Highlighted Events

Now through April 26 (No class during Spring Break) | 2:30-5 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center

Our in-house Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) course is your first step to teaching group fitness classes for Campus Recreation Services and inspiring active, healthy living. This 8-week course is a combination of lectures on ACE fundamentals and practical applications that will cover the basics of group exercise instruction including format options, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, injury prevention, cueing, effective class planning and more.

This is not a for-credit class and does not result in a national certificate, rather, it is a first step for participants interested in teaching at the Eccles Student Life Center.

Bodies “As” Knowledge: Co-Creating For Change: Creating Conversations Using Techniques from Theater of the Oppressed
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B), College of Social Work

Join us for an evening of engaging community, knowledge creation, and communication-building, while we explore students’ perceptions and experiences shaping professional education in the College of Social Work. This is a transformative event created by students, for students only.

Following the event, light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to students. Advance registration is requested here.

Some faculty/instructors will offer extra credit for attendance. Please direct inquiries to Irene Ota: irene.ota@socwk.utah.edu.

Revolution & Counter-Revolution In Egypt: A Class & Gender Perspective
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 6-7 p.m.

Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work

The popular uprising in Egypt in 2011 that led to the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt for thirty years, momentarily destroyed the equilibrium between different societal agents and pointed to a makeover of the existing power relations.  The power disequilibrium was also shown in the subsequent electoral victory of the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohammed Morsi. The period of uncertainty that was created by the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood appeared to end in 2013,  when the Egyptian military overthrew President Morsi and many of the former actors of the Mubarak era returned to the political stage. This lecture will discuss the gender and class dimension of this historically significant period of Egyptian history. Drawing on Dr. Liina Mustonen’s doctoral research in Egypt in 2012 and 2013, it engages with questions pertaining to social distinction in this politically contested situation.

This event is free and open to the public, however advance registration is requested.

Please direct inquires to Delva Hommes at delva.hommes@socwk.utah.edu

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 11 a.m.
UMFA Dumke Auditorium

Brennan’s “no-holds-barred” discussion addresses cybersecurity, terrorism, biotechnology threats and the importance of shared intelligence between allies.

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, in partnership with World Trade Center Utah, presents the 2018 World Leaders Lecture Forum by former CIA Director John Brennan. Brennan’s discussion, The Gritty Truth: Counterterrorism in an Era of Instability, will be held Wednesday, March 14, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts-Dumke Auditorium beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are not required but seating is limited.

“John Brennan, former Director of the CIA during the Obama Administration,” said U professor Bob Goldberg, “has long been at the center of America’s security response to international threats.  He comes to us at a time when such dangers not only menace our physical safety, but strike at the very heart of our democracy.”

For more information, call 801-581-7989 or click here.

Dolores Huerta — A Born Again Feminist
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.

Building 73, Room 110

Huerta organizes marchers in Coachella, California, in 1969. She’s been an outspoken activist for the rights of farmworkers and the downtrodden for much of her life.

Dolores Huerta has worked to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination. To further her cause, she created the Agricultural Workers Association in 1960 and co-founded what would become the United Farm Workers. Huerta stepped down from the UFW in 1999, but she continues her efforts to improve the lives of workers, immigrants, and women.

This event is cosponsored by the Tanner Center for Human Rights. Lunch will be provided.

Bystander Training
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, Willard Marriott Library

Bystander intervention training empowers students to intervene in (and prevent) potentially harmful situations. Stepping in to assist another person that is experiencing harm or abuse is an important part of helping and supporting people in our community. Standing up to de-escalate violence can be difficult but each student at the U plays a valuable role in making our campus a safer place.

Click here for more information.

Interprofessional Seminar Series on Aging: Audiology & Speech Assessment
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 12-1:15 p.m.

Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B), College of Social Work

Auditory changes are a normal part of the aging process. Significant changes in hearing ability can have a dramatic ill effect on an individual’s ability to remain socially engaged and to avoid isolation. Professional audiologists are trained to assess and provide adaptive equipment that can enhance the ability to hear and to engage in communication. Dr. Susan Naidu will discuss how this assessment occurs in what interventions are available.  Various neurologic conditions can affect a person’s speech. Changes in the ability to verbalize can impact self-confidence and willingness to be engaged in social contacts.  Speech therapists can play in important role in developing new ways to communicate for those affected by speech changes. Mary Foye will discuss the assessment process and creative adaptive techniques to enhance communication.

This event is free and open to the public. One CEU is available for $15, payable online at: umarket.utah.edu. Please direct inquires to Regina Campbell at regina.campbell@socwk.utah.edu

Frontiers in Precision Medicine III –Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?
Friday, March 16, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

The third annual Frontiers in Precision Medicine conference explores the scientific, policy, and legal implications of precision medicine The conference, titled Frontiers in Precision Medicine III: “Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?” will host national experts in personalized medicine, genomics, epidemiology, health disparities, regulatory science, and bioethics, who are tackling major questions regarding the impact of personalized medicine on the larger population.

