Campus Events

Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 12-1 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Hinckley Institute of Politics

Annie Isabel Fukushima, assistant professor, Division of Ethnic Studies, School for Cultural & Social Transformation

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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


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 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Marriott Library, Room 1735
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 | 3-5 p.m. | Marriott Library, Room 1160
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Marriott Library, Room 1735
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 | 3-5 p.m. | Marriott Library, Room 1735

The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA) is hosting a series of workshops on campus for students. Students can learn more about how to apply for different aid options, such as scholarships, grants, work-study and loans. UOSFA staff will give an informational presentation for the first thirty minutes. The remaining hour and a half will be devoted to one-on-one help and questions. Space is limited in the labs and it is recommended to arrive on time.

For more information, contact the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Student Services Building, Room 105

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

U.S. Military Impact on Cybersecurity
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018  | 12-1 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Hinckley Institute of Politics

  • Randy Arvay, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Utah (moderator)
  • Jared Baker, Lead Security Operations Analyst, Shape and Security; Master Sergeant in the Army Reserves
  • COL David Becker, Director of the G-6, Utah Army National Guard
  • Phil Bates, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Utah

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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


Election Debrief
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 | 2-3 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Hinckley Institute of Politics

  • Jason Perry, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics; Vice President of Government Relations, University of Utah (moderator)
  • Morgan Lyon Cotti, Associate Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics
  • Benjamin Wood, Reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

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.

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 | 4:30-6 p.m.
Sorenson Arts and Education Complex, Room 1151

Dr. Shelley Goldman, Stanford University

Sponsored by the College of Education and the Urban Institute for Teacher Education.

J. George Jones, Jr. and Velma Rife Jones Endowment was established in the College of Education to “do something good for the kids.” This fund supports the development and enhancements of

instruction and research, scholarships and lectures.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

This is an official International Education Week event.

Join a panel of diverse faculty, staff and alumni as they discuss the intersection of identity and global experiences. Free food will be provided by the Spice Kitchen. This event is sponsored by CEA.

Full event details can be found here.


Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 | 5-6:30 p.m.
Union Theater

This is an official International Education Week event

Join Learning Abroad to view student films from abroad and enjoy free popcorn and international candy.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sign up at

Breakfast and check-in will take place from 8:30-9 a.m. at your service location.

There are seven projects to choose from, with descriptions and more info hereProjects are open to all abilities and ages unless otherwise noted.

Please contact Bryce Williams at or 801-581-4811 with any additional questions.

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.