UNP DONORS & PARTNERS TO AWARD $20K IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2008-2009 ACADEMIC YEAR

Donors and partners
of University Neighborhood Partners will award over $20,000 dollars in
scholarship money for the 2008-2009 academic year to seven recipients. One
student will earn a $4,000 scholarship, four will be awarded a $3,000
scholarship, and another two students will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

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May, 2008 from the U

U’s Youth Summer School Is Cool

Ask any group of four to 18 year-olds how they anticipate spending their summer vacation and “go to school” will likely not make the top ten responses. Rock climbing, rafting, bicycling, photography, swimming…these are the favorite picks for summer. Interestingly however, it is in school that youth are perfecting these activities, through the University of Utah’s Youth Education summer camp programs.

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Aaron Velasco

MAP

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Aaron Velasco

Big Quakes Spark Jolts Worldwide

Until 1992, when California’s magnitude-7.3 Landers earthquake set off small jolts as far away as Yellowstone National Park, scientists did not believe large earthquakes sparked smaller tremors at distant locations. Now, a definitive study shows large earthquakes routinely trigger smaller jolts worldwide, including on the opposite side of the planet and in areas not prone to quakes.

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Jeremy Galusha,

The Photonic Beetle

Researchers have been unable to build an ideal “photonic crystal” to manipulate visible light, impeding the dream of ultrafast optical computers. But now, University of Utah chemists have discovered that nature already has designed photonic crystals with the ideal, diamond-like structure: They are found in the shimmering, iridescent green scales of a beetle from Brazil. Read More