Campus Events

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR 3 MILLION STORIES: ARTS GRADUATES IN A CHANGING ECONOMY
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 | Registration deadline


3 Million Stories will once again bring together arts school deans, artists, administrators, faculty, community leaders, and students (among others) to examine the world of work among artists and designers. The conference builds on the insights from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a survey of over 100,000 arts graduates from more than 300 institutions. The title comes from the roughly three million people with arts degrees from American educational institutions.

Building on the first 3 Million Stories conference, held in 2013, participants will gather at Arizona State University to examine the preparation and careers of North America’s arts graduates. Over three days, the conference will feature keynote speakers, panels, breakout sessions and guest artists.

Click here for more information and to register.


HIGH SCHOOL UTAH ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE: APPLICATION OPENS
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016


HS UEC
The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HS UEC) is designed to encourage high school students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship. It offers over $22,000 in cash and scholarship prizes.

The HS UEC is the high school version of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country. Utah is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and we believe some of the best ideas come from teens across the state. All high school students (or those ages 14-18 years old) throughout Utah are encouraged to compete.

2016 season timeline

  • Online project submission – Jan. 4-Mar. 31, 2016
  • Finalists announced – April 15, 2016
  • Final awards event – May 14, 2016

For more information, visit lassonde.utah.edu/hsuec.


WILD RUMPUS!  A FAMILY READING ROOM EVENT
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 | 10-10:30 a.m.

Marriott Library, Family Reading Room, Level three


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Bring your little ones to the Family Reading Room for some early literacy activities: story time and crafts.

Future events in 2016:
Feb.3, March 2 and April 6


OWLS OF UTAH – PORTRAITS IN COLORED PENCIL
Thursday, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 | 6-9 p.m.

Red Butte Garden


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This is a four-day workshop. Learn interesting facts and and create portraits of the 13 owl species that reside in Utah. http://www.redbuttegarden.org/owl-portraits

Owls have some of the most unforgettable faces in the avian kingdom with their huge eyes and abundant feathers. They demand our attention in so many ways. In this class, we will explore and create owl portraits of 13 species who reside in Utah as well as learn much about them that escape the grasp of common knowledge.

Provided: Portfolio with color copies, bios and information of 13 Utah owls; Blue Col-erase pencil, easel, template for owl portraits. Sally’s Artists’ transfer paper.

Materials list:

 

  1. Set of colored pencils. If you need to purchase, we suggest Prismacolors set of 24, or bring whatever brand you have.
  2. Scotch removable tape (can be purchased at most office supply stores).
  3. Graphite pencils: HB and 4H
  4. Pad of tracing paper. The 11×14 Canson (Foundation Series) is the most transparent
  5. Scissors
  6. White plastic eraser as a block or “Pentel Clic” eraser. Also available at most office supply stores.

 

 

Registration is required; Click here to register.


MIST OF THE EARTH: AN EXHIBITION
Friday, Jan. 8-March 17, 2016

Marriott Library


Mist of the Earth

Denise Milan’s Mist of the Earth presents an exhibition of photo-works that brings together memory and history and invites viewers on a journey of imagination and reflection about the environment challenges of development.


DAY CAMPS – NEW PROGRAM
Saturday, Jan. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Red Butte Garden


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Day Camps are half-day classes for girls and boys in first through fourth grade. Each camp focuses on a different topic and encourages kids to connect with nature through fun and unique science experiments, art projects and garden exploration.

Register at 801-581-8454 or redbuttegarden.org/day-camp.

Garden members: $28 / General public: $35

• SATURDAY, JAN. 9 – NATURE’S SONG
From birdsongs to babbling brooks, discover the sounds, rhythms and melodies of the natural world. Tanner Dance partners for this camp.

Go here for more information.


‘TWO DOLLAR BILL’
Jan. 15-30, 2016

Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre


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Pioneer Theatre Company presents “Two Dollar Bill,” Jan. 15-30, 2016.

“Two Dollar Bill” is a new a play written the writer who created the popular television series “Army Wives” and “Lie To Me.”

At an elite university, a distinguished professor of history has just been nominated for a prestigious award, but the attention over that nomination has cast a confusing light on his academic credentials. This has career-changing consequences for the professor, the dean of faculty, his graduate assistant and a student he teaches. A riveting examination of personal and professional ethics, as well as of the proper mission of higher education in America, “Two Dollar Bill” has the ripped-from-the-headlines timeliness that is sure to inspire water cooler conversations and dinner table debates among audiences who see it.


LONG LIVE ART!
Friday, Jan. 16-Saturday, Jan. 17
Utah Museum of Fine Arts


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Enjoy your favorite UMFA artworks and art experiences in one weekend—for FREE. Gallery and collections tours, films, art making, yoga, music, a dance party and more.

