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The Human Element of Water

“Every year, more people die from the consequences of unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war.” The United Nations issued this statement on World Water Day last year. Access to clean water is perhaps the most basic human right of all, yet it is considered one of the most abused rights on the planet.

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Monitoring Killer Mice from Space

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The risk of deadly hantavirus outbreaks in people can be predicted months ahead of time by using satellite images to monitor surges in vegetation that boost mouse populations, a University of Utah study says. The method also might forecast outbreaks of other rodent-borne illnesses worldwide.

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New Drugs from the Venoms of Marine Snails

Baldomero Olivera studies chemical compounds found in the venoms of marine cone snails, a potential source of powerful, yet safe and effective drugs. He will discuss the development of Prialt – an FDA-approved drug for intractable, chronic pain – and the potential for new drugs during a free public lecture at the University of Utah.

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Learn to Walk the Straight and Narrow at U of U Roundtable Discussion

Can business ethics help turn around the struggling U.S. economy? The fundamental economic principals needed to answer that question will be discussed in depth at the University of Utah on Friday, February 25, 2011 during a series of community discussions led by Stephen B. Young, global executive director of the Caux Round Table, an organization concerned with business conduct.

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Survey Takes Aim at School Bullies

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Every day we hear of children who are targeted for their skin color, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. Ironically, they are often discriminated against by their peers and through disproportionate disciplinary practices in the one place where they are expected to find safety as well as learn how to become a productive and active citizen of democracy: our schools.

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Ain’t Misbehaving: Women Making History, Fighting for Equality

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The 2011 University of Utah Women’s Week celebration will highlight the progress women have made toward equality in the work place, education, athletics and more, while underscoring the need for continued strides toward full parity. “Ain’t Misbehaving: Women Making History, Fighting for Equality” is the theme of the celebration, which runs Feb. 28 through March 4. All events are free and open to the public.

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What Do You Love About Your Body?

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When Associate Professor Justine Reel came to the University of Utah in 2001, she immediately saw the need to help students develop better images of their own bodies. In 2002, she and four students developed a research team to combat the destructive behaviors that she saw in many students.

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Meet an Inventor at the U

Imagine a place where you could experience innovations and ideas first-hand from local inventors. On Monday evening, Feb. 28, faculty and students at the University of Utah College of Engineering will exhibit and demonstrate their latest technological innovations in engineering and computer science at the third annual Meet an Inventor Day.

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Linda K. Amos Award Recipient Announced

The University of Utah Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and the Women’s Week celebration committee announced today that Susan Olson, associate vice president for faculty and professor in political science at the University of Utah, has been named as the recipient of the 2011 Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women. The award recognizes a female staff or faculty member who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the university.

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