CLEAN AIR FOR U CHALLENGE
Ongoing through Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 | All day
SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT @THEU
Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 | 12-1 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library
Learn how the University of Utah currently invests its endowments, what options and challenges exist for reinvesting in socially responsible and environmentally sustainable funds, what actions are being taken by other PAC-12 universities and how to participate in this dialogue at the University of Utah.
Moderator: Frederick R. Adler, Ph.D., Professor, Biology and Mathematics, College of Science; Panelists: Michael Cooper, Ph.D., Professor, Finance, and Sam Stewart Presidential Chair, David Eccles School of Business, and Chair, Academic Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Responsible Investment; Myron Willson, M.S., Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Office; and Joan M. Gregory, Librarian, M.L.S., AHIP, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and Chair, Academic Senate Ad Hoc Re-Investment Dialogue Committee.
THE COMMODIOUS CROSS CAMPUS QUEST
Monday, Feb. 29-Friday, March 4, 2016 | All day
The Commodious Cross Campus Quest is a treasure hunt. Students will be given clues and directions on how to participate at gotentrepreneurs.com/Info/
. these clues take students on a treasure hunt to explore the entrepreneurial resources available to them as students of the University of Utah.
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SUMMER 2016 GRADUATION
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | All day
LEARNING ABROAD DEADLINE: FALL & ACADEMIC YEAR EXCHANGE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | All day
Union – A. Ray Olpin (UNION), Room 159
Students applying for a Learning Abroad EXCHANGE
program should complete their Learning Abroad Applications by 11:59 MST on March 1st
for the following terms:
Please note that the deadline for Learning Abroad AFFILIATE and FACULTY-LED programs for Fall, Fall Break, and Academic Year programs is June 1st!
Check out all of the possibilities and deadlines by using the LEARNING ABROAD PROGRAM SEARCH
Deadlines that fall on a Saturday or Sunday will be extended to the following Monday.
For more information call the Learning Abroad Office at 801-581-5849, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit learningabroad.utah.edu.
ELEMENTARY ENGINEERING WEEK
Tuesday, March 1-Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. daily
Ray Olpin Student Union Ballroom
More than a thousand Utah elementary students will converge on the University of Utah to learn about some of the exciting engineering concepts that help improve our world.
Fifth and sixth graders from 12 schools will participate in several hands-on projects, from building a tower out of straws to constructing a wooden catapult and a mechanical fish made of clay.
The three-day event is held to encourage more students in science, technology, engineering and math, and introduce them to engineering at the University of Utah.
HINCKLEY INSTITUTE HOSTS ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 12 -1 p.m.
Orson Spencer Hall, Hinckley Caucus Room (255)
There’s been no shortage of fireworks during the 2016 presidential election so far, and what’s yet to come will undoubtedly be an exciting ride. The Hinckley Institute of Politics will host a roundtable discussion on the presidential primaries, featuring a panel of political science experts who will weigh in on a variety of aspects related to the race so far.
Panelists include Jim Curry,Tabitha Benney, Baodong Liu, Edmund Fong and Matt Burbank, all professors from the U’S Department of Political Science.
AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS CENTENNIAL: ARE THE PARKS IN PERIL?
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom, sixth floor
Utah and the Colorado Plateau feature some of America’s most iconic National Parks. These special and sacred places attract growing numbers of visitors from all over the world and they provide an enormous economic benefit to the region and the state. Are we taking our good fortune for granted? Multiple threats, issues, political maneuvers and just plain over-visitation are placing these fragile, unforgiving places that we love in great peril.
This talk will provide a broad perspective on these challenging forces and offer multiple options we can consider to protect our precious landscapes and habitats.
Read more here.
BENNION CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 10-11 a.m.
Bennion Center, Union Room 101
Come and find out how community service through the Bennion Center can enrich your college experience. Make friends, have refreshments and learn how you can make a difference.
For more information call Jennifer Jones at 801-585-6564, email email@example.com, or visit bennioncenter.org.
INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION WITH DIRECTORS OF DISNEY’S “ZOOTOPIA”
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 2-3 p.m. | FREE-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Fine Arts Auditorium
The University of Utah Department of Film & Media Arts will host the directors of Disney’s Zootopia, Byron Howard and Rich Moore, for a behind-the-scenes presentation.
For more information call the Film & Media Arts Department at 801-581-5127, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit movies.disney.com.
WORKSHOP: HOW TO GET STARTED AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 4-5 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB), Room 5160 B
Interested in entrepreneurship, but not sure how to get started? This is the workshop for you. Meet with Kathy Hajeb, Lassonde Institute Director and innovation educator, to explore the opportunities and make a plan to take action.
For more information visit lassonde.utah.edu.
