Highlighted Events

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH FARMERS MARKET
Mondays beginning Sept. 11 through Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 | 12-6 p.m.
Browning Plaza – East of the School of Medicine

The Office of Wellness and Integrative Health is presenting a weekly Farmers Market on Mondays, 12–6 p.m. in Browning Plaza located east of the School of Medicine starting Sept. 11-Oct. 9.  

Seasonal fruits, vegetables and other healthy goods available from Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms.


PIONEER GARDEN VOLUNTEER SESSIONS
Mondays | 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Pioneer Gardens
Tuesdays | 6-8 p.m.
Pioneer Gardens 
Wednesdays | 8-10 a.m.
Sill Center Gardens

Join the Edible Campus Gardens for a lovely morning or evening of gardening. Projects could include harvesting, trellising, weeding, pruning, planting and learning gardening techniques. No prior gardening experience necessary.

View more information about volunteering with the Edible Campus Gardens here.


Presidential Search Committee Public Meeting
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 | 3-4 p.m.
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, 15 South 2030 E., Salt Lake City

The University of Utah Presidential Search Committee will host three public meetings to obtain input from members of the University of Utah community and the general public on the presidential search. Public input from these meetings will help the committee shape a position announcement, the primary advertisement for the position used in recruiting candidates.

To learn more about the search process, review a draft of the position announcement, and provide feedback on the position announcement to the search committee, visit the new presidential search page at presidentsearch.utah.edu.


GRAND ROUNDS: RESEARCH REPRODUCIBILITY
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017-Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Join us for a year of programming around research reproducibility. From September until June we will be holding weekly discussions, an immersive workshop and conference.

Follow the hashtag #MakeResearchTrue on Twitter.

For more information, go here.


Presidential Search Committee Public Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom

The University of Utah Presidential Search Committee will host three public meetings to obtain input from members of the University of Utah community and the general public on the presidential search. Public input from these meetings will help the committee shape a position announcement, the primary advertisement for the position used in recruiting candidates.

To learn more about the search process, review a draft of the position announcement, and provide feedback on the position announcement to the search committee, visit the new presidential search page at presidentsearch.utah.edu.


City of Rocks Women’s Climbing Trip
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Trip: Friday, Sept. 15–Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Join Outdoor Adventures for a Women’s Climbing trip to the City of Rocks. The City is a world-renowned area for climbing and our female trip leaders will help you have a great time. Enjoy fantastic climbs, new friendships, and great food.

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.

Must attend the pre-trip meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.

Cost is $100 plus tax.


Green River StandUp Paddleboard Trip
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 15–Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Stand Up Paddleboarding is amazing. Most people enjoy it on a lake. But you’re not most people. Join Outdoor Adventures for a float down the Green River on a SUP. This is a fun and exciting experience for everyone. Enjoy great food and new friends for an amazing weekend. 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 plus tax.


Sustainability Faculty Learning Community
Wednesday, September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Faculty Center, Marriott Library

Join us for practice and discussion about integrating the big ideas of sustainability into your courses and academic endeavors. The interdisciplinary Sustainability Faculty Learning Community is a joint initiative between the Sustainability Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and is open to faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants. In our September meeting, Stephen Goldsmith, associate professor (lecturer) in City & Metropolitan Planning and director of Capstone Initiatives for Undergraduate Studies, will discuss strategies for creatively integrating sustainability across disciplines.

The meetings are held over a light lunch. Please RSVP


Island Lake Backpacking Trip
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16–Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Uinta Mounatians on an overnight backpacking trip to Island Lake. Wildflowers, glacieated rocks, and alpine lakes are only a few of the things that make it so special. This trip is not only a fun weekend getaway, but a great way to meet fellow beginner to intermediate backpackers. 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.

The cost is $75 + tax


GOULD LECTURE ON TECHNOLOGY AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 | 12 p.m.

Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library

Richard White, Ph.D., Professor of American History, Stanford University,

“The American West as Technological Project: Innovating to Keep Things the Same”

“Dr. White is a MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the Mellon Distinguished Professor Award and his brand new book is entitled “The Republic for which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age: 1865-1896.  His work has won numerous academic prizes, and he has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The title of Dr. White’s lecture is, “The American West as Technological Project: Innovating to Keep Things the Same.” He explains, “The modern American West began as a technological project, and it has become an analog for modern transformative technologies. 

More information can be found here.


