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Utah State University Approves Far-Left Student Club

Jan 24, 2019

Since the election of New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the U.S. House of Representatives, you might have been hearing the term “democratic socialist”.  But do you know what the Democratic Socialists of America represent?

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Utah’s 2019 legislative session opens the end of January and Utah State University will lobby for funding to increase employee compensation and build new buildings, among many other things. 

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CDC

Hantavirus is a rare but deadly virus that can infect humans who inhale rodent droppings, but there is now a new understanding of how humans become infected with the virus. 

USU Soil Judging Students Claim Regional Title

Dec 10, 2018
USU students claim regional soil judging title
Bronson Teichert

Students from Utah State University recently swept the regional soil judging competition hosted by Oregon State University. The region ranges from Oregon to Colorado, all areas with very different kinds of soils.

USU aquaponics project
Bronson Teichert

Produce you enjoy during the winter is shipped hundreds of miles from where it’s grown. Utah State University researchers are finding solutions to grow local food year round.

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Utah Outdoor Activities

The Sheeprock Mountains are a 24-mile long mountain range located in southern Tooele County and northern Juab County. These West Desert mountains are managed by federal, state and private land managers for a variety of uses.

Utah State University Dedicates New War Memorial

Nov 15, 2018
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This Veteran's Day, the dedication of a new 26-inch tall bronze war memorial featuring a World War I soldier took place in front of the military science building at Utah State University. 

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Out in STEM at USU

Across the sciences, engineering is one of the least diverse disciplines. But Utah State University just received a grant to investigate LGBT+ representation in engineering.   

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Ascending Technologies

Like everything else, bridges are prone to wear and tear, often from environmental elements and constant use. New research out of Utah State University says the use of drones could help identify cracks, and ultimately extend the life of bridges.

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Paul Rogers is racing to save a one-tree forest. Lisa Berreau is trying to prove that carbon monoxide can be good for us. Like we do every week, we'll try to draw connections between these two very different areas of work. 

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Chris Brown, Utah State University

The land of the western United States is shaped by wildfire and water availability. According to new research from Utah State University, increasing the number of smaller wildfires could increase water resources in the West.   

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A massive aspen grove is still deteriorating despite fencing designed to keep out mule deer that have been blamed for chewing the trees, a new study says.

Utah State University campus.
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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.
Saint Louis Zoo

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.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Organization

  

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.

Ashley Rohde

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.
Ruth Jones

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.

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