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Students use U Card to ride UTA until passes arrive

By By Jaime Winston, Staff Writer and By Jaime Winston, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Jaime Winston, Staff WriterTori Ballif used her UTA Ed-Pass to take the bus from her home in Kaysville to the U every day last year, and she'll use her pass to take TRAX to school this soon as it arrives.This year, UTA ordered the Ed-Passes from China, which caused delivery delays because o...

U researchers control electric current, may make organic materials more energy efficient

By By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor and By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor

August 25, 2008

By Lana Groves, Asst. News EditorU researchers have recently proved they can control the electric current of an organic material, which can help them test other organic materials to find one that is more energy efficient.Christoph Boehme, a professor in physics, has been working on the project for the past ...

Library now delivers to grad students

By By Michael Olson, Staff Writer and By Michael Olson, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Michael Olson, Staff WriterAfter almost a year of delivering books to faculty members as a free service, the Marriott Library is extending the service to include graduate students. Any graduate student with a department office or box within a department will be able to have books and documents deliv...

VP of Human Resources to retire

By By Alex Cragun, Staff Writer and By Alex Cragun, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Alex Cragun, Staff WriterVice president of Human Resources Loretta Harper will retire at the end of the month after 36 years of working in higher education.Joan Gines, associate vice president of the U Division of Human Resources, said Harper is a talented worker and will be missed when she retires Au...

U receives $12 million for arts complex

By By David Servatius, Staff Writer and By David Servatius, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By David Servatius, Staff WriterThe U has received a $12 million pledge from the Sorensen Legacy Foundation for the construction of a new interdisciplinary arts and public education center on campus.U President Michael Young announced the pledge, which is the largest gift supporting the fine arts or ...

Study leads to better diagnoses of anemia, iron-deficiency

By By Michael McFall, Staff Writer and By Michael McFall, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Michael McFall, Staff WriterAnemia and other iron-related diseases are now easier to diagnose, thanks in part to a study by U scientists.The scientists developed a quick test that measures the amount of hepcidin in a person's blood. Hepcidin is a hormone produced in the liver that binds with ferropo...

UVU president appointed as high ed commissioner

By By By: Jed Layton

July 23, 2008

By By: Jed LaytonThe Utah State Board of Regents selected William A. Sederburg to be Utah's new Commissioner of Higher Education early in July.The commissioner acts as the CEO of the Utah System of Higher Education and helps the Board of Regents ensure that policies and programs are working in the stat...

Museum construction moves hikers elsewhere

By By By: Jaime Winston

July 23, 2008

By By: Jaime WinstonSarah George thinks the current building for the Utah Museum of Natural History is falling apart around her.The George Thomas Building, which houses the museum, was built during the Great Depression and is beginning to deteriorate, putting its collections in jeopardy, said George, the...

Hinckley Institute seeks campaign interns

By By By: Dustin Gardiner

July 23, 2008

A group of U students will spend their Fall Semester on the road covering the 2008 presidential campaign.The Hinckley Institute of Politics is accepting applications to send five students on a three-month intensive journalism study program. The students will report for various publications as they follow ...

Cardboard recycling available on campus

By By Jed Layton and By By: Jed Layton

July 23, 2008

By Jed LaytonA year after a recycling program was implemented on campus, and thanks to the recent purchases of new equipment, students will be able to recycle cardboard in a cheaper and more efficient way.The U bought two cardboard balers and eight large recycling trailers to assist in the recycling proc...

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