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As individuals and families come to Utah State University’s Student Nutrition Access Center (SNAC) to meet their food needs in the coming weeks, they will get to enjoy the fruits of the labors of other USU students and community volunteers.

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Utah State University Extension 4-H youth have answered the call to help protect health care workers in rural Utah areas. 

 

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Stress can be brought on by everyday hassles, but especially when there are larger issues like the ongoing public health concern of a pandemic. While no one’s life is completely stress free, regular negative stress can keep us from feeling and performing our best; therefore, it is important that we learn how to manage it. 

Ask An Expert: Five Tips To Avoid Coronavirus Scams

May 20, 2020
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Not surprisingly, scammers are taking advantage of the fears that surround the Coronavirus. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has already communicated with several scammers who are selling phony Coronavirus “treatments.” Scammers have set up websites to sell bogus products using fake emails, texts and social media posts as a method to get victims’ money and personal information.

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The coronavirus has already taken the lives of nearly 90,000 Americans and is projected to take more. Utah State University scientists are researching new drugs to treat the novel coronavirus. 

Officer Miguel Deras is a former University of Utah police officer who worked on Lauren McCluskey’s sextortion case prior to her October 22, 2018 murder. Deras is once again under fire, this time for allegations that he downloaded images McCluskey provided as evidence to his personal cell phone. 

Utah State University, Robert Wagner, coronavirus pandemic aid for students under CARES act
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Under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, nearly $14 billion was allocated to higher education institutions across the United States, including more than $17 million for Utah State University.

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Being stuck at home all day has led many people to feel they should get more done-- get their side hustle going, learn to play the piano, get in shape. Social media may fuel or heighten this pressure as people see others post their goals online as part of a trend that is sometimes called "quarantine glow-up."

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Personal protective equipment is in high demand right now for essential workers.Community members are working together to produce the needed gear.      

USU Student Research Symposium 2020

Apr 8, 2020
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The Utah State University Student Research Symposium begins today. 

What Exactly Is A Virus?

Apr 7, 2020
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Amidst the current coronavirus pandemic, we have heard a lot about viruses. But what exactly is a virus and in what ways to scientists study them? 

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.

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There is lots of information about the coronavirus on the internet and it can be hard to discern what is accurate. Professors from the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University shared some tips for how to tell what is fake news and what is not.

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Colleges and Universities in Utah, including the University of Utah, Utah State University, and Brigham Young University, announced Thursday they are no longer offering in-person classes for the time being. This in response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, a strain of Coronavirus. Amanda DeRito works in Marketing and Communications at Utah State University. She says the change to online-only classes has caught professors and administrators off-guard.

USU Professor Featured On Academic Minute

Mar 4, 2020
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The Academic Minuteone of the programs brought to you during Morning Editionand All Things Considered on Utah Public Radio, features researchers from colleges and universities, keeping listeners abreast of research and what's interesting and exciting. Hosted by Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, The Academic Minute features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions. 

 

 

Talk At USU Looks At How Bees Enrich Human Life

Feb 25, 2020
A green orchid bee on an orange tip of a plant.
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The Science Unwrapped talk at Utah State University this month focused on bees and how they impact our lives through the foods we eat.

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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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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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