ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING
- Dual Degrees in (1) Master of City & Metropolitan Planning and Master of Public Policy and (2) Master of City & Metropolitan Planning and Master of Public Administration
- Master of Athletic Training
- Emphases M.A. in Language Pedagogy
- Certificate in Public Policy
The meeting will be in the Moot Courtroom (6th floor) of the College of Law. Meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted here approximately one week before.
The Real Life Challenge is back
Now through Sunday, March 31, 2019
Each day for the duration of the four-week Real Life Challenge, you’ll get points for completing each of the five daily habits, which are mindful eating, mindset, exercise and movement, sleep and social and environmental.
The Real Life Challenge runs from March 1-31, 2019, so be on the lookout for future invitations to come your way or click here to login and sign up.
Violence Against Women: Changing Perspective
Monday, March 4-April 27, 2019 | Library hours
Multiple events and exhibits at Eccles Health Sciences Library
Throughout these two months we will host several events to bring attention to the reality of violence against women in our community through different perspectives. An exhibit from the National Library of Medicine will focus on the history of domestic violence and the role of nurses making a difference. There will be an opportunity to participate in creating a gallery of T-shirts as evidence of the epidemic of violence against women; a lecture that shows how virtual reality is being used to combat domestic violence by putting the perpetrator in the role of the victim; an opportunity to see how virtual reality is changing the perspective in many disciplines; and a panel presentation by local experts who will discuss violence against women in our community.
Environmental Humanities Film Series “Children of Men”
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 7-9 p.m.
The Environmental Humanities Film Series aims to promote popular engagement with the humanistic and aesthetic dimensions of environmental issues. The film series is sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Program and the Department of English. For more information, the upcoming schedule or to be added to the mailing list, see the Facebook page.
“Children of Men” is free of charge and includes refreshments.
Utah Men’s Soccer Tryouts
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
McCarthey Family Track & Field
Tryouts start at 7:30 p.m. on McCarthey Family Track & Field.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Marriott Library Faculty Center
For more information, contact Allyson Mower, associate librarian, email@example.com; 5-5458.
Recognizing anxiety and depression across the lifespan
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 6 p.m.
Siciliano Auditorium (room 1900), Carolyn & Kem Gardner Commons
The aim of the lecture series is to provide education and raise awareness about the complexities of anxiety and depression, as well as how to recognize warning signs someone is struggling. This year’s speakers also will offer useful coping mechanisms and resources for those in need.
The series honors Eric Moerer, a brilliant young man who showed great promise in his life before losing a private battle with hidden and undiagnosed childhood depression in 1997.
Utah had the fifth-highest suicide rate in the nation as of 2018. According to the Utah Department of Health, an average of 627 Utahns die from suicide and 4,571 Utahns attempt suicide each year. The number of Utahns experiencing debilitating depression is even higher.
- Mary Nickles, weekend anchor/reporter, KUTV (moderator)
- Liz Conradt, assistant professor of psychology, University of Utah
- Rep. Steve Eliason, co-chair of the Utah Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force
- Christina Lecluyse, clinical social worker, University Counseling Center
- Philip Osteen, associate professor of social work, University of Utah
- Perry Renshaw, professor of psychiatry, University of Utah
- Sonia Salari, associate professor of family and consumer studies, University of Utah
Rob Wesemann, executive director, and Daniel Powell, community outreach manager, of NAMI Utah also will provide commentary on the panel’s remarks.
This event is free and open to the public.
Promontory Perspectives: A Faculty Conversation
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 7 p.m. | Free
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
53RD ANNUAL WILLIAM H. LEARY LECTURE: The Constitution and Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Public reception 5:30-6 p.m. | Lecture 6-7:30 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
Since the U.S. Supreme Court has become increasingly conservative under the administration of President Donald Trump, speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade—the landmark decision n 1973 that made abortion legal in all 50 states—has become a hot-button political issue.
The keynote speaker is Reva Siegel, the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School who is a nationally renowned scholar in the field of reproductive justice.
Professor Siegel’s writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality and to analyze how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution. Her lecture will explore those themes through the lens of reproductive justice.
The annual Leary Lecture began at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1965. The lecture is named in honor of William H. Leary, dean of the law school from 1915 to 1950. Hundreds from Utah’s legal community and the general public are expected to attend the lecture
Free parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north. The law school is on the Red Route for the university’s free campus shuttles.
This event is free and open to the public. Online registration appreciated at law.utah.edu, one hour Utah CLE credit available.
University of Utah signs on to PHA’s Healthy Campus Initiative
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 9 a.m.
George S. Eccles Student Life Center
The Healthy Campus Initiative is a campus-wide effort to find innovative courses of action to advance healthy living at the University of Utah while sharing the campus’ acclaimed teaching and research efforts and education with other communities. By signing on to the initiative, the University pledges to adopt guidelines for food, nutrition, physical activity and programming over the next three years to ensure the U’s students, staff, faculty, and visitors are provided with a healthy campus environment.
Join us for the Healthy Campus Initiative signing on March 7, 2019, at 9 a.m. in the George S. Eccles Student Life Center. Light and healthy refreshments will be served.
We look forward to a healthier future together.
“Men on Boats”
Thursday March 7-Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9-Sunday March 10, 2019 |2 p.m.
Studio 115 in the Performing Arts Building, 240 S. 1500 East
This thrilling and widely acclaimed play by Jaclyn Backhaus reimagine history with women front and center.
