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$1.15 Million USU Study Examines Graduate Student Retention

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

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Much has been written on the barriers students encounter on the way to completing their graduate degrees.  Now, a longitudinal Utah State University study will examine what makes them successful — and how their own acquisition of skills plays into the equation.  Read more.


'This is Where the World Pays Attention' says USU Biofuels Scientist

Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014


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Yet again, Utah State University ingenuity and perseverance were on display at Utah’s famed Bonneville Salt Flats as Aggie undergrad Mike Morgan set new speed records with USU-made biofuels.  Read more.



Utah State University Honors Program — 'Dare to Know'

Thursday, Sep. 04, 2014

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Sapere Aude” or “Dare to Know” is the challenge that Kristine Miller, Utah State University’s new honors director, has laid down for students in the program. As the USU Honors Program celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Miller wants students to continue to make the most of their college experience by challenging themselves to apply their classroom knowledge in practical ways.  Read more.



Leading the Way

Thursday, Sep. 04, 2014

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On Aug. 20, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert honored Craig Jessop, founding dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, with the prestigious 2014 Utah Performing Artist Award, part of the Governor’s Mansion Artist Series. Read more.



Could Hackers Sabotage the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles?

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014


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With the rollout of Google’s self-driving car, computer security experts at Utah State University are posing new questions about the hardware and software features that will drive tomorrow’s fleets of autonomous vehicles. Read more.



USU Research: Water Treadmill Training Shows Promising Results

Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

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Research from Utah State University shows that intervals of high intensity training on a water treadmill significantly benefited people with osteoarthritis.

In fact, the benefits outweighed those derived from other forms of land-based exercise — probably because the study participants could receive a good workout without fear of falling or putting too much strain on their joints. What’s more, the pain experienced by the study subjects was significantly reduced.  Read more.

 

Professor Leads Uganda Service Learning Project

Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

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Be the change that you wish to see in the world. 

The Service Learning Scholars program at Utah State University allows students to have experiences such as the SEEEME (Sustainable Engineering, Education and Economics) experience in Uganda.

During summer 2014, USU faculty member Sonia Manuel-Dupont and a travel team of 12 students, teachers and engineers spent a month in Uganda on a humanitarian trip to several orphanages. They travelled with SEEEME, founded by William Grenney, USU faculty emeritus of civil engineering.  Read more.



USU Center Receives Award of Excellence

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Utah State University’s Center for Water Efficient Landscaping (CWEL) was the recipient of an Award of Excellence from the Western Extension Directors Association at its recent meeting in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The annual award recognizes Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 Western states and Pacific Island U.S. Territories. Read more.


Teens Experience Hands-on Research at USU's Summer Biotech Academy

Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

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While Wesley Cook’s friends were likely hitting the water slides at Lagoon-a-Beach or chilling in a movie theater catching the latest adventure flicks, the Kaysville, Utah, teen, decked out in a white lab coat and safety goggles at Utah State University’s Center for Integrated BioSystems, was examining tiny vials of “extremely tough” bacteria.  Read more.


Biofuel Boom: USU Researchers Forge Innovative Research Partnerships

Thursday, Jun. 19, 2014

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Utah State University alum Dallas Hanks ’91 MS, ’10 PhD, has returned home to Burley, Idaho. In the familiar comfort of his parents’ home along the Snake River, the founder of USU’s Center for Agronomic and Woody Biofuels is battling end-stage cancer.

Hanks’ condition no longer affords him the strength to freely wander the furrowed fields of the family dairy farm. But head on a pillow, telephone propped to his ear, the 51-year-old continues to share his innovative biofuels project ideas — namely, using untillable land to grow biofuel feedstock plants. Read more.


Westward Ho! American Entomological Institute to Move to Utah State


Thursday, Jun. 19, 2014

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One of the world’s most venerated entomological research institutions plans to pull up stakes in its longtime Gainesville, Florida, home and move lock, stock and insect collection trays to Utah State University’s Logan campus.  Read more.

 

'There's an App for Splat’: USU Scientists Monitor Wildlife Crossings


Thursday, Jun. 05, 2014

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 200 Americans die in animal-vehicle accidents each year. In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control found that one quarter of all animal-vehicle collisions result in human injury.  Read more.






 
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