EARTH U: SUSTAINABILITY & DIVERSITY MENTORSHIP DINNER
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, sixth floor
Join us for the 3rd annual Earth U: Sustainability & Diversity Mentorship Dinner
, which brings together students and professional mentors from different disciplines to discuss career opportunities, inclusion, and environmental justice. Kyle Powys Whyte, faculty from Michigan State University and an enrolled member of the Potawatomi Nation, whose research focuses climate change and indigenous peoples, will provide the keynote address.
Space is limited; students can sign up online here.
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 7-9 p.m | FREE
Fort Douglas Theatre (FD 636)
ULEAD LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP: ETHICS IN LEADERSHIP
Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 12-1 p.m. | FREE
Union Den – A. Ray Olpin (UNION)
The ULEAD Leadership Certificate is a program that documents the student exploration of leadership in professional and personal life. Free and open to all members of the U community. No pre-registration required.
For more information call Jeff Furlong at 801-581-8484, email JFurlong@sa.utah.edu, or visit leadership.utah.edu.
ALTA SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS & LECTURE
Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 2-3:30 p.m.
College of Law, sixth floor
Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards & Lecture will feature the keynote speaker, Kyle Powys Whyte, who will address the importance resilience and justice through the lens of his collaborative research of Indigenous peoples and climate. Additionally, there will be a panel discussion with community-engaged researchers: Rosey Hunter, Jose Galarza and Brian Codding. After the presentations, the University of Utah with community partner Alta Ski Area will present the awards to six members of our campus community for excellence in sustainability. Join us in celebration of what sustainability means to different members of our community.
WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOSSIL FUELS
Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 4-5 p.m. | FREE
310 James Talmage Bldg
“Our energy use and its consequences (including climate change) motivate some of the most contentious and complex public debates of our time. Although these issues are often cast in terms of renewable versus nonrenewable energy, in reality both depend on finite Earth resources. The evolution of the Earth itself therefore offers a uniquely illuminating perspective from which to evaluate alternative pathways toward energy and environmental sustainability” (“Geofuels,” Cambridge University Press).
Alan Carroll, professor of geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of “Geofuels: Energy and the Earth” presents for the Department of Geology and Geophysics Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series with support from the Global Change and Sustainability Center, and the U student chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 6 p.m.
Little America Hotel
To commemorate the founding of the University of Utah in 1850, the Alumni Association recognizes alumni and honorary alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally, served local and national communities and supported the U in its mission. We invite all campus partners to join us for this annual event on Thursday, March 3, at the Little America Hotel.
This year’s Distinguished Alumnus/a Award recipients are Deneece G. Huftalin, Patricia W. Jones, Fred P. Lewisand Harris H. Simmons. Marion A. Willey is this year’s Honorary Alumnus.
Tickets are $135 ($120 for each Alumni Association member and one guest). Tables seat 10.
For more information about this year’s award recipients and to make your reservations, please visit alumni.utah.edu/foundersday or call 801-581-6995.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF SALT LAKE CITY: ESCHER STRING QUARTET
Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
General Admission:$33 Arts Pass Event: Free to U of U Students with UCard, Other Students: $13 U of U Faculty/Staff & Seniors: $18.
For more information call the School of Music at 801-581-6762, email email@example.com, or visit music.utah.edu.
To purchase tickets click here.
AS YOU LIKE IT
Friday, March 4-Saturday, March 12, 2016
Unable to act on their feelings and forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.
The play contains one of Shakespeare’s most famous monologues, ‘All the World’s a Stage.’
GOOD INTENTIONS: MOVING THE NEEDLE ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Friday, March 4, 2016 | 12-1:30 p.m.
The 9th annual Edie Kochenour Memorial Lecture, a campus-wide lecture on issues of importance to women, will be held on Friday, March 4, 12-1:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. There is no cost for the event, but registration is required
Our speaker this year is Dr. Chiquita Collins, Ph.D., associate dean for the Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Collins works in the area of health disparities, primarily as it relates to the social context and various societal influences that contribute to health differences (e.g., childhood obesity) among racial/ethnic and across socioeconomic groups. She will be addressing how diversity efforts fail in higher education and what universities can do to improve their diversity and inclusion efforts.
11:15-11:45 a.m. Networking luncheon, Union East Ballroom
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lecture, Union Center Ballroom
1:45-3:00 p.m. Breakout sessions, Union
· Discussions on health equity, led by Ana Maria Lopez
· Moving Forward: Responding to the Open Dialogue on Racial Climate at the U, led by Kathryn Stockton and Belinda Saltiban
· Women and Wellness, led by Robin Marcus
· What the U of Missouri Football Team Taught us About Social Justice on Campus, led by Jonathan Ravarino
· Women’s Enrollment Initiative, led by Nedra Hotchkins
If you register for the breakout sessions, we ask that you indicate your interest in a specific breakout session to help with space planning. However, you are free to change sessions should your interest change.
