Campus Events

2017 NHMU LECTURE SERIES KEYNOTE: ANDREW ZIMMERN – FOOD: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE STATE OF OUR FOOD LIFE
Tickets available now

  • $12 for all ages
  • $6 with valid UCard

Must buy discount tickets in person at the Kingsbury Hall box office.

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Join TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher, and three-time James Beard Award-winner Andrew Zimmern is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world.

As the creator and host of Travel Channel’s multiple Bizarre Foods series, Zimmern travels the globe, exploring food and its terroir. Join Zimmern for a fascinating interpretation of the way we live our lives through food, and how we might better understand what and how we eat to make better choices for our futures.

This event will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall.


THE U’S TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH SANDRA CISNEROS
Tickets available now
ArtSaltLake.org or 801-355-ARTS (2787)

The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents “An Evening with Sandra Cisneros” hosted by KUER’s Doug Fabrizio, producer and host of RadioWest, at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public but tickets are required.

Tickets were made available Monday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. at ArtSaltLake.org or 801-355-ARTS (2787). Limit is two per person. Cisneros will discuss the Chicana literary movement, her writing and the influence of her heritage on her work. She will read excerpts from her books, including her recent memoir “A House of My Own: Stories From My Life.”


FREE YOGA FROM JANUARY-APRIL 2017
Mondays | 5:15 p.m.
Wednesdays | 12:05 p.m. (Begins Feb. 1)
Fridays | 8:05 a.m. (Begins Feb. 1)

Eccles Health Sciences Library, Garden Level

Join us for free 50 minute yoga sessions from January-April 2017 on Mondays, *Wednesdays and Fridays (beginning on Feb. 1), on the Garden Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Drop by for one event or attend all of the free yoga events. Please bring your own mat. If you forget your mat, we have three mats available for check out at the front desk.

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SPRING BREAK
Monday, March 13-Friday, March 17, 2017


Spring Break 2017 – No classes will be held.

Other academic calendars can be found here.


SOCIAL JUSTICE LECTURE SERIES – BLACK.FLESH: A LITANY FOR RESISTANCE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 6-8 p.m.
East Ballroom, Olpin University Union Building


“black.flesh: a litany for resistance” is a meditation on isolation, abjection, and Black rage. This performance piece delves into the idiosyncrasies of movement, gesture, and form to construct a narrative of black queer subjectivity under the duress of this heightened historical moment. The main question to be raised by Yasin “Ya-Ya” Fairley: “When does truth-telling become politicized?” This piece will move through various emotive states to give shape to a complex rendering of identity (race, gender, sexuality). Sound, text, costume, and props will help create an environment that gestures to what Ya-Ya calls, “an erotics of racism” (borrowed from Dr. Sharon P. Holland).

This event is free and open to the public.  CEUs are available for $10, payable by cash or check at the event.

Please direct inquiries to Irene Ota: irene.ota@socwk.utah.edu.


INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES ON AGING: BRAIN HEALTH
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 12-1:15 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B), College of Social Work


One of the greatest concerns expressed by older adults is fear of losing their cognitive abilities.  Memory loss and functional changes related to dementia are a common concern among middle-aged and older adults as they face the aging process.  Kevin Duff will discuss ways to enhance brain health and to assure that risks of memory changes are reduced.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please direct inquiries to Linda Mendenhall: linda.mendenhall@socwk.utah.edu.


DIANA COX-FOSTER: BEES, ESSENTIAL KEYSTONES SUPPORTING OUR FOOD: ARE THEY IN DANGER?
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 7 p.m.

The Salt Lake City Public Library


Pollinated crops feed millions of people by providing the world its fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and oils. But pollinators, such as bees, have been dying off at an unprecedented rate. In our delicate food ecosystem, this loss can have devastating effects. An expert on honey bees, bumble bees, blue orchard bees, and alfalfa leaf-cutting bees, Dr. Diana Cox-Foster has pioneered research on pollinators and their vital role in our food system.

Join Cox-Foster, research leader and research entomologist at Utah State University, as she illuminates the work being done to understand and solve pollination management issues in the United States and around the world.

Reserve free seats here.


CRMRI SYMPOSIUM: CURRENT TRENDS IN RESEARCH
Friday, March 24, 2017 | Registration deadline
Friday, March 31, 2017 | Event from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work


The new Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration (CRMRI) is pleased to host their first research symposium!  Keynote speaker Dr. Gary Lichtenstein will present “Practice of Research: Research of Practice.”  University of Utah scholars and community partners will present on their current research projects, to be followed by poster presentations by U students.  Breakout networking sessions will focus on migration and human trafficking; integration; health and mental health access; and the Institutional Review Board.  Endnote speaker Dr. Ed Redd will present “Working with Refugee Populations in Northern Utah.”

