Highlighted Events

FEBRUARY ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING ANNOUNCED
Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 | 3-5 p.m.
College of Law, Moot Courtroom, sixth floor

The next meeting of the Academic Senate is Monday, Feb. 5 from 3-5 p.m. The following items will be discussed, among others:
  • New graduate certificate in statistics
  • Two new minors in information systems (School of Business) and games (Entertainment Arts & Engineering)
  • An update on the implementation of the tobacco-free rule

The meeting will be in the Moot Courtroom (6th floor) of the College of Law. Meetings are open to the public.

The agenda will be posted approximately one week before here.


FACULTY AND STAFF OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, Feb. 6-Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Eccles Student Life Center

If you don’t have a membership to our amazing facility, now is the time to grab one. Stop by on Feb. 6-7 for two days of free access with your UCard.

We’ll have free fitness classes, climbing clinics and discounted memberships.


Captive Fame: Animality, Celebrity, and the Victorian Zoo
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 | 12 p.m.

CTIHB, Jewel Box, Room 143

Work in Progress Talks give research fellows at the Tanner Humanities Center opportunity to present the latest work on their current research and to receive feedback in a casual setting from faculty, staff, students and community. Open to the public but seating is limited, light lunch provided. Please email John Boyack or call 801-587-8879 for ADA accommodation.

By Jessica Straley, Virgil C. Aldrich Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Utah

The London Zoo recently named their newest addition, a baby okapi, Meghan in honor of the latest royal couple. The Como Park Zoo in St. Paul invited the public to vote after the birth of a gorilla, now called Nyati by popular consensus. Zoos rely on celebrity animals to attract visitors and use the lure of “zooborns” to disseminate information about endangered species. But does celebrity translate into pedagogy? What does going to the zoo or engaging with prominent zoo residents via social media actually teach us about wild animals or environmental degradation?

These questions have hounded zoos since their inception in the nineteenth century. For scholars, the zoo fails to impart scientific instruction because it substitutes entertainment for education and because its real subject is not nature but empire, but the trouble is more deeply embedded in the zoo’s foundation. This paper explores the first zoo, London’s Zoological Gardens (est. 1826), and the first zoo celebrity, the hippopotamus Obaysch (b. 1849), to interrogate the pedagogical origins of the zoo, the rise of the celebrity animal, and the ways in which the textual circulation of the zoo “star” (through guidebooks, newspapers, sensationalized biographies and children’s books) worked both in tandem and in tension with the physical bodies of caged beasts to define the “animal.”


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR
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.


WIND ENSEMBLE
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

“Of Our New Day Begun” by Omar Thomas was written “to honor the nine beautiful souls who lost their lives to a callous act of hatred and domestic terrorism” in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2005. In the work, which quotes the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Thomas incorporates musical elements that both embrace the pain and anger surrounding the tragedy while honoring the displays of grace and forgiveness demonstrated by the victims’ families.

In addition to this moving work, the Wind Ensemble will perform “Octet, Op. 216” by Carl Reinecke, “Danza de los Duendes” by Nancy Galbraith, “The Sounding of the Call” by Joseph Turrin and “On the Waterfront” by Leonard Bernstein performed in honor of the composer’s 100th birthday.

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


LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK AND THE WILL TO LEAD
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Student Services Building, Room 350

Women & Networking: One third of jobs are gained through professional and personal networks. This Lean In Circle will help women develop skills and strategies to build and utilize their networks.


ADVOCATE FOR CLEAN AIR: HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS
Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 12-1 p.m.

Caucus Room, Hinckley Institute of Politics (Building 72)

The University of Utah’s Sustainability Office and the Hinckley Institute will host a Pizza & Politics discussion to better inform the community how to reach out to their representatives about measures to improve air quality. Learn how to find your representative, how to use the Utah Legislature website and what policies are being discussed during the 2018 session.

Speakers:

  • Amy Wildermuth, chief sustainability officer at the University of Utah
  • Noah Miterko, grassroots organizer with HEAL Utah

Free Film + Food: Animals and Love
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 | 1-2:30 p.m.
Room 1150, J. Willard Marriott Library

For centuries, it was thought that animals did not share the same emotions as us but new science is starting to change that view. Liz Bonnin sets out to explore the complex and diverse relationships that animals have and asks whether animals love.

Come by for some free food and a cute movie. Click here for more information.


GREGORY HINTON: OUT WEST WITH BUFFALO BILL
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 | 7 p.m. | FREE
Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Greg Hinton’s story is familiar: He grew up gay in the rural West, evacuated quick as he could to the big city, but eventually found himself pining for home. In this case, iconic frontiersman William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody led the way.

Come hear Hinton’s story and his dynamic survey of LGBT history and culture in the American West in “Out West with Buffalo Bill” at the UMFA on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Hinton’s talk is part of the museum’s “Now West!” series encouraging critical dialogue around “Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West” and this consequential period in American history.


GEM SERIES: BLACK WOMXN IN STEM
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Union Den

February is both Black History Month and Women’s Herstory Month. Join us as we combine these themes to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Womxn in STEM.


FREE TAX SERVICES
Monday, Feb. 12-Saturday, April 7, 2018
Union basement computer lab

Have you filed your taxes? We can help.

Our free tax clinic will run from Feb. 12 until April 7 (so get them done early)

Clinic will be held in the Union basement computer lab. Look for our table by the computers.

We will be open for walk in appointments:

  • Monday 12:15-2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday 4-6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site (VITA) is run by volunteers by the University of Utah accounting students and Beta Alpha Psi.

Click here to learn what you need to bring with you.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES YELLOWSTONE CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRIP
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.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES SKATE SKI TRIP
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.


