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The University of Utah Announces 2006 Diversity Awards

The University of Utah is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2006 Diversity Awards. Four individuals at the University of Utah will be presented with awards and recognition at the 11th annual Diversity Awards luncheon on December 5. The awards are given each year to outstanding individuals or organizations that demonstrate an active commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity at the University of Utah. According to Karen Dace, University of Utah, Senior Associate Vice President for Diversity, “These awards recognize continuous and consistent efforts of the individuals and campus units to foster a more inclusive climate and create greater access and opportunities for diverse students, staff, and faculty.” This year’s award recipients are Dan Edwards, Steve Nygaard, David Pershing and Wilfred Samuels.

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Furnace vs. Vehicle Use Tracked in Urban Air

Carbon dioxide gas is produced by various natural processes and by burning fossil fuels, and is the major contributor to global warming. But not all carbon dioxide is the same. Some is produced when gasoline is burned by cars and other vehicles, while some other carbon dioxide is emitted by natural gas furnaces that warm many homes.

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“Love in Later Life” Just One of the Many Courses Offered through U’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

This fall, mature learners at the University of Utah will study whether Robert Browning’s words “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be,” are really true. The “Love in Later Life” students will explore falling in love, beliefs about romantic love, normal age-related changes and the love experience, mature love and desire, marriage in later life, love in poetry and literature, betrayal, Internet dating and the emotional, cognitive and sexual aspects of romance. The course, taught by Amanda Barusch, a U professor of social work and a researcher on aging, is not a how-to class, Barusch notes, but one that will explore the personal relevance of current research and theory relating to love in later life.

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Quake in Alaska Changed Yellowstone Geysers

A powerful earthquake that rocked Alaska in 2002 not only triggered small earthquakes almost 2,000 miles away at Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park – as was reported at the time – but also changed the timing and behavior of some of Yellowstone’s geysers and hot springs, a new study says.

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Amazing Horned Dinosaurs Unearthed on “Lost Continent”

Two remarkable new species of horned dinosaurs have been found in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah. The giant plant-eaters were inhabitants of the “lost continent” of Laramidia, formed when a shallow sea flooded the central region of North America, isolating the eastern and western portions of the continent for millions of years during the Late Cretaceous Period. The newly discovered dinosaurs, close relatives of the famous Triceratops, were announced today in PLoS ONE, the online open-access journal produced by the Public Library of Science.

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2010 Rosenblatt Prize Awarded to Computer Scientist and Director of SCI Institute

Christopher R. Johnson, distinguished professor of computer science and director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah, was honored at today’s university commencement ceremonies with the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U’s most prestigious award. The $40,000 gift is presented annually to a faculty member who displays excellence in teaching, research and administrative efforts.

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