Frontiers in Cancer Prevention, Research and Therapy
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Primary Children’s Families Cancer Research Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah will host a symposium on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the newly open Primary Children’s and Families Cancer Research Center. The event will feature distinguished cancer researchers in basic, clinical, translational, population sciences, and clinical applications. Speakers include Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Robert Croyle, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute; Ralph Deberardinis, M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center; Judy Garber, M.D., MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Guillermina Lozano, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sean Morrison, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center; Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; and Martine Roussel, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis. Attendance is free but space is limited and registration is required.  

View the symposium agenda.


Mount Olympus Day Hike
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 | 8 a.m. (Meet at Outdoor Adventures)

Olympus Peak stands over the Salt Lake Valley and begs for hikers to come climb it. The day trip will be one of the best things you can do with your Saturday. Enjoy a trek to the mountain of the gods with Outdoor Adventures. 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.

The cost is $20 plus tax.


StandUp Paddleboard Yoga
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 | 9:-10:15 a.m.
Eccles Student Life Center

All levels are welcome for this unique and fun fitness class.

The class is sure to sell out so register early.


Fall Book Sale
Monday, Sept. 18-Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Marriott Library, Room 1100 A

The Marriott Library’s fall book sale is where you get the best titles. Stop by Sept. 18 – 22 at the Marriott Library, Room 1100 A. But the best books go fast so get there early.


Get it, Got it, Good! Week
Monday, Sept. 18-Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Various locations

Tabling in the Tanner Humanities Building

Mon, Sept 18, 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.: Cookie Launch Day!

Tabling in the library, level 2

Tues, Sept 19: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Chocolate & free stuff!

Wed, Sept 20: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Candy & the Nintendo Switch!

Thurs, Sept 21: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Chocolate & Therapy Dogs (Who doesn’t get a smile from hanging with a cute pup?)

Have you ever needed a specific article or book but couldn’t find it? Don’t despair! The Marriott Library’s Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Department can get it for you. And what’s more, during “Get it, Got it, Good! Week,” happening September 18 – 21, students can stop by our tabling sessions to register for Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery and have some fun at the same time.


U EVENTS FOR NATIONAL POSTDOC APPRECIATION WEEK
Monday, Sept. 18-Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is holding the eighth annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Sept. 18-22, 2017.  The University of Utah is joining the celebration by organizing and hosting a series of events from Monday, Sept. 18 to Friday, Sept. 22 at the University of Utah campus.

During this week-long celebration, institutions are encouraged to plan activities that honor postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to research and development in the United States.

Utah Postdoctoral Association (UPDA) in collaboration with Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has organized several professional development and social events, including a keynote by Suzann Lawry, PhD from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, and a poster competition.  All postdocs are eligible to participate in the poster competition for a chance to win a $500 travel grant to an upcoming conference of their choice.  For more information, click here

List of events:
  • Kick-off event
    Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 | 2:30–5:30 p.m.
    HSEB, Atrium and room 2680Poster competition: Win $500 travel award for the best poster. To register for poster competition, please click here. Registration is open until Sept.13 at 5 p.m.Postdoc pitches: Listen to the three best pitches from workshop participants.Keynote speaker: UPDA announcements (including poster awards and prize giveaway).
  • Post-doc hike
    Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.Near Red Butte Gardens Bring your family and join our fellow postdocs for a light hike after work.
  • Post-doc pitches competition
    Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 | 4-5 p.m.
     Participate in postdoc pitches workshop to present your research in just three minutes.
  • Coffee and headshots
    Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
    TBA
     Join us for the cup of coffee and let a professional photographer take a photo of you.
  • Ice cream social
    Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 | 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
    President Circle, outside on the lawn

    We invite all postdocs with their families to socialize over ice cream.


THE S WORD: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SUICIDE
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 | 5-8 p.m.
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

The National Center for Veterans Studies, the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the Associated Students of the University of Utah invite you to a special screening of “The S Word,” a documentary film that tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time: suicide.

The documentary and discussion will focus on one of the most difficult issues of our time.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. It is the eighth leading cause of death in Utah, which has a higher suicide rate than the U.S. average, according to the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition.

There will be a social hour from 5-6 p.m. A Q&A with award-winning director Lisa Klein will follow the documentary screening. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or more information, contact Craig Bryan at craig.bryan@utah.edu or 801-587-7978.

This event is free.


CAMPUS RECREATION MINI SPRINT TRIATHLON
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 8 a.m.

Eccles Student Life Center

Join us for the 1st Annual Campus Recreation Services Triple Threat Mini Sprint Triathlon.  We’ll swim, bike and run in the Eccles Student Life Center and compete for best time overall.

