Highlighted Events

ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Monday, April 17-May 5, 2017 | Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Alvin Gitting Gallery, 375 S. 1530 East, SLC

Visit the student art exhibition.

Juror: Whitney Tasse, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts


LIT SESSIONS
Monday, April 17, 2017 | 3-5 p.m.
Lassonde Studios


What is the Libraries Innovation Team (L.I.T.)?

L.I.T. is comprised of librarians from the three libraries: Eccles Health Sciences, Faust Law, and Marriott. The team supports innovation efforts by providing informational resources, tools, and spaces for entrepreneurs.

What are L.I.T. Sessions?

LIT Sessions are drop-by librarian hours at the Lassonde Studios. Come meet with the Libraries Innovation Team to receive comprehensive assistance.

Ask us about:

  • Finding topic experts
  • Existing technologies and patents
  • Statistics/data support
  • Use of new technologies
  • Coursework

Click here for more options.


FREE YOGA FROM JANUARY-APRIL 2017
Mondays | 5:15 p.m.
Wednesdays | 12:05 p.m.
Fridays | 8:05 a.m. 
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.


FOOD TRUCKS 2.0
Monday, April 17, 2017 | 6:30-8 p.m.
Lassonde Studios

The Food Entrepreneur program strives to foster a culture of food entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Utah. We make this happen through our interactive food skills workshops, local restaurateur visits and fun social events. Whether you’re simply tired of eating ramen, or want to chase a Michelin star, we’ll equip you with the skills and resources you need.  The food entrepreneur program joins forces with Lassonde Studios residents (the Lassonde 400) to bring events and conversations to the residential community.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES SAN RAFAEL SWELL MOUNTAIN BIKING TRIP
Pre-trip meeting:  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Friday, April 21–Sunday, April 23, 2017
Outdoor Adventures

If you want to see some beautiful parts of the San Rafael Swell, get better at biking and enjoy the community of others in the
 outdoors then this is just the trip for you.

Pedal some sick trails with some amazing views on some fantastic bikes. Trail rides will be somewhat cross-country in nature, so
 participants do not need to have much technical downhill experience.

Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, and staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register.

Cost is $100 + tax.


CLASSIC GUITAR ENSEMBLE
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Dumke Recital Hall


The Classical Guitar Ensemble will be performing  Danza de las hachas by J. Rodrigo, Menuet de l’Arlesinne by G. Bizet, Fugue by G. F. Handel and Allegro moderato (Sonate BMW 1031) by J. S. Bach.


SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: CENTERING MARGINS WITHIN MOVEMENT
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Audre Lorde Student Lounge

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time where we highlight the history and culture of sexual violence to educate, raise awareness, and rejuvenate prevention efforts. This month we have chosen the theme “Engage Voices. Challenge Rape Culture.” to invite all voices to join together to end sexual violence in all its forms.

Please join us for one or more events hosted by various partner offices on campus throughout April. See the outline of events below and visit our website for more details.

Contact the Center for Student Wellness with any questions you may have at 801-581-7776.
 
April 12 – Bystander Intervention @ 12 to 2 p.m. in Union Den
April 13 – “I Don’t Get It”: Taking a Closer Look at Rape Culture @ 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Union Den
April 19 – Centering Margins within Movement @ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Audre Lorde Student Lounge
April 19 – Protecting U: Introducing New Policy on Sexual Violence @ 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Union Theatre
April 20 – Barriers to Reporting: Why Survivors Remain Silent @ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Union, Parlor A


PAUSE FOR PAWS
Wednesday, April 19-Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
College of Social Work Atrium

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to de-stress by visiting with registered Therapy Animals of Utah therapy dogs during this fun and relaxing event. Since spending time with calm dogs can reduce a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, anxiety and stress levels, this is the perfect way to prepare for (or recover from) finals.

This event is free and open to the campus community. 

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


EDIBLE CAMPUS GARDENS VOLUNTEER SESSION
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
Pioneer Garden


Join the edible campus gardens volunteer session.

Stay up-to-date on volunteer sessions and events by signing up for the Edible Campus Gardens’ weekly newsletters or follow them on Facebook.


SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH – PROTECTING U: INTRODUCING NEW POLICY ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 2:30-4 p.m.
Union Theatre

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time where we highlight the history and culture of sexual violence to educate, raise awareness, and rejuvenate prevention efforts. This month we have chosen the theme “Engage Voices. Challenge Rape Culture.” to invite all voices to join together to end sexual violence in all its forms.

Please join us for one or more events hosted by various partner offices on campus throughout April. See the outline of events below and visit our website for more details.

Contact the Center for Student Wellness with any questions you may have at 801-581-7776.
 
April 12 – Bystander Intervention @ 12 to 2 p.m. in Union Den
April 13 – “I Don’t Get It”: Taking a Closer Look at Rape Culture @ 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Union Den
April 19 – Centering Margins within Movement @ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Audre Lorde Student Lounge
April 19 – Protecting U: Introducing New Policy on Sexual Violence @ 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Union Theatre
April 20 – Barriers to Reporting: Why Survivors Remain Silent @ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Union, Parlor A


CAMPUS STORE APPLE ONE-DAY EVENT
Thursday, April 20, 2017
University Campus Store

On Thursday, April 20, all Apple products will be available tax-free at the main University Campus Store and the University Campus Store in HSEB. Faculty and staff will save an additional 8 percent off of already reduced academic prices on all MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, iPad Air 2s and iPad Pros. This semi-annual sale is exclusively for University of Utah faculty and staff and all are invited to save hundreds on a new computer or iPad.

All discounted items are limited to the stock on hand on April 20, so U faculty and staff are encouraged to reserve Apple products in advance at CampusStore.utah.edu/AppleEvent. Those who reserve their Apple products prior to Friday, April 14 at 3 p.m. will ensure they will be in store and ready for pickup on event day.

Full-time faculty and staff are also eligible for zero-interest payroll deduction on their new Apple products. Those who use payroll deduction pay only $20 on April 20 and the rest is taken automatically out of their paycheck for up to 12 pay periods.

For more information about the University Campus Store’s Apple One-Day Event, please visit the store or call its Apple certified sales experts at 801-581-4776.


SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH – BARRIERS TO REPORTING: WHY SURVIVORS REMAIN SILENT
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Union, Parlor A

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time where we highlight the history and culture of sexual violence to educate, raise awareness, and rejuvenate prevention efforts. This month we have chosen the theme “Engage Voices. Challenge Rape Culture.” to invite all voices to join together to end sexual violence in all its forms.

Please join us for one or more events hosted by various partner offices on campus throughout April. See the outline of events below and visit our website for more details.

Contact the Center for Student Wellness with any questions you may have at 801-581-7776.
 
April 12 – Bystander Intervention @ 12 to 2 p.m. in Union Den
April 13 – “I Don’t Get It”: Taking a Closer Look at Rape Culture @ 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Union Den
April 19 – Centering Margins within Movement @ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Audre Lorde Student Lounge
April 19 – Protecting U: Introducing New Policy on Sexual Violence @ 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Union Theatre
April 20 – Barriers to Reporting: Why Survivors Remain Silent @ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Union, Parlor A


ME DESIGN DAY
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Union

Held at the U Student Union Building, the main focus is the Senior Design Showcase, where seniors display their projects. Also part of the festivities are the robotic competitions where freshman design and junior mechatronics’ student teams compete. You’ll find the details for Design Day at design.mech.utah.edu/design-day.

All are welcome and invited to attend Design Day.


MONEY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Union, Pano East (fourth floor next to Crimson View)

The University of Utah Personal Money Management Center wants to help you learn how to make smart money decisions and protect yourself from scams when purchasing a car, a home, applying for a credit card or any other large purchase. Each month the Personal Money Management Center conducts workshops on many financial topics, such as saving, getting out of debt, understanding credit and more. Chief Financial Officer of Enerbank USA, Kristen Dittmer, will speak Thursday, April 20, about how students can prepare for large purchases and how to protect themselves from fraud.

