HUMANS OF THE U: CELINE CAVANAUGH

“Ever since I heard about Disney Imagineering, I made it a goal of mine to become an Imagineer. It combined everything that I was and who I wanted to be. Since the moment Lassonde Studios was an idea in blueprint form, I made it my goal to live there — the first time I set foot in Lassonde, I sat in the hangar like a kid in a candy store, with the biggest smile on my face and my parents couldn’t drag me out.

Lassonde is such a collaborative and eclectic environment of diverse backgrounds, but also a mini-imagineering place with amazing opportunities. My passion for its platform lead to the creation of my social media account about Lassonde, and I want to document what I’m doing so that down the road, I can go back and see all the incredible things I did at this amazing institution.

Lassonde is the place where I can make my dreams a reality. Seeing my grandfather suffer a stroke and lose his motor skills and independence, and being wheelchair bound was heartbreaking. This is why I want to utilize Lassonde’s resources to create a wheelchair pulley system. I want to prevent my grandfather from feeling dejected that he can’t do things by himself and restore his independence.

All of these experiences have inspired a love for learning, and I’ve come to live by ‘LOL,’ as a text and motivational lingo, meaning ‘Love of Learning.’ As long as you have a love of learning, you’re never going to feel like it’s work and you’ll gain new passions through learning.

Imagineering is bringing engineering, technology, art, science and my passions into one conglomerate idea and making something out of it. So be a go-getter. Be an imagineer. Just imagine.”

— Celine Cavanaugh, Entertainment Arts & Engineering student

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Construction & Commuter Updates

NEW:

  • GARDNER BUILDING GEOTHERMAL FIELD:  Drilling is occurring across the entire field surrounding the Alumni House to create a geothermal field for the new Gardner Commons. Sidewalks and roads should not be impacted, but pedestrian traffic should use caution around the field.
  • FIELD HOUSE CHILLER PLANT: Construction and closures occurring in and around the field house for capital improvements will be completed by mid-August 2018.
  • BURBIDGE CENTER: The storm water drainage project has recommenced. The area between HPER West and the Burbidge Center will be fenced off for construction on the addition to Burbidge Center. It will last through May 2018.

ONGOING:

  • STUDENT LIFE WAY CONSTRUCTION: The storm water drainage project has recommenced along Student Life Way. Work will continue for several weeks with intermittent sidewalk and street closures as needed. Traffic speeds should not exceed 15 mph in the construction zone. Project is expected to be complete towards the beginning of April.
  • STUDENT SERVICES / UNION WELD REPAIRS: Welding repairs are being done in the area between the Union Building and the Student Services Building and is expected to be complete by mid March.
  • TRAX-Union Shuttle route up and running: A new shuttle route running through the center of campus is now operational. The TRAX-Union route, which connects the South Campus Drive TRAX station with the Union area of campus, will be utilized by an electric shuttle, reducing auto emissions throughout campus while making the train-bus-class or work path much quicker and easier. (See image to the right).Commuters can follow the electric shuttle route on Commuter Services’ live shuttle tracker, noting its mauve-colored path.For additional information, please visit the Commuter Services website or call 801-581-6415.
  • CRCC, ART, & ARCH. HIGH TEMP: High temperature water line replacement is being done on the sidewalk between CRCC, and the Art/Architecture building. Work is expected to continue through June of 2018. 
  • BEH S HIGH-TEMPERATURE TRENCHING: Trench work has begun on the sidewalk between the Marriott Library and the BEH S building. The project is expected to be complete at the end of Spring semester.
  • VISITOR PARKING IMPACT: The kiosk lot between Student Services and Browning will be closed until the end of January due to a high temperature water project. The sidewalk north of the Tanner Plaza is closed.
  • VISITOR PARKING CHANGES IN SOUTH MEDICAL GARAGE: Commuter Services installed kiosks in the South Medical Garage pay lot that replaced the gated parking booths and attendants.If you would like more information on the kiosk system or want specific training, contact Commuter Services, Visitor Parking at parkingcoupon@utah.edu.
  • Minor disruptions continue to occur between Central Parking Garage and the Sorenson Arts and Science complex for a road grade issue. Work will be completed by the start of Spring Semester 2018.
  • The Alumni House is still under renovation. Expect noise and dust disturbance impacting some pedestrian paths. The completion date has been changed to spring 2018.
  • Through February 2018, the stairway on the south side of the Marriott Library will be closed as work to connect the high temperature water infrastructure line continues to move through campus. The drop-off circle on the south west corner of the library will also be closed to through traffic. Drop-offs and pick-ups from this area should use the pay lot to the west of the library. An accessible pathway will remain open as noted by the blue arrows on the image below.
  • The West Medical Garage (between the Moran Eye Center and the Ambulatory Care Complex construction) will only have access via the two widened ramps on the south side of the garage.  The east side ramp will remain closed until ACC construction is completed in 2019.
  • Installation of IT lines are underway around the Health Sciences Campus and will be blocking off certain parking areas throughout the next few months. No more than 25 parking stalls will be closed at a time.
  • Surrounding areas of the Social & Behavioral Science building will be fenced off for a seismic upgrade periodically throughout the duration of the project. This area will reopen June 2018.
  • The construction of the Executive Education Building between Sorenson Arts & Education and the Business Building (SFEBB) is underway. Construction to complete in the summer of 2018 and will be ready for fall semester.
  • Construction of the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building is underway at the former site of OSH. This project will continue through the summer of 2018.

See the construction impact map below.

 

The Arts and U

By Josiane Dubois, Department of Theatre

The U Department of Theatre presents the dramatic comedy “Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)”
Follow your dreams as high as they go

The Department of Theatre is thrilled to present the dramatic comedy written by Bridget Carpenter “Up (The Man in the Flying Chair),” a story that captures the essential truth about the lure of the impossible dream, its freedom and its danger. Directed by head of the actor training program Chris DuVal, the production runs March 9-17 in Studio 115 in the Performing Arts Building, 240 S. 1500 East.

“Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)” is based on the real-life escapade of truck driver Larry Walters who attached 45 helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair and found himself 16,000 feet above the world. He rose up from his backyard in San Pedro, CA, was seen by commercial airliners and drifted into controlled air space near Long Beach airport.

“This is a story about breathtaking tension between hope and despair,” said DuVal. “We get to see inside Walter’s mind as he’s chasing a dream of who he is.”

This production shows what it is to pursue one’s dream. To go on a hero’s journey where the destination is unknown, and the path uncertain, but that it is a calling of something that must be undertaken.

“Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)” at a glance:

Dates and Times: March 9-11 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on March 17 at 2 p.m.
Post-Performance Discussions: March 16
Location: Studio 115 in the Performing Arts Building, 240 S. 1500 East. Parking is available in the visitor’s lot to the south of the theatre, at Rice-Eccles Stadium or on Presidents Circle.
Tickets: General admission tickets are $18, U faculty and staff are $15, U students are free with UCard and all other students with valid student ID are $8.50. Tickets can be obtained by calling 801-581-7100, online at tickets.utah.edu or at the Performing Arts Box Office, located at Kingsbury Hall.
Age Recommendations: Ages 14+

Safe & Sound

Preventing Falls in Winter Conditions 

Even with a mild winter this season, there is always a potential for serious injury when storms do bring snow, ice and slippery conditions. For best practices, when walking in winter conditions use these walking tips.

  • Walk at a slower pace
  • Keep an eye on where you are going
  • Look for and avoid slippery surfaces
  • Stay on designated walkways
  • Schedule extra time to get where you are going
  • Use handrails
  • Remove snow and mud from your shoes before entering a building
  • Wear the appropriate footwear for the conditions

To report unsafe conditions, contact snow removal at 801-581-7221

 

Highlighted Events

FREE TAX SERVICES
Now through Saturday, April 7, 2018
Union basement computer lab

Have you filed your taxes? We can help.

Our free tax clinic runs until April 7. So get them done early.

Clinic will be held in the Union basement computer lab. Look for our table by the computers.

We will be open for walk in appointments:

  • Monday 12:15-2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday 4-6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site is run by volunteers by the University of Utah accounting students and Beta Alpha Psi.

Click here to learn what you need to bring with you.


Translational Medicine Symposium
Monday, Feb. 26 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
University of Utah Guesthouse

Learn from innovative case studies and engage in expert panel discussions about translating clinical innovations to impact patient care. The free symposium will address how clinicians’ ideas and research results can have an impact on patient care — if they are translated into clinical practice.

Clinician innovators and entrepreneurs will share their experiences and a panel of experts will discuss opportunities, barriers and steps in creating impactful health care innovations. This is a great opportunity for faculty, student and postgraduate entrepreneurs to get acquainted with the complex and non-linear process of translating medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and digital health innovations.

Click here to RSVP (required).

Continuing medical education (CME) credit is available.


PIZZA & POLITICS: A NEW RESOURCE CENTER MODEL FOR HOMELESSNESS
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 |12 p.m.

The Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73, Room 110

Come learn what advocates envision as the best way to support Utah’s homeless residents at a forum hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics. This panel discussion will feature Pamela Atkinson, community advocate; Matt Melville, homeless services director, Catholic Community Services; and Kathy Bray, president and CEO, Volunteers of America, Utah.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox will moderate the panel discussion.

Free pizza available.

Presented by the Pamela Atkinson Homelessness Trust Fund.


CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF SALT LAKE CITY APOLLON MUSAGETE QUARTET
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

The Apollon Musagète Quartet is one of the most dynamic, charismatic, and creative ensembles on the international music scene. Highlights for this season include an extensive USA-debut tour where they will perform in locations such as Boston, Carnegie Hall New York, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Do not miss their exciting program of Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, “Lark” by Franz Josepf Haydn, Quartet in A Minor, Op. 35 by Anton Arensky, and Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 by  Edvard Grieg.

General admission: $33.50 | Arts Pass event: Free to U students with UCard | Other students: $13.50 | Faculty/staff/seniors: $18.50

Click here to purchase tickets.


U SAVES WEEK: ANTHONY ONEAL
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Ballroom

Anthony ONeal of the Dave Ramsey team and author of “The Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College” is coming to the University of Utah.

You won’t want to miss this event filled with information on how to better your finances in college. With ONeal’s knowledge and personality, you’re going to enjoy this event. Free lunch will be provided.


BAGELS WITH BERG
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 | 12:30 p.m.
Building 73, Foyer

A special invite from CSBS Dean Cindy Berg. Join us for an afternoon break complete with bagels.

Share your experiences of what it is like to be a student in the college and how we can make that experience the best for all of you.


GO ON SOME AMAZING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TRIPS
Check times and dates here
With the semester at about the halfway mark, if you haven’t made time to go on some amazing trips with Campus Recreation Services, now is the time.
Our Outdoor Adventures program has a trip for just about anybody to a variety of awesome locations.  Did we mention now inexpensive the trips are?
Check out these trips coming up this weekend and the full list at campusrec.utah.edu. Stop by Outdoor Adventures at the Student Life Center or call 801-581-8516 to register today.

U SAVES WEEK: MARK J. KOHLER
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.

SFEBB Child’s Hall

Mark J. Kohler, M.Pr.A., C.P.A., J.D., is a best-selling author; national speaker; radio show host; writer and video personality for Entrepreneur.com and real estate investor.


Free speech on campus
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73

The Second Annual Campus-Community Dialogue Series kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with a panel discussion on free speech on campus. Panelists are: Paul Cassell, law professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law; Sherrie Hayashi, director of the U’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Title IX coordinator; John Mejía, legal director, ACLU of Utah; and William Smith, associate professor and chair, U’s Department of Education, Culture and Society.

