Mole CrowdsourcingAssociate Dean for Research Wins 2015 New Innovator Grant

Professor Jakob (Jake) D. Jensen was awarded a 2015 New Innovator Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The New Innovator Grant, established in 2007, supports unusually innovative research from early career investigators. The grant provides Professor Jensen with 2.2 million dollars to pursue a 5 year research program.


Debate teamJohn R. Park Debate Society Wins Tournament Sweepstakes at 53rd Annual United States Air Force Invitational

The team defeated over 23 universities and colleges including San Diego State University, University of Vermont, University of Missouri, and the University of Alaska.


Greg SmoakProfessor Greg Smoak's American Indian History Course to Air on C-SPAN 3

The lecture will air twice on October 3, at 8 p.m. EDT and Midnight EDT.


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Research Participants Needed for a Cool Language Study

Monday, November 30, 2015, 8am - 6pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $ 15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions: 1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome). 2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome). If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.

GCSC Seminar: “The Science/Policy Interface: Climate Adaptation and Decision-making,” Kathy Jacobs, Univ of Arizona

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 4 - 5pm
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB)

This seminar will explore the intersection between science and decision-making, including a discussion of multiple experiments in coproduction of knowledge between stakeholders and scientists in the context of preparing for the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

This Changes Everything Film Premier

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7 - 9pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Hugo Rossi Lecture Series: David Feldon

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 4 - 6pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Using Science to Prepare Teachers" with David Feldon (Utah State University), director, STE2M Center and associate professor, Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. Despite the recent emphasis on developing a STEM workforce in Utah, the state is struggling to meet the demand for science and mathematics teachers.  While multiple licensure pathways exist for prospective teachers, the training strategies they utilize have not lowered teaching attrition rates.  This talk will explore findings from scientific research into the principles of effective training and the development of expertise that can inform more productive approaches to preparing our educators.   Bio:  Dr. David Feldon is Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences and Director of the new STE2M Center at Utah State University.  His research examines the development of expertise in STEM disciplines from a cognitive perspective and strategies for effective training for adult learners at various levels of education.  As Director of the STE2M Center, he has conducted multiple research studies and evaluations of science education practices in Utah. The Hugo Rossi Lecture Series, named in honor of the CSME’s founding director, was designed to bridge the College of Science and College of Education by attracting speakers whose scholarly pursuits include K-16 math/science education research. Through engaging in discussion of new ideas in math and science education, we can promote best practices and student success at the University of Utah and within the broader community.

Recent Developments in Utah Stream Access Law — Log Drives and Navigability

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 12:15 - 1:15pm
College of Law - S. J. Quinney (LAW)

Cullen Battle, lead counsel in the recent Weber River navigability adjudication, will discuss a new approach to securing public recreational access to Utah’s rivers that involves the ancient doctrine of navigability, and evidence of log drives that occurred in the late 1800’s.

EAE Open House 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015, 2 - 5pm

Thesis games, capstone games, prototypes and research projects: OH MY! This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us for our annual showcase of student work (and that glorious cake.) Map Link: More details at

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