Visit the UMFA one last time before we pause our exhibition program and close temporarily for remodeling and reinstallation. The Marcia and John Price Museum Building will close Monday, January 18. Anticipated reopening is spring 2017. Third Saturday for Families and educational outreach programs will continue through the closure period.

For more information, visit umfa.utah.edu/longliveart.


TRANSPARENCY IS THE NEW OBJECTIVITY: TWO WAYS TO BE TRUSTED IN THE PRODUCTION OF NEWS
Thursday, Jan. 14 | 3:30-5 p.m.

LNCO, Room 1110

Jay Rosen

Jay Rosen, a prominent thought-leader in the world of journalism and media, will be speaking at the U on Thursday, Jan. 14. Rosen has been on the journalism faculty at New York University since 1986; from 1999 to 2005 he served as chair of the department. He lives in New York City and is the author of PressThink, a weblog about journalism and its ordeals, which he introduced in September 2003.

In order to make sure we have enough space, we are asking non-student attendees to RSVP here.


YEAR IN REVIEW

By Janelle Hanson, campus and community communications specialist, University Marketing and Communications

The end of December is a time to reflect on the past year’s events and accomplishments and look forward to the experiences that lie ahead.

The U community provided @theU with many great and inspiring stories and we look forward to what 2016 will bring.

Here are some of the top-read stories from 2015:

Announcements

LINDA K. AMOS AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

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The 2016 Women’s Week Committee, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and Office for Equity and Diversity request nominations for the 17th annual Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women. This award recognizes an individual staff or faculty member who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the university.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 15, 2015, at noon.

Please send nomination materials electronically to: amos-award@utah.edu and use the subject line “LK Amos Award Nomination.”

For more information, click here.


RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LANGUAGE STUDY

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions:

1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome).

2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome).

3. Native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking French (both men and women are welcome).

4. Non-native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in French (both men and women are welcome), and are native speakers of English.

If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at violamakarova@hotmail.com. If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.


LAW SCHOOL ‘ROCK STAR’ ERWIN CHEMERINSKY TO SPEAK AT THE U
Feb. 4, 2016 |5:30-7:30 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, 6th floor moot courtroom


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He’s the closest thing the law school circuit has to a rock star. And now Erwin Chemerinsky is headed to the University of Utah, scheduled to speak Feb.4 as part of the 50th Annual Leary Lecture at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Chemerinsky is a well-known professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Previously, he taught at Duke Law School for four years, during which he won the Duke University Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. He also taught for 21 years at the University of Southern California School of Law, UCLA School of Law and DePaul University College of Law. His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of eight books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court published in 2014, and more than 200 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and also serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media. He writes a weekly column for the Orange County Register, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. In January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.  His lecture is expected to be a huge draw at the U for the legal community, where he’ll reflect on the last half century of constitutional law.  He is available for media interviews prior to his visit.  Those interested in attending can RSVP here.


UTAH INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT REMINDER

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Reminder:  In accordance with the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, smoking is not allowed in any university facility or vehicle; owned, operated or leased. Smoking is not allowed within 25 feet of any building entrance, operable window or air intake.


JOHN R. PARK TEACHING FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2016


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Park Fellowships are awarded to faculty who will undertake one semester activity during the 2015-2016 academic year to study at a site outside the state of Utah with the purpose of enriching and enlarging the individual’s teaching role. Tenure-line and career-line faculty are eligible.

Preference will be given to applicants whose primary affiliation is as faculty at the University of Utah. Each award is for $5,000 with the possibility of an additional $5,000 to the faculty member’s department to help defray costs for released time. These awards will be announced in February 2016.


Highlighted Events

NOON YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Thursday, Dec.31, 2015 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Natural History Museum of Utah


Noon Year's Eve

Join us for an action-packed, fun-filled event for the whole family. Countdown to noon with the Natural History Museum of Utah and celebrate Noon Year’s Eve. It’s a fun celebration with hands-on-activities, prizes and a chance to ring in the New Year natural history style.

All activities are included with museum admission. Party packs ($3) will also be available for purchase.

Tickets information found here.


HIGH SCHOOL UTAH ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE: APPLICATION OPENS
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016


HS UEC
The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HS UEC) is designed to encourage high school students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship. It offers over $22,000 in cash and scholarship prizes.

The HS UEC is the high school version of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country. Utah is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and we believe some of the best ideas come from teens across the state. All high school students (or those ages 14-18 years old) throughout Utah are encouraged to compete.

2016 season timeline

  • Online project submission – Jan. 4–Mar. 31, 2016
  • Finalists announced – April 15, 2016
  • Final awards event – May 14, 2016

For more information, visit lassonde.utah.edu/hsuec.


WILD RUMPUS! – A FAMILY READING ROOM EVENT
Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 10-10:30 a.m.

Marriott Library, Family Reading Room, Level three


WildRumpus

Bring your little ones to the Family Reading Room for some early literacy activities: story time and crafts.

