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Author to Show Political Motivations Behind Scientists’ Denial of Global Warming

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According to a recent study from the Yale Project on Climate Change, 40 percent of Americans believe there is major scientific disagreement as to whether global warming is real. Yet most climate scientists agree that global warming is happening, and has been for some time. Ever since researchers began examining the evidence that our planet is heating up-and that human activities are probably to blame-people have questioned that data, doubted the evidence and attacked the scientists who collect and explain it.

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U of U Continues to Climb in World Ranking Based on Internet Footprint

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With its strong Internet footprint and constant improvements to the accessibility of online information, the University of Utah (U of U) ranked 46th in the world in the latest Webometrics ranking just released. Authors of the “Ranking of World Universities” say their analysis is based on a school’s Web presence and performance as well as its international visibility and impact. This year’s result is an improvement of two spots over the year before.

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Panelists to Discuss Signs of ‘Spring’ in the Middle East

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Revolution is sweeping across the Middle East; non-violent resistance has toppled authoritarian regimes and promises to give birth to new political systems. All of this will have an enormous impact on the region’s economic and political environment. But, what happens after the revolution? University of Utah law and political science experts will tackle this question at a panel discussion and open forum on March 3.

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Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Tuition Increase

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A meeting will be held to discuss a proposed increase in student tuition beginning the summer term of 2011. The meeting will be held on the University of Utah campus from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in the East Ballroom of the Olpin Union building and is open to the public.

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U of U Trustees Announce 2011 Honorary Degree Recipients

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The University of Utah Board of Trustees today announced five honorary doctoral degrees that will be presented at this year’s commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 6, 2011, in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The awards will be presented to the individuals listed below as special recognition for service or achievement.

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Statement of Condolences from University of Utah President Michael K. Young

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On behalf of The University of Utah community, I express my deepest condolences to the people of Japan as they mourn their loss of family and friends from the horrific earthquake and tsunami. The University of Utah has welcomed and exchanged students with Japan for many generations and our relationship with Japan is deep and enduring. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people as they recover and rebuild the devastated areas of their country.

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The University of Utah Welcomes Renowned Scholar, bell hooks, for Weeklong Residency

The University of Utah, in conjunction with the Utah Valley University Honors Program, will welcome renowned author, scholar, cultural critic and social activist, bell hooks, as scholar-in-residence, the week of March 28-April 1, 2011. Known for her passionate thinking and writing, hooks is often identified as one of the nation’s most influential women and leading “public intellectuals.” Her work and writings cover a broad spectrum of topics on gender, race, class, culture, pedagogy and the significance of media for contemporary American and African American cultures. This statewide project is titled, “bell hooks: Critic, Scholar, Educator, and Philosopher.”

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New Home for U of U Students Hearkens Historic Themes

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In ancient Greece, philosophers gathered at the ‘Akademia’, where they developed theories about such things as the natural world, the origins of the universe and man, the virtues of justice and our ability to reason. In the Middle Ages, a piazza – formed by the towers and arcades of a walled city-state – acted as a central place for communication, where thoughts and goods were exchanged, where alliances among the inhabitants of the community were formally announced.

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