52ND ANNUAL WILLAIM H. LEARY LECTURE: PERSONAL PRIVACY, CELL PHONE TRACKING AND THE 4TH AMENDMENT
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m. Lecture
Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Most adults carry a cellphone, and our cellphones generate tracking records whenever they are used. When can the government get those records and learn where people have been? At the 2018 Leary Lecture, professor Orin Kerr will explore this issue, including the case of Carpenter v. United States. In this case, argued in November and still pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices must weigh whether the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches limits government access to cell phone tracking records. The decision promises to be a blockbuster for the Fourth Amendment in a high-tech age. Kerr will explain the choices the justices face in the case and offer predictions on the impact a ruling may have on personal privacy.

Click here for more information. Register online here.

This event is free and open to the public.


Translational Medicine Symposium
Monday, Feb. 26 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
University of Utah Guesthouse

 Learn from innovative case studies and engage in expert panel discussions about translating clinical innovations to impact patient care. The free symposium will address how clinicians’ ideas and research results can have an impact on patient care — if they are translated into clinical practice.

Clinician innovators and entrepreneurs will share their experiences and a panel of experts will discuss opportunities, barriers and steps in creating impactful healthcare innovations. This is a great opportunity for faculty, student and postgraduate entrepreneurs to get acquainted with the complex and non-linear process of translating medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and digital health innovations.

Click here to RSVP (required).

Continuing medical education (CME) credit is available.


U SAVES WEEK: ANTHONY ONEAL
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Ballroom

Anthony ONeal of the Dave Ramsey team and author of “The Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College” is coming to the University of Utah.

You won’t want to miss this event filled with information on how to better your finances in college. With Anthony’s knowledge and personality, you’re going to enjoy this event. Free lunch will be provided.


U SAVES WEEK: MARK J. KOHLER
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.

SFEBB Child’s Hall

Mark J. Kohler, M.Pr.A., C.P.A., J.D., is a best-selling author; national speaker; radio show host; writer and video personality for Entrepreneur.com and real estate investor.


Free speech on campus
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73

The Second Annual Campus-Community Dialogue Series kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with a panel discussion on free speech on campus. Panelists are: Paul Cassell, law professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law; Sherrie Hayashi, director of the U’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Title IX coordinator; John Mejía, legal director, ACLU of Utah; and William Smith, associate professor and chair, U’s Department of Education, Culture and Society.

The moderator for the panel is Jason Perry, director of the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and vice president of government relations.


U SAVES WEEK: PHIL TOWN
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.

SFEBB Child’s Hall

Achieve financial freedom by investing like the best investors in the world. Phil Town, an American investor, hedge-fund manager, motivational speaker and author of two books on financial investment that were New York Times best-sellers is coming to the University of Utah.

Be sure to RSVP for this event because space is limited. Free lunch will be served.


Eccles Global Fall Learning Abroad info session
Monday, March 5, 2018 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Rm. 5175

Learn abroad in London this fall with Eccles Global. Earn up to 15 credits studying during the week while traveling on the weekends. Spend the whole semester in London for $16,250 or split your time between London and Salt Lake City for $14,000. The first 20 students get a special price reduction — $12,600 for either option. All scholarships and financial aid can be applied as if on campus.

Attend our upcoming info session or visit our website to learn more here.


“Beyond Tokenism: Centering Women in Our Histories of the Nation”
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, Level 1

5th Annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Lecture.

Marie Griffith, Ph.D., is the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, and currently the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

Refreshments and book signing.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.


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, 2017, 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.


SEMESTER WORKSHOPS: SURVIVING FINANCIALLY AFTER COLLEGE
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Pano East

“Surviving Financially After College” — Brady Murray, CFP, President/CEO of Mass Mutual

If you want to make better decisions with your finances after graduation, there are a few things you should know.

Come to our boot camp style workshop to get you ready.


Dissertation & Thesis Writing Boot Camp
Daily, Monday, March 19-Thursday, March 22, 2018
Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library

Are you ready to write?! Get hands on assistance each semester with your dissertation, thesis, and other writing projects.

Register hereClick here for more information.


2018 Tanner Center for Human Rights Forum
Thursday, March 29 | 7 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Campus Center Dr.

Sonia Nazario, award-winning journalist and author of “Enrique’s Journey,” will give the keynote address at the 2018 Tanner Center for Human Rights forum. Her address will be followed by a daylong research symposium, featuring scholars and artists, on migration experiences in childhood and young adulthood.

The event is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Center for Human Rights; Center for Research on Migrant & Refugee Integration; Center for Latin American Studies; and the Asia Center.

The forum is free and open to the public.


Migration stories: Scholars and artists in conversation
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Rooms, College of Social Work

The symposium will feature sessions on immigrant and second-generation youth experiences in the era of DACA and immigrant criminalization; community-engaged scholarship; and artists narrating migration stories.

Registration is $10, with the option to add five CEU credits for $75. To register for the symposium, click on the link below.

For the schedule and list of presenters, click here.

The symposium is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah’s Center for Research on Migrant & Refugee Integration; the Tanner Center for Human Rights; the Center for Latin American Studies; and the Asia Center.


SEMESTER WORKSHOP: THE FOOD NANNY RESCUES DINNER
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Pano East

Liz Edmunds, Author

Food Nanny Liz Edmunds wants to help you make over your dinnertime routine. For over 20 years this vivacious dinner coach, author and mother of seven has traveled around the world providing innovative tips and tricks on refreshing tired meals. Liz will offer a revolutionary way to plan and make easy meals every day of the week.


FITNESS CLASSES AT THE STUDENT LIFE CENTER
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.