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USU Ecologists Use Carrion Flies to Survey Tropical Forest Mammals

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Torrey Rodgers and Karen Kapheim publish findings from a project with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in which they used carrion flies to survey biodiversity in a Panamanian forest.

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Biology Professor Michelle Baker Receives Pioneers of Progress Award

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Utah State University professor of Biology, Michelle Baker, who leads water research efforts in the state as the project director of iUTAH, was recognized for her pioneering efforts in

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Recent Biology Grad Named Mountain West Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Aspiring orthopedic surgeon Devin Wright praised for outstanding athletic, academic career.

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Utahns Can View Solar Eclipse, But Take Caution says USU Physicist

Friday, July 7, 2017

Come August 21, the Sun will put on a spectacular show Utahns, though not directly in the total eclipse path, will still, weather permitting, be able to enjoy...

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USU Physics Grad Student Ivana Molina Awarded NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In the course of today’s activities, you might send a text message, pay for your gasoline purchase at the pump or use a GPS system. You’ll likely depend on an Internet connection, electricity supplied by a power grid, natural...

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Flight Paths: USU Ornithologist Kim Sullivan Studies Bird-Window Collisions

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Few moments are more startling or tragic than the sudden thud of a bird flying into a window.

So when an entire flock of birds flew into the windows of the University Inn and Conference Center at Utah State University, many people called Kim Sullivan in tears. "It was very traumatic for the students and the...

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Bird’s-Eye View: USU Biologists, Community Partner to Prevent Bird-Window Collisions

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Biology faculty member Kim Sullivan and students conduct citizen science initiative to identify avian collision ‘hot spots.” Photo courtesy Eli Lucero, The Herald Journal...

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Deep Breath: USU Ecologist Probes Soil Respiration Responses to Climate

Monday, June 5, 2017

The fields stretching to the horizon, along with the soils under our feet, are living and breathing. “Soil microbial respiration – ‘breathing’ or carbon dioxide release – plays a key role in global carbon cycling, but it tends to be out of sight, out of mind,” says Utah State University ecologist ...

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All Invited to USU Wildflower Walk June 6 in Green Canyon

Monday, June 5, 2017

All wildflower enthusiasts are invited to participate in the annual Richard J. Shaw Memorial Wildflower Walk Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in the hills of North Logan’s Green Canyon. Utah State University’s Intermountain Herbarium hosts the ...

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All Invited to USU's Native American STEM Mentorship Poster Session June 6

Monday, June 5, 2017

Utah State University undergraduate researchers involved in studies ranging from electrochemical water splitting to thermochronology of Utah’s Wasatch Fault to exploration of the Earth’s mesosphere with the university’s “Green Beam” lidar will present their...

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Aspiring Scientists from Idaho Enjoy Chemistry, Physics Demos at USU

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Swat a ping-pong ball as hard as you can and, even if you’re a top athlete, it’s unlikely you’ll propel the mdall sphere more than 25 miles per hour. But insert the ball in a long, plastic tube, seal each end, hook up a vacuum pump, pop a seal and, as Utah State University physicist James Coburn does, and you’ll ...

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USU Physics Day at Lagoon Offers Thrilling Science Fun

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Reading about physics principles in a textbook is, well, okay. But getting on a rollercoaster, climbing 85 feet and flying through hoops while experiencing gravity, acceleration and centrifugal force is the bomb!
Utah State University’s Department of Physics, with partner Idaho National Laboratory and a host of sponsors, welcomed more than 7,000 young scientists ...

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Bundle of Energy: USU Chemists Report Magnesium Battery Breakthroughs

Friday, May 12, 2017

Modern-day gadgets demand safer (ever hear about exploding mdartphones?), more compact and less expensive batteries. Magnesium batteries may fit the bill and are considered a hopeful successor to lithium ion batters, but their development remains a challenge...

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Three USU Undergrads Receive National Industrial Hygiene Awards

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Three Utah State University undergraduate scholars are recipients of national academic scholarships awarded by the American Industrial Hygiene Association. The trio will be recognized at the 2017 AIHA annual conference June 4-7 in Seattle....

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A Road Well-Traveled: Farrell Edwards Retires After 58 Years at USU

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

In 1959, when physicist W. Farrell Edwards joined the faculty of Utah State University, a loaf of bread was about 20 cents and a gallon of gas wasn’t much more. The sci-fi thriller “Twilight Zone” debuted on (black and white) television and engineers developed the first microchip...

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In Hot Water: USU Geologists Probe Snake River Plain's Energy Potential

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

The thirsty farm fields of Idaho benefit from fresh, cold waters flowing from nearby mountains into the aptly named Snake River that winds its way through the Gem State and neighboring states. Yet deep underneath this....

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USU Observatory Welcomes Public Friday, April 21

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

April showers foiled the USU Observatory’s first attempt at a public night this month, but all are invited Friday, April 21, from 9-11 p.m. for a second attempt to enjoy views of the night sky from the observatory. Admission is free.....

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Six Aggie Scientists Named 2017 NSF Grad Research Fellows

Friday, Mar. 31, 2017

College of Science scholars among nine USU scholars honored in top national science competition....

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Al Savitzky, Emily Sadler, Kathryn Weglarz Honored with USU Diversity Awards.

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Members of USU’s Department of Biology are recognized for their efforts to provide inclusion and acceptance of underrepresented minorities at USU....

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Nobel Laureate, USU Alum Lars Hansen Relates ‘Fun, Intellectual Journey’ with Aggie Science Students

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

Say “Nobel Prize” to most people and they probably think about it as one of the highest honors a person can receive, for work that can be relatively hard to the average person to understand...

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