CUBA: COMMUNITY, COMPLEXITY AND CHANGE
Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 | 12-1 p.m.
Building 73, Hinckley Caucus Room
Reflections from Fall Break 2016 Cuba Learning Abroad Program. Join us for pizza and politics with a panel of student participants.
Cosponsored by the Bennion Center.
Presented by Sam Rich International Politics Fund.
UTAH ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE: SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Monday, Nov. 28, 2016
All university students in the state are welcome to submit their business models online to compete for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.
For more information, click here.
BACKCOUNTRY MEET AND EAT AT CENTRAL CAREER SERVICES
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Student Services Building, Room 380
Meet & Eat with Backcountry.com on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.
Free lunch will be provided and an informal lunch setting. Meet & Eat events provide an opportunity for students to connect with employers and gain valuable information about industries, internships, careers, interviews and more.
Come and enjoy a free lunch and learn about the great opportunities Backcountry.com has to offer.
DAUGHTER OF KALASH: A FREE FILM FROM THE ASIA CENTER AND MARRIOTT LIBRARY
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 | 2 p.m.
Marriott Library, Gould Auditroium
Pakistani film maker, Ms. Mehak Asad, will be here to present her film, Daughter of Kalash
. She will give an introduction to the film and take questions. A reception will follow the film presentation and remarks.
Daughter of Kalash: A short documentary about the Kalash valley and the people that believe in Gods. Kalash religion is in danger because they are left with 3000 followers. This is a story about struggle and achievements of a girl who belongs to this beautiful place and now is trying to protect her culture and religion. They call her “Daughter of Kalash.”
‘CLASS, POVERTY AND URBAN SUSTAINABILITY IN BANGALORE, INDIA’
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 | 4-5 p.m.
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building, Room 210
Dr. Manisha Anantharaman
studies the links between class identity, poverty and sustainability in “green” lifestyle practices such as biking and recycling. Through an ethnographic study of elite, middle class and poor environmental activists in Bangalore, India, Anantharaman explores how alliances between these different social groups advance a more just society for all.
On Nov. 29, 4 p.m., ASB 210, Anantharaman will present this research at the Global Change and Sustainability Center’s Seminar Series.
The event is free and open to all. Refreshments and meet-the-speaker at 3:45 pm.
Click here to learn more about the seminar.
WORKSHOP: VIDEO STORYTELLING
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 | 2-3 p.m.
In this workshop, we will learn how to create a video pitch that will help sell your idea. A very valuable skill in our “Shark Tank”-fueled economy.
FREE FILM SCREENING: BEFORE THE FLOOD
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 | 6 p.m.
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood
presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN DAY
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Union – Ballroosm, Saltair Room and Corridor
Senior Design Showcase
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cutting-edge projects developed by students
Junior Mechatronics Competition: Shuttle Run
Second Semester Freshman Competition PoKéPoNg: Gotta Catch ‘Em All!
First Semester Freshman Design Competition Global Solutions
Free and open to the public.
For more information, click here.
MUSE LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Sill Center, Large Conference Room
On the first Thursday of each month during the academic year, MUSE invites an inspiring University of Utah faculty member to present a Lunchtime Lecture in relation to our 2016-17 theme of Optimism. Join us in the Sill Center at noon for FREE LUNCH and an hour of unique perspectives on the theme.
Our Lunchtime Lectures provide great opportunities for you to meet students with similar interests and to connect with some of the most prominent professors from all different colleges and departments across campus.
CANCER, BIG DATA AND THE PUBLIC
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 | 9 a.m. | Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 | 1 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom, Level 6
Leading experts in medicine, bioinformatics, law, policy and ethics will discuss major questions raised by precision medicine, the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot. The initiative, announced in 2015, will be the largest study of human genetics and health in history, aimed at increasing understanding of the genetic basis of disease and forging the way for new diagnostic and therapeutic innovations.
The initiative is linked to the Cancer Moonshot, another national effort aimed at curing cancer using big data and precision oncology techniques.
ASUU OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
ASUU Office, Union 234
Join ASUU for an open house and enjoy desserts in its newly renovated office space. Learn more about what resources ASUU can offer to student groups, how to get involved with ASUU and how to use the ASUU office space for meetings or events. The event showcases ASUU’s new space and provides an opportunity for students to give feedback to ASUU leaders.
