Highlighted Events

Tickets available on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 | 10 a.m.
ArtSaltLake.org or 801-355-ARTS (2787)

The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents “An Evening with Sandra Cisneros” hosted by KUER’s Doug Fabrizio, producer and host of RadioWest, at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public but tickets are required.

Tickets will be made available Monday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. at ArtSaltLake.org or 801-355-ARTS (2787). Limit is two per person. Cisneros will discuss the Chicana literary movement, her writing and the influence of her heritage on her work. She will read excerpts from her books, including her recent memoir “A House of My Own: Stories From My Life.”

Mondays | 5:15 p.m.
Wednesdays | 12:05 p.m. (Begins Feb. 1)
Fridays | 8:05 a.m. (Begins Feb. 1)

Eccles Health Sciences Library, Garden Level

Join us for free 50 minute yoga sessions from January-April 2017 on Mondays, *Wednesdays and Fridays (beginning on Feb. 1), on the Garden Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Drop by for one event or attend all of the free yoga events. Please bring your own mat. If you forget your mat, we have three mats available for check out at the front desk.

Please send us feedback here.

Monday, Feb. 13: 12-1 p.m.
Union Building, Parlor A

The Presidential Task Force on Campus Safety is holding three listening sessions aimed at collecting feedback about campus safety which will be used to make recommendations to the president.

In December 2016, President David Pershing composed the task force and asked it provide recommendations in the following four areas:
1.    Prevention campaigns
2.    Physical safety, such as lighting and security cameras
3.    Adequacy of support personnel to respond to incidents
4.    Training for students, faculty and staff

The listening sessions are designed for the task force to listen to the campus community and will be hosted by task force chairs Vice President for Student Affairs Barbara Snyder and Associate General Counsel Michele Ballantyne. All members of the campus community, including Health Sciences, are invited to participate. The task force is particularly interested in student comments.

Listening session:

  • Monday, Feb. 13: 12-1 p.m. in the Union Building, Parlor A

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union, Room 240

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a free profile pic photobooth for your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tinder, etc.

Located at the UPC office: Union Room 240.

Part of the Adobe x UPC Social Media Week, brought to you by the UPC Marketing Board. Visit upc.utah.edu for more info.

Send a sweetheart a free cUTEgram from UPC.

RSVP on Facebook.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union patio

Don’t miss getting a selfie with REAL #HumpDay camels at the Union.

Find the camels outside on the Union Patio, on the west side of the building.

Part of the Adobe x UPC Social Media Week, brought to you by the UPC Marketing Board. Visit upc.utah.edu for more info.

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Eccles School Fashion Show
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 | 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Room 7180 (Bill and Pat Child Family Community Hall)

The shows are free but a ticket is required and can be requested here.

The David Eccles School of Business is will host its first fashion show as part of Eccles School Week (Feb. 13-17). The fashion show will highlight the recommended dress code for many industry sectors. Students will get the opportunity to interact and ask questions after the show to understand what appropriate dress looks like in different work situations and business sectors, including: interview, technology/science, finance/accounting, government/nonprofit, marketing/public relations/advertising and hospitality/entertainment.

The event also will spotlight student-run clothing companies from the Lassonde Studios.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 | Pre-concert lecture 6:30 p.m.; Concert 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

The University of Utah along with The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City presents Cuarteto Casals. The renowned string quartet has been described as “A quartet for the new millennium… ” by the Strad Magazine. They have performed in many of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Wigmore Hall.

The quartet will perform “Quartet in B flat Major, K. 458” by W.A. Mozart, “Quartet No. 10 in A flat Major, Op. 118” by Dimitri Shostakovich and “Quartet No. 3 in B flat Major, Op. 67” by Johannes Brahms.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 12-2 p.m.
Union Collegiate Room

Learn how to enhance your online social media presence and portfolio with an exclusive workshop from Adobe.

Also, get a free professional headshot taken for your LinkedIn profile or resume.

Part of the Adobe x UPC Social Media Week, brought to you by the UPC Marketing Board. Visit upc.utah.edu for more info.

Arrive on time; seating is limited.

RSVP on Facebook.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
College of Law, Moot Courtroom

The American West has long been at the center of national debates about the relationship between the environment and the economy. This close examination of the “deep history” of the region reveals how the unique geographies of the West have exerted a powerful influence on the peoples of this region and how those people, in turn, have shaped and adapted this largely arid region over time.