In 2016 Dittmer was named among Utah’s 30 Women to Watch. Dittmer, who became CFO in January 2016 first joined Enerbank in 2010, serving as senior vice president and chief credit officer. Dittmer serves on the Utah Small Business Growth Initiative Credit Committee and is chair of the CFO Roundtable Committee of the Utah Association of Financial Services. She also has been serving as a mentor for the Utah Bankers Association executive development program and recently joined the Advisory Board of the David Eccles School of Business Opportunity Scholars Program through which she will expand her mentoring to include first-generation college students.

Free lunch will be provided.


THE OMO-TURKANA BASIN, EAST AFRICA — A TREASURY OF HISTORY
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building, Auditorium

The 50th year of the Frontiers of Science lecture series concludes with a presentation by Francis Brown, former dean of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences at the University of Utah. His presentation is titled “The Omo-Turkana Basin, East Africa — A Treasury of History” Brown will discuss the importance of the Omo-Turkana Basin as a site of historical and contemporary importance for research and technological innovation in paleoanthropology and scientific innovation.

Lake Turkana, the last major lake in East Africa to become known to Europeans, has been studied since the 1900s.  Since then, the Omo-Turkana basin has yielded a treasure trove of fossil and anthropological findings, including the only Cretaceous dinosaurs from East Africa, specimens of the Miocene primates, early evidence of bipedalism, the oldest record of stone tools, the oldest known Homo sapiens (195,000 years old) and much more.


U RECYCLE DAY
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Guardsman parking lot, 500 South Guardsman Way (1500 E.)

Recycle your unwanted electronics and personal documents responsibly at U Recycle Day at the Guardsman parking lot. Participants are also invited to donate non-perishable food items, which will be given to the on-campus Feed U food pantry. This event is open to the University of Utah community and Salt Lake residents. Please bring residential items only; business materials will not be accepted. Questions? Call 801-585-9352.


PEER MENTOR INSTITUTE TRAINING
Friday, April 21, 2017|11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Peterson Heritage Center

Peer Mentor Institute (PMI) is an intensive one-day training and education program which aims to prepare students with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective leaders.  PMI will provide training focused on the competencies and knowledge that all peer mentors need with emphasis on the core areas of Social Justice, Ethics, Hard Skills and Peer Leadership. It also allows for students across areas to meet/network, form relationships, and share information that will be beneficial throughout the year as students fulfill their role(s) as peer mentors.  PMI is open to institutions outside of the University of Utah as an effort to build a community of educators dedicated to supporting the development of our student leaders.

EDUCATIONAL SESSION PROPOSALS

Interested in sharing your knowledge about Peer Leadership at this year’s Peer Mentor Institute? Educational Session Proposals are now open for submissions union March 31, 2017, at 5 p.m.  Forms will be time-stamped upon submission. Submit your proposal here.

Registration for Peer Mentor Institute in now available online.

If you have any questions, please contact us at esine@sa.utah.edu.


MAKERSPACE
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Marriott Library, Fine Arts Library, Level 2

Join us for a new open design experience at the Marriott Library Makerspace.

Every Friday (excluding holidays and breaks) in the Fine Arts Library on level 2, come try out some of the latest technologies in the world of VR and more including:

– HTC Vive
– Oculus Rift (including the new touch controllers!)
– Microsoft Hololens
– Zine Creation
– 3D Printing, Scanning, and Modeling

Our knowledgeable staff will be there to assist you in learning and exploring these new worlds and devices! Stop by at any time to try it out.


MUSE CASUAL FRIDAY
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 10-11 a.m.
Sterling Sill Center


Friday from 10-11 a.m., MUSE hosts students for free coffee, cocoa and pastries. Bring your friends to the Sill Center to have breakfast, pick up a free travel mug, hear about upcoming MUSE events, and connect with other students.

The University of Utah MUSE Project (My “U” Signature Experience) is dedicated to helping all undergraduate students create a genuinely personal education. We provide opportunities for mentored learning across campus and educational experiences that help you develop your unique potential for intellectual and imaginative work. Together, we can help you build personal educational relationships with professors, community leaders and distinguished national guests.

Find updates at muse.utah.edu.


