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Utah Public Radio presents UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS - the podcast home for all of UPR's reporting on USU.   

 

Harley Barnes

On the Utah court of appeals, four of the seven judges are female. On Friday, Utah State University hosted these women of the judiciary for a panel discussion.

Carrie da Cruz, Tara Roche and Nicole Kaae at Brigham Suicide Prevention in Brigham City.
JoLynne Lyon

In Utah, suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 24, according to a 2019 report out of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and the Utah Hospital Association. But communities and individuals are finding ways to support each other and prevent more loss. One example is the group Brigham Suicide Prevention in Brigham City, where they are building resilience in individuals and the community.

Talk At USU Looks At How Bees Enrich Human Life

Feb 25, 2020
A green orchid bee on an orange tip of a plant.
Bob Peterson

The Science Unwrapped talk at Utah State University this month focused on bees and how they impact our lives through the foods we eat.

Soil Testing And Spring Planting Preparations

Feb 24, 2020
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One of the things that would be important for people to do this time of year, particularly in southwest Utah, where I'm located, is to do some soil testing.

The reason I think a soil test is important this time of year, this would be particularly for people who have a brand new garden, or maybe they've moved to a new home or a location where they haven’t had a garden before, the soil test can tell them, given them basically kind of a bench line, of what their soil is like, maybe what it's lacking.

Starting Seeds And Planting Planning

Feb 24, 2020
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It’s really February out there today-- a bit of snow coming down. But there's a lot of things that we need to start thinking about.

First of all, February is a time to start planting your seed purchases. I've also been checking what I have in seed stocks at home, looking them over and then running some germination tests on them to make sure that the seed is working as it's supposed to be. No point in buying too much seed and no point in letting that seed that you purchase that works well go to waste.

Sandra Charleson

An unusually creative nation-wide protest movement has come to Utah.

“My name is Sandra Charleson, and this is the first meeting of the Tiny Pricks Project group here at Utah State.”

The Tiny Pricks Project is a nation-wide protest movement with the goal of bringing attention to the controversial behavior of President Donald Trump.

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 Utah State University and the Institute of Government and Politics sponsored a discussion about U.S. and Iranian relations during as part of their “Informed Citizen” series.

USU's Annual Rock And Fossil Day Is Coming Up This Weekend

Feb 20, 2020
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USU’s annual rock and fossil day is coming up this weekend at the university’s Logan campus. This year there will be a new children’s activity as part of the program. 

Utah State University, the Justice Department, say the university mishandled sexual harassment cases for years, exposing more students to harassment and assaults.
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After news of sexual assaults committed by former-student athlete Torrey Green broke in 2016, Utah State University started an internal review on what was going on with sexual assault reports on campus — this was before the Department of Justice informed the university it was investigating. The DOJ report said from 2013 to 2017, USU received 240 reports of sexual harassment, but it processed fewer than 25 in accordance with its Title IX procedures. 

William Bultez

Studying music in college may lead to students facing additional emotional strain because of the deeply personal nature of their work.

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah State University has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) concluding its Title IX compliance review of USU’s policies and procedures for responding to reports of sexual misconduct involving students between 2013 and early 2017.

The review found university-wide failures in USU’s processes to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual misconduct. It also echoed the findings of USU’s own internal inquiry, conducted in fall 2016.

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The United States Department of Justice has found that a Utah University failed to respond appropriately to known sexual harassment allegations. 

 

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Utah State University is hosting the 14th annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research on Friday. This year, for the first time, a juried art exhibit will be a part of the event.

USU Presentation Highlights Reasons For Reducing Emissions

Feb 6, 2020
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Utah State University President Noelle Cockett is reviewing the most recent plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the university’s campuses across the state. Last week a meeting was hosted to inform students and faculty about the efforts.

Jason Gilmore

Jason Gilmore is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University. He recently traveled to Iowa and attended events presented by various Democratic presidential candidates, in attition to a Trump Rally as part of research for a book he is writing. 

