Through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Various locations

At the University of Utah, we celebrate the educational access and opportunities that Dr. King’s legacy has provided in the United States. MLK week has become a platform to engage students, faculty, staff and community members in critical conversations around contemporary civil rights issues and race in America. This year’s MLK Celebration will be held Jan. 14-21, 2017, and we invite you to participate in our many events we will be hosting throughout campus.

For a list of events, visit diversity.utah.edu/mlk.

No classes will be held today.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 | Rally at 2:30 p.m. and March from 3-4 p.m.
East High School

With Dr. King’s footsteps forging the pathway towards equity, we march to commemorate his legacy and the work of many activists during the Civil Rights movement. Join us for a rally and march (from East High to Kingsbury Hall) celebrating the legacy of MLK.

For ADA accommodations, contact Estela Hernandez at 801-587-3342.

Eccles Student Life Center

Fitness Classes begin today but it’s not too late to sign up. NEW this semester are the Les Mills BodyPump classes.

Check out the full list of classes at campusrec.utah.edu and pick a few to get you started.

Click here to register.

Mondays | 5:15 p.m.
Wednesdays | 12:05 p.m. (Begins Feb. 1)

Fridays | 8:05 a.m. (Begins Feb. 1)
Eccles Health Sciences Library, Garden Level

Join us for free 50 minute yoga sessions from January-April 2017 on Mondays, *Wednesdays and Fridays (beginning on Feb. 1), on the Garden Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Drop by for one event or attend all of the free yoga events. Please bring your own mat. If you forget your mat, we have three mats available for check out at the front desk.

Please send us feedback here.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 | 4-5p.m.
210 Aline Skaggs Biology (ASB)

Seminar: Greenland Ice Sheet may have larger than expected impact on sea level

New research suggests that the Greenland Ice Sheet is far less stable than current climate models predict, which could mean those models are severely underestimating potential sea level rise. The ice sheet contains the equivalent of 24 feet of global sea level rise if it melts.

Joerg Schaefer, a paleoclimatologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will present this new finding and why it matters at the GCSC Seminar Series on Jan. 17 from 4-5 p.m. in 210 ASB.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), College of Social Work

Professor Jerry Buie will discuss his work in Mongolia developing a learning abroad program, which includes research on issues around homeless youth, as well as understanding shamanic studies in the context of social work activities.  This event is free and open to the public.

Please direct inquires to Delva Hommes at delva.hommes@socwk.utah.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall

As part of the University of Utah’s David P. Gardner Lecture in the Humanities and Fine Arts, the College of Fine Arts is bringing world-renowned artists Bill T. Jones, Taylor Mac and Niegel Smith to campus for a free and public lecture on Jan.17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Kingsbury Hall (free but tickets required).

The conversation, facilitated by KUER RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio, will be centered around the intersection of art and activism, as these artists have, in their own ways, used their art to catalyze and inform conversations about issues including race, AIDS, gender identity, sexuality, and others.

“These artists exemplify the ways in which the arts manifest and reflect social change,” said Raymond Tymas-Jones, associate vice president for the arts and dean of the College of Fine Arts. “We are so fortunate to go beyond the stage with them and hear what inspires and shapes their work that we so admire.”

Mandatory trip meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Trip Friday, Jan. 20–Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Bloomington Yurt, ID

$120 + tax ($30 non-refundable deposit due when registering).

Yurt skiing might be the most fun thing on earth. Nothing is better than a weekend spent sitting around a warm wood stove at night with a cup of hot chocolate in your hands while the skies cover the steep, empty slopes around you with enough snow to fill in the previous day’s ski tracks.

The approach to the Bloomington Yurt is a bit long, but well worth the effort. Call Outdoor Adventures at 801-581-8516 to register today.

Mandatory trip meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Trip Friday, Jan. 20–Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
Bryce Canyon

$120 per person ($30 non-refundable deposit due when registering)

Known throughout the world as one of the top of Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks, Bryce Canyon is quite the place to visit in the winter. During this time the red rock and pink hoodoo paradise is transformed into a winter adventure with no rivals.

Join us for a 3-day cross-country ski while relaxing at the warm and cozy Ruby’s Inn. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, and staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 | 12 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall

Recipient of a 2015 “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American writer, journalist, and educator who writes about the Black American experience.

