Communicating the strength of Utah State University research and graduate programs

Ascend Newsletter

This monthly electronic publication is in the second year of release and replaced Research News and the Graduate Gazette as a combined resource to provide greater communication across campus from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Distribution reaches all USU employees (administration, faculty and staff), as well as graduate and undergraduate research students. Key metrics are relayed each month, along with upcoming calendar events and focus topics related to graduate and undergraduate research.

Sunrise Sessions

These quarterly events are planned in partnership with University Advancement and held in Salt Lake City for local legislators, business leaders, and community members. About 100-150 people attend an event.

TEDxUSU 2012

USU’s inaugural event was held on November 6 and included excellent presentations by USU faculty members Ronda Callister, Chris Gauthier, Karl White, USU Research Foundation President Doug Lemon, undergraduate student Taylor Halversen, and a performance by the Fry Street Quartet. Feedback from attendees and participants was positive, and over 42K views of the collective performances have been logged on YouTube since the event. USU received a “full” TEDx membership, so RGS is not restricted to the number of attendees who can view the live performances at future events. Plans are to continue TEDxUSU on an annual basis to showcase USU and successful USU alum.