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USU Football Player Suspended For ‘Inappropriate Racial Comments’

Jul 7, 2020

The Utah State football program has suspended a player while the university investigates “inappropriate racial comments” he allegedly made this past weekend.

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.

"The samples contained wild einkorn -- an ancestor of modern wheat. The bread-like discs were likely not an everyday foodstuff for the hunter-gatherers. But in the centuries since, wheat has become the most widely grown cereal crop in the world. That's why researchers at Utah State University are working to protect the global wheat supply."

NEHMA Re-opens For The Public

Jun 4, 2020

Beginning Saturday, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on the USU Logan Campus will open to the public after closing because of the Coronavirus.

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COVID-19 has caused many students to face both acute and significant financial hardships. Many students have been asking if they could be refunded their student fees for the semester. Although Morales said this is not possible, USU is working to help students.

USU Updates On Fall 2020 Semester

Apr 17, 2020
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When USU President Noelle Cockett addressed the university community Friday in a virtual town hall, a topic of concern was how the upcoming fall semester will be held. 

USU Town Hall With President Noelle Cockett

Apr 17, 2020
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On Friday, President Noelle Cocket held a town hall to provide updates and answer questions related to COVID-19. You can watch the meeting here.

First Cases Of The Coronavirus Confirmed In USU Community

Apr 1, 2020

Utah State University has reported its first two coronavirus cases Tuesday night.

One person is an employee who has not been on campus for more than 14 days, officials said in a statement. The other person is a student who lives off campus. Both are quarantining at home and have not been hospitalized.

Managers of a campus food pantry are asking for donations to help feed students and faculty who don't have enough money to buy food. 

Utah State University President Noel Cockett released information on Saturday about ways the university would approach a Level 1 status in efforts to continue mitigation for the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Institute of Health is spending $2.5 million dollars to work with USU's Institute for Antiviral Research on coronavirus treatments.
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Researchers at Utah State University’s Institute for Antiviral Research are at work testing antiviral compounds and licensed drugs for their effectiveness against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of the Covid-19 pandemic. The institute specializes in developing animal models for testing antiviral agents and vaccines and is doing the coronavirus work supported by a $2.5 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Efforts to eliminate large gatherings continue across the state in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and on Wednesday all eight public universities in Utah announced their commencement ceremonies will be rescheduled or canceled. 

USU COVID-19 Information Page

Mar 14, 2020
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Due to the rapidly changing nature of efforts to mitigate COVID-19, novel cornavirus, at Utah State University, a webpage with the most up-to-date information has been created. 

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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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Preliminary results from a new survey suggest that the majority of people think interruptions from technology are harmful to their family. Technoference occurs when technology interferes with human interactions and relationships.

This is a unique moment for Utah. Five colleges and universities in the state now have women presidents, several for the first time. These institutions include Utah State University, University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Salt Lake Community College, and Westminster College. As a part of our UPR Original Series Utah Women 20/20, we’ll talk with three of those presidents on Monday’s Access Utah. We’ll explore what this means for Utah and for these universities and colleges.

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Each week on UnDisciplined, we bring two researchers together to talk about their recent work. 

This week, we're joined first by Karen Lloyd, whose research suggests microbial dark matter may be all around us. Then, we talked to Jacob Freeman, who uses trash to study the synchronous rise and fall of societies. 

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This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about the way people and animals move from place to place. Rick Geddes studies economic solutions for reducing traffic. Lori Spears is an entomologist who helps develop ways to keep non-native insects out of North America. 

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Utah State University held an active shooter training Wednesday to prepare emergency crews, coordinate, compare notes, and plan for what they hope will never happen in their campus community.

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The biblical tale says Noah rescued species from the flood by building an ark and loading it with a male and female of each species. In modern conservation, a literal ark won’t work. But USU scientists have determined a method that could help protect threatened species.

What Qualifies A President For Impeachment?

Jul 19, 2018
President Donald Trump; USU professor explains what evidence would have to be available to impeach President Donald Trump.
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During the past 18 months of Donald Trump’s presidency, there have been national conversations about whether or not he should be impeached. There are organized efforts to move the idea forward, including the group Need to Impeach, which recently visited Utah.

Utah State University Names New Provost

Apr 17, 2018
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Utah State University announced on Tuesday that Francis D. Galey will be it’s new executive vice president and provost. Galey is currently the dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the University of Wyoming. He fills the position Noelle Cockett left vacant when she became university president in January 2017.

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A yearlong program offered through Brigham Young University Pathway-Worldwide is designed to help students transition more successfully into a higher-education setting.

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Some 200 years after her death, Jane Austen's books are still widely read and loved. Many film adaptations and spin-offs such as 'Pride, Prejudice and Zombies' are also adored by many. The BBC said this about Austen.

"Jane Austen died in 1817, when she was just 41. But in her short life, she exerted more of a lasting influence on British literature and culture than many of her peers who lived twice as long.

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Two years ago, Utah State University received legislative funding to build a new Life Sciences building on the Logan main campus. As the building nears completion, focuses are shifting towards its neighbor-- the Biology and Natural Resources building, or BNR.

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If you spend enough time poking around bushes in California, Nevada or Arizona, you’ll find stick insects, long little guys that blend in with sticks or leaves. Sometimes you only notice them when they drop out of their camouflaged environment and onto your shirt. They’re funny looking, harmless and at the center of a recent high-impact study at Utah State University describing when and how you can predict evolution.

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