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Tickets are on sale NOW for The Grand Kerfuffle.

U Students can purchase their discounted tickets at the Union front desk. Students can purchase ONE ticket for Friday for $5 or Saturday for $5or $7 for both days. General Admission (non student) tickets will be on sale at SmithTix locations and online for $20 for one day and $30 for both days.

Doors will open on Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 at 4 p.m.

This year’s #TheGK2016 headlining acts will be…

Friday’s headliner: ICONA POP

Saturday’s headliners: Earl Sweatshirt and ILOVEMAKONNEN

For a full list of this year’s Grand Kerfuffle lineup tune into ASUU’s social media pages.

For more information click here.

Ongoing through Monday, April 4, 2016 


Did you know music can bring joy and memory back into the lives of people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia?

The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and the College of Social Work at the University of Utah are partnering to collect iTunes cards and gently used iPods with chargers for the Music & Memory Utah Coalition. 

Find a dropbox in one of these locations across campus:

  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Social Work
  • College of Architecture & Planning
  • The Bennion Center
  • College of Business
  • A. Ray Olpin Union

Do it soon – the drive runs March 1 to April 4.

For more information call Nancy McGee at 801-232-0836, email, or visit

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 12 p.m.
Union, Parlor A

Don’t get taken advantage of. Learn how to protect yourself and your purchases.

There will be free lunch provided and this month’s workshop.

RSVP on the Personal Money Management Center’s Facebook page for more information.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 |12-1 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

We are excited to welcome Jen Castle and Blake Spalding, the chef-owners of Hell’s Backbone Grill and Farm as keynote speakers in this semester’s Social Soup lecture on March 29 from 12-1 p.m. in the Gould Auditorium at Marriott Library. The free lecture, “Beyond Farm-to-Table: Community, Culture & Food,” will focus on the benefits, struggles and empowering experiences of owning and operating a farm-to-table restaurant. Plus, vegetarian soup will be served.

RSVP at with subject line: Social Soup.

Conference on Tuesday, March 29-Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Keynote with Spike Lee on Tuesday, March 29 | 12 p.m. | Union Ballroom
Ray Olpin Union Ballroom

Registration for C.O.D.E is now closed. If you are still interested in attending the conference there will be walk-up registration both Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30. If you are interested in attending the Spike Lee keynote on Tuesday, March 29, the event will be open to everyone. However, if you are registered for the conference, you will be guaranteed a seat for the event.

For more information on the conference or to view the conference schedule visit, go here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.
Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City

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One Drop of Love is a multimedia solo performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni.  This extraordinary one-woman show incorporates filmed images, photographs, and animation to tell the story of how the notion of “race” came to be in the United States and how it affects our most intimate relationships.  A moving memoir, One Drop of Love takes audiences from the 1700s to the present, to cities all over the U.S., and to West and East Africa, where Fanshen and her father spent time in search of their “racial” roots.  The show encourages everyone to discuss “race” and racism openly and critically.

The performance will be immediately followed by a 30-minute Q&A with the artist.  All are invited to stay after the show for a reception celebrating 10 years of the Social Justice Lecture Series: Allies for Equity!

For more information, please call (801) 581-8455.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Honors Concert
Join the School of Music for the Honors Concert on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom, sixth floor

“Preparing for and managing climate change-related risks will require whole communities to act to increase their resilience, regardless of what the future brings. … Local decision-makers and their communities must make the changing climate a key factor in their everyday decisions about infrastructure investment, issuing of development permits, administration of zoning and building codes and judgments about land conservation.” –Lawrence Susskin

Lawrence Susskind has served in a variety of roles at MIT over the past four decades including Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and founder and current head of DUSP’s Environmental Policy and Planning Group. He teaches full-time at MIT, advises a large group of doctoral students, and supervises a number of research teams at the MIT Science Impact Collaborative (SIC), including the MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program.  The MIT SIC is a long-term research enterprise focusing on innovative approaches to public engagement in resource management and sustainable development. Currently MIT SIC is working on hydropower in Southern Chile, energy development in Mexico, transboundary water disputes in Africa, and sustainable city development in Malaysia. He founded, and is currently Chief Knowledge Officer of the Consensus Building Institute, a Cambridge-based not-for-profit that provides mediation and negotiation training services in many parts of the world.

