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Celebrate Child Health Day

Mon, 06 Oct 2008

Today (Oct 6) is Child Health Day.  Learn more at the USA GovGab Blog.

The convergence of recent advances in nanotechnology with modern biology and medicine has created the exciting new research field of nanobiotechnology. This year's nanoUtah 2008 conference will emphasize nanomedicine.

The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) announced Monday that its enrollment numbers for fall 2008 increased by 11,896 total students, an increase of 8.48%.

Of the more than one million collection items at the Museum, 99 percent are stored in its basement. They include dinosaur bones, animal skulls, ceramic pots, moccasins, ceremonial masks, insects, and plants.

Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Christine S. Johnson to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Utah Fourth District Court resulting from the retirement of Judge John Backlund.

Register now online for this training on November 18th.

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman joined T. Boone Pickens and many others in signing the Energy Independence Pledge in September, requesting the new Administration and the 111th Congress devote as much time as necessary during their first 100 days in office to develop a serious, workable Energy Policy. In a letter sent out this week, he encouraged other governors across the country to sign the pledge and take this opportunity to put party and partisanship aside and support this effort.

Celebrate Earth Science Week

Thu, 02 Oct 2008

Earth Science Week is celebrated the second full week of October throughout the nation as well as in other countries. The purpose is to increase public understanding and appreciation of the Earth sciences.

Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman joined T. Boone Pickens and many others in signing the Energy Independence Pledge in September, requesting the new Administration and the 111th Congress devote as much time as necessary during their first 100 days in office to develop a serious, workable Energy Policy.

The final applications of asphalt to Segments 2 and 3 of the U.S. 89 reconstruction project in South Davis county will begin on Thursday October 2, and could lead to possible commuting and other traffic delays throughout Saturday evening, October 4.

Taxpayers may claim a nonrefundable credit on their individual income tax, corporate franchise tax or fiduciary tax returns for the purchase or conversion of vehicles that use cleaner burning fuels.

Utah students have an opportunity to be creative when it comes to spotlighting the dangers of indoor radon, an invisible and odorless radioactive gas, by entering a poster in a national contest that could win them a trip to Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the role of transportation in Utah's economy.  Truckers and warehouse workers are a small but important part of Utah's workforce.

This new report published by the Utah Department of Workforce Services breaks down the facts on employment, wages, and demographics across the entire state of Utah.

The Center for Digital Government’s Executive Vice President will travel to Utah and present Governor Huntsman and the State of Utah with the 2008 Digital States award.

Utah may be able to help more low-income households pay their energy bills this winter.  The U.S. Senate on Friday agreed to fund the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at $5.1 billion, nearly double the 2008 appropriation.

On October 23rd the Office of Ethnic Affairs will host the third Multi-Ethnic Business Conference from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. The mission of the conference continues to be one of providing access to information which will lead to pathways of economic prosperity. Morning session workshops will focus on fundamental and advanced business concepts while the afternoon session will be devoted to the new green energy industry.

Powered by our Rave Reviews user reviews & comments, our Top 10 Events is an up-to-the-moment snapshot of our user's picks for the top events on the site. You can use the Top 10 Events to help guide you to the highest-rated events on NowPlayingUtah.com.

This exhibition of modern painting brings together 8 artists, 450 miles, and 1 road to explore the various unifying factors of this stretch of highway that spans Utah's landscape.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is implementing new traffic detection technologies as part of an initiative to manage congestion more effectively and increase motorists' safety. The technologies include Magnetic Vehicle Sensing and Advanced Detectors and are currently being installed at busy high-speed intersections.

Shale gas reservoirs in Utah have tremendous untapped frontier potential. Paleozoic shales in the Colorado Plateau and eastern Basin and Range Provinces have long been known for their potential as source rocks for hydrocarbons that have migrated into other formations but have not been considered as in-situ gas reservoirs.  This new resource provides information on shale gas resources in Utah.

The State Legislature passed ten bills during last week's special session, including SB 2001 which makes current year adjustments to budgets for state agencies.

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) has uploaded a new and intriguing video about the Wasatch fault on YouTube. “The video is a great example of merging technology and knowledge,” said Rick Allis, UGS director. “To our knowledge, this is a first-of-its-kind video.”

The Early College program encompasses numerous programs for higher education opportunities for students. Concurrent Enrollment, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate are all part of the Early College Programs.

Check out this 6-volume history online of Utah's Highway Patrol from its very beginning.

The Governor signed the following bill today:

The State of Utah joins other Western states and Canadian provinces in unveiling a plan today for a market-based cap-and-trade program as a major tool to meet a regional goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Utah State Archives will observe Utah Archives Month throughout October with weekly events each Wednesday. The statewide theme for 2008 is “Documenting Utah: Political History, Public Policy, and Archives.”

The Utah Juvenile Court System provided this 2008 report to Utah citizens detailing the activities and successes of the juvenile court system over the past year.

tah Governor Jon Huntsman issued a call of the Utah State Legislature to begin a special session beginning Thursday, September 25, 2008 to address budget shortfalls from original projections.

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has announced the appointment of Third District Court Presiding Judge Robert K. Hilder to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals resulting from the retirement of Judge Judith Billings, one of the original members of that court. He also appointed Marvin D. Bagley as Sixth District Court Judge to fill the seat of retiring Judge David L. Mower.

Building Better Brain Images

Wed, 24 Sep 2008

With the latest in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), researchers at the University of Utah College of Engineering are helping to meet an urgent and growing need for quantitative image analysis techniques and software tools to provide insights into brain disorders.

The Office of Ethnic Affairs, the State Office of Education and School Districts are pleased to invite you to their Education Conference, "It Takes a Village: A Network of Support: Empowering Parents in the Education of their Children." The conference will be held November 8, 2008 at West High School.

The Education Conference is for Parents, Students, Educators and Community Members are interested in "Successfully Educating Ethnic Minority Students"

Pioneer is the State's online library and resource center.  Follow this link to learn more about free and subscription (library card) services available online through Pioneer.

The president of Cobalt Homes has started serving a jail sentence for defrauding homeowners and subcontractors. On September 1, Brian K. Brady, 55, of Sandy began serving a 90 day jail sentence. Third District Judge Judith Atherton also ordered Brady to serve six years of probation and pay more than $300,000 in restitution.

Each year more than 1,100 visits to an emergency department are made by Utah children under age nine due to motor vehicle crashes. Utah Department of Health (UDOH) injury experts say many are hurt because they aren’t properly buckled into a car seat or booster seat. This month, parents across Utah can learn how to buckle their kids and keep them safe during National Child Passenger Safety week.

Utah is expanding its transportation infrastructure in innovative ways.  Along with an improved public transportation system, Utah commuters are fortunate.  Read more in Utah Trendlines.

Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has announced the appointment of Third District Court Presiding Judge Robert K. Hilder to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals resulting from the retirement of Judge Judith Billings, one of the original members of that court. He also appointed Marvin D. Bagley as Sixth District Court Judge to fill the seat of retiring Judge David L. Mower.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman issued a call of the Utah State Legislature to begin a special session beginning Thursday, September 25, 2008 to address budget shortfalls from original projections.

Salt Lake City, UT - A newly released national survey ranks Utah first in the nation for its ability to utilize technology in providing services to citizens and transforming government. The Digital States Survey, conducted every two years by the Center for Digital Government, is the most widely recognized and respected study of information technology in the country. Utah has significantly improved its position from an eighth place ranking in 2004 and fourth place ranking in 2006.

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