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Olympic Cauldron to Burn Again at the University of Utah

In recognition of the XX Olympic Winter Games, which will be held Feb. 10 through 26, in Torino, Italy, Utah’s own Olympic Cauldron will be lit during the evening hours on Feb. 10, 11 and 12 and will burn until 11 p.m. The University is extending a special invitation to the public to visit the Olympic Cauldron Park and the Salt Lake 2002 Visitors Center, located on the south end of the U’s Rice-Eccles Stadium, 500 S. 1400 E. The Park will have extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, and will be open from noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. Read More

January, 2006 from the U

Science Fair Seeks Student Entries, Adult Volunteers

The Utah Science Center and the University of Utah today announced they are seeking entries for the 2006 Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair from fifth through 12th-grade students. Fair organizers also are seeking adults to serve as judges and in other volunteer positions. Read More

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U of U W.D. Goodwill Initiatives Aid Older Adults

University of Utah College of Social Work students in the Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) program have been assisting Salt Lake City resident Thelma Roberson, 87, for more than a year. Roberson lives alone and because all of her family lives in different cities, she needs help maintaining her home and property. NHN students vacuum for Roberson weekly and have cleaned her yard and washed and painted her living room. Read More

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El Nino Hurts Whale Breeding

New research shows that global climate processes are affecting southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) in the South Atlantic. A thirty-year study by an international team of scientists found a strong relationship between breeding success of whales in the South Atlantic and El Nino in the western Pacific. The results are published this week in the online journal Biology Letters. Read More