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Describing Objects in Multiple Dimensions

The study of polynomial equations and their solutions is one of the oldest endeavors in mathematics, dating to at least 500 B.C. Christopher Hacon, a distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, will discuss how polynomial equations can be used to describe objects in multiple dimensions during a free public lecture on March 23.

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Silicon Spin Transistors Heat Up

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University of Utah researchers built “spintronic” transistors and used them to align the magnetic “spins” of electrons for a record period of time in silicon chips at room temperature. The study is a step toward computers, phones and other spintronic devices that are faster and use less energy than their electronic counterparts.

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University of Utah Students to Raise Money for Cancer Research

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When you look at it one way, Louise Butler has little to gain from organizing a fund-raising effort for cancer research at the University of Utah. In fact, she could refuse to utter the word “cancer” again for her entire life. She could say that she lost her dad to cancer and she doesn’t owe anyone anything. Who would blame her?

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

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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.

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