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Tashjian, chair of the Edie Kochenour Memorial Lecture Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RED BUTTE GARDEN’S FIRST EVER VOLUNTEER FAIR OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, March 5, 2016 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Red Butte Garden
Get ready for spring with the first ever Red Butte Garden VOLUNTEER FAIR OPEN HOUSE. Come meet our staff in the indoor Orangerie on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Become a volunteer at the Garden with various and flexible ways to give your time working with people and plants.
If you are curious about volunteering at Utah’s Botanical Garden visit on Saturday, March 5, 2016 or hop online at red butte garden.org/volunteer.
Red Butte Garden is funded in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Friday, Feb. 26-Sunday, March 6, 2016
Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Gwendolen is in love with Earnest. Algernon, who is up for a bit fun, falls for Cecily, but Cecily is also in love with Earnest… if only someone was Earnest. Get ready for some Wilde laughs with this blissfully silly and outrageously shrewd comedy of mistaken identities.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE
Monday, Feb. 8-April 15, 2016 (closed for spring break) | See hours below
Union, Basement computer lab
Are you ready for tax season? Don’t worry; the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance at the University of Utah will help you out.
There will be a walk in clinic from Feb. 8-April 15, 2016 (closed for spring break). Come by the Union basement computer lab if you are a U.S. resident.
Don’t stress about taxes VITA is here to help. For more info go to utahbap.com/vita.html.
Monday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 4-8 p.m.
Thursday: 2-6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
Monday, March 7-Friday, March 11
During the week of March 7-11, ASUU is hosting Mental Health Awareness Week.
There will be a variety of events throughout the week geared at fighting the stigma often associated with mental health. The weeklong event will feature guest speaker Keith Mark Johnson, the author of “Crossing Zion” and founder of Everest Aid. He will recount his personal struggles with mental health and how he was able to persevere. There will also be a panel where students can anonymously ask questions related to mental health. In addition to these events, there will be gatekeeper training, yoga, a breaking down the wall of depression event, stress ball activities and more.
Stay tuned for event times and locations.
ACADEMIC SENATE – CAREER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Monday, March 7, 2016 | 3 p.m.
HSEB Room 1730
On Monday, March 7, the Academic Senate will hear from Career Services regarding career and internship opportunities for students. Career Services provides a large array of services, including job/internship placement, advising and in-class visits. The Academic Senate will meet in HSEB 1730 at 3 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and all faculty are encouraged to attend in order to hear about Career Services’ resources.
ALUMNUS IN RESIDENCE – STEVE RODGERS, INTEL CO.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 6323
Steven R. (Steve) Rodgers is senior vice president and general counsel of Intel Corporation. He leads Intel’s Law and Policy Group, is responsible for the company’s legal work, serves on Intel’s senior executive team, and reports to the chief executive officer. Rodgers joined Intel in 2000 as senior litigation attorney. Subsequently, he served as director of litigation, as head of Intel’s patent generation group and intellectual property licensing group, and as deputy general counsel.
Before joining Intel, Rodgers was a partner at Brown & Bain, P.A., in Phoenix, Arizona. After completing law school, he served as law clerk to Chief Judge David K. Winder of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. He has also served as a faculty adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, as a member of the board of editors of Arizona Attorney magazine, and as a member of the board of advisors of the Utah Law Review. His volunteer service includes handling contested family law matters on a pro bono basis.
Rodgers received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Utah. He also attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his law degree from the University of Utah, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Utah Law Review.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from an alumn and ask questions about his fascinating career which includes his international business experience. Snacks will be provided.
‘SECRETS OF THE GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH’
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 4-5 p.m. | Free
Aline Skaggs Biology Building, Room 210 ASB
From winter recreation to the spring runoff, snow is central to life in Utah. We have long claimed to have the Greatest Snow on Earth, and legend and lore based on lake-effect storms and dendritic crystals permeate our popular culture. Based in part on my book Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth, this talk explores Wasatch weather and climate, exposing the myths, explaining the reality, and revealing how and why Utah’s powder lives up to its reputation. We will also examine the Great Salt Lake effect, issues related to avalanche mitigation and safety, and climate change.
Jim Steenburgh is professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah and a leading authority on mountain weather and climate, orographic, lake-effect precipitation,weather analysis and forecasting.
YELLOWSTONE AND THE NATIONAL PARKS
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 7 p.m.
Fort Douglas Post Theatre
Authors David Quammen and Terry Tempest Williams will speak about the legacy of Yellowstone National Park, the first park so designated in the United States, on March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Fort Douglas Post Theatre.
2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, and Quammen and Williams will explore the benefits of national parks, the controversies over their designation, and the place they represent in competing visions for America’s public lands. The event is hosted by the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program.
Tickets are $10 and are available here.