Veterans’ Day Commemoration Honors Military Service in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam

Veterans of WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam will be honored on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 in the Olpin Union Ballroom at the University of Utah. Special events and celebrations will be held around campus to commemorate their hard work and diligence in protecting our country. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., twelve Utah Veterans will receive honorary medallions in a full dress military ceremony, followed by a 21-cannon salute. The honorees were selected from nominations submitted by Utah citizens and represent all branches of military service. Read More

October, 2006 from the U

Governor Appoints Poet Laureate

Today, Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., named Katharine Coles as Utah’s new State Poet Laureate. Coles, an associate professor of English at the University of Utah, has published two novels and three collections of poetry. Her poems and short stories have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies. Coles has a long history of professional and community service, and has received several awards for her work. Her most recent collection of poems, “Fault,” will be published (Red Hen Press) in 2008. Read More

Poison or Panacea? Fluorine in Our Environment

The Utah Science Center’s Science in Society free public dialogue series will present “Fluorine: Fluoridation, Teflon and You,” Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the auditorium of the main downtown Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 East 400 South. Read More

Earth’s Most Intense Thunderstorms

A summer thunderstorm often provides much-needed rainfall and heat wave relief, but others bring large hail, destructive winds, and tornadoes. Now with the help of NASA satellite data, scientists from the University of Utah and elsewhere are gaining insight into the distribution of such storms around much of the world. Read More

U Hosts ‘Battle of the Brains’

Computer science students from universities in and around Utah will test their programming skills Saturday, Oct. 28 as the University of Utah hosts a \”battle of the brains,\” part of a worldwide contest involving 6,000 teams from 84 nations. Read More