Future events in 2016:
Feb.3, March 2 and April 6


MIST OF THE EARTH: AN EXHIBITION
Friday, Jan. 8-March 17, 2016

Marriott Library


Mist of the Earth

Denise Milan’s Mist of the Earth presents an exhibition of photo-works that brings together memory and history and invites viewers on a journey of imagination and reflection about the environment challenges of development.


A Healthier U

MEAL FREQUENCY

You may have heard that some diets recommend eating several small meals throughout the day instead of three larger meals. Some diets boast significant health benefits with eating smaller meals throughout the day. The International Society of Sports Nutrition published their position stand on meal frequency in 2011. Here are the findings:
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  1. Body composition

Increased meal frequency does not play a significant role in decreasing body weight or improving body composition.  Studies of overweight and normal weight individuals found that calories consumed in one meal versus three or five meals did not make a difference in body composition.  At the end of the day, weight loss or weight gain depends entirely on caloric balance.

  1. Blood markers of health

Blood pressure, total and LDL cholesterol, and fasting glucose levels significantly decrease with increased meal consumption.  Additionally, serum insulin levels are decreased, which may decrease body fat deposition.

  1. Metabolism

Even though there is an increase in thermogenesis and fat utilization with the consumption of smaller, more frequent meals, increasing meal frequency does not statistically elevate resting metabolic rate.  However, additional calories are burned in the actual consumption and digestion of additional meals.

  1. Hunger or satiety

Increased meal frequency does decrease feelings of hunger and, consequently, may result in decreased calories consumed in subsequent meals.

  1. Protein metabolism

Protein content of meals is more important in preserving muscle mass than the number of meals consumed in a day.  Research suggests that skeletal muscle mass preservation is optimized at 20-30 grams of high quality protein or 10-15 grams of essential amino acids, per meal.  It is also important to spread protein consumption evenly throughout the day.

 

La Bounty, et al. (2011) International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: meal frequency. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 8:4.

HealthFeed

STAY SAFE ON AND OFF THE SLOPES
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Hitting the slopes over the holidays? Make sure you are taking steps to avoid injury while you ski — and once you get home for the day.

Learn more here.

CAN YOU GET LASIK SATISFACTION?
lasikLately, it seems like ads for LASIK are popping up everywhere — DJs are talking about it on the radio and newscasters sing its praises, especially if they didn’t like wearing glasses on camera.  And it’s no wonder. The technology is incredibly precise, the operation is quick, and people are happy with the results. But still, it’s not for everybody, and not every “deal” is really a good value — we are talking your precious, one-of-a-kind eyes, after all. So before you jump in, make sure you look for a board-certified ophthalmologist who explains every consideration.

Click here to read the story.

For more expert health news and information, visit healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed.


 

Construction & Commuter Updates

ONGOING:
–    As snow begins to fall on campus, our snow removal crews work very hard to clear pathways through campus. Click here to see our snow removal priority routes. If you see an area in need of attention, please call Facilities Dispatch at 801-581-7221.

–    Questar is drilling a well for testing in the substation near the JCC/Children’s Center. This will not affect JCC or university parking as the staging and contractor parking will take place within the substations boundaries.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations locations. Click to enlarge.

–    Three stairways in Lot 50 (hospital terrace) are scheduled for repair. The projects are currently out to bid and the work is expected to begin January 2016.

–    The U is a partner with LeadersforCleanAir.org. As such, new electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in the Northwest Garage and Central Garage and will be installed near Madsen Clinics and USTAR before the end of the month. For more information about electric charging permits, please call 801-581-6415.

–    Construction has begun on a new parking garage directly east of the medical towers. The garage is expected to be complete in winter of 2016. Click here for information regarding permit changes and replacement parking for “A” and “U” permit holders.

–    The HYPR Mall, running east/west, has been reopened. The sidewalk between MBH and Sorenson Arts & Ed will remain closed during construction of a road to allow for an electric shuttle to cross through the middle of campus. The sidewalk is expected to open by the beginning of spring semester. See map below for alternative route.

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Shuttle road map. Click to enlarge.

See the construction impact map below.

Safe & Sound

RESPONDING TO FIRE ALARMS


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When fire alarms sound in a university building all occupants must evacuate.  Become familiar with the sound of the fire alarm and the locations of pull stations in buildings you frequent and learn how to activate these pull stations in case of emergencies.

If the alarm is activated in your building:

  1. Exit immediately.
  2. Close the doors to your area as you leave.
  3. Ask visitors and guests to leave the building with you.
  4. Do not stay behind and argue with anyone who refuses to leave.
  5. Evacuate to your designated meeting location outside the building.
  6. Emergency responders will notify you when it is clear to re-enter.

Alarms can be used for many reasons to quickly alert occupants to a life safety threat. Just because you don’t see flames or smell smoke doesn’t mean there isn’t a need to evacuate.

