Highlighted Events

FREE TAX SERVICES
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.


FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING CLASS
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.


HIP Talks: Round 1
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 12-2 p.m.

Union, Saltair Room

In honor of the public speaking skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are proud to host the HIP Talks annual speech contest. Participants will have two minutes to deliver a speech on any topic of their choosing. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and five runners up will each receive $1,000. This event is open to all University of Utah students who want to contribute original, powerful thinking in the form of public speaking to the U’s legacy.

This event is cosponsored by ASUU and is free and open to the public. Food will be provided.


EXAMINING THE URBAN-RURAL DIVIDE
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Building 73, Room 110

Honors students at the University of Utah will co-host a forum with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox at the Hinckley Institute (Building 73, room 110) to address the difficulties of the urban-rural divide on Monday, April 2 at 5 p.m.

As part of a Praxis Lab, students are addressing issues related to access to education beyond high school in rural and urban areas of Utah. Overall, the students are interested in helping to expand educational opportunities for kids across the state. This decision was motivated by their interest to address some of the complex differences between rural and urban areas related to economic opportunities, community sustainability and social problems.


Diversity in Databases
Monday, April 2-5, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Elevator Lobby, Level 2, Marriott Library

Join us in discovering the diversity found in the various databases that you have access to as a student.

From April 2-5, we’ll be on Level 2 highlighting a different database along with some treats and crafts. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the diverse resources that are available for use.

 


PIZZA & POLITICS: UTAH’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73 Room 110 (map)

  • Spencer Cox, Lieutenant Governor (Moderator)
  • Adam Cohen, CEO, Odyssey House of Utah
  • Jennifer Plumb, MD, MPH, Medical Director Utah Naloxone
  • Angela Strander Lo, Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator, Utah Department of Health

This event is free and open to the public.


HIP Talks: Round 2
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.

Heritage Center

In honor of the public speaking skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are proud to host the HIP Talks annual speech contest. Participants will have two minutes to deliver a speech on any topic of their choosing. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and five runners up will each receive $1,000. This event is open to all University of Utah students who want to contribute original, powerful thinking in the form of public speaking to the U’s legacy.

This event is cosponsored by ASUU.


UNIVERSITY OF UTAH WIND ENSEMBLE: CONDUCTOR SCOTT HAGEN
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 6:45 p.m. pre-concert | 7:30 p.m. concert
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

David Maslanka is one of the most prominent composers of wind band repertoire. Prior to his passing in August 2017, he began work on Symphony No. 10, which was completed by his son Matthew, and will be premiered by the University of Utah Wind Ensemble on their April 3 concert. The work will be conducted under the baton of University of Utah director of bands, Professor Scott Hagen. Maslanka worked closely with Professor Hagen and the U Wind Ensemble, and was consistently impressed with the students’ investment and dedication to their craft.

Join the Wind Ensemble in this historic premiere at Libby Gardner Concert Hall on April 3rd at 7:30, with a pre-concert lecture at 6:45, with David’s son, Matthew Maslanka. Matthew will be in residence for rehearsals, the concert and recording sessions.

Ticket prices and additional information can be found here.


HIP Talks: Round 3
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Crocker Science Center

In honor of the public speaking skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are proud to host the HIP Talks annual speech contest. Participants will have two minutes to deliver a speech on any topic of their choosing. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and five runners up will each receive $1,000. This event is open to all University of Utah students who want to contribute original, powerful thinking in the form of public speaking to the U’s legacy.

This event is cosponsored by ASUU.


SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE: BRAINS DON’T PLAY DICE OR DO THEY?
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | Social at 5:30 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m.
Sky Lounge at 149 Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City

The Science Night Live lecture series continues with University of Utah assistant professor of biology Sophie Caron. She will discuss how the brain is organized to provide both the flexibility and specificity required for memory formation. Animals are endowed with a range of sensory systems that gather information about the outside world. This information is processed by the brain and, sometimes, stored as a memory. Animals constantly use memories of past experiences to adjust their behavior. The smell of a nutritious fruit, for instance, will become attractive while that of a sickening chemical will be avoided. We know a great deal about how sensory input is received and processed by various sensory organs but we know much less about how experiences are stored as memories in the brain. Science Night Live is held at the Sky Lounge at 149 Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and a lecture at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Must be 21 or older.