Coates is currently a national correspondent for The Atlantic discussing cultural, social, and political issues, particularly in regard to the black community.

*Streaming locations at A. Ray Olpin Union, East Ballroom and Edgar J. Thompson Chamber Music Hall, DGH (School of Music)

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marriott Library Graduate Reading Room, Level 1

Graduate students, Come visit with graduate students from other disciplines, check out the Graduate Student Reading Room, learn about some services the library offers just for grad students, and meet some of the librarians available to help you with your teaching and research.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.
Old Moot Courtroom, Building 73, Room 110

This year’s theme, “We Live It. We Breathe It: A Discussion on Systemic Racism,” is inspired by the analogy of writer and educator, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, who describes systemic racism as smog in the air. Tatum writes, “Sometimes it is so thick it is visible, other times it is less apparent, but always, day in and day out, we are breathing it in.” Systemic racism is composed of policies, practices, behaviors and ideas that have affected how we all navigate the socio-political and economic realms today and throughout our U.S. history.

The panel discussion will explore the ways in which these systems are manifested and ways we can achieve more fundamental and systemic levels of change.

Friday, Jan. 20-Friday, March 3, 2017
Marriott Library, Levels one, two and three

This exhibition will mark the 20th anniversary of the Artnauts Artist Collective. The Collective was founded in Colorado by Dr. George Rivera in 1996. Since that time, the collective has exhibited work in museum, university, gallery and public spaces on four continents while using the arts as a tool for addressing global issues while connecting artists from around the world.

Click here for more information.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 | 2-4 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah

Join scientists each first and third Friday in the museum’s Naturalist Lab, as they share interesting research and community topics in an open, informal setting. For a detailed schedule and more information, go here.

Free to NHMU members, U faculty, staff and students with current UCard.

Join Evan Buechley, a conservation biologist to learn why vultures are the most endangered group of birds in the world and the vital role they play in their ecosystems.

For more details, click here.

Friday, Jan. 20-Friday, March 10, 2017
Marriott Library, Level four

The Preservation Department uses conservation treatments to remediate damage in books, documents and photographs, and preventive approaches to mitigate future damage.

Strategies include: retaining as much as possible of the original historic object in repairs; utilizing reversible, non-damaging techniques; and safeguarding cultural assets in advance of natural or manmade disasters.The exhibit provides an overview of these preservation treatments.

Click here for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Red Butte Garden Greenhouse

It’s no wonder succulents are regaining popularity these days, their hugely varied colors and texture, combined with low maintenance make them the ultimate plant to feature in shabby-chic terrariums.

We will discuss the components of terrariums (textures, colors, growth habits and placement) as well as succulent care, then help you create a charming mason jar succulent terrarium.

Let the gorgeous colors and textures of your very own succulent terrarium adorn your kitchen table or windowsill for a bold and unique decoration. Workshop will be held in Red Butte Garden Greenhouses.

Registration is required; Click here to register and for more information.

Garden members – $25

General public – $31

Through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Fences, the critically renowned play by August Wilson. The timeless drama about fathers and sons runs Jan. 6-21, 2017.

Fences tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball league, now a garbage man in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy’s determined bitterness over his exclusion from the all-white major leagues causes conflict within his family as his son Cory aims to pursue his own dreams to play ball with a college football scholarship. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August Wilson’s play has been popular with critics and audiences alike since its premiere in 1983.

The professional Equity cast of six is joined by a local child actor.

$25-$44 in advance, and $5 more when purchased on the day of the show.

Kids in grades K-12 are half-price on Mondays and Tuesdays. Click here to purchase tickets.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 | 8:45 a.m.
Various locations

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by volunteering at various causes throughout the Salt Lake City Valley.

Services include:

First Step House

Utah Food Bank

Service Corner

American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

Maliheh Free Clinic

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Utah AIDS Foundation

Friends for Sight

Click here for more information. For additional questions, contact Bryce Williams at 801-581-4811.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017  |  11 a.m.-1p.m.
Union Lobby (Second floor across from services desk)

Join both on- and off-campus groups to learn more about our air quality issues and solutions, plus get signed up for the annual Clean Air for U Challenge. Hosted by the University of Utah Sustainability Office.