The moderator for the panel is Jason Perry, director of the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and vice president of government relations.


U SAVES WEEK: PHIL TOWN
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.

SFEBB Child’s Hall

Achieve financial freedom by investing like the best investors in the world. Phil Town, an American investor, hedge-fund manager, motivational speaker and author of two books on financial investment that were New York Times best-sellers is coming to the University of Utah.

Be sure to RSVP for this event because space is limited. Free lunch will be served.


Boomers & Millennials: Redefining adulthood
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 12:30-2 p.m. 

Building 73, Room 110

Baby Boomers were at the forefront of many changes in young adult relationship and family experiences. Today, the Millennials — who outnumber Boomers — have redefined young adulthood. Come listen as Wendy D. Manning contrasts the relationship experiences of young adult Boomers and Millennials and shares new findings about recent patterns and trends in formation and stability of young adult relationships. Manning is a distinguish research professor of sociology and director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research and National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University.


BioUtah and TVC co-host the THIrd annual Entrepreneur & Investor Life Sciences Summit 2018
Thursday, March 1-3, 2018

Co-hosts, BioUtah and the office of Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) at the University of Utah, today announced that registration is open for the Entrepreneur & Investors Life Sciences Summit 2018, to be held March 1-3.

The Entrepreneur and Investor (E&I) Summit is a not-to-be-missed signature conference that connects Utah’s entrepreneurs with leading local and national investors in the life sciences. There is no better way for startups and emerging growth companies to gain insights from and broad exposure to some of the best life science corporations, venture capital firms, and angel investors in the business. This exceptional three-day event includes an investor dinner on Thursday, March 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the Natural History Museum of Utah; the summit meeting on Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium; and a life science ski day at the Park City Mountain Resort on March 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The E&I Summit will host a distinguished group of speakers and panelists, including industry leaders, national and local investors. The dinner will include high-level networking opportunities with key national and local investors and entrepreneurs. The summit will facilitate relationships between the investment community and life science entrepreneurs. Highlights include morning keynote speaker Jonathan Norris, Silicon Valley Bank, San Francisco,  speaking on the state of life sciences investing, company pitches and reverse pitches.

Register now for each day separately here.


Celebrating 50 Years
Friday, March 2, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 3 Atrium

Please join us for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the J. Willard Marriott Library

Refreshments will be served.

Featuring special guest speaker: Richard E. Marriott.


LIGHTSPARK MEDIA SUMMIT
Friday, March 2, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 
S.J. Quinney College of Law

Alumni and students of the University of Utah are invited to attend the Lightspark Media Summit, the premier cross-industry event in media and entertainment in the Intermountain West, on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and Saturday, March 3, 2018 the David Eccles School of Business.

Lightspark 2018 will explore a future where Silicon Slopes and Sundance collide. The Summit will feature a day full of panels, presentations, professional networking, and a prominent, trailblazing keynote speaker on Friday, March 2. The Saturday Workshops on March 3 are hands-on, curated experiences for those seeking an interactive deep dive into a particular topic or skill (including an entertainment law track in film/TV and music).

Explore the future of business, law, film/TV, music, social media, AR/VR and gaming with industry experts at the 2018 Lightspark Media Summit.

For the agenda and speaker lineup, please visit lightspark.media.


LIVE MUSIC YOGA
Sunday, March 4, 2018 | 6:45 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
You haven’t tried Flow Yoga until you’ve tried it with the soothing sounds of some LIVE MUSIC.
Come check out our new series for a relaxing Sunday evening with some fellow yogis.
Register today at campusrec.utah.edu. Cost is $5.

MARCH ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING
Monday, March 5, 2018 | 3 p.m.
College of Law Moot Courtroom

The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted here approximately one week before.


WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
March 7, 2018 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Level 2, Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Sign up to edit here.


“Beyond Tokenism: Centering Women in Our Histories of the Nation”
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, Level 1

5th Annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Lecture.

Marie Griffith, Ph.D., is the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, and currently the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

Refreshments and book signing.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.


STAND UP PADDLEBOARD YOGA CLASS
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 8:45-10 a.m.
Eccles Student Life Center, Crimson Lagoon
If you’ve missed out on this fun event, join us for the next one in the series.
It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning and try something new.
Register today at campusrec.utah.edu. Cost of the class is $10.

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Through–Sunday, March 11, 2018

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

A new exhibition opening at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts explores one of the most important chapters of American history through celebrated artworks from one of the nation’s finest collections of Western art.

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West” opened to the public Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, the first major traveling exhibition on view at the UMFA since the museum’s newly remodeled galleries reopened in late August. The exhibition considers evolving notions of the American West through more than eighty works of art by both Euro-Americans and Plains Indian artists.

“Go West!” is a special ticketed exhibition, but admission is free for U students, staff and faculty.


FORMER CIA DIRECTOR DELIVERS WORLD LEADERS LECTURE
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 11 a.m.
UMFA Dumke Auditorium

Brennan’s “no-holds-barred” discussion addresses cybersecurity, terrorism, biotechnology threats and the importance of shared intelligence between allies.

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, in partnership with World Trade Center Utah, presents the 2018 World Leaders Lecture Forum by former CIA Director John Brennan. Brennan’s discussion, The Gritty Truth: Counterterrorism in an Era of Instability, will be held Wednesday, March 14, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts-Dumke Auditorium beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are not required but seating is limited.

“John Brennan, former Director of the CIA during the Obama Administration,” said U professor Bob Goldberg, “has long been at the center of America’s security response to international threats.  He comes to us at a time when such dangers not only menace our physical safety, but strike at the very heart of our democracy.”

For more information, call 801-581-7989 or click here.


Bystander Training
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, Willard Marriott Library

Bystander intervention training empowers students to intervene in (and prevent) potentially harmful situations. Stepping in to assist another person that is experiencing harm or abuse is an important part of helping and supporting people in our community. Standing up to de-escalate violence can be difficult but each student at the U plays a valuable role in making our campus a safer place.

