‘MIXING WATER AND CITIES: DON’T WORRY IT’S A SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT MOCKTAIL’
Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 4-5 p.m.
Aline Skaggs Biology Building, Room 210
Steve Burian, associate professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, associate director, Global Change and Sustainability Center, director, U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water
Ensuring sustainable and resilient water systems in cities is essential for establishing and maintaining the expected quality of life for the majority of the world’s human population. In cities, water is inherently part of several grand challenges in the sciences and engineering related to providing clean water, managing nutrients and aging infrastructure, and securing renewable energy supplies. And those that are responsible for planning, designing and managing water systems in cities must address these issues with the constraints of inherited water systems and an uncertain future.
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PLAN SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS
Wednesday, Nov. 4 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
University Guest House
Conference and Event Management invites you to attend the 4th annual Planning Successful Meetings on Campus conference. Learn best practices from expert meeting planners, purchasing guidelines, new apps for meeting planners and much more. The conference is Wednesday, Nov, 4 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University Guest House.
Registration is free and includes breakfast, lunch and parking. Register today.
CIRCLES OF PEACE COMMUNITY MEMBERS VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Wednesday, Nov. 4 | 4-6 p.m.
College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B)
Circles of Peace is a response to domestic violence that uses
principles of restorative justice and brings together an individual who has been abusive with family members (which may or may not include the victim), support persons, a trained professional facilitator and community volunteers to develop a sustainable plan for change.
Community volunteers are an integral part of the Circles of Peace model and we invite you to participate! Anyone who is interested in learning more about Circles of Peace and/or
participating as a community volunteer is invited to this FREE training.
Refreshments will be provided.
Please register in advance to Lani.Taholo@utah.edu.
DOLOWITZ LECTURE IN HUMAN RIGHTS
Thursday, Nov. 5 | 4 p.m.
LNCO, Room 1110
The annual Dolowitz Lecture in Human Rights was established in 2007 in the International Studies Program at the University of Utah. With the generous endowment from Anne M. Dolowitz and David S. Dolowitz of Salt Lake City, Utah, International Studies and the College of Humanities hosts prominent speakers from around the world who present the lecture and engage with students, and the community-at-large. Every three years, the lecture focuses on the Holocaust.
All of the lecture events are free and open to the public.
TRAILBLAZERS OF CLEAN ENERGY LECTURE SERIES: ERIC FREED
Thursday, Nov. 5 | 7-8 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law
Utah’s leading clean energy advocacy group, Utah Clean Energy, and the University of Utah’s Sustainability Office are hosting a first-of-its-kind lecture series that features nationally renowned climate change innovators, which take outside-the-box approaches to combat climate change and shape a positive future, both at a global and local level.
Eric Freed is considered a pioneer in the tradition of organic architecture. A lifetime proponent of individualism and sustainability, Freed is the founder of organicARCHITECT and uses both an organic and ecological approach to design. Freed’s goals for architecture of the future are to promote sustainable building materials, to address operational inefficiencies and to make architecture more beautiful and more Earth friendly.
For more information about the lecture series, click here.
Faculty Club Social
Friday, Nov. 6 | 5-8 p.m.
Marriott University Park Hotel, 480 Wakara Way
All faculty are invited join the Faculty Club for a free evening of socializing, food and music, with special guests Whistling Rufus String Band. Faculty Club members meet regularly to connect with colleagues from across campus, where they share ideas and often find unique opportunities for collaboration. All faculty are invited to join the Faculty Club for just $5 per month. Members have access to monthly socials, discounted hotel rooms at the Marriott University Park, discounted theatre and museum tickets with group gatherings before or after, discounted basketball and volleyball tickets with pregame pizza parties, a family holiday party, access to the Faculty Club cabin and more.
Friday, Nov. 6 | 7 p.m.
Eccles Auditorium at Huntsman Cancer Institute
UtahPresents, in partnership with the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, ‘Mercy Killers.’ A talkback will follow the performance.
$20 general public
U staff and faculty 10 percent off with your UCard
U students $5 with UCard
More info here.
Blue collar Joe grapples with his red state ideals when he realizes the measures he must take to care for his wife. A surprisingly tender love story about an everyday American guy caught in a life and death struggle with the health care system, Joe finds the bedrock of his life, marriage and self-identity shifting under him. If you like powerful drama that challenges us to ask the questions that make a difference, this is a play you won’t want to miss.
Prior to the public performance, “Mercy Killers” will be performed privately for medical students at the University of Utah. Michael Milligan, the playwright and performer, will also join second-year medical students in the “Layers of Medicine” course to discuss questions of health care access and end-of-life decisions raised by the play. In addition, he will meet with Dramatists Guild members at Salt Lake Acting Company and with College of Fine Arts students involved with the ArtsForce program to talk about the life of an “actor warrior,” using his craft and art in service to communities and to contribute to positive social transformation.