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


UNDERSTANDING OUR DIFFERENCES, SHAPING OUR FUTURE: SECOND ANNUAL CAMPUS-COMMUNITY DIALOGUE SERIES
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 1:30-3 p.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73

Please join us 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 90.9 FM 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 5, 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 and direct inquires to Lena Al-Rayess: lena.al-rayess@utah.edu.


Friends of the Library Lecture
Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 3 p.m.

Marriott Library Gould Auditorium

Author Hikmet Loe will talk about her book “The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson’s Earthwork Through Time and Place”

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact judy.jarrow@utah.edu.

 


DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS
Friday, April 6 and Friday, April 13, 2018 | 1-4 p.m.
SSB 380

Discover, articulate and put your strengths into action to help you fully maximize your potential. Take the best-selling StrengthsFinder Assessment free of charge and learn how to best apply your strengths today with the help of Certified Strengths coaches.

RSVP required here.


2018 Earth Week
Monday, April 9-Friday, April 13, 2018
Various locations; learn more at sustainability.utah.edu/earth-week

  • April 9
    Drawdown Showcase, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Union lobby  |  Learn key solutions for mitigating climate change
  • April 10
    Beekeeping Workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Gould Auditorium in Marriott Library  |  Learn about our pollinators
  • April 11
    Earth Fest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Marriott Library Plaza  |  Visit with organizations, test ride e-bikes, and get a free bike lock if you bring your bike and UID
  • April 12
    Campus Tree Tour, 2-3 p.m., meet at flagpole on Presidents Circle  |  Learn more about the magnificent trees of the university
    Wasted Documentary, 6-8 p.m., Post Theatre in Fort Douglas  |  Anthony Bourdain explores the U.S. food waste crisis
  • April 13
    Last-Frost Kick Off, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Pioneer Garden near Pioneer Memorial Theatre  |  Help plant seeds at the Edible Campus Gardens
    Health Systems as Climate Innovators, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Garden Level Bays at Eccles Library  |  Rebroadcas of APHA panel on a carbon-positive health care system.

Spring Book Sale
Monday, April 9-Friday, April 13, 2018 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
1100A, Level 1, Marriott Library

It’s time for this semester’s Book Sale! Prices drop every day:

Monday: $2 Hardback books, $1 paperback books
Tuesday: $1 Hardback books $.50 paperback books
Wednesday: Fill a library bag for $6
Thursday: Fill a library bag for $4
Friday: All remaining books are FREE

For more information, go here.


Bench to Bedside 2018: Presenting Technological Innovation
Monday, April 9, 2018 | 6 p.m.
Utah State Capitol

Bench to Bedside is a program that introduces students to the world of medical and global health innovation through an incentive-based team contest. The program culminates in the final competition where multi-disciplinary teams present their novel medical innovations to an expert panel of judges who will evaluate and score their work based on the team’s business strategy, design quality, and healthcare impact.

More than 60 teams will compete for more than $130,000 in prize money, including teams from Southern Utah State, Brigham Young University, Weber State University, Utah State University and University of Utah. A grand prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the first-place team.

Join the students as they present their projects at the Utah State Capitol on April 9, beginning at 6:00 pm.


LEIGH LECTURE: ARE MEN BETTER NAVIGATORS?
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.


CAREERS IN AGING WORKSHOP AND PRESENTATION
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
College of Nursing, 10 S 2000 East, Salt Lake City

On April 11, Gary Glazner (Founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project) will be offering a free workshop and Presentation on the use of creativity in communication and caregiving.

Click here to watch the PBS  New Hour overview of his work.

The event is free, but click here to register for a head count.


TLT SPRING FACULTY FORUM
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.

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 and direct inquires to Delva Hommes: delva.hommes@socwk.utah.edu.


Book Arts Workshop “Modular Typography: Building Letters on the Press”
Friday, April 13-Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

J. Willard Marriott Library Book Arts Studio, Level 4

Cost: $195

Attention all print and design enthusiasts. The Marriott Library’s Book Arts Program is hosting a workshop with renowned type designer, Richard Kegler. Kegler, lead designer and founder of P22 Type Foundry, will be leading a two-day workshop on April 13 and 14 entitled “Modular Typography: Building Letters on the Press” in the Book Arts Studio at the J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah. Additionally, free screening of Kegler’s film “Making Faces” will be held on April 12 at 5:30 p.m.

