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  • Cache Valley Daily Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021

    USU Extension receives grant to help refugee and Native American farmers

    Utah State University Extension recently received a grant to fund programs that will enhance farming opportunities for refugee and Native American farmers in Utah.

    The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

  • Cache Valley Daily Tuesday, Nov. 09, 2021

    USU and Michigan State combine for research on tart cherry crops

    Utah’s tart cherry crop yields between $7 million and $21 million annually and a team of researchers at both Utah State University and Michigan State University was awarded $1.97 million from the United States Department of Agriculture to study more efficient ways to grow the crop.

    The project lead is Professor Brent Black of USU’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate. He said the objective is to bring some state of the art technology to tart cherry production.

  • The Herald Journal Tuesday, Nov. 09, 2021

    USU student giving kids a taste of engineering

    Getting kids excited about science gets Daniella Rivera excited.

    The USU junior is the vice president of outreach for the USU chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, a position that involves creating and conducting programs to familiarize young people, especially girls, to engineering and other STEM subjects. Her latest endeavor will bring 60 grade-schoolers to USU this Saturday for a day of hands-on learning.

  • The Herald Journal Monday, Nov. 08, 2021

    Operation Spud: USU club donates potatoes to Cache Food Pantry

    Utah State University’s Rotaract Club donated $1,200 worth of potatoes to the Cache Food Pantry last week with the hope of providing Thanksgiving meals to those who cannot afford it.

  • ABC4 News Friday, Nov. 05, 2021

    USU student making blankets for local families in need

    A Utah State University student is looking to make a difference in the lives of local families who may be struggling during these upcoming winter months.

    Sydney Laws is setting out to make 75 fleece blankets by hand for families in need. The blankets will be donated to local homeless shelters and elementary schools for distribution. Laws said she feels empathy towards families going through struggles.

  • Cache Valley Daily Tuesday, Nov. 02, 2021

    USU professor leads an agricultural health and safety group

    LOGAN – Utah State University Associate Professor Michael Pate is the President of the International Society for Agricultural Health and Safety, or ISASH.  He said ISASH doesn’t exist to tell farmers how to do their jobs.

    “Nobody knows better how to get things done than a farmer,” Pate exclaimed. “What we try to see our role is to be able to empower those that will be able to provide resources and help in any way — whether it be mental health or occupational safety — what we want to see is the sustainability of our American farmer.”

    Dr. Pate said national statistics indicate farming is among the most dangerous jobs in America. Farmers regularly work with large vehicles and potentially dangerous equipment.

  • Western Farm Press Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

    Universities work to secure water for ag, ecosystems

    The research grant aims to improve agricultural and environmental water resilience.  The new $10 million collaborative focuses on water banking, trading and improvements in data-driven management practices to arrive at a climate-resilient future in water-scarce regions of the United States.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is funding the wide-ranging effort from multiple institutions across three states through its National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative on Sustainable Agricultural Systems. The coalition of researchers is led by UC Merced, joined by experts from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, Utah State University, the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute at New Mexico State University, the Public Policy Institute of California, Environmental Defense Fund, and the U.S. Geological Survey's Southwestern Climate Hub.
  • Cache Valley Daily Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021

    USU research shows Utah gender wage gap among highest in the nation

    The gender wage gap is the difference between what women and men earn for performing full-time, year-round paid work. Nationally, women earn 16 to 18% less than men. Although the gap has substantially narrowed from 41% when the Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, varying reports estimate that it may take from 40 to 130 years to close the gap.

    Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) recently released a report that is a compilation of research pulled from 60 sources regarding the gender wage gap. The report shows that Utah women earn approximately 30% less than men, ranking close to last in most state comparisons.

  • Utah Public Radio Thursday, Oct. 07, 2021

    USU announces new Promise scholarship that pays remaining tuition and fees

    In an effort to make higher education more affordable to incoming students, Utah State University launched the Utah State Promise scholarship on Wednesday. The scholarship is designed to provide assistance to full-time Pell-eligible students working toward their first four-year undergraduate degree.

  • The Associated Press Tuesday, Oct. 05, 2021

    Fullstack Academy and USU Partner to Bring More Tech Training to Utah

    Fullstack Academy, a national tech education provider, today announced it has partnered with Utah State University (USU) to bring tech training bootcamps specializing in coding, cybersecurity, data analytics, and DevOps to the state. The live-online Utah State Tech Bootcamps will equip students with the skills needed to fill well-paying, in-demand tech jobs in the region.

  • Cache Valley Daily Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2021

    Utah State's Nick Heninger named semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

    Utah State grad senior defensive end Nick Heninger has been named as one of 176 semifinalists for the 2021 William V. Campbell Trophy, it was announced Wednesday by the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame.
  • Cache Valley Daily Monday, Sep. 27, 2021

    USU's UWLP sponsors free Fall Women's Leadership Forum

    The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) sponsors a fireside chat with Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson on women and leadership. The second annual Fall Women’s Leadership Forum is held Friday, October 1, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on the USU Brigham City campus and virtually. The event is free.