Click here for more information.


SEMESTER WORKSHOPS: SURVIVING FINANCIALLY AFTER COLLEGE
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Pano East

“Surviving Financially After College” — Brady Murray, CFP, president/CEO of Mass Mutual

If you want to make better decisions with your finances after graduation, there are a few things you should know.

Come to our boot camp style workshop to get you ready.


Dissertation & Thesis Writing Boot Camp
Daily, Monday, March 19-Thursday, March 22, 2018
Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library

Are you ready to write?! Get hands on assistance each semester with your dissertation, thesis and other writing projects.

Register hereClick here for more information.


2018 Tanner Center for Human Rights Forum
Thursday, March 29 | 7 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Campus Center Dr.

Sonia Nazario, award-winning journalist and author of “Enrique’s Journey,” will give the keynote address at the 2018 Tanner Center for Human Rights forum. Her address will be followed by a daylong research symposium, featuring scholars and artists, on migration experiences in childhood and young adulthood.

The event is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Center for Human Rights; Center for Research on Migrant & Refugee Integration; Center for Latin American Studies; and the Asia Center.

The forum is free and open to the public.


Migration stories: Scholars and artists in conversation
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Rooms, College of Social Work

The symposium will feature sessions on immigrant and second-generation youth experiences in the era of DACA and immigrant criminalization; community-engaged scholarship; and artists narrating migration stories.

Registration is $10, with the option to add five CEU credits for $75. To register for the symposium, click on the link below.

For the schedule and list of presenters, click here.

The symposium is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah’s Center for Research on Migrant & Refugee Integration; the Tanner Center for Human Rights; the Center for Latin American Studies; and the Asia Center.


SEMESTER WORKSHOP: THE FOOD NANNY RESCUES DINNER
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Pano East

Liz Edmunds, Author

Food Nanny Liz Edmunds wants to help you make over your dinnertime routine. For over 20 years this vivacious dinner coach, author and mother of seven has traveled around the world providing innovative tips and tricks on refreshing tired meals. Liz will offer a revolutionary way to plan and make easy meals every day of the week.


FITNESS CLASSES AT THE STUDENT LIFE CENTER
Through Sunday, April 29, 2018

Eccles Student Life Center

Join us for a semester of existing classes to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. Class registration is ongoing and you’ve only missed a week so there’s still time to get started.

From Pilates to Balle Barre and featuring BodyPump, there’s a class for everyone.

Check out the list of classes and get registered today at campusrec.utah.edu.


Campus Events

FREE TAX SERVICES
Now through Saturday, April 7, 2018
Union basement computer lab

Have you filed your taxes? We can help.

Our free tax clinic runs until April 7. So get them done early.

Clinic will be held in the Union basement computer lab. Look for our table by the computers.

We will be open for walk in appointments:

  • Monday 12:15-2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday 4-6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site is run by volunteers by the University of Utah accounting students and Beta Alpha Psi.

Click here to learn what you need to bring with you.


Translational Medicine Symposium
Monday, Feb. 26 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
University of Utah Guesthouse

Learn from innovative case studies and engage in expert panel discussions about translating clinical innovations to impact patient care. The free symposium will address how clinicians’ ideas and research results can have an impact on patient care — if they are translated into clinical practice.

Clinician innovators and entrepreneurs will share their experiences and a panel of experts will discuss opportunities, barriers and steps in creating impactful health care innovations. This is a great opportunity for faculty, student and postgraduate entrepreneurs to get acquainted with the complex and non-linear process of translating medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and digital health innovations.

Click here to RSVP (required).

Continuing medical education (CME) credit is available.


PIZZA & POLITICS: A NEW RESOURCE CENTER MODEL FOR HOMELESSNESS
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 |12 p.m.

The Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73, Room 110

Come learn what advocates envision as the best way to support Utah’s homeless residents at a forum hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics. This panel discussion will feature Pamela Atkinson, community advocate; Matt Melville, homeless services director, Catholic Community Services; and Kathy Bray, president and CEO, Volunteers of America, Utah.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox will moderate the panel discussion.

Free pizza available.

Presented by the Pamela Atkinson Homelessness Trust Fund.


CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF SALT LAKE CITY APOLLON MUSAGETE QUARTET
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

The Apollon Musagète Quartet is one of the most dynamic, charismatic, and creative ensembles on the international music scene. Highlights for this season include an extensive USA-debut tour where they will perform in locations such as Boston, Carnegie Hall New York, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Do not miss their exciting program of Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, “Lark” by Franz Josepf Haydn, Quartet in A Minor, Op. 35 by Anton Arensky, and Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 by  Edvard Grieg.

General admission: $33.50 | Arts Pass event: Free to U students with UCard | Other students: $13.50 | Faculty/staff/seniors: $18.50

Click here to purchase tickets.


U SAVES WEEK: ANTHONY ONEAL
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Ballroom

Anthony ONeal of the Dave Ramsey team and author of “The Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College” is coming to the University of Utah.

You won’t want to miss this event filled with information on how to better your finances in college. With ONeal’s knowledge and personality, you’re going to enjoy this event. Free lunch will be provided.


BAGELS WITH BERG
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 | 12:30 p.m.
Building 73, Foyer

A special invite from CSBS Dean Cindy Berg. Join us for an afternoon break complete with bagels.

Share your experiences of what it is like to be a student in the college and how we can make that experience the best for all of you.


GO ON SOME AMAZING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TRIPS
Check times and dates here
With the semester at about the halfway mark, if you haven’t made time to go on some amazing trips with Campus Recreation Services, now is the time.
Our Outdoor Adventures program has a trip for just about anybody to a variety of awesome locations.  Did we mention now inexpensive the trips are?
Check out these trips coming up this weekend and the full list at campusrec.utah.edu. Stop by Outdoor Adventures at the Student Life Center or call 801-581-8516 to register today.

