Highlighted Events

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

On Dec, 1819, the Middle East Center and the Center for Latin American Studies will be hosting a symposium comparing the heartlands of the Inca and the Assyrian empires. Researchers from multiple universities will be joining in this discussion. Please join us for a lively conversation.

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

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.


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.


FESTIVUS CELEBRATION
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 | 9-11 a.m.
Union

Don’t miss out on the Union’s annual Festivus Celebration! On December 21st from 9 -11 a.m. in the Union lobby, the Union Administration will be hosting Festivus for the Rest of Us, a free event for the entire University community.

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

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.


‘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

Climate change poses profound ecological, social and political crises, but also opportunities to re-imagine our responsibilities to one another and the natural world and to create community. This talk draws upon fieldwork on climate denial and my present climate adaptation work with the Karuk Tribe.

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

A new exhibition opening at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts explores one of the most important chapters of American history through celebrated artworks from one of the nation’s finest collections of western art.

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

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.