For more information, go here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 7-9 p.m. | FREE
Fort Douglas Theatre (FD 636) 


For more information call James Kirklow at 801-581-2788, email, or visit

Thursday, March 31 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m
George Thomas Building

The University of Utah will announce plans for the $55 million Gary and Ann Crocker Science Center, including renovation and expansion of the historic George Thomas Building that was the original Utah Museum of Natural History. The science center will house new classrooms, labs, the Center for Cell and Genome Sciences and a technology incubator. Speakers at the groundbreaking will include University of Utah president David W. Pershing and Gary L. Crocker, along with undergraduate students from the College of Science.

Thursday, March 31-Saturday, April 2, 2016
The Campus Store

Grad Fair begins next week at the Campus Store. If you are eligible to walk in May 2016, now is the time to order your cap, gown and graduation announcements, buy your diploma frame and start celebrating your achievement.

Grad Fair dates and times are below:

Thursday, March 31:            8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, April:                         8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, April 2:                 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Go to to pre-order your regalia now and skip the lines next week. Make sure to sign the Block U before you leave the store.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall

Over the past decade, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic and popular global music festivals in the country. Based in NYC, this musical phenomenon is bringing down boundaries between countries and now, with the first national tour of past globalFEST artists, is also crossing state lines.

Come out for an evening of not just one, but three, high-energy artists. Emeline Michele, one of the premiere Haitian songwriters of her generation, Casuarina, an irreverent and innovative samba band from Brazil, and Brushy One-String, the Jamaican musician whose pulse and ingenuity show that the island’s music is about far more than reggae.

Want to extend the party? Join us on the plaza preshow for a tasty food truck dinner accompanied by a groovin’ globalFEST playlist.

General public: $20
U students: $5 with UCard
Non-U students: $10 with school ID
Youth 18 and under: $10
U staff/faculty:  Save 10% with UCard
Family pack – 4 tickets: $50 (available by phone or in person)

Thursday,  March 31-Friday, April 1, 2016
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom, sixth floor

Stegner symposium
The Stegner Center’s twenty-first annual symposium, “Green Infrastructure, Resilient Cities: New Challenges, New Solutions,” will address new urbanism and how to create cities that are both sustainable and resilient. Topics to be addressed include urban design, green architecture, water usage (including reuse of waste water and storm water), the suburban-urban interface (including regional transportation, food sheds, and air quality), energy usage in cities, and how to plan for climate change to create resilient cities. Throughout the symposium, speakers and talks will focus on how these issues relate to the Wasatch Front. The College of Law’s new LEED Platinum building will be highlighted, as an example of green architecture.

Registration required. Register online or call 801-587-0390.

For additional questions call Erin at 801-585-3440 and for more information, click here.

Friday, April 1, 2016 | 4-9 p.m.
The Summit, Eccles Student Life Center

OA 2nd Dyno Comp Alt Box
The 2nd Annual DYNO comp is here.  Jump, leap, soar and score.

Our first competition was a huge hit and this year’s is sure to be an amazing time.  For only $8 there will be raffles for prizes from top climbing brands, good tunes, food and an amazing crowd to cheer you on.

This is a great event for beginners and experts. All you need is climbing shoes, chalk and stoke.

Click here to register.

Friday, April 1, 2016 | 7 p.m.
McCarthey Family Track and Field (North of Eccles Student Life Center)

Come watch a great match as our top-ranked Women’s Lacrosse Club Team takes on Utah Valley University.

Monday, April 4, 2016 | 8:30 a.m.
Gould Auditorium at the Marriott Library

The Women in Engineering and student chapter of Women in Mining would like to welcome Jill Tietjen, author, speaker and electrical engineer to campus on Monday, April 4. She will be giving a keynote address titled, “10 Things We Can Learn from Women in STEM” at 8:30 a.m. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to have her sign a copy of her book, “Her Story A Timeline of the Women who Changed America.”

Additionally, there will be an networking workshop in the afternoon titled, “Women Who Network Change the World” at 3 p.m. This is a free event and all are invited, but space is limited.

Please register online here.

POLICY 4-004
Monday, April 4, 2016 | 3 p.m.
Moot Courtroom, Law School

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The Information Security Team at the University of Utah has released a video found at the following link. Policy 4-004 and its accompanying rules will become fully enforceable in April this year.

Chief Information Security Officer Dan Bowden will be attending the Academic Senate meeting on Monday, April 4, in the Moot Courtroom of the Law School at 3 p.m.  to discuss the changes outlined in the policy.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 7 p.m.

