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  A Utah State University piano professor has been removed from his teaching duties as the college investigates a sexual assault allegation made against him in a recent lawsuit.

University President Noelle Cockett said Wednesday in a statement that professor Dennis Hirst's students will be reassigned to other faculty members this fall semester as the college investigates the claims.

Students of Utah State University Latinos-In-Action Boot Camp
Vladimir Robles

In 2017, only 77 percent of Utah Latinos graduated high school. The percentage of those going to college is even lower.

Velet ant, red and black wasp crawling on green plant.
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Entomologists at Utah State University are studying insects to determine how the size of an insect’s body compares to the size of its sting.

Even though colloquially we call the part of an insect’s body that stings a stinger, it is actually called the sting.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: The choir will perform at Utah State University for the first time in 10 years.
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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, colloquially known as the MoTab, is a 360-person choir made up of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Craig Jessop, the dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, says listening to the choir is an experience of a lifetime.

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The Utah Society for Environmental Education honored five young people from around the state this week for their outstanding work on environmental and social causes.  

USU Food Science Students Create Recipe For Success

Aug 31, 2018
Vidita Deshpande

Earning a top spot in a national food science competition takes more than proving yourself as a chef, according to Vidita Deshpande, a Ph.D. candidate studying food science at Utah State University. She said perfecting the chemistry in food is what takes the cake in competitions by professional organizations like the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

SafeUT App To Include Higher Education Institutions In Utah

Aug 17, 2018
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To help reduce the number of suicide deaths in Utah, new features are being added to the SafeUT app. The app allows users to talk with a crisis counselor or submit a tip if they have a safety concern about their school.

Many college students in Utah will be heading back to class later this month. Because of the traditional low-paying jobs held by college students, there is growing concern nationwide that students won’t have enough to eat with their limited financial resources.

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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.

The Number Of West Nile Cases In Horses Is On The Rise

Jul 23, 2018

Mosquito pools in Box Elder, Davis and Uintah counties have been tested positive for West Nile Virus. State health officials are warning people to take precautions. Veterinarians are warning people to take precautions for horses and other animals.

Michael is chosen at 2018-2019 U.S Youth Observer To The UN
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Former Utah State University Student Body President, Michael Scott Peters, has been chosen as the youth representative in the United Nations. Peters will work with the United Nations Association to promote awareness of human rights issues and engage US youth globally.

The Build Act would merge several federal programs into a new 'development finance corporation' whose purpose would be to mobilize private sector investments to support economic growth in developing countries.
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One Utah State University student was chosen along with 20 others from across the nation to attend a summit in Washington D.C. to collaborate on a new bipartisan bill called the BUILD Act. The bill would support bringing private sector funds to fight global poverty.

A Latino youth leadership boot camp is taking place for the first time at Utah State University. The university is joining Latinos-in-Action, a national organization working to encourage Latino youth to consider pursuing higher education.

Farmers use information and data used in safflower trials on their own operations
Bronson Teichert

Experimenting with new crop varieties adds to the many risks farmers already face, according to experts at Utah State University. USU research farms throughout the state are working with farmers to eliminate risks by creating a more efficient food system.

The Reading Corral is designed to improve literacy skills, life lessons and how to treat and care for horses.
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The Reading Corral program at North Logan Library is a literacy project aimed to help young children improve reading skills while learning about horses. During each session, two miniature horses come to the library and the children are able to interact with them.

A puffy white dandelion head disintegrates in the wind in front of a blue sky.
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According to the new research from Utah State University, how a plant disperses its seeds is related to other life history strategies. 

Seed dispersal is the movement or transportation of seeds away from the parent plant.

Jamaal A. Evans
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  A Utah State University football player has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a party, marking the latest in a string of similar cases at the school.

Prosecutors who filed rape and forcible sodomy charges Thursday say 19-year-old Jamaal A. Evans took an intoxicated woman into another room and assaulted her June 17.

A Native American scholar presents her research to the Science college dean at Utah State University. White poster with photos and descriptive text about the student's research.
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Last week, Utah State University received a million-dollar grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to create the new Mentoring and Encouraging Student Academic Success program to better support Native American students transferring to USU Logan from the USU Blanding campus.

Logan city is participating in plans to potentially build a small modular nuclear reactor in Idaho.
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Logan City officials are weighing project risks as they decide whether or not to continue participating in a plan to build a small modular nuclear reactor in Idaho, just North of Idaho Falls. An expert says concerns about nuclear power are valid, but people often need to shift the focus of their concern.

USU researchers are developing a device that would wrap around the propellers of water craft used by smugglers, pirates or terrorists. Biology professor Randy Lewis, said the device would be designed to stop boats laden with explosives like the one that a
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The United States' Navy and Utah State University researchers are working together to develop tools for non-lethal warfare. A $420,000 grant from the Navy has been awarded to USU’s Synthetic Spider Silk Lab.

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Libraries around the state are beginning children’s summer reading programs to help prevent children’s literacy skills from regressing during the school break.  

Torrey Green faces court over sexual assault allegations.
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A trial for a former Utah State football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women has been set for January.

  24-year-old Torrey Green appeared in court Tuesday, where attorneys established a plan for trial. The seven cases charged against him will be tried in two separate trials in Box Elder County.

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Major cuts in news room jobs at both the Ogden Standard-Examiner last week and Salt Lake Tribune on Monday have prompted many conversations about the future of Utah journalism.

Mulch is a useful topdressing around garden beds and trees at Utah State University
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Utah State University is one of 19 universities being awarded the 2017-2018 PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund. The fund recognizes projects with green initiatives.

Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts store, bought more than 5,000 ancient artifacts for $1.6 million. The artifacts were imported against federal law. Hobby Lobby has returned the artifacts to Iraq and paid a fine of $3 million. One expert has advice for collectors on how to stay inside the law.

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