Every entry receives a welcome packet with a T-shirt, swag and plenty of snacks.  Overall winners in categories will receive some great prizes.  Head to campusrec.utah.edu for details and registration.

The cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt and 10 percent discount on fitness or swim classes.


BANNED BOOKS WEEK OPEN READING
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Level 3 lobby

Featured reader: Lauren Liang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Utah

In celebration of intellectual freedom and free speech, join us at the Marriott Library for Banned Books Open Reading. Bring your favorite banned/challenged book and read a passage. Listen to what others read and enjoy free cookies.

More information can be found here.


SOCIOLOGY AND U: PERFORMANCE ART ON RACE, CLASS AND GENDER
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City

The event is free for students with a valid student I.D. but tickets must be reserved through box office. General admission tickets are $20. For tickets, call Salt Lake Acting Company at 801-363-7522 or online.
Join us for readings and spoken word pieces from guest performers Anne Cullimore Decker, actor and philanthropist; Janice Brooks, public affairs strategist, business consultant and actor; and the Truth Cypher, a community spoken word collective featuring Jarred Martinez and Saia Langi. The performances will be followed by a community conversation. We will also be serving hors d’oeuvres before and after the event.
 
All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Sociology Community Scholarship Fund, which provides much needed support to underserved students in the Department of Sociology.


SUSTAINABILITY SHOWCASE
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Marriott Library Plaza

Join the Sustainability Office to celebrate sustainability at the University of Utah with music, free food, games and entertainment.

This exciting event will showcase sustainability milestones and accomplishments over the past 10 years and will highlight current programs and resources.


FILM SHOWING: THE NEW BLACK
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.

Marriott Library, Room 1150

Free pizza and drinks.

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage. Viewer discretion is advised.

More info here.


PRODUCE PICKUP
Through – Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 | 1-2 pm
Feed U Pantry (lower level of the Union)

The Edible Campus Gardens and Feed U Pantry have partnered together to bring students fresh, organic produce for free. Vegetables and greens carefully grown by students in our garden locations will be shared until the supply runs out. Stop by our table at the Feed U Pantry (located in the Union basement) on Friday from 1-2 p.m. to choose some fresh produce and meet your farmer. UCard required, reusable bag preferred.


SAM RICH LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

The Hinckley Institute of Politics is thrilled to bring Bob Woodward, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with The Washington Post, to campus as the featured guest for the 2017 Sam Rich Lecture Series. 

No one knows the American presidency as well as Woodward, the Post’s veteran reporter-historian. In his first year at the newspaper, Woodward teamed with colleague Carl Bernstein to break the Watergate scandal, which culminated in the resignation of then President Richard Nixon. He has covered every president since. Woodward has written 18 bestselling books chronicling the personalities and politics at the nation’s highest level.

Events scheduled for the series are:

  • Pizza & Politics Forum: On the Media, Wednesday, Nov. 15, noon, Room 11, Bldg. 73.
  • Screening of “All the President’s Men,” a critically acclaimed film based on Woodward and Bernstein’s book about the Watergate scandal, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Fort Douglas Post Theater, 245 S. Fort Douglas Blvd.
  • Sam Rich Lecture: Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for community members and go on sale Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

GROUP SWIM LESSONS
Through–Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Eccles Student Life Center

Need to learn to swim or just want to increase your proficiency?  Join us for some group swim lessons.  The full schedule can be found at campusrec.utah.edu.

Need some specific attention to your swim style?  Check out our private lessons where you can learn one-on-one with our amazing instructors.


VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND
Through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Natural History Museum of Utah

What if the blood-thirsty plunderers you once thought you knew, were really just misunderstood explorers, farmers and traders?

Come explore Vikings to discover the truth about the Vikings age and dispel long-held stereotypes about its people, traditions and influence. Find yourself captivated by more than 400 authentic artifacts- some never before seen outside Scandinavia — including jewelry, funeral urns, weapons, game pieces, clothing and even a piece of 1,000-year-old Viking bread.

When you visit Vikings at Natural History Museum of Utah you will:

  • Imagine a Viking voyage as you marvel a full-scale replica of a Viking ship
  • Play a digital version of a popular Viking strategy game that pre-dates chess
  • Test the balance between the blade and handle of a replica Viking sword
  • Excavate a spectacular Viking burial boat, layer by layer, on an interactive touch table

Click here for more information and go here for hours and admission prices.