  • Cache Valley Daily Wednesday, Sep. 22, 2021

    USU Theatre Arts Department announces 2021-22 season

    After a year of dark stages and virtual presentations due to the coronavirus, the Theatre Arts Department at Utah State University has announced a full schedule of shows for its 2021-2022 season.

    The first main stage production of the season will be Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare in mid-October, following an unusual digital showcase by the department’s light and projection design students.

  • The Herald Journal Friday, Sep. 17, 2021

    USU equine science program gets new horseback riding simulator

    Students studying equine science at Utah State University now have access to a new, rare horseback riding simulator.  Kelli Munns, a senior lecturer of equine science at USU who facilitated the purchase of the simulator, said the unit is one of fewer than 10 stateside, and the first to be used in a university setting in the U.S. Munns said the simulator not only helps students understand horseback riding fundamentals, it also helps more advanced riders elevate their understanding.

  • Cache Valley Daily Sunday, Sep. 12, 2021

    USU football ranks top 50 teams in the nation in 14 statistical categories

    Following its 48-24 non-conference home win against North Dakota last weekend, Utah State football ranks among the top 50 teams in the nation in 14 different statistical categories, including being one of 50 teams that has yet to lose a game.
  • Utah Public Radio Friday, Sep. 10, 2021

    USUPD Becomes Accredited Police Department

    The Utah State University Police Department received its accreditation from the Utah Chiefs of Police Association on Wednesday.

    According to a press release from the university, USU Police is the second university police department in the state to receive such accreditation. The accreditation required “compliance with all standards and requirements set forth in the state’s 32-chapter accreditation standards manual. In total, the manual has 173 standards, each with its own set of requirements.”

  • Cache Valley Daily Monday, Sep. 06, 2021

    Extension Water Quality Program leads statewide trails and waterways cleanup

    Utah State University Water Quality Extension leads Pack It Out Utah, Utah’s second statewide trails and waterways volunteer cleanup, Sept. 11 to 19. Local governments, nonprofits, organizations and volunteers across Utah will partner to remove garbage from public lands and near waterways to help improve water quality.

  • Utah Public Radio Wednesday, Sep. 01, 2021

    USU Team Awarded MIRA Grant For Cerebral Shaping Research

    Yu Huang, an assistant professor in biological engineering at Utah State University, and his team received a $1.8 million grant to conduct research that will potentially answer questions that have been asked in the biological engineering field for decades. They were the only researchers in Utah awarded the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award in 2021.

  • Navajo Times Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021

    6-week STEM program sees success (USU Blanding)

    American Indian Services, a nonprofit organization, offered a six-week program for incoming seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-graders known as American Indian Services Pre-Freshman Engineering Program, or AIS PREP. AIS PREP Blanding is one of six sites that offer this summer program, located at Utah State University-Blanding campus led by Hunter Warren.

  • ABC4 News Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

    USU students want to save the monarch butterfly in new project

    The majestic monarch butterfly is facing unprecedented decline and Utah State University wants to make sure that doesn’t happen.  To aid the struggling species, Utah State University students have been capturing and tagging monarch butterflies in the Uintah Basin region to better understand the decline.

  • KSLtv.com Friday, Aug. 27, 2021

    USU establishes plan to keep classrooms safe from COVID-19

    Seating charts and contact tracing are among the tools being used as classes start up on Monday at Utah State and Weber State.  Both schools are approaching the situation by, ideally, keeping a close eye on COVID-19 cases in each class.

  • The Herald Journal Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021

    18th annual 'Blood Battle' pits USU, Weber students in friendly competition

    While the nation continues to face a blood shortage, two universities in Utah are hoping to collect 2,000 units of blood as part of a friendly competition.

    As part of the 18th annual Blood Battle, Utah State University and Weber State University are each working to collect 1,000 units of blood. Timothy Schwen is the North American account manager for the American Red Cross and said this blood drive is unlike any other.

  • Salt Lake Tribune Monday, Aug. 23, 2021

    USU to help look for Paiute children believed buried at former school

    The bodies of Paiute children are likely buried below summer grasses at the site of an Indigenous boarding school they were forced to attend in Panguitch, Utah tribal leaders and history experts say. Utah State University plans to apply ground-penetrating radar to the 150-acre site.

  • The Herald Journal Monday, Aug. 02, 2021

    USU Extension leads effort to get farmers' market produce to food pantries

    Through the “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor” program, Cache Valley residents can buy fresh produce for people in need.

    LaCee Jimenez, social marketing coordinator at Utah State University Extension Create Better Health, said what makes this program different from other food drives is the focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, which can be harder to come by at food pantries.

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