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2-Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance
The University of Utah’s School of Dance is pleased to announce the Modern Dance Graduate Thesis Concert “The Long and Short of It.” The concert premieres original dance works by MFA candidates Rebecca Aneloski, Ching-I Bigelow, Natalie Gotter and Huiwang Zhang.This evening of dance combines storytelling and theory through choreographic, creative and theoretical research. Themes of the female body in relation to agency and worth, foreignness and relationships found between the colonizer and the colonized, the bodies recollection of memory and humanities attempt at reconciliation in relationship to the self and others.
Don’t miss “The Long and Short of It” this Dec. 1-3 at the Hayes Christensen Theater. Thursday’s performance takes place at 5:30 p.m. and the Friday and Saturday performance will be at 7:30 p.m.
Free admission with U Arts Pass for U students. $12 for adults, $8 students, faculty and seniors. Go here to purchase tickets.
UTAH HOCKEY HOLIDAY SKATE WITH THE TEAM
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 | 7-9 p.m.
The Gallivan Center
Join the University of Utah Hockey for their 2nd Annual Holiday Skate with the Team on this beautiful outdoor rink in downtown Salt Lake City.
Student tickets: $4
Adult tickets: $8
Click here to purchase tickets.
AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS AND A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Thursday, Dec. 1-Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 | 2 p.m.
Grand Theatre, Salt Lake Community College
The Lyric Opera Ensemble and Sinfonia Salt Lake present the classic Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti. Also on the program is a brand-new operatic setting of A Christmas Carol with libretto and score by University of Utah music students Anthony Buck and Michael Leavitt.
Amahl and the Night Visitors is one of the most beloved and enchanting operas ever written. The story follows a shepherd boy who discovers a new star, hosts three Kings in his mother’s shabby home, and ultimately experiences a much-needed miracle. The production is directed by doctoral student David Sauer and will feature a cast of U of U School of Music students. Dr. Robert Baldwin will conduct the singers and the newly formed professional chamber orchestra, Sinfonia of Salt Lake. Amahl premiered on television (the first opera to do so) in 1951 and ran every year on NBC until 1966. The Lyric Opera Ensemble has produced this one-act classic several times.
U of U graduate students Michael Leavitt and Anthony Buck wrote the score and libretto for the new operatic setting of A Christmas Carol specifically for this event, tailoring the music to Lyric Opera Ensemble members and even some School of Music faculty who will sing key roles. Librettist Anthony Buck (who will also direct the production) has long loved the story.
2ND ANNUAL SENDSATIONS BOULDERING COMPETITION
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 | 4-9 p.m.
The Summit, Eccles Student Life Center
The 2nd Annual Sendsations Bouldering Competition is just around the corner. Registration is $5 and we have a ton of prizes from Black Diamond, Pieps, Petz, Deuter and more.
Look for the online registration link at campusrec.utah.edu or call 801.581.8516 for more information.
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 | 8-10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 | 7:30-10 p.m.
Salt Lake City Sports Complex
On Friday Utah takes on BYU at home for their first meeting of the season.
On Saturday, The Utes and Aggies clash for the second time at the Utah Ice Sheet this season. The Utes are 6-1-1 over the last two seasons against Utah State.
Student tickets: $4
Adult tickets: $8
Parking is free and rink location can be found here.
Go here to purchase tickets.
Friday, Dec. 2-Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan’s tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs Dec. 2 to Dec. 17, 2016.
Charles Dickens’ tale of the plucky orphan has been turned into a rousing musical featuring one of the most memorable Broadway scores ever written, including “Food, Glorious Food,” “Where Is Love?,” “Consider Yourself,” “You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket or Two,” “Who Will Buy,” and more. Oliver! was the first musical adaptation of Dickens’ to become a stage hit. It debuted on Broadway in 1963, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical Score and has enjoyed several revivals over the years. It was turned into a movie in 1968, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The professional Equity cast of 14 is joined by local cast members, including 13 child actors.
$40 – $62 in advance and $5 more when purchased on the day of the show.
Kids in grades K-12 are half-price on Mondays and Tuesdays.
For more information, go here or call the box office at 801-581-696.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Find classic and contemporary hand-crafted items by local artisans for your holiday shopping list.
Free admission and parking, along with complimentary gift wrapping.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND ART FAIR
Saturday, Dec. 3-Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016
Red Butte Garden
Find unique handmade gifts for the holidays.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the holiday open house at Red Butte Garden. The orangerie will be filled with about 19 local artists who have created an array of handmade gifts for sale including jewelry, glass art, pottery, fiber art and more.