Student Life

LINDA K. AMOS AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

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The 2016 Women’s Week Committee, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and Office for Equity and Diversity request nominations for the 17th annual Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women. This award recognizes an individual staff or faculty member who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the university.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 15, 2015, at noon.

Please send nomination materials electronically to: amos-award@utah.edu and use the subject line “LK Amos Award Nomination.”

For more information, click here.


RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LANGUAGE STUDY

Research participants are needed for a fun and engaging study about language. The study lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and involves listening to audio recordings and making intuitive ratings of the expressions heard. Participants will be paid $15 for their time. We are looking for interested individuals who fit one of the following four descriptions:

1. Native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking English (both men and women are welcome).

2. Non-native English speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in English (both men and women are welcome; people of various backgrounds are welcome).

3. Native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who grew up speaking French (both men and women are welcome).

4. Non-native French speakers, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have an advanced level of proficiency in French (both men and women are welcome), and are native speakers of English.

If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact us at violamakarova@hotmail.com. If you have previously taken part in this study, you may not be eligible for this new version of it.


LAW SCHOOL ‘ROCK STAR’ ERWIN CHEMERINSKY TO SPEAK AT THE U
Feb. 4, 2016 |5:30-7:30 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, 6th floor moot courtroom


chemerinsky

He’s the closest thing the law school circuit has to a rock star. And now Erwin Chemerinsky is headed to the University of Utah, scheduled to speak Feb.4 as part of the 50th Annual Leary Lecture at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Chemerinsky is a well-known professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Previously, he taught at Duke Law School for four years, during which he won the Duke University Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. He also taught for 21 years at the University of Southern California School of Law, UCLA School of Law and DePaul University College of Law. His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of eight books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court published in 2014, and more than 200 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and also serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media. He writes a weekly column for the Orange County Register, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. In January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States. His lecture is expected to be a huge draw at the U for the legal community, where he’ll reflect on the last half century of constitutional law. He is available for media interviews prior to his visit. Those interested in attending can RSVP here.


UTAH INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT REMINDER

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Reminder: In accordance with the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, smoking is not allowed in any university facility or vehicle; owned, operated or leased. Smoking is not allowed within 25 feet of any building entrance, operable window or air intake.


FEED YOUR CREATIVITY: SPRING 2016 NON-MAJOR ART COURSES


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You don’t have to be an art major to want to add a little creative flavor into your class schedule and we’re making it easy for you. Click here for the list of all the non-majors courses offered in the College of Fine Arts for Spring 2016 to ALL University of Utah students.

All skill levels from all backgrounds welcome. Join in and keep that right brain just as sharp as the left.

Campus Events

HOLIDAY RECESS – NO SCHOOL
Monday, Dec. 21, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016

Enjoy your holiday recess and we’ll see you back on campus Jan. 11, 2016.


NOON YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Thursday, Dec.31, 2015 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Natural History Museum of Utah


Noon Year's Eve

Join us for an action-packed, fun-filled event for the whole family. Countdown to noon with the Natural History Museum of Utah and celebrate Noon Year’s Eve. It’s a fun celebration with hands-on-activities, prizes and a chance to ring in the New Year natural history style.

All activities are included with museum admission. Party packs ($3) will also be available for purchase.

Tickets information found here.


LASSONDE STUDIOS PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015


Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

Today is the priority application deadline to live at the Lassonde Studios starting fall 2016. The $45 million facility will be the new home for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Utah.

Click here to apply and learn more at lassonde.utah.edu/studios.


HIGH SCHOOL UTAH ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE: APPLICATION OPENS
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016


HS UEC
The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HS UEC) is designed to encourage high school students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship. It offers over $22,000 in cash and scholarship prizes.

The HS UEC is the high school version of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country. Utah is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and we believe some of the best ideas come from teens across the state. All high school students (or those ages 14-18 years old) throughout Utah are encouraged to compete.

2016 season timeline

  • Online project submission – Jan. 4–Mar. 31, 2016
  • Finalists announced – April 15, 2016
  • Final awards event – May 14, 2016

For more information, visit lassonde.utah.edu/hsuec.


WILD RUMPUS! – A FAMILY READING ROOM EVENT
Wednesday, Jan. 6 | 10-10:30 a.m.

Marriott Library, Family Reading Room, Level three


WildRumpus

Bring your little ones to the Family Reading Room for some early literacy activities: story time and crafts.

Future events in 2016:
Feb.3, March 2 and April 6


MIST OF THE EARTH: AN EXHIBITION
Friday, Jan. 8-March 17, 2016

Marriott Library


Mist of the Earth

Denise Milan’s Mist of the Earth presents an exhibition of photo-works that brings together memory and history and invites viewers on a journey of imagination and reflection about the environment challenges of development.