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With COVID-19 cases in Utah growing by nearly 10% each day, Gov. Herbert announced Wednesday that mask-wearing will be mandatory at all state facilities, including higher education facilities and liquor stores. He said although he believes masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, he has is not planning on issuing a statewide mandate 

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The Utah System of Higher Education’s new coronavirus mitigation plan was released Wednesday and cleared the way for Utah State University to resume in-person instruction for Fall 2020. On Wednesday USU announced that it planned to transition back to in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. According to USU officials, the re-opening plan is flexible and includes multiple contingency plans.

 

Shalayne Smith Needham: We have all dealt with the effects of COVID-19 in one way or another and some of us will come out of this a new person. Joining us to discuss this is Dr. David Schram, an associate professor of human development and family studies in the College of Education at Utah State University. 

 

State Officials Announce COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Mar 12, 2020
USU President Noelle Cockett speaking at a press conference
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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says gatherings should be limited to 100 people for at least the next two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. UPR's Kerry Bringhurst tells us Herbert announced the measure at at a news conference Thursday where officials from the University of Utah and Utah State University said they are canceling in-person classes and moving the rest of the semester online.

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Updated March 12, 2020

Classes Online March 18

Utah State University will move academic courses online on Wednesday, March 18. Classes on Friday, Monday and Tuesday, March 13, 16 and 17, will be canceled to allow faculty members time to move their classes into the online learning environment. This transition to online course delivery is part of USU’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the campus community. The university will communicate directly with students as early as possible about when their classes will go online. 

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.

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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.

Students pose for a photo in front of a step-and-repeat at the Latino Youth Leadership Boot Camp, a program of Latinos in Action and Utah State University Extension.
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This week, Utah State University hosted 300 middle and high school students from across Utah and Idaho for the Latino Youth Leadership Boot Camp. 

USU Considers Changes To Emergency System Training

Feb 28, 2019
Original email from false Code Blue alert.
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Utah State University officials are responding to complaints about a recent false Code Blue Alert. The system is used by university police to warn the campus community of emergency threats.

 

Sign option "Logan Lovers"
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A new selfie spot could be opening in downtown Logan with the hopes of drawing more university students to explore Main Street. It's part of a college course that allows students to come up with creative ways to merge town with gown.  

Pando: the world's largest single organism.
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A new study finds a Utah aspen grove considered the world's largest living organism is continuing to decline despite new fencing designed to keep out mule deer whose appetites are blamed its deterioration.

Two Utah State University professors found that some fencing constructed in 2013 is keeping the deer from eating the trees, but additional barriers put up in 2014 don't seem to have protected the colony known as Pando.

White, male geologist stands next to a pip gushing water with a creek and riparian system in the background.
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Fluid flow is an engineering application that can be difficult to understand or visualize, but a forthcoming smartphone app will aid in visualizing fluid mechanics flow fields.

Hidden Climate Records Within Tree Rings

Aug 9, 2018
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In northern California, along with portions of the coast, you will find redwood trees. Some of the largest and longest-living trees in the world.

Permaculture plant outdoor design
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Individuals in Moab are redesigning spaces using permaculture principles that protect from environmental stresses like sun exposure and drought.

USU Researchers Testing Viability Of Cow Chip Technology

Jun 11, 2018
Less farmland and a growing population has farmers turning to technology to produce more with less.
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Farmland has decreased by 72 million acres in the last 30 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Less farmland and a growing population have farmers turning to technology to produce more with less.

Electric Spin Scooters Removed From Cache Valley Rideshare Program
Brianne Johnson

After only a few short weeks, Spin’s bright orange electric scooters have been removed from Cache Valley. Spin representatives pulled the scooters from their fleet within an hour of being told that Logan City policy prohibits electronically assisted vehicles on sidewalks.

The two friends at a USU Aggies football game
Katlyn Uhart

During this next episode in our year-long series Crossing Borders, two university students who crossed state lines before arrived in Utah to discover their differences actually strengthen their friendship.  

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In 2011, the Association for Women and Science published a paper claiming women were underrecognized when scientific organizations chose nominees and selected prominent scientists to award. 

Researchers at the state’s agricultural university, Utah State University, are researching a robotics system that could be used to milk cows. Glen Mickelson is an assistant herdsman at the USU Caine Research Dairy. The dairy is in the process of replacing their hand milking program. Instead of using employees to do the milking two robotic machines have been installed.

Utah State University's landscape architecture and design program uses virtual reality
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A community in the mountains is being designed by students at Utah State University. They’re using a new technology to get a bird’s eye view of the project.

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James Coburn works for the Physics Department at Utah State University. He’s the driving force behind a favorite Thanksgiving tradition, the November Physics Demo Show.

Aggie Heroes Event Held At USU Promotes Student Unity

Nov 6, 2017
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Eight Utah State students took to the stage  to share stories of challenges they have faced and how they have overcome those challenges for an “Aggie Heroes” event.

Civilian Reader

Speculative fiction author Sarah Gailey traveled throughout Utah last week presenting a series of talks and readings aimed to empower female writers and activists. 

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The Utah State University Democrats Club rallied last Thursday in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA - the program created by former President Obama that protects undocumented children from being deported, which President Trump has threatened to end.

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist PatrickDougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms seamlesslyintertwined with their context, his sculptures evoke fantastical images of nests, cocoons, cones, castles, and beehives.

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