Highlighted Events

Civility in Politics: Contrasting Visions and Tolerance — Finding Common Ground from Various Perspectives
Monday, April 16, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.

Hinckley Caucus Room

Join us for Pizza & Politics.

How do we critically examine our positions without hearing from all sides? We should recognize that there are often more than two positions on an issue which should help all of us understand that the world is not binary, and if we did recognize that, there can be many positions on a contentious issue and we might find space for common ground.

  • Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Utah House of Representatives
  • Wayne McCormack, E. W. Thode Professor of Law, U College of Law
  • Lisa-Michele Church,  attorney in Private Practice and Community Activist
  • Patrick Reimherr, student, University of Utah Law School
  • Mark Button, chair, Department of Political Science at the University of Utah

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 2-3 p.m.
Union Theatre

ASUU and the Union Programming Council are hosting an educational presentation by Law Professor Randy Dryer in the Union Theatre. He is coming to speak on digital privacy and how we can stay more informed and secure when navigating the internet. He will be speaking on how companies like Facebook, Google, etc. can access our private information as well as discuss password security and the permanency or impermanency of shared media such as pictures and videos.

The conversation will be very relevant to what’s going on with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marriott Library Plaza

Wednesday April 18 at Marriott Library Plaza is Coffee with Cops! Come by for free coffee, donuts, and talk to a cop! We’re doing our part to end sexual assault and we’ll be sharing our Start by Believing message. Several other campus organizations are joining us to raise awareness for sexual assault. Come by, ask some questions, and grab some coffee and a donut.


Wednesday, 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.

Campus Store Game On Tournament
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 2-5 p.m.
The Campus Store, second floor mezzanine

The Campus Store has planned a one-of-a-kind event for all professional and hobbyist gamers. The Crimson Gaming Club, along with Entertainment Arts and Engineering, will host a “King of the Hill” style tournament at the Campus Store on Wednesday, April 18, from 2–5 p.m. The event will take place on the 2nd floor mezzanine and will feature a Rocket League competition with some amazing prizes. Thanks to some generous sponsors, there will be drinks, snacks and giveaways. Bring your friends to watch, play and cheer on your fellow gamers.

First come, first play.

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.

Thursday, April 19, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

University of Utah Campus Store

The University Campus Store will be hosting a Carnival party 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, for all U students.

There will be a scavenger hunt where students will have the opportunity to win several prizes, including a $1,000 scholarship to the Campus Store. Along with several other fun activities, including a rock climbing wall, basketball inflatable, money booth, and more. There will also be cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones on the patio, free for all Utah students1.

Please join the University Campus Store as it celebrates the close of another great year and shows its appreciation to the U’s outstanding students. The University of Utah is lucky to have such a great student body and it’s a pleasure to extend our gratitude and support to you.


1Food will be available between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. or while supplies last.

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.

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.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis
Friday, April 20, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.

Hinckley Caucus Room

Join us for Pizza & Politics. 
  • Salem Ajluni, UN Consultant
  • Freeman Stevenson, Activist and fighter, YPG Militia

This event is free and open to the public.

Language and the Law
Friday, April 20, 2018 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, room 109

In a society that is becoming increasingly linguistically diverse, the treatment of non-native speakers of English has become a high priority. This forum will introduce the audience to a relatively new branch of linguistics—forensic linguistics—that functions at the crossroads of language and the law, and will give special attention to the status of non-native speakers of English in the U.S. legal system. The purpose of the forum is to initiate a dialog between linguistics experts and stakeholders, with a focus on three critical real-world concerns, non-native speakers’ comprehension of the Miranda rights, the quality of court interpreting, and linguistic discrimination in the workplace.

More details can be found here.

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.

Candide by Leonard Bernstein  
April 20-21, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall

Conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein left an indelible mark on the American music scene. Throughout his busy career, he composed music ranging from ballets and symphonies to songs and stage musicals. This year is particularly special as it marks the centennial anniversary of Bernstein’s birth. To celebrate the great composer, the Lyric Opera Ensemble along with the Utah Philharmonia are proud to present his operetta, “Candide.”

Navajo Rug Sale AND Silent Auction
Saturday, April 21, 2018 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah

Celebrate the traditional handwoven art of Navajo rug making at this year’s Navajo Rug Sale and Silent Auction. Browse 150 unique weavings, ranging in value from $100 to $20,000. Meet presenter and Navajo weaving expert, H. Jackson Clark II, place a silent bid on a specific piece or purchase as a “buy it now” item at 20% over the artist’s minimum asking bid (if no outstanding bids exist).

