Announcements of interest

A JOURNEY OF THE MIND: ASKING ANIMALS HOW WE BECAME HUMAN
Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.hare-woods172color
Salt Lake City Main Library

Brian Hare, associate professor of evolutionary anthropology and a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University will present a free lecture, “A Journey of the Mind: Asking Animals How We Became Human,” on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East 400 South. Hare will share research comparing the human mind to that of the bonobo and chimpanzee, as well as the minds of more distant relatives—dogs. Hare’s premise is that revealing the secrets of these species’ inner lives aids in understanding what makes humans unique and how the human mind came to be. For more information visit www.nhmu.utah.edu

 

ANCIENT GREEK MODERN LIVES
Opening Lecture Thursday, April 4 at 7p.m.
Salt Lake City Main Library, Level 4

Explore the legacy of Greek myth as it presents itself in literature and art throughout history. Your guide is James Svendsen, associate professor emeritus of classics and theatre at the University of Utah and artistic director of the Classical Greek Theater Festival of Utah. Click here for more information.

Book Club

Devoted students of Greek myth and those looking to understand the role these long-standing tales have played on art and culture through the ages are invited to join The City Library in a 4-session reading group, focusing on some of the stories that helped shape our understanding of the world—whether we are aware of it or not. Click here for more information. AncientGreekMLBookPoster

 

YOUTH EDUCATIONYouth Logo-Trajan

Youth Education at the University of Utah offers hundreds of classes for kids of all ages in film-making, technology, computers, creative arts, language, music, science, math, sports and more!  All University employees receive a 15% tuition discount. For more information, visit the website.

 

PAUL GORE NAMED ACE FELLOWgore_color_1

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced Paul Gore, director of institutional analysis and associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Utah has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2013-14.The ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration.

 

GRAND RE-OPENING OF HEALTH SCIENCES STORE PARKING LOTHS Store

With the completion of the new L. S. Skaggs Pharmacy Building, we are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Health Sciences Store parking lot this April, just south of the HSEB! To celebrate the new building, the Health Sciences Store is lowering prices on all Welch Allyn diagnostic equipment and postponing the Littmann Stethoscope price increase to the end of April. Also, don’t forget the Health Sciences Store is your one-stop snack shop!  Be sure to show your Staff/Faculty U Card to receive a 10% discount.

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 10am-1pm
Or visit us online at www.HSStore.utah.edu

 

PROFESSORS OFF CAMPUS

Tanner Humanities Center Logo - High ResolutionThe Tanner Humanities Center announces the fourth “Professors Off Campus” competition to encourage University of Utah faculty to go “on site” into the community and develop research and service projects in schools, churches, government offices and public interest groups.  Funds will be awarded to “buy” a professor out of one university semester-long class to allow the creation of a community-sited project. Additional funding will be provided to facilitate project development and to support the partnering community agency. The program will facilitate projects during either the fall or spring semester of the 2013-14 academic year. Proposals must be submitted to Professor Bob Goldberg (bob.goldberg@utah.edu) by April 29, 2013. Visit www.thc.utah.edu for complete information.

 

2013 U of U SUMMER PIANO CAMP Summer Piano Camp

Work with University of Utah faculty and professional artists in master classes, participate in exciting electives and receive personal instruction in this comprehensive music camp for experienced and aspiring pianists. Expand your musical repertoire and understanding in areas of your choice by selecting electives and taking lessons with U of U piano faculty. The camp will conclude with a special concert and awards ceremony. Join us for this amazing week filled with incredible opportunities for every young musician! Click here for more information.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH PROJECT
Volunteers with Clinical Depression Needed for Investigation of New Blood Biomarkers of Pain and Fatigue 

The departments of Anesthesiology and Exercise and Sport Science are conducting a research project designed to examine effects of moderate exercise on blood-based immune and sensory biomarkers influenced by fatigue and pain. We are recruiting individuals with a doctor’s diagnosis of depression, aged 18-75, who can tolerate 25 minutes of moderate exercise. Volunteers will be screened for health status, medical history and medications, fatigue, pain and depression. The protocol involves one 1.5 to 2-hour visit for screening, blood sampling and the exercise test. Volunteers will be asked to return for blood draws at 8, 24 and 48 hours after the initial exercise test. Participants will be compensated for their time ($100).

For more information, please contact Andrea White, Ph.D., andrea.white@hsc.utah.edu or 801 573-5387

 

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