Highlighted Events

Applications due: Jan. 22, 2018

Tuesday, March 20-Friday, March 23, 2018

Want to work in the Pacific Northwest, visit top companies and explore career options in a big city? The Career & Professional Development Center is hosting a Career Trek (aka field trip) to Seattle, from March 20-23, 2018 to expose students to industries, career pathways and companies specific to Seattle. This event is designed to be an exploratory endeavor to learn about various career fields, but many of these companies are also looking to hire interns and/or full-time employees.

The companies in which we will visit include Starbucks, Amazon, Tableau, Seattle City Light, Nordstorm, and Payscale. Within these companies we will hear from a variety of departments such as marketing, human resources, engineering, sustainability, etc. We have designed this trek to include a diverse array of career paths and therefore be inclusive to students from all majors.

Students must pay for the cost of flight, but all other expenses including lodging, food, and ground transportation will be free of charge. For more information, visit our website or email arenzetti@sa.utah.edu.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Karen Gail Miller Conference Center on the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College (just off of I-15). Click here for map

Join your Utah colleagues at a local conference focused on open educational resource development and implementation across the Utah System of Higher Education. Presenters from across the state will talk about how they are using OER at their colleges and universities. Presenters from the U Course Material Services Team will discuss affordability efforts at the U. The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Robin DeRosa, director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Plymouth State University.

For registration, click here.

Winter Innovation Summit
Wednesday, Jan. 24-Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
Libby Gardner Hall

To learn more about the fourth annual Winter Innovation Summit and purchase tickets, click here.

Can investors help people recover from natural disasters faster? Does being bolder in philanthropy lift up more people than playing it conservatively? Does a new age of populism help or harm cities?

These are just a few of the many social impact topics on the agenda at the fourth annual Winter Innovation Summit Jan. 24–26, when nearly 700 social impact professionals and leaders will descend upon the University of Utah campus.

This year’s summit will bring together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and academics to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. The conference is hosted by the U’s Sorenson Impact Center in partnership with Salt Lake County, SOCAP and the Sundance Institute.

In addition to a continued presence from cross-sector professionals, this is the first year that the Sorenson Impact Center is taking advantage of the summit to convene 22 top-tier academic institutions from around the world that have social impact centers and initiatives.

The summit will include two full days of presentations on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a day of skiing and networking at Solitude Mountain Resort. Sundance Film screenings and “Clips & Conversation,” a networking event, will take place Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Geralyn Dreyfous, founder and board chair of the Utah Film Center, will lead conversations after showing clips of 2018 notable documentary samplings.

Morning sessions will be held on the main stage at Libby Gardner Hall on the U’s campus, and in the afternoons thought partners will supplement main stage content with separate “tracks,” some of which will be open to all registered guests and others by invitation only. Thought partners for 2018 include Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, The Alberleen Group, Big Path Capital, Bridges Fund Management, the David Eccles School of Business, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Independent Sector, Results for America, Third Sector, Urban Institute and the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance.

This year’s Winter Innovation Summit sponsors include the Sorenson Impact Foundation, Comenity Capital Bank, J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, Ally Bank, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, doTERRA, The Kahlert Foundation, Sepio Capital, and Visit Salt Lake.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Level 3 Atrium

Help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

We’ll be serving a 50-foot long cake, having a trivia contest and making custom buttons. Come on down.

Enter to win some prizes, including a Nintendo Switch, a 3DS or even an iPad.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 | 3:30 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center

Grab a paddle and hit the courts on Jan. 25 to compete for the table tennis championship.

Cost is $6. Register today at imleagues.com/utah.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Silicon Slopes (2600 Executive Pkwy, Lehi)

KUER has just launched the second season of our “45 Days” podcast. The podcast takes you behind the scenes of the Utah Legislature’s 45-day annual session. Each week, KUER reporters highlight critical bills and how they could affect listeners, and they also chat with some of the “movers and shakers” on Capitol Hill. The podcast is available for download on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and everywhere you get your podcasts.

