The University of Utah celebrates its annual Welcome Week Aug. 20-30 with food, parties, pictures and more that help students connect to campus, participate in traditions and learn about campus resources. Click here to read more about Welcome Week and here for a list of events and activities.
CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS ARCHITECT PRESENTS OPENING LECTURE FOR COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE + PLANNING
Monday, Aug. 24 | 12:30 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts auditorium
The University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning presents Joan Soranno, an award-winning architect specializing in cultural and religious architecture, Monday, Aug. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
“Joan Soranno is a national leader in sacred architecture and there are two words that perfectly describe her work: simple eloquence,” said to Keith Diaz Moore, dean of the college.
With colleague John Cook, Soranno has created a small in-house design studio in Minneapolis that serves as an incubator for innovative design, in which her projects are aesthetically driven and technically challenging.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE RAIN? LINKING ADVANCES IN FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH TO APPLIED CHALLENGES IN SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES
Tuesday, Aug. 25 | 4-5 p.m.
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building, Room 210
Paul Brooks, Department of Geology & Geophysics. When and where are water resources, and the natural and societal systems that depend on these resources, most at risk to specific changes? Ongoing changes in climate and land cover require integrated water cycle research and education to rapidly integrate new knowledge from fundamental research into comprehensive theory and transferrable understanding capable of addressing water resource challenges in a non-stationary world.
Seminar series information here.
The Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association’s first annual Ride to Zero supports the University of Utah’s National Center for Veteran Studies and its work to prevent suicide among veterans. The center is a national leader in the development and implementation of methods for detecting and reaching out to at-risk military personnel and veterans.
The event includes family activities, a ride to veteran memorials in the Salt Lake Valley and a concert (for those 21 and older) at the Royal Bar featuring the American Hitmen. Auction and raffle prizes include a guitar from the band Royal Bliss and U.S. flags flown by members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association over fire bases in Afghanistan. All proceeds will be donated to support the National Center for Veterans Studies. The $30 per-person donation covers lunch at the park and the evening concert.
BILL OF FARE: THE COOKBOOK COLLECTIONS OF HORST SCHOBER AND FRIENDS
July 3 – Aug. 30
Horst E. Schober (1880-1950) was the chef at the Newhouse Hotel and the Salt Lake Country Club during the 1930s and 1940s. His family generously donated his cookbook collection to Special Collections. We celebrate the art of haute cuisine with his collection and others and the beloved local restaurants of times past.
Park in the visitor parking lot, west of the library, next to the Campus Store.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Marriott Library Plaza
Make sure to stop by the Marriott Library Plaza on Wednesday, Sept. 2 any time between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for Arts Bash, the largest arts celebration on the University of Utah campus. And it’s FREE.
This massive party aims to highlight the academic units within the College, professional arts on campus, and all the ways students can access the arts for free or nearly free through the increasingly-popular Arts Pass. Arts Bash connects students from all across campus to what arts experiences are available free to them by using Arts Pass.