As the first people to set foot on the North American continent, westerners constantly innovated. New tools, the advent of agriculture, fire- and irrigation-managed environments, and the development of extensive trade routes were essential to early survival and success in the West and belie the myth of a “pristine” “Edenic” America “discovered” by Europeans. Instead, by the time Europeans finally arrived, Native peoples had flourished in the New World for tens of thousands of years, evolving societies ranging from relatively simple hunting and gathering bands to sophisticated, agricultural, urban metropolises.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work

This presentation is all about how to ace an interview. Find out what questions to expect and how to prepare stellar responses – even for the tough ones. Gain insight into interview etiquette and how to make an agency eager to hire you. Prepare to shine. This event is free and open to social work students and alumni.

Please direct inquires to Jennifer Nozawa: jennifer.nozawa@socwk.utah.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Union Pano East

Join the Personal Money Management Center for “Owning the Credit Card Game.” Still scared of credit cards? Come eat free lunch and check out this workshop to learn how to be credit card savvy. Wells Fargo’s Sergio Bodero will be presenting.

Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future: Health Care in America
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 12:30-2 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73

The 2016 presidential election exposed the multiple and deep divisions that exist within American society. Despite its diversity, American society has become a place where people don’t really talk, listen and learn from “the other side.” This dialogue series is aimed at providing regular opportunities for civil and constructive dialogue among differing perspectives to foster mutual understanding and consideration of practical solutions to national and global challenges.

The first dialogue will explore the status of health care in America, what efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Healthcare Act could mean and whether healthcare is a value that we as a society share — and, if so, at what price point?

Panelists for the dialogue are:

  • Vivian Lee, senior vice president, University Health Sciences and CEO of University of Utah Health Care.
  • Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa, R-Salt Lake, and a physician.
  • Joseph Miner, physician and executive director of the Utah Department of Health.
  • Norm Waitzman, director of the Health, Society and Policy Program and an economics professor.
  • Moderator: Cindy Berg, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science and a psychology professor.

The dialogue series is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Hinckley Institute, College of Social and Behavioral Science, and Undergraduate and Graduate Student Advisory Councils,

Future dialogue events will address refugees and national immigration policy; balancing economic growth with environmental protections; race, gender, and class disparities in the U.S.; and terrorism and U.S. foreign policy.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
Marriott Center for Dance

Modern Dance student choreographic works.

The Department of Modern Dance at the University of Utah has a long, distinguished history of excellence that unites the world of academia with the world of professional dance. NASD accredited and ranked as one of the top programs in the country, our alumni have gone on to work internationally and nationally as dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, teachers, videographers and administrators.

Free with the U Arts Pass (UCard) for University of Utah students, $5 for adults, students, faculty and seniors.

Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building Auditorium

West Indian woodpecker – Melanerpes superciliaris. Zapata swamp, Bay of Pigs

The Frontiers of Science lecture series continues with a presentation by ornithologist and National Geographic explorer Cagan Sekercioglu of the University of Utah. His presentation is titled “Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and Their Ecosystem Services.” Sekercioglu is the author of the 2016 book of the same title. He has cataloged bird species worldwide and is an advocate for bird conservation, particularly in his native Turkey.

His presentation will cover the critical roles for ecosystems and human well-being that birds play worldwide.  The ecological importance of birds and the economic value of their services are not widely appreciated, and many face extinction due to climate change, habitat loss, and introduced species. By studying birds’ ecological functions and ecosystem services, we can understand the environmental consequences of bird declines and extinctions for ecosystems and for the people that benefit from birds’ services.

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
College of Law, Moot Courtroom

2017 Human Trafficking Symposium will feature professionals and community leaders who have worked to combat refugee and immigration trafficking, sex trafficking, and labor trafficking in their respective fields and who will speak to this issue as a global problem with local implications. Each presenter will offer a unique perspective on how our community can address human trafficking in Utah and across the globe.

The keynote speaker is Laura Lederer, the president and founder of Globalcenturion.org, an organization dedicated to fighting modern slavery by working to eliminate the demand-side of sex and labor trafficking. The event will also host panels and speakers throughout the day as we join together as a community to address one of the most serious human rights issues of our generation.

Click here for tickets.

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join in our Union Photo scavenger hunt and win awesome prizes!
Must post a photo collage of the following locations using #YourCampusLife #UPCSocialMediaWeek and tag @yourcampuslife to receive your prize package.

Big Block U west of the Union

  • Crimson View Restaurant, Union fourth floor
  • Student Lounge, Union second floor
  • Bowling Alley, Union first floor

After posting your collage, visit the UPC Office (Union Room 240) to pick up your prize package. Includes sunglasses, a “jump the line” voucher for Crimson Nights on March 31, and more.

Part of the Adobe x UPC Social Media Week, brought to you by the UPC Marketing Board. Visit upc.utah.edu for more info.