U SAVES WEEK: MARK J. KOHLER
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.

SFEBB Child’s Hall

Mark J. Kohler, M.Pr.A., C.P.A., J.D., is a best-selling author; national speaker; radio show host; writer and video personality for Entrepreneur.com and real estate investor.


Free speech on campus
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73

The Second Annual Campus-Community Dialogue Series kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with a panel discussion on free speech on campus. Panelists are: Paul Cassell, law professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law; Sherrie Hayashi, director of the U’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Title IX coordinator; John Mejía, legal director, ACLU of Utah; and William Smith, associate professor and chair, U’s Department of Education, Culture and Society.

The moderator for the panel is Jason Perry, director of the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and vice president of government relations.


U SAVES WEEK: PHIL TOWN
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.

SFEBB Child’s Hall

Achieve financial freedom by investing like the best investors in the world. Phil Town, an American investor, hedge-fund manager, motivational speaker and author of two books on financial investment that were New York Times best-sellers is coming to the University of Utah.

Be sure to RSVP for this event because space is limited. Free lunch will be served.


Boomers & Millennials: Redefining adulthood
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 12:30-2 p.m. 

Building 73, Room 110

Baby Boomers were at the forefront of many changes in young adult relationship and family experiences. Today, the Millennials — who outnumber Boomers — have redefined young adulthood. Come listen as Wendy D. Manning contrasts the relationship experiences of young adult Boomers and Millennials and shares new findings about recent patterns and trends in formation and stability of young adult relationships. Manning is a distinguish research professor of sociology and director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research and National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University.


BioUtah and TVC co-host the 3rd annual Entrepreneur & Investor Life Sciences Summit 2018
Thursday, March 1-3, 2018

Co-hosts, BioUtah and the office of Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) at the University of Utah, today announced that registration is open for the Entrepreneur & Investors Life Sciences Summit 2018, to be held March 1-3.

The Entrepreneur and Investor (E&I) Summit is a not-to-be-missed signature conference that connects Utah’s entrepreneurs with leading local and national investors in the life sciences. There is no better way for startups and emerging growth companies to gain insights from and broad exposure to some of the best life science corporations, venture capital firms, and angel investors in the business. This exceptional three-day event includes an investor dinner on Thursday, March 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the Natural History Museum of Utah; the summit meeting on Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium; and a life science ski day at the Park City Mountain Resort on March 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The E&I Summit will host a distinguished group of speakers and panelists, including industry leaders, national and local investors. The dinner will include high-level networking opportunities with key national and local investors and entrepreneurs. The summit will facilitate relationships between the investment community and life science entrepreneurs. Highlights include morning keynote speaker Jonathan Norris, Silicon Valley Bank, San Francisco,  speaking on the state of life sciences investing, company pitches and reverse pitches.

Register now for each day separately here.


Celebrating 50 Years
Friday, March 2, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 3 Atrium

Please join us for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the J. Willard Marriott Library

Refreshments will be served.

Featuring special guest speaker: Richard E. Marriott.


LIGHTSPARK MEDIA SUMMIT
Friday, March 2, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 
S.J. Quinney College of Law

Alumni and students of the University of Utah are invited to attend the Lightspark Media Summit, the premier cross-industry event in media and entertainment in the Intermountain West, on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and Saturday, March 3, 2018 the David Eccles School of Business.

Lightspark 2018 will explore a future where Silicon Slopes and Sundance collide. The Summit will feature a day full of panels, presentations, professional networking, and a prominent, trailblazing keynote speaker on Friday, March 2. The Saturday Workshops on March 3 are hands-on, curated experiences for those seeking an interactive deep dive into a particular topic or skill (including an entertainment law track in film/TV and music).

Explore the future of business, law, film/TV, music, social media, AR/VR and gaming with industry experts at the 2018 Lightspark Media Summit.

For the agenda and speaker lineup, please visit lightspark.media.


LIVE MUSIC YOGA
Sunday, March 4, 2018 | 6:45 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
You haven’t tried Flow Yoga until you’ve tried it with the soothing sounds of some LIVE MUSIC.
Come check out our new series for a relaxing Sunday evening with some fellow yogis.
Register today at campusrec.utah.edu. Cost is $5.

Eccles Global Fall Learning Abroad info session
Monday, March 5, 2018 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Rm. 5175

Learn abroad in London this fall with Eccles Global. Earn up to 15 credits studying during the week while traveling on the weekends. Spend the whole semester in London for $16,250 or split your time between London and Salt Lake City for $14,000. The first 20 students get a special price reduction — $12,600 for either option. All scholarships and financial aid can be applied as if on campus.

Attend our upcoming info session or visit our website to learn more here.

 

 


MARCH ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING
Monday, March 5, 2018 | 3 p.m.
College of Law Moot Courtroom

The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted here approximately one week before.


WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
March 7, 2018 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Level 2, Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Sign up to edit here.


“Beyond Tokenism: Centering Women in Our Histories of the Nation”
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, Level 1

5th Annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Lecture.

Marie Griffith, Ph.D., is the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, and currently the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

Refreshments and book signing.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.


STAND UP PADDLEBOARD YOGA CLASS
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 8:45-10 a.m.
Eccles Student Life Center, Crimson Lagoon
If you’ve missed out on this fun event, join us for the next one in the series.
It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning and try something new.
Register today at campusrec.utah.edu. Cost of the class is $10.

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Through–Sunday, March 11, 2018

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

A new exhibition opening at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts explores one of the most important chapters of American history through celebrated artworks from one of the nation’s finest collections of Western art.

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West” opened to the public Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, the first major traveling exhibition on view at the UMFA since the museum’s newly remodeled galleries reopened in late August. The exhibition considers evolving notions of the American West through more than eighty works of art by both Euro-Americans and Plains Indian artists.

“Go West!” is a special ticketed exhibition, but admission is free for U students, staff and faculty.


