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Frontiers of Science with Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Frontiers of Science with Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker! "North Korean Nukes: What, How & Why?" in room 220 of the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building (ASB) on the U of U Campus!


with Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker,
Research Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

North Korean Nukes: What, How & Why?

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Date & Time: Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location: 220 Aline Skaggs Building at the University of Utah
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After nearly 60 years of slow but steady progress toward nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, North Korea has greatly accelerated its drive for nuclear weapons with more than 20 missile launches and two nuclear tests in 2016. I will provide a historical perspective of what nuclear capabilities North Korea has, how it obtained them, and why. I will also compare North Korea’s quest with the Iranian nuclear program and address the decisions facing the new U.S. president on how to confront these nuclear threats.

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.


Prof. Gerton Awarded University Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Jordan Gerton

Jordan Gerton has been awarded the University's Distinguished Teaching Award. This is one of the University's highest faculty awards for teaching, and is well deserved. The Distinguished Teaching Award is set aside for faculty with eight or more years of service as the University of Utah and recognizes outstanding teaching, innovative pedagogy, concern for students, and exemplary contributions to the educational process outside the classroom.

Prof. Gerton will be formally recognized for this achievement during University and College Commencement Exercises in May 2017.

The University Distinguished Teaching Award honors significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University of Utah. Click here to learn more and to see past recipients.


Inese Ivans Receives Students' Choice Award

Dr. Inese Ivans

The Department of Physics & Astronomy Students' Choice Award for the Best Undergraduate Seminar Speaker goes to Inese Ivans, for her presentation, "Galactic Archaeology via the Compositions of Stars Using Stellar Spectroscopy" . This award is given by the students enrolled in the department's Undergraduate Seminar courses (PHYS 1970 & PHYS 1980) - a seminar series with research presentations from departmental faculty members and occasional local employers, providing an introduction to opportunities for undergraduate research in Physics and Astronomy.
The department congratulates Dr. Ivans for her fun and inspiring talk!


URES 2016: Resumes

The 2016 Undergraduate Research Education Series, presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research. December 2, 2016 @ 3:45 - 4:45pm - "How to Translate Your Research Into a Resume" with Career Service Ambassadors at 120 Sill Center. Free & open to all!


"The Office of Undergraduate Research offers educational events on topics of interest to undergraduate student researchers and their faculty mentors. These events are free & open to all and are designed specifically with undergraduate students in mind. Events in the Undergraduate Research Education Events cover topics such as: community-based research, creating effective posters, data management, human subjects research ethics, professionalization, public speaking, the institutional review board, and writing abstracts.

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How to Translate Your Research Into a Resume

Presented by: Career Service Ambassadors

Date & Time: December 2, 2016 at 3:45 - 4:45pm

Location: Sterling Sill Center (195 Central Campus Dr.), Room 120
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In this session you will learn which parts and how to highlight your research experience on an academic resume. Please come prepared with a draft of your resume so that you may workshop it in the session. This session will be helpful to students at any point in their research, as keeping up a resume is a constant project.

See the Calendar and/or the URES Fall 2016 flier for the current list of events.

The Undergraduate Research Education Series is free and open to all. Click here to learn more about the Office of Undergraduate Research.


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