Each year, USU 4-H Extension hosts a mock legislative session for high school students. In a condensed version of what takes Utah lawmakers 45 days, high school students visit Utah’s capitol hill and go through the entire legislative process in one day.
When refugees and immigrants come to Utah, they bring with them different elements of their culture. As these individuals and families work to establish themselves in their new communities, some choose to open businesses featuring their native food.
A professor at the University of Utah recently co-authored a study exploring challenges faced by black male doctoral students. The six-year study followed 21 students earning doctorate degrees in engineering. It showed these students felt they were at the bottom of the hierarchy when it came to receiving resources from faculty members.
Utah State University announced on Tuesday that Francis D. Galey will be it’s new executive vice president and provost. Galey is currently the dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the University of Wyoming. He fills the position Noelle Cockett left vacant when she became university president in January 2017.
On Saturday, April 21, visitors will be able to attend any national park site in the United States free of charge. Dinosaur National Monument is one of the many areas in Utah the public will be able to enjoy at no cost.
Crowds of people dressed in blue gathered around the Logan Tabernacle, holding blue balloons and signs with phrases on them including, “Autism is Awesome,” “Autism is Beautiful,” and “Different Not Less.”
Two years ago, Utah State University received legislative funding to build a new Life Sciences building on the Logan main campus. As the building nears completion, focuses are shifting towards its neighbor-- the Biology and Natural Resources building, or BNR.
A Facebook search for "rock hiding groups" will bring up community pages from around the country. These groups encourage people to hide rocks they’ve painted and then post clues on social media for others to find.
During a three-year field trial, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have distributed peanut butter flavored bait containing plague vaccination near active prairie dog burrows in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
As wildfires rage in southern California, Thomas Cova, director of the Center for Natural and Technological Disasters at the University of Utah, said he finds the low number of fire related fatalities to be impressive.
Across the globe, women spend more time on average doing unpaid care work than men. This includes activities such as childcare, eldercare and house work. In the United States, the average of unpaid care work is nearly five hours a day for women and just more than three hours for men. In the state of Utah, the gap increases as women spend nearly six hours a day doing unpaid care work, compared to an average of three hours for Utah men.
During December visitors to Temple Square can purchase items from vending machines that will then be donated to various state, national and global charities. Items range from food, to glasses, to goats.
Eleven-year-old Noah Barnes and his family are traveling across the country in the name of diabetes. But while his mom is driving the family car, Noah and his dad are walking ever mile from southern Florida to Washington State on foot.
This weekend a group of about two dozen people, including religious leaders from surrounding areas and tribal spiritual leaders, will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico and make a pilgrimage to Bears Ears National Monument.
A film festival for children in Salt Lake City provides families an opportunity to experience media from around the world. Patrick Hubley is the director of programing for the Utah Film Center and organizes the center’s Tumbleweeds Film Festival.