FACULTY & STAFF: PTC OFFERS 2-FOR-1 TICKETS TO CLYBOURNE PARK
Pioneer Theatre Company is offering two-for-one tickets to its premiere of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award winning play, Clybourne Park, running Feb. 15 to Mar. 2. (Regular prices range from $25-$44.) Tickets must be purchased in person at the PTC box office, and a valid UCard is required. Limit is four tickets per person. Ticket information is available here.
LEWIS CARROLL’S CHILDREN’S CLASSICS ACQUIRED BY MARRIOTT LIBRARY
Rare First Editions Donated Anonymously
First editions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published in 1865, and his subsequent work Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, published in 1872, have been donated to the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Rare Books Division, Special Collections. The anonymous donation was facilitated by a rare book dealer based in Los Angeles. The value of the two books is estimated at $30,000. The two first editions are on display in the George S. Eccles Special Collections Reading Room on level 4 of the library.
HEAR IT NOW: HUMANITIES HAPPY HOUR REMARKS AVAILABLE ONLINE
On Nov. 13, 2012, humanities dean Robert Newman was the featured speaker for the Humanities Happy Hour, where he spoke about the future of higher education—what’s not working, and why—and provided some ideas for energizing and empowering undergraduate education to address the needs of an ever-changing global community. His remarks are now available online.
MLK WEEK VIDEO RECAP
Martin Luther King Week attracted crowds to the marade along 1300 East, and Jesse Jackson, Sr.’s visit to campus last week to give the keynote address in celebration of Martin Luther King Week, attracted more than 8,000 to the Huntsman Center. See a short video recap of the week-long events here.
SAVE THE DATE: MUSE CONFERENCE IS MAR. 23
Register now for the third annual MUSE Conference, “Building Creative Relationships: The U and the Utah Community.” The event is open to students, faculty, and staff and takes place on Friday, March 22 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m., in the Olpin Union Saltair Room. Conference schedule, speakers, and additional information is coming soon. Click here to register for this event.
RED BUTTE GARDEN OFFERS DISCOUNTS TO NEW MEMBERS
U employees with their UCard, who are first-time garden members, will receive a $10 discount off any membership level throughout the month of February. Those interested should join in person at the garden’s visitor center. Garden members receive free admission to the garden and save up to 20 percent on classes and family-friendly programming. They also receive discounts at the garden’s gift shop, local participating nurseries, and other retail partners, and at more than 280 reciprocal gardens nationwide. Members also enjoy discounts on Red Butte Garden outdoor concert tickets and a members-only presale. See the list of membership benefits and discounts online. The offer expires Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. For more information, contact Morgan Byrne (801-585-7172).
TEACHING COMMITTEE GRANTS DUE MARCH 13
The next deadline for University Teaching Grants is Wednesday, Mar. 13. All faculty are encouraged to consider taking advantage of this opportunity to improve their teaching. The Committee has funded requests from all disciplines and from every area of campus, ranging from supplying specialized equipment for laboratory courses, to supporting the visits of noted performers to conduct master classes, to sending faculty off campus to visit other institutions or receive training in new teaching methods. Detailed instructions on assembling and submitting proposals, as well as examples and abstracts of recently funded proposals, are available on the website.