More info can be found here  and help spread the word here.


ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES FILM SERIES
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 6-9 p.m.
Union Theater | Free to the public

A screening of Roman Polanski’s 1974 film “Chinatown” followed by a conversation with Gregory Smoak.

“Chinatown” (1974), a neo-noir film based on the California water wars, stars Jack Nicholson as a hard-boiled private investigator who becomes embroiled in underhanded efforts to steal water rights in southern California. Directed by Roman Polanski.

Gregory Smoak is director of the American West Center and associate professor of history at the U and specializes in American Indian, American Western, Environmental and Public History. He has taught at Colorado State University and the University of Minnesota. The University of California Press published his book, “Ghost Dances and Identity: American Indian Ethnicity, Racial Identity, and Prophetic Religion” in 2006. He is currently working on an environmental history of Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument under a contract with the National Park service.


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


STUDENT RESEARCH DAY
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.


U Recycle Day
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot

Bring your electronic waste, old personal documents, and hard-to-recycle items to the University of Utah for U Recycle Day, an annual event for responsibly recycling. Participants are also invited to donate non-perishable food items, which will be given to the on-campus Feed U food pantry. Residential items only; no business waste. Get details on accepted items at sustainability.utah.edu/earth-week.


THE GREAT SHAKEOUT DRILL
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 10:15 a.m.
All campus

The Great Utah ShakeOut is an opportunity for our University campus to learn about overall preparedness plans, what to do during earthquakes, and then practice those skills. Watch for a campus alert on April 19, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., encouraging everyone to practice drop, cover and hold on. Practice and reinforcement of these protective actions can help prevent injury when the earth starts to shake. Remember, it is not the shaking of the ground that causes death or injury, it is the objects that are falling that will be most dangerous.

If you haven’t signed up to receive emergency messages from the University, please update your profile in CIS today. Help us keep our students and campus community prepared and safe by encouraging participation in the Great Utah ShakeOut earthquake drill.


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

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.


CLEONE PETERSON ECCLES ALUMNI HOUSE OPEN HOUSE
Friday, April 20, 2018 | 1-4 p.m.

Welcome back. Welcome home.

The newly completed Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House will be open to the public for a first look on Friday, April 20 from 1-4 p.m.

For the past two years, the alumni building has been undergoing renovations to make it a place befitting a Pac-12 school like the University of Utah. Come and see what we’ve done with the place. The open house is for anyone on campus and in the surrounding communities who would like to take a tour of the newest building at the U.

Located at the center of campus, the Alumni House features a gorgeous new ballroom, plus spacious conference and meeting rooms. There are few, if any, meeting spaces on the East Bench that offer the size (the ballroom seats 400 for dinner), flexibility, and welcoming atmosphere you will find here, not to mention the convenience of adjacent parking.

We are now accepting reservations for events starting in late spring 2018. To talk with us about your next conference, wedding reception, or other special event, click here, call 801-581-6995, or email contact@alumni.utah.edu.


Katherine’s Courtyard Launch Event
April 23, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

J. Willard Marriott Library, level 2

Free refreshments and student work exhibitions: Come see the new Katherine’s Courtyard at the Marriott Library. Student work will be on display, refreshments from Mazza Café and tours of the courtyard.

Come early for free yoga at 10 a.m. (bring your own mat).

Learn more here.


The Complexities of DACA And Their Impact on Communities
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 7-8 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 25, join us for panel discussion with Jennifer Seelig, Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office; Karen Hale, Salt Lake County Offices; Amy Dott Harmer, Utah Refugee Connection; Luis Garza, Comunidades U5nidas; and Samira Harnish, Women of the World; 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.


Restoring Balance Retreat
Friday, May 11, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way

The Resiliency Center and the Department of Psychiatry are co-sponsoring this year’s retreat.

The retreat is specifically for health care professionals suffering from burnout and compassion fatigue or simply looking for new ways to manage stress and increase resiliency.

More information and registration can be found here.