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 | 8-10:30 p.m.
Salt Lake City Sports Complex

It’s the final weekend of the regular season as Utah plays host to Colorado State for the first time ever. The Utes haven’t played the Rams since the 2012-2013 season, where the Utes beat the Rams 4-3 in the Western Showcase in Colorado.

For tickets, click here and for more information, go here.

Through-Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
Babcock Theatre

The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre opens the spring season with “Dogfight,” a romantic and witty musical adaptation of the 1991 movie with River Phoenix and Lili Taylor at the Babcock Theatre, Feb. 3-19. Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical in 2013, “Dogfight” is directed and choreographed by Denny Berry.

The play is set on Nov. 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery and partying. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward waitress, he volunteers to win a brutal bet with his fellow recruits. Speckled with comedy, love and tragedy, “Dogfight” will take its audience on a heart breaking and powerful journey that changes even the strongest soldiers.

General Admission tickets are $18, U faculty and staff are $15, U 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 ticket.utah.edu or at the Performing Arts Box Office, located at Kingsbury Hall.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 | 12:15 p.m.
Marriott Library, Faculty Center

The interdisciplinary Sustainability Faculty Learning Community meets on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Join us for practice and discussion about integrating the big ideas of sustainability into your courses and academic endeavors. The Sustainability Faculty Learning Community is a joint initiative of the Sustainability Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Faculty, teaching assistants, and staff are welcome. This month, Brian Codding, assistant professor in anthropology and Sustainability Teaching Scholar will share exercises, strategies, and activities he uses to integrate sustainability into his courses.

Please RSVP.

Tuesday, Feb. 21-Thursday, Feb. 23 | 7 p.m. nightly
Kingsbury Hall

Outdoor Adventures is hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at Kingsbury Hall Feb. 21-23, 2017.

General public: $14
Students with UCard: $12

Different films will be screened each night, click here to see the film descriptions and selections for each evening,

To learn more about Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, visit the official website.

Tickets are available at Kingsbury Hall ticket office 801-581-7100, REI-Salt Lake and at Outdoor Adventures.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 12-1:15 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B), College of Social Work

Sexuality is often a taboo subject when discussing older adults, yet it is an important aspect of relationships as we age. Being in a committed relationship has been shown to have health benefits. Presenter Kristin Hodson will discuss ways to maintain healthy relationships and sexuality throughout the aging process. This event is free and open to the public.

Please direct inquiries to Linda Mendenhall at linda.mendenhall@socwk.utah.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 | Submissions due by 11:59 p.m.

The College of Social Work’s Initiative for Transformative Social Work (ITSW) will host a photo exhibit display responding to a 21st century priority for social justice advocates: immigration and displacements.  The exhibit will feature photos of objects symbolizing the stories of resilience for refugees, immigrants, and displaced people.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are invited to submit photos sharing stories of strength.  Individuals who identify as having immigrant and/or refugee backgrounds, as well as witnesses of immigration and displacements, are especially encouraged to submit photos.  Individuals may submit a maximum of three photos, which must be received (along with a submission form: http://bit.ly/ITSWobjects) by midnight on Feb. 28.

For additional information, please contact: itsw@utah.edu.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work

The social work profession is facing critical challenges in the time of globalization. In 2012, the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)—partnering with the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and the International Council of Social Work (ICSW) — launched the major undertaking of the “Social Work Global Agenda.” The effort is based on giving social work more visibility and enabling the profession to work more effectively with other global bodies to make changes in entities including UN bodies, governments, NGOs, multi-national companies and social work related bodies. The presentation will focus on regional key themes that emerged, successful examples from five regions and the future direction and utilization of the report in the global community. This event is free and open to the public.

Please direct inquires to Delva Hommes: delva.hommes@socwk.utah.edu.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work

This overview will address common ethical pitfalls; specifically, the ethics of social media, client confidentiality and subpoenas and Utah-specific social work statutes. This event is free and open to social work students and alumni.

Please direct inquires to Jennifer Nozawa: jennifer.nozawa@socwk.utah.edu.

Friday, March 3, 2017 | 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, sixth floor

Join fellow digital artists, musicians, directors, producers, actors, business people, students and attorneys for this day-long symposium to explore emerging trends in the film, TV and music industries. Designed to maximize both learning and networking, the Summit is an engaging blend of presentations, interactive panel discussions, performances, live demonstrations, and an unforgettable lunchtime keynote. The day is also infused with the Stewards of Story theme, guiding conversations about what taking responsibility for ethical storytelling means today.

Read more here and click here to register.

