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A place for pollinators on campus

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Financed by the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF), members of the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) and the U of U Beekeepers Association revamped the U’s water and pollinator conservation garden at the College of Architecture + Planning. Volunteers from the ASUU Enviro Club updated the official Pollinator-Conservation Garden on campus in collaboration […]

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Dark sky’s future leaders

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Every year the glow from our porches, buildings and streetlights gets brighter while our view of the moon, stars and Milky Way get dimmer. As light pollution reduces the darkness of the night sky, it disrupts animal movements, human biological clocks and other essential processes. It makes our lives and the planet less healthy. Dark […]

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First Dark Sky Studies minor in the U.S.

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The W. M. Keck Foundation has awarded $250,000 to the University of Utah to establish a new undergraduate minor in dark sky studies, the first of its kind in the United States. Dark sky studies is an emerging field that explores the impacts of artificial light at night and the loss of our night skies […]

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Merging research and design

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The University of Utah recently approved creation of the Center for Ecological Planning and Design. The new center merges the provisional Ecological Planning Center and the Integrated Technology in Architecture Center — both in the College of Architecture + Planning — in a new partnership with the Global Change and Sustainability Center. The Center for […]

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