General Admission tickets are $18, University of Utah faculty and staff are $15, University of Utah 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.
From Overt Discrimination to Implicit Bias: Are we making progress?
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 7 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library Gould Auditorium, Level 1
Christine M. Durham, retired Justice of the Utah Supreme Court, will give the sixth annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Legacy Women’s Archive Lecture. She will speak on “From Overt Discrimination to Implicit Bias: Are we Making Progress?”
Durham is currently an appellate attorney for Zimmerman Booher. She retired from the Utah Supreme Court in 2017 after serving as a justice for 35 years and as chief justice and chair of the Utah Judicial Council for a decade. She currently co-chairs Utah’s Coordinating Committee on Access to Justice and the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion. Before joining the Utah Supreme Court, Durham served on the state trial court, following years in private practice. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Wellesley College and a Juris Doctor from Duke University.
Durham is past president of the Conference of Chief Justices of the United States and past chair of the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, the entity that accredits American law schools. She is an emeritus member of Duke University’s Board of Trustees, the Council of the American Law Institute and the Board of Overseers for the Rand Corporation’s Institute for Civil Justice.
Durham taught state constitutional law for many years at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and served for twelve years on the Utah Constitutional Revision Commission. She has received honorary degrees from five Utah universities and has been recognized nationally for her work in judicial education and efforts to improve the administration of justice.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
FREE APPLICATION FOR FAFSA WORKSHOPS
Friday, March 8, 2019 | 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Student Services Building, Room 105 (map)
Our office will have extended hours on these days:
- Friday, March 8, 2019 | 5-7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
We recommend bringing these items to the workshop:
- Your 2017 tax return transcript. This can be requested at irs.gov.
- 2017 1040s for both the student and parent, if applicable
- 2017 W-2s for both the student and parent, if applicable.
Dissertation & Thesis Writing Boot Camp
Monday, March 11-Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, Level 1
This is a free program sponsored by the Graduate School and the Marriott Library so that you can make some serious progress on your thesis or dissertation during spring break.
We will meet all four days in the Gould Auditorium with breakfast provided to attendees. There will be a thesis formatting workshop during the week as well.
Register for the event here.
Mindfulness Stress Reduction Course
Every Thursday night through March 14, 2019 | 4:30-7 p.m.
Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition of mindfulness is, “paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” Stress is an inherent part of our lives. We do not practice mindfulness in order to escape the stress but practice so that we can relate to our stress in a healthier way. MBSR is intended to ignite our inner capacity for awareness and to learn ways that we can be awake and in touch with our lives as they unfold.
In research published by the Center for Mindfulness, the majority of people who complete the course report:
- Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
- An increased ability to relax
- Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
- Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
- Improved self-esteem
- An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
Dance Marathon Information Session
Monday, March 18, 2019 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wallace Stegner Center 24th Annual Symposium: Recreation Challenges on Public Lands
Thursday and Friday, March 21-22, 2019
S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
Visit the event website to see the agenda and speaker list.
Registration is required. Click here to register.
Restoring Balance Self-Care Retreat
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The retreat is co-facilitated by Paul Thielking and Julie Howell. Thielking is board certified in Psychiatry and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Howell is a certified mindfulness instructor. Both have a long-standing interest in helping health care professionals with stress and burnout and have been leading self-care retreats for the past several years.
Click here for more information.
Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30, 2019
Grad Fair dates and times are below:
- Thursday, March 28 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Friday, March 29 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturday, March 30 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
At Grad Fair, you will have the opportunity to get professional photos taken, order unique graduation announcements, and visit with a variety of campus vendors. Plus, don’t forget to sign the block U that is featured at Commencement after Grad Fair and enter-to-win a variety of prizes.
If you prefer to skip the lines at Grad Fair, go to CampusStore.utah.edu to pre-order your regalia now. You can select in-store pick-up starting March 28 or have it shipped to you.
UTAH HEALTH SALT LAKE CITY MARATHON
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Students receive a 25 percent discount on their registration. Please submit a copy of your student ID to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a special discount code.
Employees receive a special 30 percent discount with the following code: uofuhealthruns19
There is something for everyone with seven events to choose from. Whether you’re a seasoned runner going for a PR or brand new and looking to take on your first 5k, we’ve got you covered:
Full (BQ) | Half | 10k | 5k
Bike Tour | 10k Skate | Kids K
Foundations of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Wednesdays, April 17-May 8, 2019 | 6-8 p.m.
U of U Health Resiliency Center | Health Sciences Education Building, Room 5775 (26 S. 2000 E.)
The course is for the public and for employees and costs $99.
Click here to register.
SPRING 2019 PEAK EMPLOYEE FITNESS CLASSES
Now through April 23, 2019
- University of Utah Health employees
- Employees at Primary Children’s Hospital & Clinics
- University affiliates in Research Park
- Members of the University of Utah Alumni Association
- Family members and partners of employees
- Alumni association members
PEAK Health and Fitness offer a wide variety of classes including boot camp, circuit training, core training, indoor cycling, mat Pilates, stretch and strengthen, total body fitness, weight training and yoga.
Registration is available here.
Intensive Lifestyle Program
Now through May 1, 2019 | 5:15-6:45 p.m.
LS Skaggs Patient Wellness Center
Open access to the gym 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m., Monday-Friday
Multiple locations for this class with varying start dates exist.