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Health Policy Guru to Address Challenges of Landmark Law

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Passage may have been the easy part. Implementing the landmark health care legislation to uphold its promise – extending access to quality care while reining in out-of-control costs – is the more difficult challenge. A high-profile guest and a panel of experts at the University of Utah will analyze why it will require a major transformation in the delivery of health care to keep that promise.

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Impacts of University of Utah startups ‘significant and impressive’

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A new report by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) concludes that the economic impacts of startup companies at the University of Utah (the U) are “significant and impressive.” The study indicates university startup companies directly or indirectly generated 15,767 jobs, $754.5 million in personal income and $76.6 million in tax revenue in 2009. The full analysis covers 188 companies and invention licenses created since 1970.

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Graduate Social Work Program Heading for Southern Utah

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The University of Utah College of Social Work announced Tuesday that they anticipate offering a Master of Social Work (MSW) program in St. George. Prospective MSW graduate students in Washington County are invited to attend one of two information sessions on Tuesday, March 29, beginning at 9 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. Additionally, representatives from area social service agencies are invited to attend a discussion session the same day from noon to 2 p.m. All sessions will be held at the St. George University of Utah Graduate Center, located at 1071 East 100 South, Suite A100, St. George. Interested parties should RSVP by calling the University of Utah’s MSW program at (801) 581-4908.

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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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