For a complete listing of campus events, visit the University’s online calendar.
DESERT SECRETS: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE UMFA’S PERMANENT COLLECTION
Patrick Nagatani, from the series Nuclear Enchantment, 1990, chromogenic print, gift of Dr. Mark Reichman, courtesy of the UMFA
Now through Jan. 31
UMFA second floor
In Desert Secrets, contemporary photographers investigate the vast, seemingly barren spaces of Southwestern deserts. Using both traditional photography and newer imaging technologies, the featured artists explore themes of nuclear testing, clandestine military operations, and the inherently mysterious appearance of the desert landscape itself.
For more information visit the Utah Museum of Fine Arts or call (801) 581-7332.
SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE: EXCEPTIONALLY SIMPLE SYMMETRIES
Featuring Peter E. Trapa, Associate Professor of Mathematics, U of U
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m.
Keys on Main, 242 South Main
The Science Night Live series offers a casual yet engaging social and educational experience in downtown Salt Lake City. Free and open to the public. Must be 21. For more information call (801) 581-6958 or visit the College of Science
UMFA VISITING ARTIST TALK: ERNESTO PUJOL
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7:00 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts John and Marcia Price Building
Newly-appointed Marva and John Warnock artist-in-residence—Ernesto Pujol—is an acclaimed New York artist and educator who works in a range of media across various disciplines. Pujol is known for site-specific installations and performances that address ideas as diverse as individual and collective memory, pressing ecological issues, war, and mourning. Pujol will work with graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History. For more information visit the Utah Museum of Fine Arts
or call (801) 585-1306.
U OF U ANNUAL COMMUNITY FORUM MEETING
Thursday, Jan. 28, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
540 Arapeen Drive, Research Park, 2nd floor conference room
The agenda for this meeting for neighbors of the U and others who are interested includes updates on the campus climate action plan; traffic, parking, and transit issues; Research Park; and a comprehensive review of all construction projects completed in 2009, planned for completion in 2010, or planned to begin construction in 2010. For more information, contact Ann Floor
or call (801) 585-3595.
FACULTY/STAFF NIGHT AT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. BYU
Saturday, Jan. 30, 3:00 p.m.
Jon M. Huntsman Center
Be part of the rivalry game! Join the women’s basketball team as they battle BYU in the Huntsman Center. By showing their UCard at any Jon M. Huntsman Center entrance on the day of the game all faculty and staff, and their families, receive free admission. Be sure to wear red and bring the entire family to cheer the Utes to victory over BYU! Additional information is at Women’s Basketball
or call (801) 581-UTIX.
ANNUAL ANNE AND SANDY DOLOWITZ LECTURE
• Film screening: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
2006 Oscar nominee for best foreign film
Monday, Feb. 1, 7:00 p.m.
The City Library (210 East 400 South)
This is the true story of Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to life. Sophie Scholl is the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Using historical records of her incarceration, the film re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl’s life: a journey from arrest to interrogation, trial, and sentencing in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, the cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless.
• Lecture by Fred Breinersdorfer
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.
Tanner Humanities Building, Eccles Auditorium
Breinersdorfer is an award-winning German writer, film producer, and director. He is author of the screenplay, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, which was nominated for the 2006 Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Breinersdorfer will relate the film’s subject matter—the White Rose student resistance movement—to the different forms that resistance takes, which include the military coup d’état, individual violent acts, and non-violent intellectual campaigns that invoke human rights.
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Arminka Zaljkovic, call (801) 581-8180, or visit the College of Humanities.
MEC FILM SERIES: The Middle East through its Films
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6:00 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
(Arabic, Hebrew, French, English Subtitles. Israel 2008, 106 min.)
Salma, a Palestinian widow, has to stand up against her new neighbor, the Israeli defense minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove. The Israeli security forces declare that Salma’s trees pose a threat to the minister’s safety and issue orders to uproot them. With a Palestinian lawyer, Salma goes to the Israeli Supreme Court to try to save her trees.
A discussion led by Laurence Loeb, professor of anthropology, will follow. Note: Films are not rated and may contain mature subject matter. Free and open to the public. Additional information about the Middle East Center’s Film Series is available online or call (801) 587-3470.