Highlighted Events

Through Nov. 25, 2017
Donate here

One in six Utah kids faces hunger. Your donation helps the Utah Food Bank and its programs, including its BackPack Program.

The Alumni Association is kicking off its 24th annual food drive to support the Utah Food Bank. We ask you as loyal U alumni to help us surpass our previous collection amounts. Donating is easy, and all money and food donated goes to the Utah Food Bank at a critical time of year.

The Utah Food Bank can turn $1 donated into 8 pounds of food. Scroll down for all the ways you can help.

Now through Dec. 17, 2017
Red Butte Garden

The Glass Art Guild of Utah returns to Red Butte Garden for another stunning show of kiln work and blown glass. Large and small pieces including garden art, decorative boxes, sculptural works and jewelry pieces will display the brilliant colors of this delightful medium. Items displayed will be available for sale.

Meet the artists reception on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2-5 p.m.

Click here for more information and pricing.

Mondays | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Pioneer Gardens
Tuesdays | 4:30-6 p.m.
Pioneer Gardens 
Wednesdays | 3-5 p.m.
Sill Center Garden
Thursdays | 4-5 p.m.
Pioneer Garden
Fridays | 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pioneer Garden

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.

Wednesdays | 12:05 p.m.
Fridays | 12:05 p.m.
Eccles Health Sciences Library, Garden Level

Join us for free 50 minute yoga sessions from Aug. 30 to Dec. 13, 2017 on the Garden Level.
  • Wednesdays, 12:05 p.m.
  • *Fridays, 12:05 p.m.*

*Friday sessions began Sept. 29*

Drop by for one event or attend all of the free yoga events. This is a great opportunity to stretch and relax during the workday.

Please bring your own yoga mat. If you forget your mat, we have three mats available for check-out at the front desk.

Please provide feedback here.

Students from Yoga Assets will lead us through the yoga practice. Yoga Assets provides yoga teacher training in Salt Lake City. These events enable Yoga Assets students to fulfill their required volunteer hours.

Anyone associated with the University of Utah may attend.

Please note that yoga is cancelled:

  • Nov. 22 – Day before Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 23 – Day after Thanksgiving

Wednesday, Nov. 1-Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Share the ride and win! When you post a new ride on the U’s private Zimride network between Nov. 1-30, you will automatically be entered into the 2017 Zimsgiving Sweepstakes and have a chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card or 1 of 10 $50 Amazon Gift Cards.

Post your ride today at  zimride.com/utah.

Every other Wednesday | 1-2 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Room 1140

Join the Center for Ecological Planning and Design (CEPD) for a bi-weekly discussion group. The CEPD is a campus-wide interdisciplinary center affiliated with the Global Change and Sustainability Center and the College of Architecture + Planning that aims to provide a hub for thinking and research on the built environment and communities. Discussions will be based around readings, videos, etc. that help us better understand the complexities of human settlements through diverse lenses provided by the sciences, social sciences, engineering, design fields and humanities.

Topics will be chosen at the prior meeting and posted online here. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Drop by for one discussion that interests you, or attend all.

More information can be found at cepd.cap.utah.edu under the activity tab.

Memorial for emeritus dean Frank Brown
Sunday Nov. 12, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah

A public memorial for Frank Brown, dean of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences from 1991-2016, will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Brown passed away on Sept. 30, 2017.

His research career focused on the Omo-Turkana basin in East Africa and its role in early human evolution. Before he died, Frank was working with his daughters on recording an oral history of his unique career and life. To continue that project, there will be an opportunity to talk with Frank’s family and video or audio record memories of Frank earlier on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 12) between 12-4 p.m. in the Sutton building on the U campus.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 | 3-5 p.m.
Moot Courtroom, sixth floor, College of Law

The next meeting of the Academic Senate is Monday, November 6 from 3-5 pm. The following items will be discussed:
  • New BS in Geographic Information Science
  • New minor in Digital Photography
  • Update on the U’s sustainability activities
  • Athletics compliance report

The meeting will be in the Moot Courtroom (sixth floor) of the College of Law. Meetings are open to the public.

Nov. 6, 9, 13 and 16, 2017 | 5-7 p.m.
South Jordan Health Center

University of Utah Health & Wellness Services is pleased to offer the Build a Bone Program. This unique, innovative program is a four-part series of two-hour classes where you will learn how to care for and strengthen your bones and optimize your bone health. We also focus on treating and preventing low bone density or osteoporosis.

Our classes are taught by medical professionals and educators at University of Utah Health and focus on exercise: posture, body mechanics, weightlifting, core strengthening, balance, and walking. We also review individual medical aspects and nutrition for optimal bone health.

Our next session is Nov. 6, 9, 13 and 16 from 5-7 p.m. in the South Jordan Health Center. For full location and registration information, go here.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 | Social at 5:30 p.m. and lecture at 6 p.m.
Sky Lounge, 149 Pierpont Ave

The Science Night Live lecture series continues with University of Utah assistant professor of chemistry Luisa Whittaker-Brooks. She will discuss her recent findings towards enhancing the power conversion efficiency of waste heat recovery materials and devices. Unlike solar energy, thermal energy could provide a limitless source of electricity that could power our planet all day long, regardless, if it is raining or cloudy. Free and open to the public.

Must be 21 or older.

