Highlighted Events

PIONEER GARDEN VOLUNTEER SESSIONS
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.


FALL FREE YOGA
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

FALL CEPD DISCUSSION GROUP
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.


Bowling Tournament
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Union Bowling Lanes
Calling all bowlers…or pseudo-bowlers…there is still time to register for our annual bowling tournament coming up this Wednesday.
Check out imleagues.com/utah for more information and registration.
Cost is $6.

CROSSTALK: AN EVENING OF ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Dumke Recital Hall

Come hear an evening of groundbreaking original electronic music composed and performed by University of Utah music students. This concert features works for electronics and live instruments.

Click here for more information.


Climbing Condition Class
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 | 4:30 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center, Spirit Studio
Drop in and check out one of our more unique, and increasingly popular classes that focuses on climbing condition.
This class is FREE if you already have access to the Student Life Center (must have access to the SLC).  Arrive early as spots are limited and no registration is required.

ZIMSGIVING SWEEPSTAKES
Through 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.


‘The Global Resurgence of Violent Extremism: A Panel Discussion’
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 | 5-7 p.m.
College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Meeting Room

The annual Dolowitz Lecture in Human Rights was established in 2007 in the International Studies Program at the University of Utah. Given the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and beyond, this year’s presentation will take the form of a panel discussion. Academic, civic and student leaders will address the historical and contemporary dynamics of violent extremism in the U.S. and around the globe. At issue are questions of ethnic nationalism, free speech, intolerance and ideologies that justify or perpetuate violence. At stake is the very possibility of respectful and peaceful dialogue.

For complete info about event panelists, moderator and location, click here.

Do you have questions that you would like the panelists to address? Submit in advance to ias@utah.edu.


UTAH PHILHARMONIA: ECHOES FROM THE PAST WITH OLYMPUS HIGH SCHOOL GUEST
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Echoes from the Past will bring to life the music of Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Copland, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The Utah Philharmonia, along with special guests from Olympus High School, welcome you to this final concert of the semester.

Arts Pass event: Free to U students with UCard
General admission: $12.50
Other students: $6.50
Faculty/staff/seniors: $6.50

Click here to purchase tickets.


Lyric Opera Ensemble: Minotti’s ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Salt Lake Community College, Grand Theatre

Experience two operas in one evening with a combination of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “A Christmas Carol.”

First audiences will meet Amahl, a boy who can only walk with a crutch and has a problem with telling tall tales. He meets three kings who were on their way to witness the birth of the Christ child when they appeared at Amahl’s door seeking rest. Their visit leads Amahl and his mother on an unexpected journey to find happiness.

Next, enjoy an original opera by University of Utah students Michael Leavitt and Anthony Buck in an adaptation of the Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he learns the importance of generosity and kindness after being shown his past, present and future on one Christmas Eve.

General admission: $20
Senior discount (60+): $17

Click here to purchase tickets.


SENDsations Bouldering Competition
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 | 1–8 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
Join us at the Summit on Dec. 2 for the 3rd Annual SENDsations Bouldering Competition. The competition is open to all current U students and to any member of Campus Recreation Services.
All skill levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome to join. The competition runs from 1-8 p.m. with two different heats to choose from followed by the finals.
Register here and $12 per person includes a t-shirt.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND ART FAIR
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.


ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 | 3 p.m.
Moot Courtroom, College of Law

The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public.

The agenda will be posted approximately one week before 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. 


Faculty AND Staff Appreciation Night
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
University Campus Store

On Thursday, Dec. 7, the University Campus Store will host its annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, showing gratitude and support for the university community by offering a discount on staff purchases all day, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bring your family and join your friends at the Campus Store for Starbucks refreshments, amazing prizes and a fun photo booth, running from 5–7 p.m. In addition, get your holiday shopping done early with new Utes outerwear and apparel, toys, games and gift items, and as an added benefit have all of your purchases gift-wrapped for free. And, as the store’s gift to you, every staff purchase exceeding $20 will be accompanied by a free Utah beanie.


WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
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.


118TH ANNUAL AUDUBON SOCIETY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Red Butte Garden

Free with regular garden admission and free for garden members.

Be a part of the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count – the longest running citizen-science survey in the world providing critical data on bird population trends.

Space is limited and registration began Nov 20. 


GLASS ART SHOW
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.


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.


GRAND ROUNDS: RESEARCH REPRODUCIBILITY
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.