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Jason Gilmore is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University. He recently traveled to Iowa and attended events presented by various Democratic presidential candidates. He spoke with Tom Williams on Monday ahead of today’s Iowa caucuses.

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Utah State University assistant professor Jason Gilmore is writing a book on President Donald Trump’s communication style and traveled to Iowa this week to attend some rallies before the state’s caucuses on Monday. 

UPR’s Tom Williams caught up with Jason on Friday after he added rallies for a few Democratic candiadtes. You can listen to part one, about the Trump Rally Gilmore attended, here.

Jason Gilmore

Utah State University assistant professor Jason Gilmore is writing a book on President Donald Trump’s communication style and traveled to Iowa this week to attend some rallies before the state’s caucuses on Monday. 

UPR’s Matilyn Mortensen caught up with Gilmore on Thursday evening after he and his co-author attended at Trump Rally. 

Apogee SP-230 heated pyranometer (black sensor up high), and an Apogee Weighing Precipitation Gauge (white bucket).
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Cache Valley is considered the "Silicon Valley of Instrumentation," thanks to its high concentration of remote sensing companies.  The proximity to Utah State University may be what draws these companies into the area.

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Retired USU professor Richard Ratliff has developed what he calls the theory of Relationism, which he hopes will help us bridge the many divides we’re experiencing in our increasingly polarized society. He’ll join Tom Williams to explain.

Jim Mattis Secretary of Defense on U.S. role in global leadership and at home.
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On Tuesday, the former Secretary of Defense spoke to the public at Utah State University about the importance of studying the country’s history — especially for youth.

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As part of Utah State University's carbon neutrality goals, a report with recommendations for reducing carbon emissions is anticipated to be released this week.

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From Utah State Magazine, "In the parched black desert of northeast Jordan, archaeologists recently unearthed a stone hearth containing loaves of flatbread more than 14,000 years old.

(Photo courtesy of The Herald Journal by Tyler Larson

 

 


A man who had a huge impact on the Cache Valley theater community left us all in late December. So this is a humble tribute to W. Vosco Call. 

 

USU Office of Research

Over 70% of Americans—and two-thirds of Utahns—think that climate change is happening. Research led by Dr. Peter Howe reveals this statistic, along with much more detailed data about how Americans think about climate change from the national to the local level.

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The ongoing production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre by the Theatre Arts Department at Utah State University is both an entertaining and educational experience.

UPR's Project Resilience Parenting Tips

Nov 22, 2019

Parenting can be the hardest and most rewarding thing some people will ever do. It is invigorating at times, and so often, it is just exhausting and makes us wonder about our own self-worth. These tips are to help increase our parenting resilience-- our ability to effectively keep it together when our kids are driving us nuts.

These tips are brought to you by UPR's Project Resilience. Learn more about the project here. Tips were written by Vonda Jump Norman, a social work professor at Utah State University and director of the Trauma Resilience Project at The Family PlaceAlex Schiwal, a researcher with Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities, and David Forbush, an educational specialist at Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities. 

UPR's Project Resilience Tips

Nov 22, 2019

Resilience is an important aspect of mental health and this series of tips will provide you with research-based ideas on how you can build your personal resiliency.  

These tips are brought to you by UPR's Project Resilience. Learn more about the project here. Tips were written by Matthew Wappett, director of USU Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice Alex Schiwal, a researcher with USU Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice Derrik Tollefson, head of USU's Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, Kevin Webb with the I-System Institute at USU,  Em Capito an integrative psychotherapist and Susan Madsen, the founder and director of the Utah Women's Leadership Project.

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If you think that children’s theater is kid’s stuff, guess again. The Theater Arts Department at Utah State University treats preparing its students for the unique challenges of performing for young audiences as serious business. But that doesn’t mean that watching their shows intended for children can’t be a delight for both young and old.

Charlie Huenemann is professor of philosophy at Utah State University. He is the author of several books and essays on the history of philosophy, as well as some fun stuff, such as “How You Play the Game: A Philosopher Plays Minecraft.”  He was recently on the BBC talking about a thought expiriment, "When Capt.

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