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Article ID: 696459

NSF Funds Natural History Museum of Utah, U College of Education to develop online learning environment

University of Utah

NSF has awarded a grant with total funding expected to reach $1.3 million this month to the Natural History Museum of Utah and the College of Education at the University of Utah. This project, titled Engaging Practices for Inquiry with Collections in Bioscience, uses authentic research investigations of objects from the museum’s digitized collections to provide students, particularly traditionally underserved populations, with access to museum objects and engaging STEM investigations to improve critical thinking skills.

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21-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696274

Bail Reform Essential for Those Charged with Misdemeanors, New Research From University of Utah Law Professor Shows

University of Utah

Research by Shima Baughman, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, provides a historical analysis of use of bail in misdemeanor cases as the nation continues to grapple with how to address overcrowded jails.

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18-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696140

Black + White = Not White

University of Utah

A new study suggests that the so-called “minority bias” exerts a powerful influence — important since one in five Americans is expected to identify as multiracial by 2050. University of Utah psychology professor Jacqueline M. Chen, lead author of the study published by the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, that found observers were most likely to categorize someone who is black-white multiracial as non-white. The findings are the first to document minority bias as a guiding principle in multiracial categorization.

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14-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695971

University of Utah Professor Matthew Tokson (@mtokson) available to comment on #SCOTUS electronic privacy law decision in Carpenter v. United States

University of Utah

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11-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695928

Nano-decorations in nature’s subsurface water filter

University of Utah

University of Utah geoscientist William Johnson studies how contaminants – including bacteria and viruses – move through groundwater. After years of working on this problem, Johnson has found an answer that could help water managers better prepare for and respond to outbreaks caused by rain and floods. The answer involves chemistry, physics. . . and a little bit of decorative nanoscience.

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11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695684

Salt Lake’s light rail trains are air quality sleuths

University of Utah

But for the last four years the trains, operated by the Utah Transit Authority, have done even more: They’ve become air-sniffing sleuths, mapping out where and when different pollutants are present along the trains’ route.

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Academic Study Finds Brokered Deposits Are Safe and Important Deposit Funding for 21st-Century Banking Operations

The Utah Center for Financial Services, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

An academic study conducted for the Utah Center for Financial Services demonstrates that brokered deposits are a secure source of funding for banks.

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5-Jun-2018 9:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695658

U professor Tariq Banuri to lead Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission

University of Utah

University of Utah Professor Tariq Banuri has been appointed chairman of Pakistan's Higher Education Commission. Banuri moves into the role from his positions as an economics professor and associate director of the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water at the U. He also serves on the executive committee of the U Water Center. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is an independent, constitutionally established institution with a mandate to finance, oversee, regulate and accredit all institutions of higher learning in Pakistan.

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Article ID: 695633

University of Utah ranked among top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2017

University of Utah

The University of Utah is ranked 33 in a new report published on Tuesday, Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2017. The rankings, compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, were based on data obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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5-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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In need of a source on the #SCOTUS decision in the same sex #masterpiececake case? Prof. Clifford Rosky (@cliffordrosky) is available to speak on the legal issues

University of Utah

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4-Jun-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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