KUER is hosting a free launch party for the event on Jan. 25 at Silicon Slopes in Lehi. Attendees will meet the KUER reporters behind “45 Days,” ask questions of Utah’s lawmakers and get special access to the first episode while enjoying food and refreshments. RSVPs are required, and tickets are limited.


Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 | $20

Join us for an amazing day-trip adventure as we snowshoe hike on a local trail. Enjoy a day in the snow and take in the beautiful views. Bring some friends or come prepared to make new ones.

Call Campus Recreation Services Outdoor Adventures at 801-581-8516 to register.

Through Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
Pioneer Theatre Company

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

“Bright Star,” the new musical from Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell, opens at Pioneer Theatre Company, running Jan. 12-27, 2018. Tickets are available at tickets.pioneertheatre.org.”Bright Star,” with direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. It also received five 2016 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical and Best Orchestrations. 

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 | 3 p.m.

Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

Sylvia Torti, dean of the U’s Honors College and author of “Cages.”

Sylvia Torti is an ecologist and fiction writer. She completed her doctorate at the University of Utah, focusing on the unique and little understood phenomenon of tropical monodominance (natural monocultures) in Congo, Africa. Her first novel, “The Scorpion’s Tail,” was published in 2005 and won the Miguel Mármol Award for best debut fiction by an American Latino/a. Her second novel, “Cages,” was published in May 2017 by Schaffner Press and won the Nicolas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 | 1-4 p.m.
Union Saltair Room

The Office of the Dean of Students is sponsoring a forum on Hate Crimes from the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 1-4 p.m. in the Union Saltair Room.

All staff, faculty and students are welcome to attend all or parts of the presentation.

Register by Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Event on Friday, Feb. 2-Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Come backcountry skiing and boarding at the Snorkling Elk Yurt in the Tushar Mountains of Utah. Spend the weekend surrounded by mountains, skiing uphill, getting fresh turns and eating delicious food. If you have never been camping in a yurt and love skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry this trip is perfect for you.
Register in person or call 801.581.8516. Cost is $110 + tax.

Registration open through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Event on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
If you can dodge a wrench…come out for the Intramural Sports Dodgeball Tournament.
Register a full team or sign up as an individual and we’ll help you get on a team.
Cost is $6 per person. Sign up today at imleagues.com/utah.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 | 2-3 p.m.
Gould Auditorium

Swing by the Gould Auditorium for some free coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We’ll also have some great reads and recommends for you to check out while you hang out. We’ll be there the last Wednesday of every month this semester.

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Graduate Reading Room

Enjoy free food like bagels and sushi, coffee and tea while learning about various resources at the library.

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 | 1-2 p.m. & 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Student Services Building, Room 350

Career Fairs can be intimidating and nerve-wracking. Feel confident at the fair by joining us at the Career Fair Prep workshop to learn about what to expect at the fair, strategies on how to be successful and how to network with employers, and organizations relevant to your industries.

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Event on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
Come enjoy a day in the backcountry of the Wasatch Mountains. Get above the inversion and enjoy the views and mountain air with old friends or make new ones! For this trip you must be able to confidently ski Blue Runs in a resort.
Register in person at Outdoor Adventures or call 801-581-8516. Cost is $20 + tax.

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Event Friday, Feb. 16-Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
What’s better than visiting Yellowstone National Park, the first national park? Visiting Yellowstone in the winter for a weekend of cross-country skiing and camping.
Winter in Yellowstone means fewer crowds, steaming geyser basins and wildlife gathering around hot spots in the park. Join us for an adventure of rad people in rad places doing rad things.
Register in person at Outdoor Adventures or call 801-581-8516. Cost is $110 + tax.

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Event on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Cost is $20. Register in person at Outdoor Adventures or call 801-581-8516.

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.

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.

Through Sunday, April 29, 2018
Eccles Student Life Center
Join us for a semester of existing classes to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals.  Class registration is ongoing and you’ve only missed a week so there’s still time to get started.
From Pilates to Balle Barre and featuring BodyPump, there’s a class for everyone.
Check out the list of classes and get registered today at campusrec.utah.edu.