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The University of Utah is spearheading a pilot project designed to connect remote and underserved residents dealing with chronic conditions to needed healthcare services and providers through telemedicine.

Miriah Meyer, a recent recruit to the University of Utah?s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, has been acclaimed one of the top 35 innovators under age 35 by Technology Review, a magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Topics include self defense, basketball, emergency preparedness, and much more.

Provo eSchool is an accredited free option now open for enrollment to Utah K-12 students!

Community leaders, residents, higher education officials and others gathered Saturday, Sept. 10, in Moab to celebrate a $15 million gift that will reshape the higher education landscape in the area for years to come.

Some 60 students, from Blanding to Sanders, Ariz., gathered for a three-day orientation in late August for an introduction to the rigors of higher education. It?s a two-way commitment to success by both the students and the college, made possible under a five-year grant provided through the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) program, said Guy Denton, campus director.

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) recently wrapped up a three-year project to retrofit and replace aging buses in school districts throughout Utah, just in time for kids to head back to school. In all, 33 Utah school districts participated, resulting in the retrofit of 1,200 buses and the replacement of 27 older buses.

The University of Utah is launching a six-year, $21.5 million effort to conduct basic research aimed at developing new materials for uses ranging from faster computers and communications devices to better microscopes and solar cells.

Back to School with Diabetes

Thu, 08 Sep 2011

The Utah Diabetes Prevention and Control Program offers a FREE monthly continuing diabetes education series for professionals on the third Wednesday of each month from to Noon to 1pm in Utah. Participation is available via video-conference, telephone and webstreaming.

According to SUU President Michael T. Benson, the new statement sets in stone the University?s aim to ?fill a wholly unique niche within the Utah System of Higher Education.? The Utah Board of Regents has officially designated Southern Utah University as the state?s first ? and only ? public liberal arts and sciences institution.

Besides the job fair there will be demonstrations, hands-on activities, career opportunities, financial aid and scholarship information, food, prizes, workshops, and more at the Tech Expo all under one roof!

New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show Utah schools excel in many areas of school health, such as giving students tobacco cessation resources, but could do better in the areas of nutrition and asthma management.

Why not take advantage of the great opportunities you have as a high school student and come to DATC tuition free during your junior and senior year? You can jumpstart your career and start earning money for college NOW!

Investment in higher education has an impact that extends beyond the individual, according to a survey commissioned by Prosperity 2020 and conducted by Dan Jones & Associates. For every member of a household that earns a postsecondary degree or certificate, the likelihood increases that siblings and children will do so, as well.

A giant corn maze of Utah Valley University mascot Willy the Wolverine will be visible from high in the air and explored by many on the ground on Sept. 2 as Payson and Elk Ridge residents combine with UVU alumni to celebrate UVU Day in kicking off the communities? Onion Days.

In August, Utah Valley University became the first institution of higher learning in the state of Utah to provide downloadable iTunes U public access academic content to students, employees and the general public across the globe.

Nine of Utah State University?s younger faculty members are making news at the national level for groundbreaking research. Whether they are researching climate change, how to improve education or studying wireless networks used to cure neural injuries, this rising crop of young faculty has one thing in common, they are all recipients of the National Science Foundation?s CAREER Award.

The Workforce Training Scholarships are being offered to non-credit students who can demonstrate a financial need and also demonstrate that the training will improve their work opportunities and quality of life. The scholarships, of $250 or $500, will pay for courses in computer and business skills. However, other career-related courses will be considered for scholarships as well.

As part of Opening Institute week at the tech college, employees were asked to participate in a community service project. Employees had their choice at several locations in Ogden including the Children?s Justice Center, Youth Impact, the Junior League Community Garden, and Catholic Community Services.

Nebo School District is starting an exciting new offering for High School Students. Students will now have the option to take selected courses online. This is great for those times when your schedule just doesn't quite work out.

