Access Utah
11:53 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Utah State University Ecology Seminar on Access Utah and Running Off Addiction on Science Questions

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First the Utah State University Ecology Center is hosting a seminar series this year.  The first speaker is ecologist Jeremy Fox from the University of Calgary, Canada.  Fox addresses fundamental questions in population, community, and evolutionary ecology. He will present his final talk tonight at 6 titled: Causes and Consequence of Spatially Synchronized Population Dynamics.  That it is at 6pm at the Ecology Center on the USU campus.

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Commentary
11:09 am
Wed September 17, 2014

The One Percent

At the College of Humanities' Light on the Hill event in August, Associate Professor Matthew LaPlante gave a speech about being the one percent. This is his speech.


Utah Outdoors
6:55 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Salt Lake City Re-branding As Ski Mecca

Salt Lake City winter skyline.
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Utah officials have begun a $1.8 million effort to re-brand Salt Lake City as “Ski City USA.”

A new set of flashy online and print advertisements touting the advantages of Salt Lake City as a ski destination were released Tuesday. The campaign zeroes in on the city’s proximity to the four major ski resorts in the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons east of Salt Lake City. In addition, the ads highlight a number of other attractions that Visit Salt Lake Communications Director Shawn Stinson claimed only a city can offer.

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Utah News
6:45 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Stolen Vehicles Detected In Ogden Reservoir

Sonar equipment finds five submerged vehicles in Pineview Reservoir
http://wildlife.utah.gov

Police officers testing new equipment found more than they anticipated at one Utah reservoir this week.

Divers pulled four vehicles out of Pineview Reservoir Saturday after they were serendipitously found by sonar equipment.

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Utah Education
11:22 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Southern Utah University Inaugurates New President

There was pageantry and fanfare on the campus of Southern Utah University last week, as the school inaugurated its 16th president.

Friday Sept. 12 marked the opening of a new era at SUU, when president Scott L. Wyatt was inducted as the university's 16th president.


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Access Utah
11:03 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Doug Peacock: Military Veterans And The Healing Wilderness On Access Utah

Doug Peacock
Credit outsidebozeman.com

Doug Peacock served in Vietnam as a Green Beret medic, and came home an emotional and spiritual wreck. After the war, he crawled into the mountains and found that solitude in wilderness was exactly what he needed to confront the demons of Vietnam. And he credits grizzly bears with restoring his soul. Doug Peacock, the model for Hayduke in Edward Abbey's “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” will give the keynote address at a symposium in Salt Lake City this week titled “This Land Is Your Land: Toward a Better Understanding of Nature's Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and their Families.”  The symposium is Wednesday through Saturday at the University of Utah Conference Center. Doug Peacock’s keynote address is Wednesday evening at 7:00. He returns to Access Utah on Tuesday.

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Utah Crimes and Courts
5:55 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Is Race A Factor In Man's Death? The Family Thinks So

The mother of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt said she believes that her son was fatally shot by police because he was black. Hunt was killed by Saratoga Springs police officers on Wednesday after being confronted in the parking lot of a Panda Express. At the time of the shooting, Hunt had been in possession of a samurai sword.

In an official statement given by the police department, officers said they arrived at the scene of the incident after receiving reports of a suspicious individual walking around with a samurai-type sword. According to the statement, police found Hunt in possession of the sword and fired their weapons after he lunged at the officers. Police claim that nothing else was a factor in the incident. “There is currently no indication that race played any role in the confrontation between Mr. Hunt and the police officers,” according to the statement.

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Access Utah
11:24 am
Mon September 15, 2014

The Personal Life of "Messiah" Composer George Frederic Handel on AU

Credit thefamouspeople.com

During his lifetime, George Frideric Handel’s music reached from court to theater, echoed in cathedrals, and filled crowded taverns, but the man himself is a bit of a mystery.

Handel—known to most as the composer of Messiah—took meticulous care of his musical manuscripts, but very little survives which would reveal the man. One document offers us a narrow window into his personal life: his will. In it, he remembers not only family and colleagues but also neighborhood friends. MIT Professor Emeritus, Ellen T. Harris went in search of the private man behind the public figure.


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Utah Science
6:38 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Northern Lights May Brighten Utah Sky

The Northern Lights may be seen as far south as centeral Utah.
NASA

Normally the Northern Lights are reserved for their namesake—the far North, but tonight part of Utah and much of the northern third of the United States may get a glimpse of the spectacle.

The aurora is caused by magnetized plasma clouds released by the sun. According to NASA, these clouds become part of the solar wind that can collide with our planet’s magnetic field. That invisible field surrounding Earth is stretched by the winds, said Tabitha Buehler, assistant professor lecturer of physics and astronomy at the University of Utah.

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Utah Transportation
6:35 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Northern Utah Thoroughfare Closes For Construction

1100 South in Brigham City will be closed Sept. 14 through 16 to complete a diverging diamond construction project.
http://www.udot.utah.gov/

Sept. 14 through 16, 1100 South (US-91) in Brigham City will be closed to all traffic.

The project, which has been in motion for months, will lead to a new diverging diamond interchange in connection with I-15.  

During the closure, I-15 will remain open, but traffic will not be able to enter or exit I-15 at 1100 South, or travel to the west side of I-15 on 1100 South.

UDOT advises northbound traffic intending to exit I-15 at 1100 South to use Exit 351 in South Willard/Hot Springs and travel north toward Brigham City on US-89.

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