City Views

CityViews 12/17/12: Autism and Technology/Faraday Lectures




Segment 1:

A team of University of Utah researchers is focusing on how technology can help kids with autism develop social skills. On Monday, we’ll learn more about the iSTAR project and how working with the spatial-visual strengths of children with autism can lead to more productive relationships.


  • Dr. Cheryl Wright, iSTAR project, University of Utah
  • Dr. Scott Wright, iSTAR project, University of Utah





Segment 2:

Since 1981, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah has sponsored the Faraday Lectures, standing-room-only events where chemistry meets performance art. On Monday, we’ll learn about this year’s celebrated event and how the lectures continue to inspire the next generation of chemists.


  • Dr. Chuck Wight, University of Utah chemistry professor
  • Dr. Peter Armentrout, University of Utah chemistry professor


This year’s Faraday Lectures scheduled for Monday, Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 18 are sold out. But one of the older Faraday lectures by Profs. Ron Ragsdale and Jerry Driscoll will air on the Utah Educational Network’s KUEN Channel 9 at:

  • Saturday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m.;
  • Monday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.; and
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 5 a.m.

Free tickets for the Chemistry Department’s 2013 Faraday Lectures will be available from the Department starting the first week of October 2013.

City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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