Imperial Heartlands Symposium: The Assyrian and Inca Heartlands Compared
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 | See schedule for times
Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building (CTIHB), Room 143
Click here for the full agenda.
FALL FREE YOGA
Wednesdays | 12:05 p.m.
Fridays | 12:05 p.m.
Eccles Health Sciences Library, 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.
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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.
FALL CEPD DISCUSSION GROUP
Every other Wednesday | 1-2 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Room 1140
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.
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 | 9-11 a.m.
19 years ago, Frank Costanza’s eccentricity led to the popularization of Festivus, the world’s greatest fake holiday. Created in a timeless Seinfeld episode, Festivus is a nondenominational celebration which observes the holiday season without frills or grandeur. Albeit tweaked slightly from the original Seinfeld episode, the Union’s Festivus celebration does feature a Festivus Pole, the Airing of Grievances and, the Feats of Strength.
Just like Seinfeld’s Festivus Pole, the Union displays a bare aluminum pole during the celebration, which per Frank Costanza, is chosen because of its striking opposition to the commercialization of highly decorated Christmas trees. The Union also takes a spin on the Airing of Grievances. Festivus is the time of year when you let your angst and annoyances all “hang out.” Guests are free to air their irritations at any time during the celebration on a whiteboard in the Union lobby. Originally, the Feats of Strength features the head of the household being wrestled and pinned to the floor. However, since Whit Hollis, the Union Director, would rather not be pinned to the floor, the Union instead has a feat of mental strength competition in which guests must find 5 pickle ornaments hidden throughout the Union lobby.
Of course, Festivus wouldn’t be complete without delicious food.
The University of Utah’s Dining Services will be baking holiday treats for everyone who attends. Don’t miss out on the fun before we leave campus until next year.
VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND
Through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Natural History Museum of Utah
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
‘Climate Change as Strategic Opportunity: Imagination, Responsibility and Community’
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 | 4-5 p.m.
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB), Room 210
For more information, go here.
Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Through–Sunday, March 11, 2018
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
“Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West” opened to the public Sunday, Dec. 3, the first major traveling exhibition on view at the UMFA since the museum’s newly remodeled galleries reopened in late August. The exhibition considers evolving notions of the American West through more than eighty works of art by both Euro-Americans and Plains Indian artists.
“Go West!” is a special ticketed exhibition, but admission is free for U students, staff and faculty.
GRAND ROUNDS: RESEARCH REPRODUCIBILITY
Through Tuesday, April 24, 2018