Session topics will include Cancer Genetics, Health Disparities, Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetics, and Big Data. Keynote speakers include:

  • Muin Khoury, MD, PhD, director of the Office of Public Health Genomics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a pioneer in translating genomics into public health research.
  • Sara Lynn Van Driest, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a leading expert in personalized medicine in the pediatric setting.
  • Erika Check Hayden, director of the Science Communication Program at University of California, Santa Cruz and an award-winning journalist, who has written impactful articles on the social implications of genome editing, the comeback of 23andMe, and citizen science.

Each session in this full-day symposium features a panel-based format designed to incite lively dialogue and audience participation. This unique event is free and open to all members of the university community and the public.

Visit the event website to review the agenda and register to attend. Listen to an interview on The Scope radio to learn more about specific topics that will be the subject of discussion and debate.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Squatters Pub, 147 West Broadway (300 South), Salt Lake City

Join KUER for a Lunch and Listen with Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s “Note To Self,” a podcast about staying human in the digital age. KUER’s Tim Slover and Lee Hale, producers of KUER’s “More To Say” podcast, will chat with Zomorodi about managing screen time and how to stay bored in order to get brilliant (per her new book, “Bored and Brilliant”). Lunch provided.


  • 11:30 a.m.: Lunch served
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Zomorodi interviewed by “More To Say” producers, Lee Hale and Tim Slover, about “Bored and Brilliant” book and “Note To Self” podcast.
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Mingling
  • 12:45 p.m.: Manoush leaves
  • 1 p.m.: Event concludes

Presented by KUER in partnership with The Utah Coalition for Educational Technology. Special thank you to Squatters for hosting this event.

Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, March 24-Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah

Indulge your senses and taste buds at this year’s annual Chocolate & Cheese Market, Workshops and Festival. Meet the passionate artisans whose handcrafted products are winning awards and gaining world-class recognition. Sample and purchase premium farm-to-table delicacies direct from the manufacturers.

Workshops available for adults and kids. Jump online to register before they fill up. The prices ranges from $9.95-$14.95 and workshops are not included with the price of admission.

Click here for more information.

Social Work Career Prep Series: Know Your Worth: How to Negotiate Your Salary
Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.

Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work

Join our social work career coach and learn how and where to research BSW and MSW salary ranges. Get language on how to ask for more, and understand other negotiables in a compensation package. This event is free and open to all social work students and alumni.

Please direct inquires to Jennifer Nozawa at jennifer.nozawa@socwk.utah.edu.  

Thursday, March 29-Saturday, March 31
Campus Store

Grad Fair is March 29-31 at the Campus Store.  If you are eligible to walk in May 2018, now is the time to order your cap, gown and graduation announcements, buy your diploma frame, and start celebrating your achievement.

Grad Fair dates and times are below:

  • Thursday, March 29 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 30 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 31 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Go to campusstore.utah.edu to pre-order your regalia now and skip the lines starting March 30. Make sure to sign the Block U before you leave the store.

2018 Tanner Center for Human Rights Forum
Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 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.

Human Rights: Young Migrants and Refugees
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155), College of Social Work

Scholars and artists will engage in conversation on migration experiences in childhood and young adulthood during this event, the University of Utah’s Tanner Center for Human Rights Forum and the Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration’s annual research symposium. Panel discussions will explore the intersection of social science and policy in the era of DACA, local community-engaged scholarship, and artists’ narration of migration stories. Students will present posters on their research.

Registration is $10 and includes breakfast and lunch (CEUs can be purchased for an additional $75).

This event is open to the public. Please direct inquires to Delva Hommes at delva.hommes@socwk.utah.edu.

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.

Interprofessional Seminar Series on Aging: Neurologic & Neuropsychological Assessment
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 12-1:15 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B), College of Social Work

A majority of the individuals with progressive neurologic conditions are in the older adult population.  There are many neurologic diseases that have complex symptom progression and complicated care needs.  Presenters Dr. Dustin Hammers and Dr. Nancy Allen will discuss medical and neuropsychological assessment of neurological illness and will discuss intervention strategies in supporting individuals with progressive neurologic disease.

This event is free and open to the public. One CEU is available for $15, payable online here.  Please direct inquires to Regina Campbell: regina.campbell@socwk.utah.edu

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73

Please join us Thursday, April 5, 2018, for our second dialogue of the Campus-Community Dialogue Series titled, “#MeToo: Now What?”