‘BUDDHISM’S ENGAGEMENT WITH THE WORLD’
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 1-5:30 p.m.
Humanities Building, Room 101

1:00-1:15          Opening Remarks (Matt Haber, Chair of Philosophy)
1:15-2:30          Laura Guerrero: “Buddhist Fictionalism Reconsidered”
2:30-3:45          Amod Lele: “Disengaged Buddhism: Why South Asian Buddhists Rejected Engagement with Systemic Institutions”
4:00-5:15          Charles Goodman: “Two-Level Consequentialism, Śāntideva’s Ethics, and the Justification of Punishment”

For more information, go here.


FABULOUS FRIDAYS
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 3-5 p.m.
Union, LGBT Resource Center, Room 409


your school week with the LGBT Center! During the Spring and Fall semesters, the LGBT Center holds Fabulous Fridays from 3:00-5:00 PM. Come eat free food, play board games, meet new people, and celebrate another week past.

hereClick for more information.


INTRAMURAL SPORTS CANOE BATTLESHIP
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Student Life Center


Relax and unwind sinking some canoes in our semiannual Canoe Battleship Tournament this Friday, April 21!  There’s still time to register and teams consist of 4-5 players.
Register today at campusrec.utah.edu or imleagues.com/utah

Check out a video from one of our previous events.


UNION SCHOLARSHIP CELEBRATION
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 6-10 p.m.
Union Ballroom

A. Ray Olpin University Union invites you to join us in celebrating and recognizing student involvement and leadership. Help the Union raise money for scholarships while enjoying scholarship award presentations, a catering showcase provided by Dining Services, and over a hundred silent auction items.

Tickets are $35 or a table for eight: $300. For tickets, go here.


WASATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL REPLACES GRAND KEFUFFLE
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Huntsman Center

The Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) is proud to present the first annual Wasatch Music Festival, featuring headliner American Authors and direct support Cold War Kids, on April 21 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Tickets are available online and are free for students and $20 for the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and all tickets are general admission.

Based on continual student feedback, ASUU is remodeling its annual spring concert, previously known as the Grand Kerfuffle. For the first time in over 10 years, ASUU will be hosting a concert in the Jon M Huntsman Center. Based on student surveys, the concert, which has largely been dominated by Hip Hop and R&B headliners, is moving to an alternative genre.

The Huntsman Center will accommodate both floor and stadium seating, with a max capacity of over 8,000 attendees. All tickets will be general admission, apart from VIP tickets – only available through giveaway contests. Seating will be first-come-first-served, including the limited amount of space on the floor.

ASUU will conduct several promotions leading up to the concert. Fender is giving away a brand new American Professional Stratocaster in Antique Olive. To be considered, students simply need to like Wasatch Music Festival and Fender on Facebook, RSVP and tag three friends to the event page. The winner will be randomly selected and announced from the stage of the WMF (must be a present student to win). More details are available on ASUU’s Facebook page.

Please visit, asuu.utah.edu/news/wmf for more information.


UTAH WOMEN’S LACROSSE BEACH FEST FUNDRAISER
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Rio Grande

Come out Beach Fest at the Rio Grande and support the Utah Women’s Lacrosse Club.


THE U’S TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH SANDRA CISNEROS
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Ι 7:30 p.m.
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

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 were 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.”

Learn about migration and how it impacts our communities with U assistant professor of ethnic studies Annie Isabel Fukushima and colleagues from The Institute of (im)Possible Subjects—a transnational feminist collective of artists, writers, and researchers.
 
Through film screenings, performance, and a video/media making workshop, this UMFA ACME Session seeks to create dialogue and imagery reflecting the experience of women in these migratory times. All ages, genders, and national origins are invited to this timely discussion as we grapple with our twenty-first-century reality—people, family, and even objects on the move.[/bs_col][/bs_row]


SOCIAL WORK CAREER PREP SERIES: JOB FAIR
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 12-2 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155), College of Social Work


Graduating students will be invited to meet with representatives from local social services agencies about career opportunities within their respective organizations. 

Space for exhibiting organizations is limited, but if your organization is hiring and would like to connect with students at this free event, please contact Jennifer Nozawa: jennifer.nozawa@socwk.utah.edu.


FAMILIES, CULTURE AND SOCIAL CONTEXT IN MEXICO
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work


Karla Arroyo and 10 students will share their learning abroad experience in Oaxaca, Mexico. 

