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A planned expansion and redesign of University Mall hinges on diverting future property taxes away from the city of Orem and the Alpine School District for two decades. Though the tactic is standard practice with redevelopment projects, a city councilman …

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  • Female meth users at higher risk of Parkinson’s, U. study suggests
    Female meth users may have a higher chance of developing Parkinson’s disease than male users, new research from the University of Utah suggests. The t...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 09:38 pm   |     |   Share
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Renderings of the exterior of the new Lassonde Studios Building. Lawmakers press Utah higher education leaders to account for building projects
    University of Utah students will hang out, sleep and run their startups at a trendy new entrepreneur center next year, if all goes according to plan. ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 09:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Foundation: Try performance pay, other ‘game changers’ in higher ed
    Roughly half the Utah students who enroll in programs after high school complete a certificate or degree, according to new report by Utah Foundation. ...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  
Intro to algebra teacher Jennilyn Derbidge helps a student with an assignment in her Math 1010 class at the Utah County Academy of Sciences school in this file image. UCAS maintained its A grade from last year in the new school letter grades  released Monday.  UCAS is a public early college STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) charter school located on the UVU campus in Orem. Utah schools get two report cards; grades mirror last year's
    Utah’s public schools were hit with two reports on their performance Monday ­— the governor’s new PACE report card and the school grading system crea...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 08:16 am   |     |   Share

  • List: New grades for Wasatch Front High Schools
    Here are the new school grades for Wasatch Front high schools. If a school has one grade, the grade was unchanged from last year. To find full reports...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 08:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Bountiful High Visual Arts teacher Sunny Magee, second from left, describes a new assignment to students on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. New statewide graduation numbers were released on Friday and Bountiful High School has among the highest graduation rates in Utah. Utah high school graduation rate up 2 percent
    Utah’s high school graduation rate continued to improve in 2014, climbing 2 percent to 83 percent overall, according to data released Friday by the Ut...
    Updated Dec 12 2014 10:11 pm   |     |   Share
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University of Utah physics doctoral student Xiaolin Tang and virologist Saveez Saffarian in the lab where they identified an exotic mechanism that may explain how a group of viruses that includes Ebola replicate or make copies of themselves to make people sick.
University of Utah study an early step toward Ebola treatment
    Insights into the spread of a particular virus could be used to find a treatment for Ebola. University of Utah researchers have learned the inner wor...
    Updated Dec 14 2014 09:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Regents pick education veteran as president of Snow College
    Snow College has a new leader. The Utah Board of Regents on Thursday named Gary Carlston president of the two-year college in Ephraim. Carlston, for...
    Updated Dec 11 2014 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)                
Nicholas Smith, left, scans the hillsides near Kamas for deer as Shawn Gehring, right, looks on, Saturday, October 19, 2012. The general season rifle deer hunt opened at dawn Saturday with a new format that limits hunters to one of 30 units instead of one of five regions in the state. More than 52,000 are expected to be in the field. First year of loosened rules draws in novice, young hunters
    For some Utahns, taking hunter education is as much a family ritual as baptism, getting a driver license or graduating from high school. But others mi...
    Updated Dec 11 2014 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
University of Utah science professor and forest ecologist, Nalini Nadkarni, brought the forest to inmates of the Promontory facility at the Utah State Prison to get the men interested in careers in forest science such as arboriculture and landscaping. The lecture series is modeled after a Washington state program co-founded by the Nadkarni in 2005 and other upcoming lectures will center around biology, ecology, chemistry, physics and math.  Inmates as conservationists? It could happen, University of Utah professor says
    Draper • Before he started sluffing school, smoking weed and getting into meth, Jesse David liked learning why plants turn to face the sun. The 28-ye...
    Updated Dec 11 2014 08:07 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Mitchell Cox, chapter president of Beta Theta Pi at the University of Utah. The U. chapter has won praise from the Rape Recovery Center for its efforts to prevent rape on campus.  Wednesday, November 26, 2014 University of Utah fraternity says it wants to help curb sexual assault
    Few fraternities are known for helping prevent sexual assault. A University of Utah chapter is hoping to buck the trend, and it just won $3,200 to de...
    Updated Dec 10 2014 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Pluralsight instructor-author Joe Eames gives helps sixth-graders at Layton Elementary School get an introduction to computer programing during the annual Pluralsight Hour of Code event on Tuesday. Riverton teen says computer programming is more than a ‘boring old guy’s job’
    A year ago, Katya Eames had little interest in computers and computer programming. The Riverton High School junior said she imagined the industry was ...
    Updated Dec 09 2014 09:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Sixth graders at Fox Hollow Elementary School in Lehi take the state SAGE test Friday April 3. It's taken on desktop computers.  Many parents at the school in the Alpine District are having their children opt out of state SAGE testing. Cashing in: Three states to pay $10M for rights to study Utah’s SAGE tests
    Utahns may not be completely sold on the new SAGE testing system, but three states have offered to pay roughly $10 million to borrow Utah’s test. Sta...
    Updated Dec 05 2014 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • East High School fighting whooping cough outbreak
    Seven East High School students were kept home from school on Thursday while school officials and the Salt Lake County Health Department worked to con...
    Updated Dec 04 2014 09:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Study: In love, tech hurts
    Note to husbands and boyfriends: Put down the phone. Women whose partners disrupt conversation to consult gadgets say the distraction takes a toll on ...
    Updated Dec 06 2014 10:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Four Utah school districts make AP Honor Roll
    Students in Davis, Sevier, Duchesne and Washington counties earned their school districts a spot on this year’s Advanced Placement Honor Roll. Davis S...
    Updated Dec 03 2014 07:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lawmaker, advocates call for changes to teacher pay
    Before he was a Utah legislator, Rep. Jack Draxler, R-North Logan, was a Wyoming educator. But he left that state and that job, he said, primarily du...
    Updated Dec 02 2014 10:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former Utah Teacher of the Year wins national award
    A Davis County educator and former Utah Teacher of the Year has been picked to receive the NEA Foundation’s Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence,...
    Updated Dec 02 2014 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy  |  August Miller, UVU Marketing)
UVU President Matthew S. Holland and others at the ribbon cutting for the Vivint Smart Lab on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah Friday Nov. 7, 2014. Utah Valley University opens ‘smart’ marketing lab
    It takes more time to blink than it does to form a first impression. And a new research lab at Utah Valley University will capture those blink-of-an-e...
    Updated Dec 06 2014 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah schools still working to release student SAGE report cards
    School and school district scores from Utah’s new computer-adaptive test were released in October, but many parents have yet to see how their own chil...
    Updated Dec 01 2014 08:17 am   |     |   Share
  • This combination made with product images provided by Amazon shows the Kindle Voyage, left, and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. The new and updated devices come on the heels of Amazon’s Fire smartphone launch in June and the launch of a Fire set-top box that allows online video streaming to your TV in April. (AP Photo/Amazon) School and city libraries evolve as books go digital
    A library, traditionally, is a physical place where a person goes to find books and other informational materials — made of paper. But in today’s inc...
    Updated Nov 29 2014 11:25 am   |     |   Share