Campus Events

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 p.m. The following items will be discussed, among others:
  • U of U 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.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Eccles Health Sciences Library

Take a break from the stress of the end of the semester by coming to the library and decompress with a pup.

Therapy Animals of Utah will be coming by Dec. 4, and bringing some of their furriest friends to help us all through testing.

The dogs (and dog-loving librarians) will be hanging out in the portrait gallery on the main level of the library.

For more information, visit our blog or call 801-581-5534.

Write a letter, change a life
Tuesday, Dec. 4-Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 | 12-2 p.m.

Various locations

For the fourth year, the Tanner Center for Human Rights is joining Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” campaign in support of 10 women or groups threatened for their advocacy work.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the center’s tables at the following locations and times to learn more and write a letter in support of one woman or group.

  • Dec. 4, 12-2 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Dec. 5, 12-2 p.m., Hinckley Institute of Politics
  • Dec. 6, 12-2 p.m., Eccles Health Sciences Library

“Site Lines” Artists Gallery Talks
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 | 1–3 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)

Hear from U faculty artists as you explore their creations in “Site Lines: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty.” “Site Lines”, closing Jan. 6, 2019, is a lively gathering of more than forty works in a wide variety of mediums from more than 25 campus creators and teachers.

Featured artists at Wednesday night’s gallery talk include:

  • Simon Blundell
  • Lewis Joseph Crawford
  • John Owen Erickson
  • Kelsey Harrison
  • Marnie Powers-Torrey
  • Amy Elise Thompson
  • Emily Tipps

“Site Lines” is sponsored by the U’s Arts Pass program. Additional support provided by the Department of Art and Art History.

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.m. 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.

Discount 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.

Collaborating on Air Quality: From Pollution to Solution
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2018 | 1-5 p.m.
College of Law, 6th floor

Air quality continues to be a critical issue in the Salt Lake Valley. Why do long-term, comprehensive solutions remain elusive? The upcoming Dialogue on Collaboration, “Collaborating on Air Quality: From Pollution to Solution,” will explore these questions and how collaborative approaches can help the region continue to make progress on our air quality concerns.

Invited guest speakers:

  • Thom Carter, executive director, UCAIR
  • Kerry Kelly, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah
  • Alan Matheson, executive director, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
  • Vicki Bennett, sustainability department director, Salt Lake City Corporation
  • Teri New ell, deputy director, Utah Department of Transportation

The Dialogue is co-hosted by the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, part of the Wallace Stegner Center at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, and The Langdon Group. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Free parking will be available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium the afternoon of December 6. We encourage you to take public transportation to our events. Email Katherine Daly with additional questions:

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.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 | 3:30-6:30 p.m.
EAE Master Games Studio, Building 72, second floor

EAE Play is an annual event hosted by the U’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game development program, which will showcase and allow for play testing of student games under production.

EAE Play will be held on Dec. 7, 2018, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the EAE Master Games Studio, Building 72, 332 S. 1400 East, second floor, formerly the home of the law library. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the lot just east of the building, which can be entered from 400 South, just east of University Street.

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.

Book Club: “The Woman Who Smashed Codes” (Biography)
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 | 2 p.m.
1705F, Faculty Center, J. Willard Marriott Library

In 1916, a young Quaker schoolteacher and poetry scholar named Elizebeth Smith was hired by an eccentric tycoon to find the secret messages he believed were embedded in Shakespeare’s plays. She soon learned to apply her skills to an exciting new venture: codebreaking—the solving of secret messages without knowledge of the key.

Click here for more information.

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.