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Genetically Superior Web Sites

The University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center Web sites that have brought millions of viewers fascinating animations of the size and scale of cells, drug-addicted mice, and other captivating lessons in genetics, have been honored by the journal Science with the first Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) Award. Read More

January, 2010 from the U
Chris Cronin, Original Google SketchUp Designer

Sketching Up Autism: Google Workshop Helps Parents and Teachers of Children with Autism

A Google software program called SketchUp, which was intended largely for architects and design professionals, has found a very unexpected and welcome fan base-children with autism. SketchUp is entertaining kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as well as providing them with skills that might one day help them as they age out of school and into the workforce. Read More

Courtesy of SJ Quinney  College of Law

National ACLU President Enters Debate on Terrorism vs. Freedom of Speech

The very security of the United States could be at stake unless some limits are placed on freedom of speech. That’s the issue to be argued in this year’s Fordham Debate by College of Law Professor Amos Guiora and Susan Herman, president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Read More

Surprise: Blood Platelets can Reproduce

University of Utah researchers led an international team of scientists that is the first to report on the previously undescribed ability of platelets to reproduce themselves in the circulation. Their revolutionary findings were published online ahead of print, Jan. 19, 2010, in the journal Blood. Read More

Jenn Florence

U of U Exercise and Sports Science Professor Helps Heads, Not Bodies, of US Speedskaters at Vancouver Olympic Games

Nicole Detling Miller, PhD, graduate of and visiting assistant professor in exercise and sport science at the University of Utah, is one of four mental coaches-those trained in the psychosocial aspects of sport-who will accompany U.S. teams to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Read More