Learn more here.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 | 12 p.m.
CTIHB, Room 143

Work in Progress Talks give Tanner Humanities Center fellows and University of Utah faculty an opportunity to present the latest work on their current research and receive feedback in a casual setting from students, faculty, staff and community.

Talks begin at Noon and are held in CTIHB, Room 143 “The Jewel Box” unless otherwise posted. For the complete Spring 2017 schedule, click here.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 | 4 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center

Get in on the E-Sports action at the Eccles Student Life Center.  Sign up for the Spring FIFA 17 Tournament.

The tournament will begin at 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Eccles Student Life Center.  The length of the tournament will be determined by the number of participants.

Register today at campusrec.utah.edu or imleagues.com/utah.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 | 12-1:15 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-B), College of Social Work

Continuing the discussion of optimal aging, this session will delve more deeply into the key areas of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.  Three experts will discuss, from their unique perspectives, what factors improve mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health in aging.  As we age, health and mental wellness are integrally intertwined.  Our experts will discuss the unique attributes that, combined, lead to optimal mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.  This event is free and open to the public.

Please direct inquiries to Linda Mendenhall: linda.mendenhall@socwk.utah.edu.

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, 3–4 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library

Larry Gerlach is professor emeritus of history at the University of Utah. His numerous books and articles include  Blazing Crosses in Zion: The Ku Klux Klan in Utah and The Men in Blue: Conversations With Umpires. He will be discussing Alma Richards: Olympian, which was published through the University of Utah Press here at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 | 12 p.m.
CTIHB, Room 143

Work in Progress Talks give Tanner Humanities Center fellows and University of Utah faculty an opportunity to present the latest work on their current research and receive feedback in a casual setting from students, faculty, staff and community.

Talks begin at Noon and are held in CTIHB, Room 143 “The Jewel Box” unless otherwise posted. For the complete Spring 2017 schedule, click here.

Friday, Feb. 3-Friday, May 5, 2017
Marriott Library, Level one

The class of 1965-66 gifted the Marriott Library with one of Avard Fairbank’s famous sculptures of Abraham Lincoln. Titled “Young Lincoln,” it stands in the gallery on the first floor. Last year, his son, Eugene Fairbanks donated his father’s manuscripts and photo collections to the library. The collection includes photos, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and research that are enough to cover the entire 1st floor gallery with the story of the Lincoln statue.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 | 7 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom, Level six

Barry Scheck is an attorney, DNA expert, and co-founder of The Innocence Project. He is known for landmark litigation that set the standards for using DNA evidence in courts. He has spearheaded a nationwide movement to re-examine the fairness and efficacy of our criminal justice system.

A Commissioner for the New York State Forensic Science Review Board and Professor at the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, Scheck is considered one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America.

This event is open to the public, but seating is limited.

Through April 15, 2017
Natural History Museum of Utah

Don’t miss live theater performances delighting Museum audiences almost daily. Current productions include: Poison Live! – the true story of how murder helped bring about the science of toxicology, and The Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow, a fun look at how exotic plants in the rainforest develop life-saving defenses.

Shows are included with regular Museum admission.

Poison Live! is a 12-minute theatrical and multimedia show that tells a dramatic story about the beginnings of toxicology.  Check here for scheduled days and times.

Extreme plants traveling show: Step right up and see the world’s most daring, elegant, exotic, and mysterious plants! Experience this high-energy, 20-minute theatrical performance that will entertain and enlighten one and all. Meet the plants and bear witness to their highly evolved defense mechanisms. Seeing is believing folks. Check here for scheduled days and times.

Through April 16, 2017
Natural History Museum of Utah

Mystery and intrigue are afoot at NHMU’s new Power of Poison exhibit. Learn more about the role of poison for good and ill in nature, history, myths and legends and real life. Complete with live animals, technical wonders and a touch of live theater, there is something to fascinate the explorer in everyone.

NHMU is the only stop on “The Power of Poison” tour that displays live animals. When visitors step into “Poison in Nature,” they enter the Chocó forest of Columbia where live golden poison arrow frogs peer up from their tanks. These brightly-colored amphibians can fit into your shirt pocket, but they would be a deadly accessory; their skin secretes a substance so toxic that the poison from one frog can kill 10 grown humans.

Purchase tickets here.

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