If motorsports is your passion and you want to enhance your GMAW & TIG skills for motors-ports applications then look no further. Lincoln Electric is offering a 2-Day Intermediate & Advanced Motorsports Welding Training at Davis Applied Technology College.

The University of Utah collected almost $411 million in research grants and related funding during the recently ended fiscal year 2011. The total is down 8.8 percent from the previous fiscal year, entirely due to an expected sharp drop in federal economic stimulus money.

As Utah Teacher of the Year, Gay Beck was given an opportunity to go to Space Camp last month. There she picked up some new teaching tools: units on going to the moon, gliders and the solar system. But what really made her excited about the experience was what Space Camp allowed her to give away: a week?s free tuition to a Utah student.

Between periods of rapid incision, arroyos appear to follow prolonged aggradation or ?filling? periods. The question is: What?s driving these cycles of rapid entrenchment followed by slower rates of sedimentation and infilling?

The Canyons Virtual High School offers a comprehesive high school curriculum to tech-savvy, busy high school students, in classes ranging from core subjects to career and technical classes to AP courses -- even advanced Chinese.

The Fall UEN Professional Development schedule will be available on Sept. 1. Be sure to sign up early to get the courses you need.

Utah?s governor has entered the blogosphere. Gov. Gary Herbert?s new blog launched last Thursday and his education director, Christine Kearl, has already penned a piece on public education, one of the Governor?s four policy ?cornerstones,? which also include energy, jobs and self-determination.

Biological Engineering students and faculty at Utah State University transform waste water into biofuels and other bio-products.

A report released by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education illustrates how Utah?s knack for ?industry? exists in higher education as the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) has been identified as one of the most efficient systems in the nation in generating degrees for the dollars spent.

In this meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Moved Public Education Online forward by giving preliminary approval to a rule governing the program that reimburses online education providers for up to two classes per year per student. Provided guidance to school districts and charter schools in evaluating educators for classroom performance. Announced that the U.S. Department of Education has given approval to revisions in Utah?s No Child Left Behind plan.

Salt Lake Community College has a grant from the Department of Labor to fund education in the Digital Arts Industry. Qualified students receive FREE tuition and additional funds are available to qualified applicants through the Department of Workforce Services to assist with books, supplies, and equipment.

Utah State University river scientist Jack Schmidt will lead a federal agency focused on providing science to guide management of an iconic river in an iconic region that?s been a pivotal part of his research for nearly 30 years.

Two students from the University of Utah (the U) will travel to India and Bangladesh to begin distinct?but culturally related?projects this fall, funded by awards from the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Sears Art Museum Gallery at the Dixie State College of Utah Dolores Dore' Eccles Fine Arts Center, in conjunction with the 2nd-Annual DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival, combine to present a new fall exhibit featuring the works of renowned contemporary artist Tom Judd. The exhibit, which is free to the public, will officially open on Monday, August 22, and will run Monday-through-Friday through October 12, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The first of its kind between the National Park Service and a university, the Alliance for Education is an agreement to assist one another in a variety of programs that benefit of students, the park and local communities.

This summer the Woodbury Art Museum is launching its new Children?s Activities that provide fun and interactive ways to engage children with the art exhibited at the museum. 

USU Still Flying High

Thu, 21 Jul 2011

The retiring of the space shuttle, with its strong ties to Utah State University's College of Engineering, is a university legacy its students continue to honor, most recently when they took home the gold out of a field of 24 schools participating in the ninth annual Student Unmanned Air Systems Competition at Lexington Park, Md.

The program in Ogden will help 73 low-income people between the ages of 16 and 24. Each session lasts about ten months and can accept up to 36 students. The program continues to follow the participants for another year after they graduate to provide support and assistance for student success.

A variety of things were recently approved approved by the Utah Board of Regents, including a mortuary science degree program at Salt Lake Community College.

Local history suggests that Utah has always been a hard-working, efficient state. And a new report released today by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education indicates that ?industry? exists in higher education as the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) has been identified as one of the most efficient systems in the nation in generating degrees for the dollars spent.

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