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2008-07-22 06:00:00

By Kristen Moulton Three trenches scooped out of a northern Utah hillside are bringing geologists a bit closer to knowing when the last big earthquake hit southern Cache Valley and, importantly, when another one could be due. Stephanie Davi, a Utah State University graduate student in geology, is using a grant from the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program to advance the knowledge about the East Cache Fault that runs north-south for about 50 miles on Cache Valley's east side. So...

2008-07-17 06:00:28

By Tom Wharton, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 17--KAYSVILLE -- A good teacher knows how to fool kids or adults into learning. Utah Botanical Center instructor Annette Ward said as much as she mixed up a batch of dough for a "Slimy, Gooey, Gross" class for 4- to 7-year-old students. "We're teaching science about gases, yeasts, densities and layering," she said. "It's a hands-on fun experience, not like school." The mission of the 100-acre center and its adjacent 80-acre experimental farm,...

2008-06-27 12:03:00

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 27--Most of the nation's undergraduate education programs do not adequately prepare elementary teachers to teach mathematics, according to a study released Thursday by an education-reform advocacy group. Utah State University is among the 83 percent of surveyed programs that didn't meet what the National Council on Teacher Quality calls an emerging "consensus" on what elementary teachers must learn before joining professional ranks. "There's a...

2008-06-26 21:02:30

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 26--A majority of the nation's undergraduate education programs do not adequately prepare elementary teachers to teach mathematics, according to a study released Thursday by an education-reform advocacy group. Utah State University is among the 83 percent of surveyed programs that didn't meet what the National Council on Teacher Quality calls an emerging "consensus" on what elementary teachers must learn before joining professional ranks....

2008-06-15 12:00:00

On board the space shuttle Discovery, which returned to Earth Saturday, was technology designed and created by students and faculty at Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory. Not only has the Logan school designed, built and flown more experiments into space than any other university in the world, but Thermal Management Technologies Director J. Clair Batty said USU students are learning to enterprise and commercialize their space- age products. "Utah State University is a unique...

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2004-11-25 07:47:27

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Utah State University has secured a $40 million contract with NASA to build an orbiting telescope that will examine galaxies and try to find new stars. The WISE - or Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer - telescope is part of a $208 million NASA mission to update its comprehensive map of the universe. After its scheduled launch in 2008, the telescope will detect infrared light, such as heat radiation, coming from objects currently undetectable. The 1,000-pound device will...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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