Campus Events

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 | 3:30 p.m.
Emma Eccles Jones Welcome Center, Gardner Commons Room 2155

Is your future college student interested in attending the University of Utah? Are you or is someone in your family interested in pursuing a degree at the U? Do you have questions about the admissions process and employee tuition benefits? If so, please join us on Monday, Nov. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the Emma Eccles Jones Welcome Center for a special presentation for U parents, faculty and staff.

Our admissions staff will be on hand to answer your questions about employee tuition benefits, financial aid, the admissions process and more.

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Huntsman Center

Utah Women’s Basketball team hosts Seattle at 7 p.m.

Free for students with their UCard.

To purchase tickets, go here.

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Dumke Recital Hall

Music for electronics and live instruments are the focus of this electroacoustic concert. All the music will either be performed or composed by University of Utah students.

More info at

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts West

Directed by Geoffrey Miller, the School of Music presents an exciting performance by the Jazz Guitar Ensemble. This guitar combo, paired with bass and drums, plays both original compositions as well as jazz classics.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m
Campus Store

The University Campus Store will be hosting a Student Appreciation Day party between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 for all University of Utah students. There will be free pizza, free souvenir polaroids for the first 1,000 students and giveaways, including a Nintendo Switch.* The Campus Store also offers a 30 percent discount all day for University of Utah students that present a valid UCard.

This bi-annual event is the Campus Store’s way to give back to our amazing student body and we welcome all students to attend. The University of Utah is lucky to have such a unified student body and it’s a pleasure to extend our gratitude and support to you.

Food and prizes will be available between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. or while supplies last.

*Some restrictions apply. Valid for in-store purchases only. Excludes computers, electronics, textbooks, graduation regalia, diploma frames and services. Cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.

Free Coffee + Book Recommends
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 | 1-3 p.m. 
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

Drop by for free coffee, hot chocolate and tea as well as a wide selection of books including favorites of U students, librarians, staff and the Campus Store.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
Union, East Ballroom

Economics of Inequality is a panel for discussing the ways Capitalism can impact people of color, the environment, women’s rights, reproductive justice etc.

World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art: Youth Action Panel and Workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 | 6-9 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Queer activism, resistance and breaking stigmas through art.

Gather at the UMFA to discuss, reflect on and learn about the AIDS epidemic and how it continues to affect the world today. Join youth and community leaders in discussion and then make posters that draw inspiration from artists impacted by the AIDS epidemic. Refreshments will be served during the poster workshop. Click here for details.

Viola Frey’s “Ethnic Man” (1991), a signature object in the UMFA’s modern and contemporary gallery, will be covered from view to call attention to the lives and achievements of those lost to AIDS.

Presented in partnership with the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center, SQuARE: Students for Queer Art, Resistance and Education, Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council and Visual AIDS.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom, 6th floor

Stegner Center Green Bag Series Lecture with Joseph Kiesecker, lead scientist and director, Development by Design, The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Lands Team

Over the next several decades, as human populations grow and developing countries become more affluent, the demand for energy will soar. Parts of the energy sector are preparing to meet this demand by increasing renewable energy production, which is necessary to combat climate change. But many renewable energy sources have a large energy sprawl—the amount of land needed to produce energy—which can threaten biodiversity and conservation. Is it possible to meet this rise in energy demand, while still conserving natural places and species?

In Energy Sprawl Solutions, scientists Joseph M. Kiesecker and David Naugle provide a roadmap for preserving biodiversity despite the threats of energy sprawl. Their strategy—development by design—brings together companies, communities, and governments to craft blueprints for sustainable land development. This commonsense approach identifies and preemptively sets aside land where biodiversity can thrive while consolidating development in areas with lower biodiversity value. This approach makes sense for energy industries and governments, which can confidently build sustainability into their energy futures.

This contributed volume brings together experts in diverse fields such as biodiversity conservation, ecology, ecosystem services, wildlife, fisheries, planning, energy, economics, and finance. Early chapters set the context for global patterns of biodiversity risk from energy extraction and the challenges of achieving a green future while maintaining energy security. Middle chapters are devoted to case studies from countries around the world, each describing a different energy sector and the collaborative process involved in planning complex energy projects in a way that maximizes biodiversity protection. Detailed maps and charts help orient readers to countries and energy sectors, providing proof for what is possible.

With biodiversity declining rapidly because of an energy-hungry world, this book provides a needed guide for elected officials, industry representatives, NGOs and community groups who have a stake in sustainable energy-development planning.

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 here.

Five hours of CLE (pending). Lunch provided. Free and open to the public but registration is requested. Register online here.
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 for our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north.

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
School of Medicine, Classroom A

Dr. Amy Locke MD, FAAFP, associate professor of Family and Preventive Medicine and co-director, Resiliency Center will be discussing when life gets hectic, the first thing many of us sacrifice is self-care. Self-care is crucial to be high functioning and effective at home and in the workplace. Unfortunately, when we’re busy or stressed, it’s common for that to be the first thing to go. How does one manage a busy life and stay positive, happy, and resilient?