RED DRESS GALA
Friday, Nov. 6 | 7 p.m.
University Park Marriott Hotel
Alpha Phi’s 3rd Annual Red Dress Gala
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America. Join the ladies of Alpha Phi as they raise money to help combat this fatal disease with their third annual Red Dress Gala. Red Dress Gala is a night of fun, with a silent and live auction, formal dinner, opportunity drawing and much more! Purchase your tickets today and help as the women of Alpha Phi raise money for cardiac research and rehabilitation.
Purchase tickets here.
Saturday, Nov. 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4
Come help the Book Arts Program staff and volunteers celebrate letterpress printing. The Program designs the cards, does the make-ready and supplies the blank cards and envelopes.
The public is invited to drop in and print as many cards as time or wallet allow at $5 per card or three cards for $10.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-585-9191.
Oct. 30-Nov. 8 | Panel discussion on Friday, Nov. 6 | Cookies and consent on Saturday, Nov 7
Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. The problem is, she can’t remember anything. And everybody at high school is talking about what happened. Was she raped? How could those boys do that to her? Or did they? Set in a high school in American Midwest, in a world of Facebook, Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, “Good Kids” explores the very public aftermath of a sex crime and its cover-up. Who’s telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe and what does that say about you? “Good Kids” is provocative, haunting and stunningly current.
By Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Julie Rada
NATIVE VOICES: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness
Now-Nov. 8 | Lectures and events on Nov. 2, 3, 4 and 5
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Honoring the Native tradition of oral history, NLM gathered a multitude of healing voices from across the country so that you can hear people’s stories in their own words. Healers, elders and other key figures describe how epidemics, loss of land, loss of lives, and the inhibition of culture in the 19th and 20th centuries affect the health of Native individuals and communities today. “Native Voices” presents an inspiring story of endurance, resilience, and self-determination.
For more information on the exhibit and lecture series, click here.
Oct. 30-Nov. 14
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
Pioneer Theatre Company presents the contemporary Irish romantic comedy “Outside Mullingar,” Oct. 30 – Nov. 14, 2015.
“Outside Mullingar” was nominated for a Tony for Best Play during the 2014 season. Playwright John Patrick Shanley won both the Tony and the Pulitzer Prize for his play “Doubt” (produced at PTC in 2007) and won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the film “Moonstruck.”
For more information, visit pioneertheatre.org.
GOULD DISTINGUISHED LECTURE WELCOMES NSF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Tuesday, Nov. 10 | 12 p.m.
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, level one
The J. Willard Marriott Library welcomes Dr. Pramod Khargonekar, the assistant director for the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering for the William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and the Quality of Life.
The event will be held Nov. 10 at noon at the J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, level 1. It is free and open to the public.
Engineering research and resulting technologies have had enormous influence on society since the industrial revolution. The pace of discovery and invention continues to accelerate in many areas of engineering such as nanotechnology, engineering for biology and medicine, and engineering for energy, water, agriculture, infrastructure, and natural resources. In this talk, Khargonekar will discuss major trends and forces that are shaping the advances in engineering and technology. Success of technological advances is inextricably linked with its connection to people at various levels as individuals, groups, communities, organizations, nations, and the world. I will share my thoughts on the enormous opportunities ahead as we look to shaping the 21st century of human progress.
Khargonekar is formerly Dean of the University of Florida’s College of Engineering and Deputy Director for Technology at the U. S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project’s Agency-Energy
ASSOCIATE ZOO DIRECTOR BRAD PARKIN HONORED TO BE AT TOWN & GOWN FORUM
Tuesday, Nov. 10 | 7 p.m.
Little America Hotel
The University of Utah Department of Communication has chosen Brad C. Parkin, associate director of Utah’s Hogle Zoo, as this year’s Parry D. Sorensen Distinguished Lecturer. Parkin will be honored at our annual Town & Gown Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Little America Hotel, where he will also present a talk titled “The Art of Storytelling in Marketing, Media and Mass Communication.” This event celebrates the important role professional communicators play in the education of U students. Public relations professionals, students and those interested in this important field are welcomed to attend the event, which will also include a reception following the talk.
SOCIAL SOUP: ANIM STEEL ‘REAL FOOD, REAL CHANGE: DEVELOPING A VISION FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD JUSTICE’S
Wednesday, Nov. 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library
The Social Soup Lecture Series is an opportunity to converse on social, economic and environmental issues surrounding food over a shared meal. Join us on Nov. 11 for a free meal and lecture by Anim Steel. Anim Steel is passionate about building a better food system. He is the director and founder of the Real Food Generation, which was instrumental in creating the Real Food Challenge that will bring local, sustainable and fair food to universities nationwide by 2020.
RSVP for this free event at Events@CSBS.utah.edu with subject line: Social Soup.