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Xiaolin Tang: In Memoriam

We are deeply saddened at the passing of our student, colleague, and friend, Xiaolin Tang.  Her passing is a tragedy, and she will be missed by all of us in the Physics and Astronomy Department.  She was bright, talented, and eager to make an impact on the world.  Since joining our graduate program, she had an impressive research record in biophysics and biochemistry, and was an avid participant and award winner in our Student Research Symposium.  

It is a great loss to the scientific community that we will never have the opportunity to see her work progress or know the contributions she would have made to advance our field.  Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.  

All of our students are very important to us.  We want all the members of our community to know that there is support for you in this time of tragedy.  This includes the University Counseling Center, and the Employee Assistance Program (contact information for both resources are listed below).  Our colleagues at University of Utah Health also provided a helpful online resource for understanding and coping with grief that is available here: https://healthcare.utah.edu/caring-connections/understanding-grief.

University Counseling Center (for all students)
426 Student Services Building (map)
801-581-6826
http://counselingcenter.utah.edu

Employee Assistance Program (for faculty and staff)
801-587-9319 or 1-800-926-9619
www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/eap.php

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Science Employer Panel - Oct. 17

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. - Science Employer Panel in room 210 of the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB) on the U of U Campus!

SCIENCE EMPLOYER PANEL

"The Science Employer Panel brings students and professionals together for an in-depth discussion of the job prospects and internship opportunities available to science graduates. Students get direct access to insider information about a variety of science industries, while panelists get a chance to meet their future employees and share about why their business is a great place to work. Connections made at the Science Employer Panel start new careers, and help drive Utah’s economic engine."

Hosted by the College of Science

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm (Panel begins at 3:00 pm, networking begins at 4:00 pm)

Location: Room 210, Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB)
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The Science Employer Panel brings students and professionals together for an in-depth discussion of the job prospects and internship opportunities available to science graduates. Students get direct access to insider information about a variety of science industries, while panelists get a chance to meet their future employees and share about why their business is a great place to work. Connections made at the Science Employer Panel start new careers, and help drive Utah’s economic engine.

Panel: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Panelists:

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Orbital ATK
  • RJ Lee Group
  • Utah Division of Parks and Recreation

Networking: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Networking:

  • Myriad Genetics
  • Qualtrics
  • ThermoFisher
  • Zions Bancorporation
  • Learning Abroad Outreach, University of Utah
  • Career and Professional Development Center, University of Utah

Science Employer Panel is free. Click here, or contact Paige Berg at (801) 587-8098, to learn more about the Science Employer Panel.

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Frontiers of Science with Luise Poulton

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Frontiers of Science with Luise Poulton, Managing Curator, Rare Books, Special Collections J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah! "Pioneers of Science: Ten Thousand Years That Shook the World" in room 220 of the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB) on the U of U Campus!

FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE

with Luise Poulton,
Managing Curator, Rare Books, Special Collections J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Pioneers of Science: Ten Thousand Years That Shook the World


Image Credit: J. Willard Marriott Library

Date & Time: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location: 220 Aline Skaggs Building at the University of Utah
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Euclid’s Elements of Geometry was first printed in 1482, just as soon as one of the early masters of movable type figured out how to do it. Not only does the Marriott Library have this first edition, but also first editions of books by other pioneers of science: Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, Galileo, Antoine Lavoisier, Carl Gauss, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, and more. Each of these books has its own story to tell. Together they give insight into the communication, conversation, collaboration, and controversy that made science possible: a revolution that has been going on in print for more than five hundred years.

Frontiers of Science is free and open to the public. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Frontiers of Science lecture series.

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Science Night Live with Dr. Sarah Li

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Science Night Live with Dr. Sarah Li! "Spinning into the Future" at Sky SLC (149 Pierpont Ave) in downtown Salt Lake City!

SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE

"Science Night Live public lectures offer a casual social and educational event in downtown Salt Lake. All events are held at Sky SLC (149 Pierpont Ave), beginning with a social at 5:30 and a lecture at 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public! Must be 21 years of age or older."

with Dr. Sarah Li,
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah

Spinning into the Future

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:00pm (Social begins at 5:30pm)

Location:Sky SLC (149 Pierpont Ave)
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First we learn to count; next we learn to multiply. From the interaction of these two elementary operations emerge the prime numbers, the building blocks of the integers.

Computers, cellphones, and other electronics have become more powerful, faster, and smaller. Many people think that the capability of electronics grows continuously forever, and try to keep up with the best technology by buying the newest gear and gadgets. However, the inevitable trend is that the current information technology based moving electron charges around is approaching its limits in speed and miniaturization. Fortunately, electrons also have the property called “spin”, which we can use to record information and do calculations. Harnessing spin could play a key role in the future of electronics, such as quantum computation and artificial intelligence. I will show examples of spintronic experiments on the intriguing spin and how it will be useful in future applications.

Science Night Live is free and open to the public 21 or over. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Science Night Live lecture series.

 

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