Campus Events

Through February
Various Locations

During the month of February, students, faculty and staff at the University of Utah will celebrate Black History Month, an annual celebration honoring the achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.

Click here for a list of the events being held on campus.

Monday, Feb. 12-Saturday, April 7, 2018
Union basement computer lab

Have you filed your taxes? We can help.

Our free tax clinic will run from Feb. 12 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 (VITA) 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.

Feb. 13, 2018 | 3 p.m.
Aline Skaggs Biology Building, Room 403

The STEM Ambassador Program (STEMAP) is a NSF-funded project that trains and assists scientists to effectively engage public groups who do not see science as a part of their lives or who are not served by traditional science education programs. STEMAP staff work closely with STEM Ambassadors to link their personal and research interests to a variety of communities by finding common ground in their interests and activities. Engagement events take place in the venues where community members live, work, and recreate to facilitate the exchange of information between scientists and the public.

RSVP hereApply or learn more here.

Engagement activities by past Ambassadors include:

  • A geologist partnered with a teacher in Greenland to create a book about her research on climate change for school children living near her field site on the Greenland ice sheet.
  • A biologist shared his work in neuroscience with residents at a senior living center and learned about their perspective and concerns regarding brain health and aging.
  • A microbiologist partnered with a local cooking school to learn new fermentation recipes and discuss the microbiology behind fermentation.

Why become an Ambassador?

  • STEMAP training and experience can help you to develop compelling Broader Impacts statements.
  • Sharing your work with new audiences provides exposure to different perspectives, which can lead to new ideas.
  • Public engagement promotes increased access to awareness of science in our society.

Questions? Contact Nalini Nadkarni, program director, STEM Ambassador Program at

Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Event Friday, Feb. 16-Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

What’s better than visiting Yellowstone National Park, the first national park? Visiting Yellowstone in the winter for a weekend of cross-country skiing and camping.

Winter in Yellowstone means fewer crowds, steaming geyser basins and wildlife gathering around hot spots in the park. Join us for an adventure of rad people in rad places doing rad things.

Register in person at Outdoor Adventures or call 801-581-8516. Cost is $110 + tax.

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Event on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Cost is $20. Register in person at Outdoor Adventures or call 801-581-8516.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m. Lecture
Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Most adults carry a cellphone, and our cellphones generate tracking records whenever they are used. When can the government get those records and learn where people have been? At the 2018 Leary Lecture, professor Orin Kerr will explore this issue, including the case of Carpenter v. United States. In this case, argued in November and still pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices must weigh whether the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches limits government access to cell phone tracking records. The decision promises to be a blockbuster for the Fourth Amendment in a high-tech age. Kerr will explain the choices the justices face in the case and offer predictions on the impact a ruling may have on personal privacy.

Click here for more information. Register online here.

This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Marriott Library, Hoopes Room

The Public Affairs graduate programs are hosting an information session. This is a chance for current staff or students, interested in furthering their education, to learn about each program as well as meet with members of our team.

The Public Affairs graduate programs consist of the following:

  • Master of Public Administration
    • An MPA prepares students with the professional knowledge and operating competence for those seeking a career as a manager in public or nonprofit agencies.
  • Master of Public Policy
    • An MPP combines policy and economic analysis with quantitative sources for students to build necessary analytical skills to solve public policy problems.  These skills are valuable in national, state and local governments, think tanks, consulting firms and non-profit groups throughout the U.S. and world.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Celebrating 50 Years
Friday, March 2, 2018 |
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.

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.

“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.

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.

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 11am. Tickets are not required but seating is limited.

“John Brennan, former Director of the CIA during the Obama Administration,” says 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.

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.

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.

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