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Science in Lockup

About 2.3 million men and women are incarcerated in the United States according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and nearly 7,000 of them are serving prison sentences in Utah. They represent a population that has almost no access to university-level science. Read More

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The U Explores The Future Of Africa

Ebola, U.S. counterterrorism operations in Somalia and the potential drone base in Niger are just some of the recent events in Africa that have been making headlines recently. To explore the continent, economic development and the future of Africa, the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Council of American Ambassadors will host a summit, Oct. 20- 21 in the Spencer Fox Business Building at the U campus. Read More

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‘From Fingerpaints to Fingerprints’

In the first report of its kind in the state, students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine school discipline rates in Utah. Their findings indicate that Utah students are being disciplined in extraordinarily high numbers starting in elementary school. Read More

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Should Corporations Be Treated As People Under the U.S. Constitution?

What constitutional rights should be afforded to corporations? Supporters of corporate personhood argue that corporations are organizations of people, and therefore, should not be deprived of their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Opponents counter that the doctrine of corporate personhood allows corporations to wield undue financial influence in elections and is contrary to the intent of the 14th Amendment. Read More

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First Female Australian Prime Minister to Speak at the U

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be the keynote speaker at the annual World Leaders Lecture Forum sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. Gillard’s lecture, “The Asian Century: Australia’s Experience and Strategic Opportunities for America,” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. in Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E Presidents Circle. This event is free and open to the public. Read More