Breakfast, lunch, and parking are included.

This event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Registration cutoff at 5 p.m. on March 24.

Please direct inquires to Delva Hommes: delva.hommes@socwk.utah.edu.


EXPLORING WAX: ENCAUSTIC TECHNIQUES WITH STACY PHILLIPS
Friday, March 24-Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Book Arts Studio, Level 4


Stacy Phillips guides students in basic and advanced encaustic techniques as they create works rich in layers and transparency. This workshop covers color application, methods of fusing, image transfers, mark making, pigment sticks, pastels, graphite, collage, equipment, history, and safety. Experimentation is encouraged—being open to possibilities sparks creativity and warms the wax.

Come with an open and curious mind and leave with a tool box of ideas to continue developing demonstrated techniques. Space is limited to 15 participants.


DOUBLE, DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE: RECIPES TO BREW FINANCIAL CRISES
Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 3-4 p.m.
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium


The Friends of the Marriott Library
Spring 2017 Sunday Books and Authors Series
Speaker: Cihan Bilginsoy

Why did the housing and mortgage-backed securities markets collapse in 2007? Did dot-com companies of the 1990s and English railway companies of the 1840s have anything in common that explains the boom and crash of their share prices? What menace scared the Bank of England in 1720, J.P. Morgan in 1907, and the Federal Reserve in 1929? Which was the better course of action for the government: saving Bear-Stearns or letting Lehman Brothers fail? How do supposedly rational investors so frequently succumb to euphoria and despair? Asset price bubbles and bank-runs have been an endemic feature of the capitalist system for centuries. The historical record offers a treasure trove of experience that may shed light on how and why financial crises happen.


SOCIAL WORK CAREER PREP SERIES: NEGOTIATING FOR WHAT YOU DESERVE
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work


You polished your resume, nailed the interview, and the company just called you with an offer.  So, now what?  When discussing salary and benefits, how do you figure out what’s fair?  How do you keep negotiations open?  How do you ask for what you deserve?  Join our social work career coach from Career Services to learn best practices for successful negotiating.

This event is free and open to social work students and alumni.

Please direct inquires to Jennifer Nozawa: jennifer.nozawa@socwk.utah.edu.


LIVE MUSEUM THEATER
Through April 15, 2017
Natural History Museum of Utah

Don’t miss live theater performances delighting museum audiences almost daily. Current productions include “Poison Live!” – the true story of how murder helped bring about the science of toxicology, and “The Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow,” a fun look at how exotic plants in the rainforest develop life-saving defenses.

Shows are included with regular museum admission.

“Poison Live!” is a 12-minute theatrical and multimedia show that tells a dramatic story about the beginnings of toxicology. Check here for scheduled days and times.

Extreme plants traveling show: Step right up and see the world’s most daring, elegant, exotic and mysterious plants. Experience this high-energy, 20-minute theatrical performance that will entertain and enlighten one and all. Meet the plants and bear witness to their highly evolved defense mechanisms. Seeing is believing folks. Check here for scheduled days and times.


THE POWER OF POISON
Through April 16, 2017
Natural History Museum of Utah

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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.


FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE
Through Friday, April 28, 2017
Eccles Student Life Center
$80

Our in-house Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) course is your first step to teaching group fitness classes for Campus Recreation Services and inspiring active, healthy living. This course is a combination of lectures on ACE fundamentals and practical applications that will cover the basics of group exercise instruction including format options, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, injury prevention, cueing and more.

Spring session will occur on Fridays, 2 p.m., March 3-April 28. Register here.

Contact the fitness manager with any questions at cflatley@crs.utah.edu.


THE SEARCH FOR LINCOLN: AVARD FAIRBANKS AND THE WORK OF A LIFETIME
Ongoing through Friday, May 5, 2017
Marriott Library, Level 1

The class of 1965-66 gifted the Marriott Library with one of Avard Fairbank’s famous sculptures of Abraham Lincoln. Titled “Young Lincoln,” it stands in the gallery on the first floor.  Last year, his son, Eugene Fairbanks donated his father’s manuscripts and photo collections to the library. The collection includes photos, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and research that are enough to cover the entire first floor gallery with the story of the Lincoln statue.