Quantcast

Latest Utah State University Stories

90d2798bce441245910291043f1c517f1
2011-03-17 07:58:50

The mineral quartz may play a key role in the formation of earthquake faults, mountains, and valleys, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Nature. The research, which was led by Utah State University geophysicist Anthony Lowry and Marta Perez-Gussinye of the University of London, discovered that when high concentrations of this common mineral were found near the Earth's surface, they could create weak spots in the crust which, according to Sid Perkins of Science Now,...

6c1ec2c59c13ebe6c22beb29076671e6
2011-02-06 07:30:00

A biologist at Utah State University said in a newly published paper that man's best friend may be a formidable enemy to wildlife, pointing out the harmful effects loose dogs have on other animals. Based on data from existing research and from their own case studies, Julie Young of Utah State and four other scientists concluded that feral and free-roaming canines may be responsible for wildlife woes, by hunting, harassing, or transmitting diseases to them. While it is widely accepted that...

2010-11-10 17:49:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that Jon M. Huntsman, its Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder, sold 400,700 shares of the company in order to honor long standing charitable commitments. Jon M. Huntsman stated: "In order to fund philanthropic commitments, from time to time it is necessary that I monetize a portion of my investment in Huntsman Corporation. The sale of these shares represents a...

2010-11-04 13:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jon M. Huntsman, Founder and Executive Chairman of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) and Chairman of a number of privately held companies, announced today that Mr. H. E. "Bud" Scruggs has joined his enterprise and will serve multiple senior management roles in Mr. Huntsman's companies and foundations. Mr. Scruggs will serve as President and CEO of Huntsman Financial Corporation (HFC), a major, privately held holding company with...

2010-09-23 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Gary R Herbert, Utah's 17th Governor, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Legacy, the national, independent public health foundation dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Governor Herbert served as Lieutenant Governor under Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. for about five years, before taking the Oath of Office on Aug. 11, 2009. Governor Huntsman had also served on the Legacy...

2010-09-14 07:30:00

HELPER, Utah, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Terra Systems, Inc. (Pink Sheets: TSYI) announced that it has received a grant from Utah State University Energy Dynamics Laboratory to fund the start up of its clean coke testing facility. Terra Systems has received a purchase order form Nucor Corporation Inc. (NYSE: NUE) to produce a pilot run to be tested at the Nucor facility in Plymouth, Utah. The grant was awarded after successful bench scale testing in a commercial manufacturing...

2010-08-10 15:36:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced the appointment of Sir Robert Margetts as a new director to its Board of Directors effective August 4, 2010. Sir Robert, age 63, has served as Chairman - Europe of Huntsman Corporation since 2000, a position from which he resigned in connection with his appointment as a director. He also currently serves as Chairman of Ensus Limited, the Energy Technologies Institute, and Ordnance...

2010-05-24 12:00:00

NORTH LOGAN, Utah, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Utah State University Research Foundation today announced that it has named Dr. Douglas K. Lemon as its president. In a move designed to continue the organization's success in the aerospace, defense, and energy fields, Lemon succeeds Oren Phillips, who has been interim president and is currently serving as chairman of the board of trustees for USURF. Lemon will lead USURF's $50 million per year business that includes Space Dynamics...

2010-03-25 16:15:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced the appointment of Dr. Patrick Harker as a new independent director to its Board of Directors effective March 24, 2010. Dr. Harker, age 51, has been President of the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware since 2007. From February 2000 through June 2007, Dr. Harker was Dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and served as a Professor of Electrical and Systems...

2010-03-18 10:16:18

Treating virulent influenza, sepsis, and other potentially deadly infections long has focused on looking for ways to kill viruses and bacteria. But new research from the University of Utah and Utah State University shows that modulating the body's own overeager inflammatory response to infection may help save more lives. In a study published March 17 in Science Translational Medicine, researchers led by U of U cardiologist Dean Y. Li, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and director...