Guest speakers:

  • Cynthia Berg (Moderator)
    Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Science
    Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Turner Bitton
    Executive Director, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Ella Myers
    Associate Professor, Political Science and Gender Studies
  • Michelle Quist
    Editorial Writer, Salt Lake Tribune
  • Bev Uipi
    City Councilwoman, Millcreek City Council

Can’t make the event? We’ll streaming live on Facebook, so make sure to tune in.

Local Conversations: New Americans + U.S.: The Land Between
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.
Marmalade Library, 280 West 500 North, Salt Lake City

The U.S. is home to nearly 34 million lawful immigrants and another 11 million people who are undocumented, according to data from Pew Research Center. Putting political and policy discussions aside, it is time that Utahns talk about how we welcome people to the neighborhood. Presented by The University of Utah College of Social Work, in partnership with The City Library-Marmalade Branch and 90.9fm KRCL, this new conversation series will further community discussions about topics linked to immigration.  We will explore the journeys of individual refugees through film, consider the impact of DACA on students in Utah, and discuss the upcoming U.S. Census and Utah’s part in providing household information. On April 5th, join us for a film screening and post-film Q&A with Dr. Chris Lippard, University of Utah Department of Film Studies; and Dr. Caren J. Frost, University of Utah Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration; moderated by Lara Jones, 90.9fm KRCL.

This event is free and open to the public. Please direct inquires to Delva Hommes: delva.hommes@socwk.utah.edu

MSW Info Session
Friday, April 6, 2018 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Goodwill Conference Room (250), College of Social Work

Interested in earning your master’s degree?  Come learn about the Master of Social Work Program at the University of Utah. MSW Admissions Coordinator Lena Al-Rayess will explain the application process, cover the program format and timeline, discuss our seven areas of concentration, and share information about our dual degree and graduate certificate options. A current MSW student will also be available to provide a student perspective.

Please register in advance for this free information session. Please direct inquires to Lena Al-Rayess: lena.al-rayess@utah.edu.

Now through Saturday, April 7, 2018
Union basement computer lab

Have you filed your taxes? We can help.

Our free tax clinic runs 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 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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Stewart Building | Room 104 (Auditorium)

University of Utah Department of Anthropology cordially invites you to the 2018 Rufus Wood Leigh Distinguished Lecture.

Please join us as Leigh Lecturer Helen Elizabeth Davis discusses the sex differences in spatial ability and navigation and the effects of education and environment among the Tsimane of Bolivia.

Event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP at events@csbs.utah.edu.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 12-3 p.m.
Marriott Library

Join Teaching & Learning Technologies and our campus partners for TLT’s Faculty Forum “Spring into Technology” event on Wednesday, April 11 from 12-3 p.m. in the Marriott Library. This event is free for faculty and staff and registration is now open.

We kick off the forum with discovery booths featuring the latest technology and services that Teaching & Learning Technologies, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Marriott Library has to offer faculty and staff. Followed by amazing presentations by university faculty and supporting staff about innovative classroom and course technology ranging from student module roadmaps, organizing guest speakers into courses, implementing library course reserves and the process of program mapping. 

Visit tlt.utah.edu and the event page to register and read the full line up of presentations. 

Grand Rounds: Exploring Social & Political Culture in Ghana
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B), College of Social Work

Dr. Jason Castillo and a group of MSW, BSW, and International Studies students who participated in a learning abroad experience in Kumasi, Ghana will present on the history, economics, politics, society, and culture of Ghana.  Students will share their experiences and understandings of the world as a system of interconnected countries and cultures.  This event is free and open to the public.

Please register and purchase CEUs ($22.50) in advance. Please direct inquires to Delva Hommes: delva.hommes@socwk.utah.edu.

Social Work Career Prep Series: Making Sense of Social Work Licensure
Monday, April 16, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.

Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work

Emily Bleyl, executive director of the NASW Utah Chapter, will help BSW students make sense of different social work licenses, from SSWs to LCSWs.  Learn about the educational and professional requirements necessary to achieve these different levels of professional licensure and meet your career goals.

This event is free and open to all social work students and alumni. Please direct inquires to Jennifer Nozawa at  jennifer.nozawa@socwk.utah.edu.

Pause for Paws
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Social Work Atrium

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to de-stress by visiting with registered Therapy Animals of Utah therapy dogs during this fun and relaxing event. Since spending time with calm dogs can reduce a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, anxiety, and stress levels, this is the perfect way to prepare for (or recover from) finals.

This event is free and open to the campus community. Please direct inquires to Jennifer Nozawa: jennifer.nozawa@socwk.utah.edu

April 18, 2018 | 12-3 p.m.
BEH S Tower

CSBS graduate and undergraduate students are invited to showcase their original research projects at the 7th Annual CSBS Student Research Day.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Student Choice Award: $100

Please visit csbs.utah.edu for more information.

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. Edmunds will offer a revolutionary way to plan and make easy meals every day of the week.

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.