Through Friday, March 3, 2017
Marriott Library

This exhibition will mark the 20th anniversary of the Artnauts Artist Collective. The Collective was founded in Colorado by Dr. George Rivera in 1996. Since that time, the collective has exhibited work in museum, university, gallery and public spaces on four continents while using the arts as a tool for addressing global issues while connecting artists from around the world.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Red Butte Garden

Would you like to harvest your first tomato before August? Are there heirloom varieties you can’t find in local garden centers that you want to grow? Then join instructor Golden Reeves, aka, the Tomato King, as he uncovers the secrets of basic seed propagation, discusses tips for successful tomato gardening, and shares his proven techniques to extend the growing season. Participants will plant and take home a flat of tomato and pepper seeds for germinating at home, as well as receive three Wall O’ Waters so tomatoes can be planted in your garden before the last frost. Combined with Golden’s tips, the supplies you take home will have you harvesting delicious tomatoes all summer long. Class and workshop prices vary. For more information, go here.

Saturday, March 4 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Student Life Center

Please Join ASUU in our Climb-A-Thon.

We are the Philanthropy and Service Board with the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU). Our board works all year round to raise money for two organizations which are Make-A-Wish Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Throughout this year, we have hosted various events in order to meet our goal of $20,000, so far we have raised over $2,500. We need YOUR help in order to meet our goal! Instead of hosting Rock the U, we decided to create a new event known as the Climb-A-Thon. The event will include all day rock wall climbing at the Life Center on campus and complimentary food. We want to see U there! In order to attend the event, you have to register on one of our websites and give a personal donation of $10.00. This money is not only a personal donation, but it is your ticket into the event.

We ask that you register on our websites and join us in our purpose in raising money for these two wonderful organizations. You can register for either the Make-A-Wish Utah page or the Huntsman Cancer Institute page. Pick a page and raise money for that specific organization.

Fundraise for Make-A-Wish here.

Fundraise for Huntsman Cancer Institute here.

A little goes a long way and you have the power to impact a life today.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, 2017 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Red Butte Garden

Proper pruning enhances the beauty of almost any landscape tree and shrub. It is an art and science, and when done well, pruning can turn a landscape plant into a thing of beauty.
This is a pruning basics class and intended for those with limited pruning experience and will address basic pruning concepts associated with flowering trees and shrubs, vines, and ground covers as well as the shaping of hedges. Classroom session lecture will cover pruning tools, when and why to prune, and the differences between thinning and heading back. The Saturday class will be hands-on, in-the-field, so please wear appropriate clothing and bring gloves and hand pruners.

Co-Sponsored with Lifelong Learning, University of Utah Continuing Education.

Class and workshop prices vary. For more information, go here.

Through Friday, March 10, 2017
Marriott Library, Level four

The Preservation Department uses conservation treatments to remediate damage in books, documents and photographs, and preventive approaches to mitigate future damage.
Strategies include: retaining as much as possible of the original historic object in repairs; utilizing reversible, non-damaging techniques; and safeguarding cultural assets in advance of natural or manmade disasters.The exhibit provides an overview of these preservation treatments.

Click here for more information.

Through April 15, 2017
Natural History Museum of Utah

Don’t miss live theater performances delighting museum audiences almost daily. Current productions include “Poison Live!” – the true story of how murder helped bring about the science of toxicology, and “The Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow,” a fun look at how exotic plants in the rainforest develop life-saving defenses.

Shows are included with regular museum admission.

“Poison Live!” is a 12-minute theatrical and multimedia show that tells a dramatic story about the beginnings of toxicology. Check here for scheduled days and times.

Extreme plants traveling show: Step right up and see the world’s most daring, elegant, exotic and mysterious plants. Experience this high-energy, 20-minute theatrical performance that will entertain and enlighten one and all. Meet the plants and bear witness to their highly evolved defense mechanisms. Seeing is believing folks. Check here for scheduled days and times.

Through April 16, 2017
Natural History Museum of Utah

Mystery and intrigue are afoot at NHMU’s new “Power of Poison” exhibit. Learn more about the role of poison for good and ill in nature, history, myths and legends and real life. Complete with live animals, technical wonders and a touch of live theater, there is something to fascinate the explorer in everyone.

NHMU is the only stop on “The Power of Poison” tour that displays live animals. When visitors step into “Poison in Nature,” they enter the Chocó forest of Columbia where live golden poison arrow frogs peer up from their tanks. These brightly-colored amphibians can fit into your shirt pocket, but they would be a deadly accessory; their skin secretes a substance so toxic that the poison from one frog can kill 10 grown humans.

Purchase tickets here.