Come join the discussion around why it’s important to maintain wellness and learn what we can do to better take care or ourselvesevery dayy.

Learn more here.

“Interwoven: Junipers and the Web of Being”
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 | 3 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, level 1

Join us for an enlivening afternoon with author Kristen Rogers-Iverson. Kristen will speak about her research in writing her book “Interwoven: Junipers and the Web of Being.” The lecture is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Friends of the Library Lecture with author Kristen Rogers-Iverson.

This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 | 3-5 p.m.
College of Law, Moot Courtroom, 6th floor

The next meeting of the Academic Senate is Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, from 3-5 pm. The following items will be discussed, among others:
  • UofU Athletics Compliance Report
  • Campus Shuttle Service Update, E-scooters and Skateboarder Safety
  • Consolidation of the Kinesiology and Health Promotion & Education Programs

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.

“Interwoven: Junipers and the Web of Being”
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 | 3 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, level 1

Join us for an enlivening afternoon with author Kristen Rogers-Iverson. Kristen will speak about her research in writing her book “Interwoven: Junipers and the Web of Being.” The lecture is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Friends of the Library Lecture with author Kristen Rogers-Iverson.

This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Stress Buster Week
Monday, Dec 3-Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
J. Willard Marriott Library

As finals week approaches, let the library, ASUU and the Counseling Center help you de-stress.

Find the full schedule here.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
University Campus Store

On Thursday, Dec. 6, the University Campus Store and University Credit Union will host its annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, showing gratitude and support for the university community by offering 30 percent off purchases all day, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m1. Join your friends and family at the Campus Store for Starbucks refreshments, amazing prizes, including an Apple Watch and more. We will have Santa there to take pictures with your friends and family, in a professional photo booth. Plus, get your holiday shopping done early with new Utah outerwear and apparel, toys, games, gift items and more at a great discount. You can also enjoy the added benefit of getting your purchases gift wrapped for free. We hope to see you there.

1Discount offered at all Campus Store locations, during regular store hours on Dec. 6, 2018, for faculty and staff who present a valid UCard. Discount excludes electronics, textbooks, services and cannot be combined with other discounts. No purchase necessary to be eligible to win prizes.

Annual PRINT appreciation and Open House
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 | 4-8 p.m.
Book Arts Studio, Level 4

Come help the Book Arts Program celebrate 2018 and look forward to 2019! With a variety of printing plates and type locked-up on the presses, guest printers (that’s you) are invited to print a free letterpress card. Additional cards are three for $10.

Enjoy light refreshments and shop for some printed goods for those on your holiday list. We hope to see you there.

Free and open to the public—just drop by.

More info here.

Therapy Dogs
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 3 entrance

De-stress with some wonderful dogs from Intermountain Therapy Animals.

Now through Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 | During library hours

Main and upper levels, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

The Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) is now featuring the Layers of Medicine exhibit of art created by medical school students enrolled in the Layers of Medicine course which addresses the human elements of healthcare and medical training that are “layered” on top of scientific knowledge and clinical skills.  Stop by during library hours (perhaps on your way to or from a class/meeting in HSEB) to see this amazing collection of artistic interpretations of the human side of medicine in which burnout,  death, disability, gender, ethics, the art of giving and receiving medical care and much more are explored through art and artistic expression. The library’s main and upper levels will be home to this interactive and engaging display of student work until Dec. 7. Experience the loss of a patient and the solitary suffering of chronic pain patients. Witness the communal metamorphosis of medical students from strangers to family and from students to doctors. Contemplate the messy and unclear lines that dictate what is acceptable in “gallows humor” and who is “worthy or unworthy in medicine.” Consider how homelessness and other external factors interact with how someone accesses health care or one’s ability to make healthy lifestyle choices. Appreciate those who become knowledge—the cadavers.

Course directors, Gretchen Case and Karly Pippitt, emphasize the role ethics, humanities, communication, and gender play in giving and receiving medical care. The art project is assigned to the medical students to provide them an opportunity to personally and creatively explore the unique relationships and challenges of practicing medicine. The course directors’ hopes are that students start to think differently about health care, and express their talents and creativity in alternative ways.

EHSL is also pleased to feature student artwork in two locations—upper level, west entrance and main level, near the treadmill desks and the elevator. Here you will find featured student art from previous Layers of Medicine exhibits.

Make a point to come by to appreciate and explore these collections. Dare to be inspired, to question your assumptions, to think differently about health care, and to dive deeply into the challenges and rewards of the human interactions of the practice of medicine.

Dec. 10-21, 2018
Eccles Student Life Center

Stay active during the winter interim with PEAK. This shortened session is a great way to try something new! Registration is available here.

Jan. 9-April 23, 2019

PEAK fitness classes are available to all full and part-time employees of the University of Utah, including:
  • 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.