Campus Events

Civility in Politics Part 2—Resilience of American Institutions
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.

Gardner Commons—Hinckley Institute of Politics

Is it worse now than ever before? From a historical perspective, are there lessons to be learned and roads to be followed? How do we get back on course and resume honest discussion to find space for common ground and consensus rather than constant polarization?

  • Jason Perry, director, Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah (moderator)
  • James M. Curry, assistant professor, Department of Political Science
  • Ella Myers, associate professor, Department of Political Science and Division of Gender Studies
  • Brent J. Steele, professor and director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science

Pizza & Politics is free and open to the public.

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the views expressed in this forum.


Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 | 4-6 p.m.
Bill & Pat Child Family Community Hall, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building

Students from all majors are invited to attend UHire Diversity & Women, a networking and hiring event hosted by the David Eccles School of Business. This event is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to engage with top employers for internships and job opportunities.

RSVP on Handshake through CIS.

Companies attending UHire Diversity & Women include Adobe, IM Flash,, Workday, L3, Intermountain Healthcare, Goldman Sachs, EY, Cicero Group, Maverik, Sundance Institute, Clearlink, Education at Work, PW Companies (Del Sol), Onset Financial Inc, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and UPS.

Role of the Prosecutor in the 21st Century
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Gardner Commons—Hinckley Caucus Room

  • Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney

Pizza & Politics is free and open to the public.

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
CRCC, Room 105

Join the Eccles Global Information Session regarding upcoming Learning Abroad Experiences through the Business School.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 | 6 p.m.
Little America Hotel

This annual event this year will be honoring Howard Peterson as the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Ski Archives’ S.J. Quinney Award Winner as well as the Utah Avalanche Center and Forest Service for the History-Maker Award

Reserve by Oct. 19 with Judy Jarrow at 801-581-3421 or

Click here for more information.

Standing Up for Utah’s Needs: Engaging Millennials
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.

Gardner Commons—Hinckley Caucus Room

The Utah Citizens Counsel will present key findings on their 2018 policy report about economic inequality, water and air quality, education funding, Medicaid expansion, guns and suicide, toxic stress in young children, homelessness, redistricting and the National Popular Vote movement.
  • Pat Christensen, trial attorney (retired)
  • Dave Carrier, University of Utah biology professor
  • Dixie Huefner, professor of special education law (retired)
  • Di Allison, former president of the Utah League of Women Voters
  • Nancy Haanstad, chair of the Department of Political Science, Weber State (retired)
  • Cheryll May, adjunct professor, University of Utah; curator, BYU Fine Arts Museum (retired)
  • Sheryl Allen, former Republican State Legislator, National Popular Vote Movement.

Pizza & Politics is free and open to the public.

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum

Organized by the Utah Citizens Council.

Midterm Voting
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 | 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, Level 1

Students, staff and faculty can vote in in the midterm election on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

You must be a resident of Salt Lake County to vote at the library. Not registered to vote yet? Not a problem. The good news is that you can register to vote on election day at the library. Bring a valid ID. More info can be found through the Salt Lake County Clerk.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Guest House Douglas Ballroom

Hosted by The University Guest House and Conference Center. All Campus Meeting Planners invited to attend. Cost is $30 per person. Breakfast and lunch included. Questions? Call the Guest House at 801-587-2925.

Click here to register.

Topics to be covered:
New Campus Venues and Scheduling
UShop: New Campus Services Available
Risk Management Updates
Updates on Campus Alcohol Policies
New Campus Catering Policies

2018 Student Leadership Conference
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hosted by Student Leadership and Involvement and the National Society for Leadership and Success, the 2018 Student Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m-2 p.m. at the A. Ray Olpin Student Union. This event will feature four break-off groups throughout the day, and each event will have two sessions. This conference is designed by students for students looking for involvement opportunities and ways to increase their leadership skills. Lunch will be provided to those who register.Please visit the event webpage to register.

Keynote speaker: Tawanda P. Owens, Ph.D., will be sharing her perspectives of the current climate in which youth and women are entering leadership roles, as well as her experience and advice on the transition and evolution of professional roles, which we work to encourage our younger people/students to actively pursue. Owens is the executive director of Diverse Student Advocacy—a new position at the U. This position was created to serve the needs of officially recognized, underrepresented student groups at the U. Specific and important vision for the position was provided by the Black Student Union. Owens keynote will be at approximately 1 p.m.

Owens serves as an advocate for the students and programs associated with the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED); provides a communication link between students and university leadership by listening to and understanding diverse students’ needs, initiatives and directions; and helps coordinate the three student centers that are in OED.

Breakout sessions:

  • Freshman/Transfer Target: Learn about ways to get involved on campus as a new student.
  • The Future is Female: An event focused on empowering women in leadership.
  • Student Leadership Q&A: Mingle and ask questions with some of our current student leaders.
  • Meet the Ambassadors: Learn more about the various ambassador programs across campus and how to get involved.

Veterans Cup Dodgeball Tournament
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 | 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Student Life Center

Can you dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge? As part of Vet Week, the student veterans at Utah are hosting the second annual Veterans Cup Dodgeball Tournament. Teams entering the tournament can register a minimum of seven and a maximum of 10 players. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The fee is $10 per player. Each team member will receive a T-shirt.

All proceeds fund veterans’ programs and scholarships at the U. To register or obtain additional information, contact Caleb Meyer, SVU president, at

PURPA @ 40: Renewable Energy Law and Policy in the United States
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law

On the 40th anniversary of PURPA—the nation’s most important renewable energy statute—we will critically explore the past, present, and future of renewable energy law and policy in the United States. Please join us to engage in a dialogue with the nation’s foremost experts. 5.5 hours of CLE (pending). Visit the event website for the full agenda and speaker list.

Click here to register.

Panel discussions will include:

  • PURPA and the Rise of U.S. Renewable Energy Policy in Historical Context
  • 40 Years of 20/20 Hindsight: PURPA Challenges Today (Roundtable Debate)
  • Emerging Trends in U.S. Renewable Energy Law and Policy
  • International Perspectives on Renewable Energy Policy
  • Rooftop Solar and the Future of the Electricity Grid (Roundtable Debate)

Registration fees:
$75 general public
$40 seniors, government, university or nonprofit
$20 students

Hosted by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment.

The Opioid Crisis: Paths Forward to Mitigate Regulatory Failure
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6

The 2018-19 Utah Law Review presents “The Opioid Crisis: Paths Forward to Mitigate Regulatory Failure.” The symposium will critically examine failures of the pharmaceutical market, subsequent inadequate regulatory responses, and possible solutions as the nation moves forward in addressing the crisis. Scholars from around the country will discuss the impact of regulation from the national and state level, the impact of addiction on communities, and how public health research should inform future policy and regulation decisions. Read more »

5 hours of CLE (pending). Lunch provided. Free and open to the public but registration is requested. Register online »
Panel discussions include:

  • The Role of the Federal Government: Regulatory Failures and Possibilities
  • The Public Health Perspective: Tracing the Root of the Problem
  • The Role of States in Regulation
  • The Community Impact of the Opioid Crisis: Addiction, Criminal Justice, and Health Disparities

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.