FORMER CIA DIRECTOR DELIVERS WORLD LEADERS LECTURE
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 11 a.m.
UMFA Dumke Auditorium

Brennan’s “no-holds-barred” discussion addresses cybersecurity, terrorism, biotechnology threats and the importance of shared intelligence between allies.

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, in partnership with World Trade Center Utah, presents the 2018 World Leaders Lecture Forum by former CIA Director John Brennan. Brennan’s discussion, The Gritty Truth: Counterterrorism in an Era of Instability, will be held Wednesday, March 14, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts-Dumke Auditorium beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are not required but seating is limited.

“John Brennan, former Director of the CIA during the Obama Administration,” said U professor Bob Goldberg, “has long been at the center of America’s security response to international threats.  He comes to us at a time when such dangers not only menace our physical safety, but strike at the very heart of our democracy.”

For more information, call 801-581-7989 or click here.


Bystander Training
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, Willard Marriott Library

Bystander intervention training empowers students to intervene in (and prevent) potentially harmful situations. Stepping in to assist another person that is experiencing harm or abuse is an important part of helping and supporting people in our community. Standing up to de-escalate violence can be difficult but each student at the U plays a valuable role in making our campus a safer place.

Click here for more information.


SEMESTER WORKSHOPS: SURVIVING FINANCIALLY AFTER COLLEGE
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Pano East

“Surviving Financially After College” — Brady Murray, CFP, president/CEO of Mass Mutual

If you want to make better decisions with your finances after graduation, there are a few things you should know.

Come to our boot camp style workshop to get you ready.


Dissertation & Thesis Writing Boot Camp
Daily, Monday, March 19-Thursday, March 22, 2018
Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library

Are you ready to write?! Get hands on assistance each semester with your dissertation, thesis and other writing projects.

Register hereClick here for more information.


2018 Tanner Center for Human Rights Forum
Thursday, March 29 | 7 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Campus Center Dr.

Sonia Nazario, award-winning journalist and author of “Enrique’s Journey,” will give the keynote address at the 2018 Tanner Center for Human Rights forum. Her address will be followed by a daylong research symposium, featuring scholars and artists, on migration experiences in childhood and young adulthood.

The event is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Center for Human Rights; Center for Research on Migrant & Refugee Integration; Center for Latin American Studies; and the Asia Center.

The forum is free and open to the public.


Migration stories: Scholars and artists in conversation
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Rooms, College of Social Work

The symposium will feature sessions on immigrant and second-generation youth experiences in the era of DACA and immigrant criminalization; community-engaged scholarship; and artists narrating migration stories.

Registration is $10, with the option to add five CEU credits for $75. To register for the symposium, click on the link below.

For the schedule and list of presenters, click here.

The symposium is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah’s Center for Research on Migrant & Refugee Integration; the Tanner Center for Human Rights; the Center for Latin American Studies; and the Asia Center.


SEMESTER WORKSHOP: THE FOOD NANNY RESCUES DINNER
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Pano East

Liz Edmunds, Author

Food Nanny Liz Edmunds wants to help you make over your dinnertime routine. For over 20 years this vivacious dinner coach, author and mother of seven has traveled around the world providing innovative tips and tricks on refreshing tired meals. Liz will offer a revolutionary way to plan and make easy meals every day of the week.


FITNESS CLASSES AT THE STUDENT LIFE CENTER
Through Sunday, April 29, 2018

Eccles Student Life Center

Join us for a semester of existing classes to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. Class registration is ongoing and you’ve only missed a week so there’s still time to get started.

From Pilates to Balle Barre and featuring BodyPump, there’s a class for everyone.

Check out the list of classes and get registered today at campusrec.utah.edu.


 

Announcements

JUMP TO:
Dean Keith Diaz Moore named interim senior vice president for Academic Affairs
Beacons of Excellence Award call for nominations
Inclusive access to textbooks: Save students up to 80 percent
Fitness classes now half off
Intramural sports second session registration now open
Articulation agreement

Learning Abroad now a passport acceptance facility
Clear the Air Challenge
Excellence in Global Engagement Awards


INTERIM SVP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS NAMED

Dean Keith Diaz Moore has accepted to serve as interim senior vice president for academic affairs (SVPAA), effective April 2, 2018. Keith has provided exceptional leadership to the College of Architecture + Planning since he joined the University of Utah in 2014, and is highly regarded for his collaborative approach. He is currently serving as co-chair of the Anti-Racism Task Force and is a trusted and respected member of the Council of Academic Deans and campus leadership community.

In addition to Moore’s role as interim SVPAA, Associate Vice President Amy Wildermuth will serve, as she did during the last transition, as the designee of the senior vice president on matters pertaining to retention, promotion and tenure, and on faculty and student code issues that may arise.

Read more here.


BEACONS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Consider nominating a person, program or project to recognize contributions to an exceptional undergraduate educational experience at the University of Utah.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on April 6, 2018. Nominate someone here

The University of Utah fosters a transformational experience for all students. We value and recognize a respect for knowledge that empowers students to become actively engaged on campus. We accomplish this through recognizing people, programs and projects committed to excellence.


INCLUSIVE ACCESS TEXTBOOKS: SAVE STUDENTS UP TO 80 PERCENT 

As part of its ongoing effort to support students and faculty in meaningful ways, the University Campus Store now offers an Inclusive Access Textbook program that helps students save up to 80 percent on course materials — a welcome alternative to the high cost of textbooks with the added convenience of accessing materials online the first day of class.

Inclusive Access puts your textbooks and related study materials online, making them available anytime, anywhere, and on the first day of class. Any course is eligible for Inclusive Access and the fee is paid along with class registration, eliminating the need to search for and purchase textbooks independently.

Last semester, 2,500 students utilized Inclusive Access and each saved an average of 60 percent on their course materials. Students can conveniently view their textbooks online, track their progress from assignment to assignment and communicate with other students in their class. Professors can also communicate with students, as well as provide updates and announcements and monitor the access and progress of each student.