They will discuss Oaxaca’s service agencies, the social work connections they made, and how they developed and implemented social service projects with local NGOs. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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


ACME SESSION: WOMEN IN MIGRATION
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Salt Lake City Public Library

Utah is a welcoming city to immigrants, currently hosting 60,000 refugees fleeing persecution, violence, and war. Eight percent of our state’s population is foreign born, with a large representation of migrants from Canada, Mexico and China. Explore the political, social, and economic issues of immigration with Session leaders from The Institute of (im)Possible Subjects—a transnational feminist collective of artists, writers, and researchers:
  • Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess | artist, New York City
  • Dalida María Benfield | artist and researcher, Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Annie Isabel Fukushima | director, Initiative for Transformative Social Work, University of Utah

For more information, click here.


CENTER ON AGING 11TH ANNUAL RESEARCH RETREAT
Thursday, April 27-Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 3-6 p.m.
James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology, USTAR

The 11th Annual Research Retreat will feature a Poster Session on Thursday April 27, and a Keynote/Symposium Session on Friday, April 28. We are pleased to welcome four speakers to our 2017 Annual Research Retreat.

  8-8:15 a.m.    Welcome
  8:15-9:30 a.m.    Keynote Speakers: Adaptive Capacity
Scott Hummel, M.D. (University of Michigan)
Susanne Iwarsson, Ph.D. (University of Lund)
  9:45-10:30 a.m. University of Utah Presentations
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Keynote Speakers: Resilient Places
James Sallis, Ph.D. (UC-San Diego)
Amanda Lehning, Ph.D. (University of Maryland)

For more information, go here.


FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE
Through Friday, April 28, 2017
Eccles Student Life Center
$80

Our in-house Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) course is your first step to teaching group fitness classes for Campus Recreation Services and inspiring active, healthy living. This course is a combination of lectures on ACE fundamentals and practical applications that will cover the basics of group exercise instruction including format options, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, injury prevention, cueing and more.

Spring session will occur on Fridays, 2 p.m., March 3-April 28. Register here.

Contact the fitness manager with any questions at cflatley@crs.utah.edu.


ENQUIRING MINDS: FOURTEEN CENTURIES OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Through April 30, 2017

Marriott Library, Level 4

Humans have been compiling information to answer an infinity of questions for thousands of years. From Ptolemy to Izaak Walton, the best minds have annotated, edited, translated, measured, arranged and defined what it means to live a life of wonder.

From facsimiles of medieval encyclopedias, almanacs and atlases to first editions of fifteenth through twentieth century dictionaries, manuals, lexicons, compendiums, and directories, Rare Books celebrates questions and the attempts to answer them.

Keep on asking.


SWEAT THE STRESS: FREE FITNESS CLASSES DURING FINALS WEEK
Monday, May 1–Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Eccles Student Life Center

Sweat the stress during finals week with our FREE fitness classes. 

No registration is required; first come, first served. 

Click here for a list of classes.


2017 GENERAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Huntsman Center


Our general commencement ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center and will include all colleges except the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the School of Medicine, and the School of Dentistry..

Conrad Anker – speaker, U alumnus and world-renowned mountaineer and author – will deliver this year’s keynote address. The Board of Trustees will also award honorary doctorate degrees to Mr. Anker and Gail Miller.

If you have questions concerning commencement ceremonies, college convocations, or graduation, you can either contact the office of your dean or Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Mary Parker at mgparker@sa.utah.edu or 801-581-3490.

Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2017 during this special evening.


THE SEARCH FOR LINCOLN: AVARD FAIRBANKS AND THE WORK OF A LIFETIME
Ongoing through Friday, May 5, 2017
Marriott Library, Level 1

The class of 1965-66 gifted the Marriott Library with one of Avard Fairbank’s famous sculptures of Abraham Lincoln. Titled “Young Lincoln,” it stands in the gallery on the first floor.  Last year, his son, Eugene Fairbanks donated his father’s manuscripts and photo collections to the library. The collection includes photos, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and research that are enough to cover the entire first floor gallery with the story of the Lincoln statue.