Science Communication at the U – day of events (Oct 23)

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The Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Natural History Museum, and Center for Science and Mathematics Education are co-sponsoring a day of science communication events with NPR correspondents Joe Palca and Madeline Sofia:   Monday, October 23, 2017 9-10am – Science communication as a career – Madeline Sofia (for graduate students and postdocs – registration required) […]


Pioneers of Science: Ten Thousand Pages that Shook the World

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A Frontiers of Science Lecture September 28, 2017 6pm in ASB 220 Featuring:  Luise Poulton, Managing Curator Rare Books, Special Collections University of Utah Marriott Library Euclid’s Elements of Geometry was first printed in 1482, just as soon as one of the early masters of movable type figured out how to do it. Not only does the […]


The Omo-Turkana Basin, East Africa – a treasury of history

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A Frontiers of Science Lecture April 20, 2017 6pm in ASB 220 Featuring:  Francis H. Brown, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah Lake Turkana was the last major lake in East Africa to become known to Europeans. The arid basin in which it is located has been studied since ~1900.  Sedimentary deposits there […]


Register now for the AAPT Idaho-Utah meeting

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The Thirty-Sixth Annual Spring Meeting of the Idaho-Utah Section of the AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) will be held April 14-15 at the University of Utah. For additional information or to register, visit the conference website.


The Global Energy Challenge: A Moral Imperative for the University

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A Frontiers of Science Lecture March 30, 2017 6pm in ASB 220 Featuring:  Dr. Daniel G. Nocera, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy Harvard University Climate change is an existential threat to society as we continue to meet energy demand with carbon-based fuels. Energy demand is set to grow in the coming decades, mostly driven by […]


Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services

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A Frontiers of Science Lecture February 16, 2017 6pm in ASB 220 Featuring:  Cagan Sekercioglu, Department of Biology Birds play critical roles for ecosystems and human well-being worldwide.  Birds consume pests, pollinate flowers, disperse seeds, scavenge carrion, cycle nutrients, and modify the environment in ways that benefit other species. However, the ecological importance of birds and […]


Faculty as Designers of Student Success: A Symposium on Teaching & Learning (Sept 29-30)

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Registration Deadline: September 26th September 29: 11:30 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. September 30: 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Come be a part of the transformation in teaching and learning here at the U! This symposium will bring together our most innovative and dedicated teaching faculty to explore new possibilities and take undergraduate education and the […]


Africa meets Africa art & math events (Aug 15 – Oct 12)

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Africa Meets Africa (AmA) is a curriculum developed by Jackie Scheiber and Helene Smuts in South Africa to help students from rural, tribal areas connect to rigorous mathematics by exploring traditional art making methods as embodied, visible examples of mathematics concepts. The University of Utah’s International & Area Studies program is bringing the Africa Meets Africa […]


Online courses in evidence-based undergraduate STEM teaching

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Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students may be interested in two upcoming MOOCs from CIRTL (Center for Integrated Research, Teaching and Learning). These courses are FREE, last for 8 weeks, and start September 15. Courses are composed of video lessons, peer-graded activities, discussion forums, and reference lists. Visit the links below to learn more, and to […]


Chemistry Seminar: A Hybrid General Chemistry Platform Used to Reach Single Digit Non-Passing Rates (Apr 15)

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  In addition to his 4/15 Hugo Rossi presentation at 12pm in INSCC auditorium, David Laude will also give a special chemistry seminar:   Friday, April 15, 4-5pm in TBBC 4630 “A Hybrid General Chemistry Platform Used to Reach Single Digit Non-Passing Rates at UT Austin”   Consistent with the national emphasis on improving graduation rates, the University of […]