Join the 21 courses already using Inclusive Access by contacting Shane Girton, senior associate director of the Campus Store, at sgirton@campusstore.utah.edu or 801-581-8296. Informational luncheons will be held in March to orient faculty on how the program works and answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in attending, please contact Girton who will provide you with the details.

Hit the ground running on day one next semester and help your students save money through Inclusive Access.


FITNESS CLASSES ARE NOW HALF OFF

With plenty of time left in the semester and classes now half-off, there’s no better time to get started on your fitness and wellness goals.

Check out the full list of classes at campusrec.utah.edu and register today.


INTRAMURAL SPORTS SECOND SESSION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Winter may have just arrived, but spring is around the corner and so is our second session of intramural sports.

If you missed out on the first season or you’re just ready for more action, check out the full list of sports at campusrec.utah.edu and register today.

No team?  No problem, register as an individual and we’ll help get you on a team.


ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

A new articulation agreement will allow students who complete certain associate degrees at Salt Lake Community College to apply those credits to the family, community and human development major and financial planning certificate program offered by the Department of Family and Consumer Studies.

The agreement creates a pathway for students to pursue the degree or certificate program upon transfer to the U.

Financial planners help clients meet financial goals, prepare for retirement and make comprehensive financial plans. The program can boost options for graduates interested in careers in banking, trust companies, brokerage firms, insurance businesses and as private financial planners and counselors. Financial counselors may help clients with such money matters as developing a personal budget, building good credit, getting out of debt, repaying loans and preparing for home ownership.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10-year job outlook for personal financial advisors is much stronger than the average for all professions — a finding that reflects the wave of retirements anticipated as Baby Boomers leave the job market.


Learning Abroad now a passport acceptance facility

Learning Abroad is now an official Passport Acceptance Facility. As a passport acceptance facility, Learning Abroad processes new passport applications and takes passport photos. If you are on campus and need a passport, schedule an appointment with the office in Union, room 159. Be sure to check all passport application requirements on the U.S. Department of State website, travel.state.gov, before your appointment. Learning Abroad is able to process applications for both adults and minors. These services include passport books, passport cards, passport photos and visa photos.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call Learning Abroad at 801-581-5849. For passport emergencies, please contact the National Passport Duty Office at 202-647-4000.


CLEAR THE AIR CHALLENGE

Join the University of Utah team for the Clear the Air Challenge, a statewide competition to reduce emissions from vehicles throughout the month of February.

Mobile sources, including our personal cars, contribute significantly to fine particulate matter that dirties our winter air. Ride transit, walk, bike, carpool or even skip the trip. Then, log it into the online tracker. The top five individuals from the University of Utah team win dinner with Ruth Watkins, senior vice president and incoming president, and Amy Wildermuth, chief sustainability officer.

Help the U take first place overall, and remember, with cleaner air, we all win.

Find more information at cleartheairchallenge.org.


EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AWARDS

The Office for Global Engagement has established this award to recognize faculty and staff contributions to the university’s global dimension and those who have demonstrated excellence in facilitating student global learning and intercultural understanding. This may include international partnership development that engages students, curriculum revision to include global learning outcomes, advancement of the learning of languages and other initiatives that provide significant opportunities for global learning either on campus or abroad. It may also include providing exceptional support or mentoring to international students and students participating in learning abroad programs.

One faculty member and one staff member will be awarded (two awards). This is an annual award for which the Office for Global Engagement seeks nominations each spring semester.

The award selection and ceremony is held in early April each year.

Click here for submission information. Deadline: March 2, 2018


Student Life

JUMP TO:
Dean Keith Diaz Moore named interim senior vice president for Academic Affairs
Beacons of Excellence Award call for nominations
Fitness classes now half off
Intramural sports second session registration now open
Articulation agreement

Learning Abroad now a passport acceptance facility
Clear the Air Challenge
Excellence in Global Engagement Awards


INTERIM SVP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS NAMED

Dean Keith Diaz Moore has accepted to serve as interim senior vice president for academic affairs (SVPAA), effective April 2, 2018. Keith has provided exceptional leadership to the College of Architecture + Planning since he joined the University of Utah in 2014, and is highly regarded for his collaborative approach. He is currently serving as co-chair of the Anti-Racism Task Force and is a trusted and respected member of the Council of Academic Deans and campus leadership community.

In addition to Moore’s role as interim SVPAA, Associate Vice President Amy Wildermuth will serve, as she did during the last transition, as the designee of the senior vice president on matters pertaining to retention, promotion and tenure, and on faculty and student code issues that may arise.

Read more here.


BEACONS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Consider nominating a person, program or project to recognize contributions to an exceptional undergraduate educational experience at the University of Utah.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on April 6, 2018. Nominate someone here

The University of Utah fosters a transformational experience for all students. We value and recognize a respect for knowledge that empowers students to become actively engaged on campus. We accomplish this through recognizing people, programs and projects committed to excellence.


FITNESS CLASSES ARE NOW HALF OFF

With plenty of time left in the semester and classes now half-off, there’s no better time to get started on your fitness and wellness goals.
Check out the full list of classes at campusrec.utah.edu and register today.


INTRAMURAL SPORTS SECOND SESSION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Winter may have just arrived, but spring is around the corner and so is our second session of intramural sports.

If you missed out on the first season or you’re just ready for more action, check out the full list of sports at campusrec.utah.edu and register today.

No team?  No problem, register as an individual and we’ll help get you on a team.


ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

A new articulation agreement will allow students who complete certain associate degrees at Salt Lake Community College to apply those credits to the family, community and human development major and financial planning certificate program offered by the Department of Family and Consumer Studies.

The agreement creates a pathway for students to pursue the degree or certificate program upon transfer to the U.

