Highlighted Events

Through Feb. 28, 2018
Various Locations

During the month of February, students, faculty and staff at the University of Utah observes Black History Month, an annual celebration honoring the achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.

Click here for a list of the events being held on campus.

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 (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.

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 |12:30-1:30 p.m.
Student Services Building, Room 350

Come and learn about careers with Myriad Genetics! Myriad Genetics is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life of patients worldwide through the discovery and commercialization of novel, transformative diagnostic products and services across major diseases.

This event is targeted towards STEM majors.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Hinckley Institute Caucus Room

Mid-way through the Utah legislative session you can get an update on what’s happening on the Hill and what lies ahead.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Union Den

Come enjoy free food and discussion with the LGBT Resource Center. How do our (a)genders and (a)sexualities inform our (a)spirituality? What are our experiences with spirituality and queerness?

Fulbright: Research, Study and Teaching Grants for U.S. Students

Fulbright provides grants for U.S. students wishing to perform research, teach English or study in a foreign country. Please join us to learn more about this prestigious opportunity. Open to graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines.

Information sessions:

  • Thursday, Feb. 22, 3-4 p.m., Union Den
  • Monday, March 12, 1-2 p.m., Union Den
  • Monday, April 16, 10-11 a.m., Union Den


  • Personal statement: Monday, March 26, 10-11 a.m., Union Den
  • Research statement: Wednesday, March 28, 10-11 a.m., Union Parlor B

If you have questions, please contact Howard Lehman, Fulbright program director or Jolyn Schleiffarth.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 | 3 p.m. panel | 4 p.m. networking
Crocker Science Center

The Science Employer Panel brings students and professionals together for an in-depth discussion of the job prospects and internship opportunities available to science graduates. Students get direct access to insider information about a variety of science industries, while panelists get a chance to meet their future employees and share about why their business is a great place to work.  

Connections made at the Science Employer Panel start new careers and help drive Utah’s economic engine.

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Marriott Library, Hoopes Room

The Public Affairs graduate programs are hosting an information session. This is a chance for current staff or students, interested in furthering their education, to learn about each program as well as meet with members of our team.

The Public Affairs graduate programs consist of the following:

  • Master of Public Administration
    • An MPA prepares students with the professional knowledge and operating competence for those seeking a career as a manager in public or nonprofit agencies.
  • Master of Public Policy
    • An MPP combines policy and economic analysis with quantitative sources for students to build necessary analytical skills to solve public policy problems.  These skills are valuable in national, state and local governments, think tanks, consulting firms and nonprofit groups throughout the U.S. and world.

Ensemble with special guests: Doug Lawrence from the Count Baise Orchestra, lecture with Maxine Gordon
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Gallivan Center

Faculty member Kris Johnson and the U of U Jazz Ensembles will be performing as part of the Excellence in the Community Concert Series at the Gallivan Center.

This event celebrates Black History Month by featuring local African-American musicians.

Faculty and Guest Recital: Pamela Palmer Jones, piano Leslie Harlow, viola and Russell Harlow, clarinet
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 | 7-8 p.m.
Dumke Recital Hall

Faculty and Friends Recital will feature Pamela Palmer Jones, piano, Russell Harlow, clarinet and Leslie Blackburn Harlow, viola.

Together they will perform works by beloved composers Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Bruch and Poulenc.

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 health care 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.

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 ONeal’s knowledge and personality, you’re going to enjoy this event. Free lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 | 12:30 p.m.
Building 73, Foyer

A special invite from CSBS Dean Cindy Berg. Join us for an afternoon break complete with bagels.

Share your experiences of what it is like to be a student in the college and how we can make that experience the best for all of you.

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.

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.

Boomers & Millennials: Redefining adulthood
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 12:30-2 p.m. 

Building 73, Room 110

Baby Boomers were at the forefront of many changes in young adult relationship and family experiences. Today, the Millennials — who outnumber Boomers — have redefined young adulthood. Come listen as Wendy D. Manning contrasts the relationship experiences of young adult Boomers and Millennials and shares new findings about recent patterns and trends in formation and stability of young adult relationships. Manning is a distinguish research professor of sociology and director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research and National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University.

BioUtah and TVC co-host the 3rd annual Entrepreneur & Investor Life Sciences Summit 2018
Thursday, March 1-3, 2018

Co-hosts, BioUtah and the office of Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) at the University of Utah, today announced that registration is open for the Entrepreneur & Investors Life Sciences Summit 2018, to be held March 1-3.

The Entrepreneur and Investor (E&I) Summit is a not-to-be-missed signature conference that connects Utah’s entrepreneurs with leading local and national investors in the life sciences. There is no better way for startups and emerging growth companies to gain insights from and broad exposure to some of the best life science corporations, venture capital firms, and angel investors in the business. This exceptional three-day event includes an investor dinner on Thursday, March 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the Natural History Museum of Utah; the summit meeting on Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium; and a life science ski day at the Park City Mountain Resort on March 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The E&I Summit will host a distinguished group of speakers and panelists, including industry leaders, national and local investors. The dinner will include high-level networking opportunities with key national and local investors and entrepreneurs. The summit will facilitate relationships between the investment community and life science entrepreneurs. Highlights include morning keynote speaker Jonathan Norris, Silicon Valley Bank, San Francisco,  speaking on the state of life sciences investing, company pitches and reverse pitches.

Register now for each day separately here.

Celebrating 50 Years
Friday, March 2, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 3 Atrium

Please join us for a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the J. Willard Marriott Library

Refreshments will be served.

Featuring special guest speaker: Richard E. Marriott.

Friday, March 2, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 
S.J. Quinney College of Law

Alumni and students of the University of Utah are invited to attend the Lightspark Media Summit, the premier cross-industry event in media and entertainment in the Intermountain West, on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and Saturday, March 3, 2018 the David Eccles School of Business.

Lightspark 2018 will explore a future where Silicon Slopes and Sundance collide. The Summit will feature a day full of panels, presentations, professional networking, and a prominent, trailblazing keynote speaker on Friday, March 2. The Saturday Workshops on March 3 are hands-on, curated experiences for those seeking an interactive deep dive into a particular topic or skill (including an entertainment law track in film/TV and music).

Explore the future of business, law, film/TV, music, social media, AR/VR and gaming with industry experts at the 2018 Lightspark Media Summit.

For the agenda and speaker lineup, please visit lightspark.media.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.