlove of Garland as Utah’s 24th State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Menlove will succeed Dr. Larry K. Shumway who will retire at year’s end.
The University of Utah and the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management celebrated a unique partnership by dedicating a BLM-funded native plant demonstration garden at the Rio Mesa Center, a 400-acre research field station managed by the U on the Dolores River in southeastern Utah.
This directory is produced annually by the Utah State Office of Education.
In 2012 Utah is again a national leader in the education of children with deafblindness. The Utah State Office of Education has recently approved a deafblind teaching endorsement. As the complex and intense needs of children with deafblindness have been recognized, so has the need for teachers with specialized training in deafblindness.
Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made 35 since joining forces a little more than a year ago.
WSU’s Department of Physics will host the sixth annual Physics Open House, Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lind Lecture Hall. The event, which is free and open to all ages, will feature presentations, demonstrations and interactive activities conducted by WSU physics faculty and students.
The Jordan School District Board of Education and the Jordan Education Association (JEA) are pleased to announce they have reached a settlement agreement to end four months of contract negotiations.
Utah Valley University was awarded a $3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to bolster training for jobs in the fields of computer network and information security for students and workers that have been displaced due to global competition.
Nearly 2,000 more Utah high school students – a 10.5 percent increase – took Advanced Placement (AP) tests in 2012 and increased their success rate by more than 11 percent over 2011 figures, the according to data released by the College Board.
The U.S. Department of State has selected Southern Utah University as one of ten U.S. higher education institutions this year to receive a grant to establish an American Cultural Center in China. A joint undertaking between SUU and Hunan Normal University (HNU), the center will be housed on the HNU campus in Changsha.