Financial planners help clients meet financial goals, prepare for retirement and make comprehensive financial plans. The program can boost options for graduates interested in careers in banking, trust companies, brokerage firms, insurance businesses and as private financial planners and counselors. Financial counselors may help clients with such money matters as developing a personal budget, building good credit, getting out of debt, repaying loans and preparing for home ownership.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10-year job outlook for personal financial advisors is much stronger than the average for all professions — a finding that reflects the wave of retirements anticipated as Baby Boomers leave the job market.


Learning Abroad now a passport acceptance facility

Learning Abroad is now an official Passport Acceptance Facility. As a passport acceptance facility, Learning Abroad processes new passport applications and takes passport photos. If you are on campus and need a passport, schedule an appointment with the office in Union, room 159. Be sure to check all passport application requirements on the U.S. Department of State website, travel.state.gov, before your appointment. Learning Abroad is able to process applications for both adults and minors. These services include passport books, passport cards, passport photos and visa photos.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call Learning Abroad at 801-581-5849. For passport emergencies, please contact the National Passport Duty Office at 202-647-4000.


CLEAR THE AIR CHALLENGE

Join the University of Utah team for the Clear the Air Challenge, a statewide competition to reduce emissions from vehicles throughout the month of February.

Mobile sources, including our personal cars, contribute significantly to fine particulate matter that dirties our winter air. Ride transit, walk, bike, carpool or even skip the trip. Then, log it into the online tracker. The top five individuals from the University of Utah team win dinner with Ruth Watkins, senior vice president and incoming president, and Amy Wildermuth, chief sustainability officer.

Help the U take first place overall, and remember, with cleaner air, we all win.

Find more information at cleartheairchallenge.org.


EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AWARDS

The Office for Global Engagement has established this award to recognize faculty and staff contributions to the university’s global dimension and those who have demonstrated excellence in facilitating student global learning and intercultural understanding. This may include international partnership development that engages students, curriculum revision to include global learning outcomes, advancement of the learning of languages and other initiatives that provide significant opportunities for global learning either on campus or abroad. It may also include providing exceptional support or mentoring to international students and students participating in learning abroad programs.

One faculty member and one staff member will be awarded (two awards). This is an annual award for which the Office for Global Engagement seeks nominations each spring semester.

The award selection and ceremony is held in early April each year.

Click here for submission information. Deadline: March 2, 2018


A Healthier U

COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS OF OLYMPIANS

 

South Korea served up various health risks for athletes and spectators alike during the winter games. 


pregnancy and sleep

Pregnant women have plenty of things to worry about. What they can (and cannot) eat. Gaining too much (or not enough) weight. Getting enough exercise. Do they also need to worry about the way they sleep? The British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology raised that question when they published a study linking stillbirth with moms to be sleeping on their backs. “This study is causing a lot of unfounded fear,” said Martha Monson, M.D., a maternal and fetal expert with University of Utah Health. “If you look beyond the headline to the details you’ll find that the conclusions may not be justified.”

Click here to read the full story.

For more expert health news and information, click here.

A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

By Heidi Brett, Marriott Library

EVENT DETAILS:

50th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, March 2, 2018, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., refreshments to follow program
J. Willard Marriott Library Atrium, level 3

Free and open to the public

Click here for more information.

On April 18, 1968, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and U alum Wallace Stegner visited campus to speak at the dedication of the newly constructed Library and Learning Center, which would become the J. Willard Marriott Library the following year.

Strategically positioned in the center of campus, the new library was the largest academic library in the nation at the time.

The previous library in the George Thomas Building (now the Crocker Science Center) had made for cramped quarters, but the new library, spanning five floors and 300,000 square feet, almost seemed overly spacious. The long rows of stacks were initially sparsely inhabited. But not for long. In 1969, J. Willard Marriott, Sr. contributed $1 million to fill those shelves. The gift was the largest contribution the U had received at that point.

“The Marriott family’s generosity laid the foundation for what would become one of the finest academic libraries in the west,” said Alberta Comer, dean of the Marriott Library and university librarian. “Their continued support for the past five decades has allowed us to grow not only in collections but also technologically and as an organization as a whole.”

On Friday, March 2, the Marriott Library will hold a 50th celebration event.

BEYOND 50 YEARS: THE BUILDING OF A GREAT LIBRARY FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

 

1850

Three years after pioneers reached the Salt Lake valley, the University of Deseret was founded. The earliest library was in the Council House, located on the corner of Main and South Temple.

1874 

In 1874, University President John R. Park loaned 2,000 of his personal academic books, which significantly increased the library’s collections. The reading room provided seating for 50 students.

1914 

The library moved from the Widtsoe Building to the Park Building, where it inhabited two floors.

1906

The first professionally trained librarian, Esther H. Nelson, was hired by the university.

1933

Federal funds from the National Recovery Act in 1933 provided for the construction of the George Thomas Library.

1935

The Thomas Library became a popular campus spot for socializing as well as studying.

1956

The Thomas Library served as a functional home for more than three decades. By the late 50’s it became clear the library needed more space for books and seating.

1967

Construction of the Learning Center and Library was completed at the end of 1967.

1968

The newly completed library opened and Wallace Stegner served as the keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony.

1969

J. Willard Marriott, Sr. contributed $1 million for collections and the library was re-dedicated and named J. Willard Marriott Library.

1987

Card catalogues were used prior to 1987, when the new computerized system came on board.

1994

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a library expansion. Left to right: Gregory Thompson, Juli Hinz, Ken Luker, Glen Cameron and Bob Staub.

1996

The celebration for the library expansion project took place on Oct. 2, 1996.

2005

Ground is broken for a comprehensive renovation project that would bring the library up to seismic code and incorporate an Automated Retrieval Center for high-density collection storage.

2009

First Lady Laura Bush and U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch at the library rededication event, Oct. 26, 2009.

2018

Celebrations commence for the Marriott Library’s 50th Anniversary.