Orson Spencer Hall (OSH

“Walk the Ridge”
Director: Mathieu Le Lay
3 minutes

While exploring new mountain spots, Mathieu Le Lay’s camera followed Benjamin Dowie to make a short portrait of the Australian filmmaker inspired by the mountain environment. The two filmmakers hiked four peaks in a week. Amongst those peaks, there was the massive Mont Buet standing at 3096 meters in front of the Mont-Blanc mountain range. To reach this peak, they climbed up to 2,225 meters during seven exhausting hours. They set up their camp on top of the mountain during a fresh night to wake up with one of the most outstanding mountain view they had ever seen.

Directors: Gerald Salmina and Tom Dauer
142 minutes

The fairy-tale Tyrolean town of Kitzbühel buzzes with energy as the 2013 Hahnenkamm Races end with a boisterous party. And for good reason: nowhere else are the elite World Cup skiers so happy to have gotten through a race in one piece. They see Hahnenkamm Mountain’s downhill course, the Streif, as the ultimate challenge, which can be mastered only with perfect technique and extraordinary courage.

Tickets cost $15 per person. Students can use the promo code uofustudent to get a discounted price of $5 per person.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Meet at the Legacy Bridge next to the Fort Douglas TRAX Station

Bring your bikes and helmets and join us for a bike-along through campus with Mikael Colville-Andersen, urban mobility expert and one of the leading voices in global urbanism. He is an influential and much-sought-after keynote speaker, and he is the key figure in the company. He consults client cities and governments and also applies his marketing expertise on communication campaigns promoting bicycles as transport.

During the bike-along on April 6, Colville-Andersen will make stops around campus to discuss how the university can take steps to improve transportation options.

For more information visit the event page.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 12-1 p.m.
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Garden level

It’s spring and the birds and the bees are inviting you to Appy Hour.

Appy Hour will be on Wednesday, April 6, 12-1pm. We will meet in the Garden Level of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Come join the University of Utah Beekeepers Association and the University of Utah Wildlife Society as they show us their favorite birding and insect identification apps as well as share the fun of caring for the UofU ecosystem.

A few featured apps will include:

  • Birding Utah
  • National Geographic Birds
  • Audubon Birds
  • Merlin Bird ID
  • Insect Orders

Following demos and light refreshments, we will head outside to visit our health science beehives, kestrel box, and the Eccles Library’s Tree of Hippocrates.

A special opportunity will be announced… a chance for fame.  This is an Appy Hour you don’t want to miss.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 |6:30 p.m.
Post Theatre

Peace Officer
The University of Utah Department of Film & Media Arts will present a special screening of the acclaimed film “Peace Officer,” which won the Grand Jury prize for Best Documentary at the 2015 SXSW Festival. The April 7th screening will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Post Theatre and is free and open to the public.

Sundance Film Festival co-founder and Department of Film and Media Arts producer-in-residence, Sterling Van Wagenen, and executive producer of the film, will be in attendance for the screening. The directors, Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson, will also be in attendance and will join Van Wagenen in a Q&A with the audience following the screening.

Click here to read more.

Friday, April 8-Saturday, April 9, 2016 | During open swim hours
Crimson Lagoon, Eccles Student Life Center

Wibit Challenge Box
Come check out the newest craze in water sports.  We’ll have the Wibit water obstacle course set up April 8-9 for you to run the course, challenge your friends, get wet and have fun.

We’ll be giving away random prizes for participants all weekend and this event is FREE.

Monday, Feb. 8-April 15, 2016 (closed for spring break) | See hours below
Union, Basement computer lab

Are you ready for tax season? Don’t worry; the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance at the University of Utah will help you out.

There will be a walk in clinic from Feb. 8-April 15, 2016 (closed for spring break). Come by the Union basement computer lab if you are a U.S. resident.

Don’t stress about taxes VITA is here to help. For more info go to

Monday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 4-8 p.m.
Thursday: 2-6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday, April 15-Sunday April 17, 2016
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting & Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, April 12 | 6 p.m. at OA

OA Westwater Rafting Trip Box
Call 801.581.8516 to register. $115 + tax ($40 non-refundable deposit due upon registration).

We’re kicking off the rafting season with a bang! Jump aboard a raft with our awesome, smart, and fun trip leaders for a scenic and exciting overnight rafting trip through the big rapids of the Westwater Canyon section of the Colorado River.  The great company, experiences and food will be amazing.  This is one of Outdoor Adventures classic trips that you don’t want to miss.  It is our last trip of the Spring semester so come and play outside before the stress of finals week sets in! Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff (including their guests).

Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register.