Clark, owner of Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango, CO. will evaluate rugs and offer restoration advice from, 10 a.m. to noon, for those wanting to have rugs from their personal collections examined. He will also give a walking tour about the history of the rugs on display and techniques native artists use to create these cultural works of art (2 p.m.). Visit the event website for additional information.

Rug sale is free to the public (regular admission fee required to visit Museum galleries)


Click here for more information. 

Monday, April 23-Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Various locations

t’s that time of the semester! As finals approach, we have lots of ways to help you de-stress as you study here at the library. Therapy dogs, free yoga, donuts, coffee, school supplies and more.

Click here for a list of events. 


Katherine’s Courtyard Launch Event
Monday, 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.

Crimson Harps
Monday, April 23, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.

Thompson Chamber Music Hall, Free

The acclaimed Crimson Harps are a group of undergraduate and graduate students that enchant audiences with their exciting arrangements of harp music. On April 23, 2018, in Thomson Chamber Music Hall, these nine harpists will perform a diverse program including a unique arrangement of a traditional Kenyan folk song. This concert is free and open to the public.

Paper Plates & Oil Paints: Low-tech Litho Workshop
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 1-5 p.m.

Level 4 Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library

Come with paper plates and leave with a feast of colorful prints! Paper lithography is an immediate way to create delicious monoprints. In this workshop, participants learn to prep and print from black & white toner images (photocopies). Though a straightforward process that is readily accomplished at home, paper litho takes some practice to master. With a tried and true recipe and technical tips for cooking up successful prints, head chef Hart opens her creative kitchen to printers of all skill levels. Finished prints are housed in a simple book structure and/or saved as ingredients for another creative dish.

Monday, April 30, 2018 | 3 p.m.

Moot Courtroom, sixth floor, College of Law

The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public.

The agenda will be posted here approximately one week before.

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.

Friday, May 4, 2018 | 6-9 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law Rooftop

University faculty, undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to the rooftop of the S.J. Quinney Law Building on the evening of May 4.

The evening will feature TEDtalk style presentations on the theme of Interoperability in Electronic Healthcare Records. Dr. Russel Leftwich, Senior Clinical Advisor of Interoperability at InterSystems Inc., will address the group.

The presentations will then followed by a fully catered buffet-style dinner and networking mixer, where students can meet our industry sponsors to learn about what sorts of career opportunities are available in the field. It will be held on the rooftop terrace of the S.J. Quinney Law Building overlooking the SLC skyline. There will be an open bar for attendees who are over 21.

Please note: Our last event sold out, so interested parties want to register now for tickets (up to six tickets per person).

Click here to register.

Thursday, May 10; Thursday, June 7, 2018 
World Trade Center Utah

The ExporTech program will take place on April 13, May 10 and June 7 at World Trade Center Utah.

In partnership with U.S. Commercial Service and World Trade Center Utah, the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (UUMEP) Center, is kicking off the first ExporTech program in Utah this April. ExporTech is a national program designed to help small and mid-sized companies boost their sales revenues via exporting.

The first class of participating Utah companies are:

B.E.S.T. Police Training, LLC: They are the world’s first police training simulator focused on conflict de-escalation. B.E.S.T. stands for Behavior Ethics Strategy Tactics and began as a thesis project at the University of Utah’s No. 1-ranked game design program. They are located in Park City.

Expedition One: Located in Ogden, they manufacture body armor, bumpers, rocker guards and recovery gear and equipment.

Madsen Cycles: They manufacture bikes that include cargo holders and kid carrier buckets. They are located in Murray.

Mud Buddy: Located in West Jordan, UT, they manufacture high quality, higher horsepower shallow water motors.

Seymour Solar: Manufacturers of safe solar filters for photographers and astronomers. They are located in Escalante.

Taste Artisan Chocolate: They craft artisanal chocolates using traditional and modern technologies, and sell a variety of gourmet food products. They are located in Provo.

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.

Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious (III) Disease Initiative 2018 Symposium
Friday, May 11, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City

The 2018 III Initiative Symposium is on May 11. Join faculty, staff, and trainees from various departments for a day-long symposium focused on the 3 “Is”: Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease. The agenda includes 8 UofU speaker and two-external keynote presentations. The day wraps up with a poster session that includes a trainee poster competition.

More information can be found here.

For the full schedule and how to register, visit our website.

Questions can be sent to Nicole Frank, Ph.D., Associate Director at Nicole.Frank@hsc.utah.edu.