Campus Events

FREE YOGA FROM MAY-JULY 2017
Mondays | 5:15 p.m.
Wednesdays | 12:05 p.m.
Eccles Health Sciences Library, Garden Level

Join us for free 50-minute yoga sessions from May-July 2017 on Mondays and Wednesdays, 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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UIT TALKS
Tuesday, may 9, 2017 | 1-1:30 p.m.
102 Tower (102 S. 200 E.) and via Skype

Please join your colleagues for the following UIT Talks events slated for this month. All University faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate, ask questions, and provide feedback.

UIT Talks events are hosted at 102 Tower (102 S 200 East) and via Skype. Events are recorded and posted online for post-event access. For details and Skype session info, visit the UIT Talks page.

  • Tuesday May 9, 1-1:30 p.m.: CIS Portal Redesign. Presenter: Mark Curtz, University Support Services.
  • Tuesday May 16, 1-1:30 p.m.: Information Privacy Governance, Risk, and Compliance at the U. Presenter: Greg Nance, Information Security Office.
  • Tuesday May 23, 1-1:30 p.m.: The Internet of Things (IoT) and the U Environment. Presenters: Dustin Udy (Information Security Office) and Clayton Barlow (Enterprise Architecture).
  • Tuesday May 30, 1-1:30 p.m.: Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Overview. Presenter: Craig Bennion, Network and Communications Infrastructure.

UIT Talks is a semi-regular town hall program designed to provide information and dialog opportunities for the University of Utah community regarding UIT initiatives, projects, and services. Watch for announcements regarding future UIT Talks events, and check the UIT Talks events webpage for updates.

Have an idea for a future UIT Talks event? Let us know.


CITY OF ROCKS CLIMBING TRIP WITH OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
Pre-trip meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Friday, May 12-Sunday, May 14, 2017
City of Rocks, Idaho


Join Outdoor Adventures on an exciting weekend trip to the famous City of Rocks. The trip will cost $100 + tax.
Trips don’t disappoint and this one will be no exception.  
Register early by calling Outdoor Adventures at 801-581-8516 or stop by in person at the Student Life Center.


MINDFULNESS SESSIONS
Monday, May 15, 2017 | 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 30, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) Room 2948

In celebration of National Meditation Month, please join us in exploring and experiencing what mindfulness has to offer.   The University of Utah Health Office of Wellness & Integrative Health, the Resiliency Center and the GME Wellness Program are kicking off a series of FREE, introductory mindfulness sessions with 3 classes in May. 

We will be running classes through the summer.  Stay tuned for times. 

We will run a formal 8-week course in the fall. 

Classes will be led by Trinh Mai, faculty in the College of Social Work.


LONE PEAK BACKPACKING TRIP
Pre-trip Meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Friday, May 19–Sunday, May 21, 2017
Lone Peak Wilderness, Sandy

Take a short trip with us in our own backyard as we backpack the Lone Peak Wilderness area.  The trip will cost $50 + tax.Backpacking Lone Peak is a great a trip for both experienced and beginning trekkers.
Register at Outdoor Adventures in the Student Life Center or call 801-581-8516.


WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN GRAND OPENING
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Red Butte Garden & Arboretum

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of our newest three-acre garden.
  • Cost: $7-$12
    • Free garden admission for kids age 17 and under
  • Guided garden tours available throughout the day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Drop in and enjoy water-wise kids crafts in Em’s Sprout House
  • Explore botany bin education stations throughout the water conservation garden
  • Discover welcome stations at each themed area of the new garden from 12-1 p.m.
  • Rain dance performance by The Wasatch Eagle Dancers from 7-8 p.m.
  • Lecture: Creativity Run Dry: Designing the Red Butte Garden Water Conservation Garden- Presented by Tres Fromme, principal, 3. Fromme Design

VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND
Saturday, May 27, 2017-Monday, Jan. 1, 2018


What if the blood-thirsty plunderers you once thought you knew, were really just misunderstood explorers, farmers and traders?

Come explore Vikings to discover the truth about the Vikings age and dispel long-held stereotypes about its people, traditions and influence. Find yourself captivated by more than 400 authentic artifacts- some never before seen outside Scandinavia — including jewelry, funeral urns, weapons, game pieces, clothing and even a piece of 1,000-year-old Viking bread.

When you visit Vikings at Natural History Museum of Utah you will:

  • Imagine a Viking voyage as you marvel a full-scale replica of a Viking ship
  • Play a digital version of a popular Viking strategy game that pre-dates chess
  • Test the balance between the blade and handle of a replica Viking sword
  • Excavate a spectacular Viking burial boat, layer by layer, on an interactive touch table

Click here for more information and go here for hours and admission prices.


MAY IS NATIONAL BIKE MONTH
Through May 31, 2017

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to discover the many benefits of bicycling. 

The University of Utah is a Bicycle Friendly University, recognized by the League of American Bicyclists for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. Those who bike to campus save money on fuel, spend less time in traffic congestion, and integrate physical activity into their daily routine. Biking also helps alleviate personal stress, reduce rush-hour congestion, vehicle emissions and fuel consumption and lessens the amount of parking needed.

Get on your bike and celebrate at these local events during Bike Month, or give biking to campus a try.

Learn more here.


ARE YOU NORMAL? BLOCK U: MEDICAL HUMANITIES, A CAPSTONE INITIATIVES PROJECT
Through June 26, 2017
Level 2, Dumke Fine Arts Library & Digital Matters Lab

We invite you to explore the great range of human diversity with us. The biological bases for who we are–as humans and as individuals–are not fixed and not uniform. No two of us are the same. As a result, categories constructed to divide us from each other, based on concepts like race or gender, need to be examined and questioned.

Even those variations that fall farther from the average–those we typically deem “disabilities,” like deafness and Down syndrome–bring tangible and intangible benefits to those who carry them and the communities in which they live.

Give the challenge of defining “normal,” new genetic tools that promise to correct “abnormalities” and improve human life demand scrutiny. What are their promises and pitfalls? They may empower parents desperate to change the biological inheritance of their offspring. But they may also further privilege those with many advantages.
These technologies also suggest radical possibilities: Could we amplify the already vast diversity of human forms? Why not consider the strengths of other species–and reimagine our own?

Join us, and ask yourself…Are you normal?