Bush Reappoints U Scientist

President George W. Bush is reappointing University of Utah geochemist Thure Cerling to a federal panel responsible for reviewing plans to store high-level radioactive waste in a long delayed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

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September, 2008 from the U

New Utah Museum of Natural History Curator Offers Insight Among Climate Change, Human Activity and Wildfires

Climate has been implicated by a new study as a major driver of wildfires in the last 2,000 years, but human activities, such as land clearance and fire suppression during the industrial era (since 1750) created large swings in burning, first increasing fires until the late 1800s, and then dramatically reducing burning in the 20th century. Read More

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FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE LECTURE: Kangaroos, Platypuses and Sex Chromosome Evolution

Lecturer: Jennifer A. Marshall Graves, geneticist, Australian National University

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building Auditorium, University of Utah

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Riot to End World Hunger

Hunger affects one out of every four children in Utah. Globally, some 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition, about 100 times as many as those who actually die from it each year. Read More

Bennion Center Honors Namesake with Community Service

This year’s Homecoming Week at the U kicks off not with the usual song and dance that typify Homecoming, but with a large-scale service event honoring the “patriarch of Utah volunteerism,” Lowell L. Bennion.

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