There will also be complimentary cider, hot chocolate and a winter wonderland of a garden to explore. So bring your shopping list, your winter boots and enjoy the season with us at the garden.
Check out the holiday open house Facebook event page for updates about the featured artists.
Save 10 percent on all purchases in the garden gift shop. Garden members receive an additional 10 percent off on Dec. 3-4 only.
THE 7TH ANNUAL LOWER LIGHTS CHRISTMAS
Monday, Dec. 5-Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 | 7-9 p.m.
The Lower Lights, photographed by Justin Hackworth
The Lower Lights Christmas concerts have gained popularity as an alternately reverent and rollicking night of Christmas songs, as sung, strummed, plucked, thumped, belted, and otherwise interpreted by the gospel/folk/bluegrass collective.
U students $5 with UCard.
Tickets: $15, $22 and $27. Purchase tickets here.
All ages show. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. Children under two are free but must have a ticket (select child ticket at checkout). No lap sitting allowed.
RIO GRANDE: CHALLENGING HOMELESSNESS DOWNTOWN
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Bennion Center, Union, Room 101
What is really going on in Salt Lake’s Rio Grande district and how can community members help people who are homeless? University of Utah students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to explore that topic on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at a panel discussion titled, “Rio Grande: Challenging Homelessness Downtown.” The event is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bennion Center, Union room 101. Limited free lunch will be offered.
The panel will include representatives from The Road Home, private businesses, law enforcement and mental health professionals. Coming on the heels of “Operation Diversion,” a multi-pronged approach to ridding the area of crime while helping people who are homeless, the lunch time forum will give participants an opportunity to better understand Rio Grande’s complexities. Panelists will also share resources and strategies for those who may want to help.
FACULTY CLUB ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 | Social at 6 p.m. | Dinner at 6:45 p.m.
Thomas S. Monson Center, 411 E. South Temple
Join the Faculty Club for their annual holiday dinner party at the Thomas S. Monson Center on Thursday, Dec. 15. The social will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:45 p.m. There will be a D.J., dancing and a white elephant gift exchange after. Please bring a wrapped item (of limited value, silly or outrageous) for the exchange.
Reservations are required by Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Please contact Maddy Oritt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-581-5203.
For more information, visit facultyclub.utah.edu.
GLASS ART SHOW
Now through Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016
Red Butte Garden
The Glass Art Guild of Utah returns to Red Butte Garden for another stunning show of kiln work and blown glass. Large and small pieces including garden art, decorative boxes, sculptural works and jewelry pieces will display the brilliant colors of this delightful medium.
Items displayed will be available for sale.
Meet the Artists Reception on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 2-6 p.m.
Visit redbuttegarden.org/glass-art-show for more information.
IDA MATCHED SAVINGS PROGRAM
Monday, Dec. 19-Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
University Student Apartments, Building 722
Could you use a $4,500 Grant?
Do you need help paying for college, buying your first home or starting your own business? The Utah Individual Development Account Network provides matched savings accounts to qualified participants who receive a $3 match toward every $1 they save (up to $1,500).
For more information about this program and to see if you qualify, visit uidan.org.
Required personal money management classes:
This single even lasts for a total of two meetings
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
This workshop is open to the public and breakfast will be served.
Public transportation is recommended as no free parking will be available.
RSVP required. To RSVP, click here. Class registration will be available in soon.
YELLOW LEAVES, SHAKESPEARE AND HIS TIMES: AN EXHIBITION
Now through Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
Marriott Library, Level 4
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the J. Willard Marriott Library presents an exhibition exploring his life and work. Centered upon selections from the First Folio (1623) and other historical editions of his poetry and plays, the exhibit examines the historical context of Shakespeare’s writing, posthumous attempts at uncovering his biography, the influences upon his plays, and portrayals of renowned performances.
THE POWER OF POISON
Through April 16, 2017
Natural History Museum of Utah
Mystery and intrigue are afoot at NHMU’s new Power of Poison exhibit. Learn more about the role of poison for good and ill in nature, history, myths and legends and real life. Complete with live animals, technical wonders and a touch of live theater, there is something to fascinate the explorer in everyone.
NHMU is the only stop on “The Power of Poison” tour that displays live animals. When visitors step into “Poison in Nature,” they enter the Chocó forest of Columbia where live golden poison arrow frogs peer up from their tanks. These brightly-colored amphibians can fit into your shirt pocket, but they would be a deadly accessory; their skin secretes a substance so toxic that the poison from one frog can kill 10 grown humans.
Purchase tickets here.