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The University of Utah (the U) was recognized in a White House event today for its significant, campus-wide commitments to achieving energy efficiency.

For the 2011 tax year, Utah citizens can claim a 5% state income tax credit for UESP contributions. 

Oquirrh Hills Middle hosted Utah?s former first lady Jacalyn Leavitt as she rolled out the ?Generation Safe? campaign, an Internet safety program. In addition to keeping children safe online, the program teaches many lessons including incident response and digital citizenship.

Funded primarily by the U.S. Agency for International Development, PARIMA involved collaborations among five universities in Kenya and the United States, along with a network of East African public and private organizations.

This year, Southern Utah University?s college of Humanities and Social Sciences added three new languages to its catalogue: Latin, Arabic and Mandarin. The college is particularly excited about the addition of an Asian language, which heretofore, has never been offered at SUU.

Dr. Michael A. Petersen will resign as executive director of Utah Education Network (UEN), and take a six month sabbatical leave starting January 1, 2012. He will become a faculty member at Utah State University this summer.

?Utah has been good to me and my family, and I hope I have contributed to building a better future for the state?s citizens,? Sederburg said. He steps down after four years heading Utah's system of higher education.

Got a winning idea for Utah?s next best business but not sure how to get it off the ground? Southern Utah University?s Business Resource Center can help, and your timing couldn?t be better. The Center has just opened its sixth annual Best Business Idea Competition, giving imaginative minds a shot at turning their entrepreneurial ideas into realities.

A mixed crowd of engineering students and curious members of the public were treated to a lecture by renowned nanotechnology expert Ling Zang at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus on Wednesday, November 16. Zang, a University of Utah USTAR professor of nanotechnology, offered attendees a glimpse of a future where manufacturing on a nanometer scale will provide solutions to our society?s growing energy needs.

HIV/AIDS is a disease that impacts the community; the scars it leaves are real. For Todd Milovich, education outreach program coordinator at Utah State University?s Access and Diversity Center, the issue has become a personal one, having lost two friends to the disease.

Students were excited as Steven Winter, FAIA, sustainable/green building pioneer talked about his experiences as Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council that developed and launched the internationally recognized green building certification LEEDŽ?Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDŽ).

The Superintendent is challenging all members of Utah?s educational community to get active and fit during this school year.

Through her moxie and unquenchable spirit, she overcame a series of monkey wrenches thrown into her life. That fortitude enabled her to flourish in UVU?s automotive technology and technology management programs....

WSU Ramps Up Mobile Effort

Mon, 21 Nov 2011

As the demand for mobile technology increases, Weber State University is making a concerted effort to meet the mobile needs of those on campus ? whether on an iPhone, Android or tablet. The mobile push has been fueled and driven in large part by WSU students.

The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) opened the doors to the public at the new Rio Tinto Center today after years of planning and construction. To celebrate opening day, admission is free. NHMU is a major research institution located at the University of Utah with a focus on the natural and cultural history of the Great Basin Region and the Colorado Plateau.

University of Utah student Dolly Holt says to imagine squeezing an egg in your fist? it won?t break. The same mechanical concept applies to her invention of a tendon and ligament repair device.

November is Native American Heritage Month and West Lake Social Studies teacher Brenda Monson says she invited Tso to deliver the presentation so her students can have a better understanding of modern day American Indians and to honor students who share this cultural heratage.

A compilation of Utah-related education news published by the Utah State Office of Education.

Nestled on a mesa top in the Pleasant Creek Valley of Capitol Reef National Park, the Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS) provides an amazing opportunity for place-based learning.

The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Nov. 1, preliminarily adopted boundary maps for elementary and high schools for final consideration on Nov. 15. The Board gave preliminary approval to the Adjusted Elementary School Boundary Proposal and Board High School Map Option 1.pdf, created by the Boundary Steering Committee in the spring.

Sergey I. Kislyak, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, will be speaking at UVU on Tuesday, Nov. 15, about Russian relations with America. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the UVU Library, room 120, and is free and open to students, faculty and the public.

Utah State became one of the first American universities ? and the first in Utah ? to join the ever-growing list of international universities and organizations to endorse the declaration?s goals, according to Richard Clement, dean of libraries at USU.

?We are pleased that our donation will aid students and teachers, particularly as school budgets are shrinking,? said Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman?s Navigation Systems Division.

Two graduations take place each year on the Ogden-Weber Tech College campus, with this year setting a new record for the number of certificates issued and students completing programs.

In an effort to aid Utah?s veterans in gaining skills and credentials for employment, the Utah System of Higher Education has joined forces with other state agencies by accepting a challenge presented by Governor Gary Herbert.

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht announced Saturday a 25-acre gift of land to Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah, in cooperation with Price City, to be used as a future site for education and energy research. The announcement was made at the college?s 73rd annual Founder?s Day celebration in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, attended by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and USU Eastern Chancellor Joe Peterson.

On Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, more than 400 mathematics teachers met at Matheson Junior High School in the Granite School District for an opportunity to learn more about quality teaching in mathematics.

Thursday at Bridgerland Applied Technology College in Logan. Visit the BATC website for details.

Over the last few years, we have heard a lot about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) occupations. There is no question that STEM occupations are critical to the United States economic competitiveness.

Dixie State College students, faculty, and staff will join together to participate in this semester's Campus to Community service project, which will be held on Wednesday, November 9, from 3-5 p.m., at the new dog park currently under construction in Washington City located at 300 East and 400 South.

While unemployment numbers and a sluggish economy dominate the headlines, there is an underlying factor that rarely finds its way into the discussion: education. Utah businesses have jobs they can?t fill simply because they cannot find the workers they need to fill them.

A multidisciplinary team of University of Utah investigators has received a grant for innovative research that will shed new light on the genes that cause Down syndrome (DS), as well as the defects of brain development and function that lead to intellectual disability.

College: An Attainable Dream

Tue, 01 Nov 2011

The U.S. Department of Education has released a new video produced especially for Spanish-speaking families that shows how going to college is more attainable and more affordable than ever before.

Preparing for adoption, meeting a birth parent and growing up adopted are just some of the focused workshops featured during the third annual Utah Valley University Conference on Adoption on Friday, Nov. 4. The conference, which helps celebrate National Adoption Month, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center.

Innovation is part of the culture at the University of Utah. Join this community of inventors, entrepreneurs and artists by signing up for the Innovation Scholar program.

In what has become an annual event, Utah State University?s Museum of Anthropology hosts ?Dia de los Muertos: Celebrating Our Ancestors? Saturday, Oct. 29, at the museum. Joining the museum for the day?s activities are members of USU?s Latino Student Union. Activities are free and open to everyone.

FREE and Open to the Public and FREE Popcorn In Honor of American Indian Heritage Month: 1st Annual Utah American Indian Film Festival Dates: Nov. 1, 2 and 3 Time: 7:00 pm

A complete wrapup of education news from the Utah Office of Education.

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