Shoshoni Language Project Book Exhibition Opening Reception
Nov. 9, 2017 | 3:30–6 p.m.
Marriott Library, room 1130

The Shoshone Language Project brings Shoshoni and Goshute elders and youth together to produce fun and culturally relevant bilingual illustrated books.

Learn more here.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building Auditorium, 259 S. 1400 East

The 2017-18 Frontiers of Science lecture series continues with a presentation by Francis R. McAllister, sustainability and mining advocate. His presentation is titled “Sustainability Realized or ‘How’ Sustainability Is Realized.” The concept of sustainability is defined as sustainable development, which “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Three Pillars of Sustainability were subsequently fashioned as an instrument for outlining a picture of sustainability. The three pillars include economic, social, and environmental sustainability elements. If any one pillar is weak then the system as a whole is unsustainable. In considering how sustainability is to be attained, focus shifts to a proposition encompassing six essentials (or pillars) that include: people, natural resources, innovation, human accord, peace, getting along, leadership and integrity.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Students Services Building (SSB) 350

The Career Conference is a one-stop-shop designed to prepare students for the world of work. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their professional portfolio and expand their network by attending interactive breakout sessions, and establishing connections with local employers and alumni. Plus, FREE lunch is included!

9-9:45 a.m.
Robot Résumé Review: Writing Résumés for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
Conquering Small Talk: How to Network with New People

10-10:45 a.m.
Kick-start your Job or Internship Search
Navigating the U.S. Job Search

11-11:45 a.m.
The Future of Interviewing
Negotiate for What You’re Worth

12-12:55 p.m.
Lunch & Recruiter-Tell-All Panel

1-3 p.m.
Networking Round Tables

For more information see the Facebook event here.

Nov 10, 2017 | 2:30–7:30 p.m.
Marriott Library Book Arts Studio, level 4

The Book Arts crew will be on-hand with some fun card plates for you to print. Leave with some hand-printed cards to send to your friends. No experience necessary.

Learn more here.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 | Door open at 7 p.m., presentation at 8 p.m.
State Room, 638 South State St, Salt Lake City

PechaKucha is a Japanese term for chitchat. It is also an informal, fun gathering that brings together community and experts, who present engaging, lively stories in less than 7 minutes.

This event, titled Improving Health and Wellness by Linking Communities, will be held at the State Room on November 10. It is free to the public, but a ticket is required to enter the venue.

Tatiana Allen-Webb, BS, CCRP, a Community Liaison for the Collaboration and Engagement Team at the University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and organizer of the November 10 event, is a self-professed PechaKucha groupie.

“I became energized and excited about what was happening in my community,” she said after attending her first PechaKucha. “I noticed that partnerships between professors and community were happening as the event took place.”

Allen-Webb wanted to bring this magic to her U of U Health colleagues and the community. She organized this PechaKucha around issues of health and wellness, bringing together health experts from the university and local non-profit organizations.

Read the full article here.

Saturday, Nov. 11-Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
SLFS@Broadway, 111 E Broadway Salt Lake City

Price: $10-$17

Running time: 3 hours, including a 15-min interval and a brief pause between Acts 2 and 3


‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ -The Guardian

Stomach Cancer Awareness Event
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

East entrance of the Marriott Library

Following a national movement initiated by the Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Utah has joined many other states in declaring the month of November to be dedicated to the promotion of stomach cancer awareness.

In honor of this declaration, the University of Utah’s Pre-PA Student Organization is promoting stomach cancer awareness on campus with local business-sponsored raffles, coloring/activities, and “Zero Tolerance” bagels and donuts. All proceeds from raffle tickets and donations will go toward a stomach cancer research foundation at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
LNCO Lounge

Get to know Asian Studies faculty in a speed meet-n-greet environment. Learn more about Asia and Asia opportunities on campus. Meet the Director of the Asia Center. Lunch provided.

Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Various locations

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, 12 p.m., 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.

Monday, Nov. 16, 2017 | 5-6 p.m.
Union Theater

Interested in film? Interested in studying abroad? Come check out student films from abroad. There will be free popcorn and international candy. You’ll be able to vote on your favorite films and ask the film makers any questions you might have!

**IMPORTANT** If you have studied abroad and have a film you would like to submit, contact alex.hawks@utah.edu.

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.

Physician Assistant Student Panel
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 | 6-8 p.m.

Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Room 3106

This is a panel of eight current physician assistant students at the University of Utah and some surrounding schools. It is a guided Q&A session that will incorporate the application process, classwork rigor and daily schedule, and job opportunities.

It is open to anyone interested in applying to PA school in the future. There will also be a yogurt/parfait bar provided, “Parfaits and PAs.”

Saturday, Dec. 2-Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
Red Butte Garden

Kick-off the holiday season and find unique holiday gifts made by local artists. You’ll find handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber art, glass, photography and more.

FREE garden admission Dec. 2-3, thanks to Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks.

And to make your shopping weekend even brighter, on Dec. 2-3, all items sold at the Red Butte Garden Gift Shop will be marked down 10 percent.

For more information, go here.

Salt Lake Tribune Editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce: ‘The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah’s Independent Voice’
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 | 3 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, level 1

Join the Friends of the Library Lecture.

Light refreshments will be served. 

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 |10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Red Butte Garden

Bring your kids to the Children’s Garden and create head wreaths, winter candles, and more. Sip hot chocolate and make a new-year wish at the Yule Log.

Garden members $3
General public $3 + general admission

Click here for more information.

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.

Through 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.