SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE: THE INS AND OUTS OF MEMBRANES
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Keys on Main, 242 South Main
For the final Science Night Live event of the academic year, U chemistry professor John Conboy will discuss “The Ins and Outs of Cell Membranes.” A membrane, only two molecules thick, surrounds all cells and is responsible for selectively controlling the passage of materials in and out of the cell. 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 online.
2010 HOUSEHOLD ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY
Thursday, Apr. 22, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University Services Building parking lot (immediately west of the Huntsman Center)
Take advantage of this opportunity to properly and easily dispose of your unwanted or obsolete electronics items at no charge. Please bring personal items only; businesses are not eligible to participate, and University equipment must be retired through University Surplus and Salvage. This service is free and open to the campus community and all Salt Lake City and County residents. For more information contact Jen Colby at (801) 585-9352 or visit the Office of Sustainability.
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY
Thursday, Apr. 22, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Olpin Union Free Speech Area
The ASUU Board of Sustainability presents “A Celebration of Earth” on Earth Day 2010. The festival will feature local food and artisans, information about going green, a refurbished bike sale, and music by Solar Saucer (Mobile Solar Powered Sound System) and Samba Gringa. For more information contact Marie Martin at (801) 585-9352 or visit the Office of Sustainability.
WESTERNS OF THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Eccles Auditorium, Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building (CTIHB 109)
The American West Center, the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the U and the Utah Humanities Council present the Third Annual Westerns of the World Film Festival, “Cracked Earth,” a survey of Western films and environmentalism. Film screenings are free and open to the public and will include a discussion with scholars and faculty after the feature. Mad Max will be screened on Thursday, Apr. 22, and Jonathan of the Bears and Kekelixi: Mountain Patrol will be screened on Friday, Apr. 23. For more information contact Rachel Leiker at (801) 581-6214 or visit the American West Center online.
UNIVERSITY LYRIC OPERA: DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES
Apr. 23-24, 7:30 p.m.
Set during the French Revolution, the story revolves around the daughter of the aristocratic Marquis de la Force who flees the wrath of the rebels and takes refuge in a convent run by Carmelite nuns. With all of their lives now in danger, will they escape or be placed under the headsman’s axe? For more information or tickets call (801) 581-7100 or visit the Kingsbury Hall Box Office.
Apr. 23 – May 8
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
Peggy Sawyer is a small-town chorus girl, new to the Big Apple, dreaming of making it big on Broadway. As a young hoofer, she learns the ropes—and taps her toes off—when the scheduled star of a new musical is suddenly out of commission the week before opening night. Featuring one show-stopping number after another, 42nd Street will leave you singing and tap-dancing in the aisles. For more information visit Pioneer Theatre Company or call (801) 581-6961.
VETERANS IN TRANSITION: SOLDIERS TO STUDENTS
Saturday, Apr.24, 9:00 a.m.
Fort Douglas Military Museum, 32 Potter Street
The program includes presentations titled Historical Review of Veterans Education Programs in the Past, by John Reed, Lt. Col. (Retired), associate professor of history, U of U; University of Utah’s Veterans’ Transition Center, by David Rudd, dean, College of Social and Behavioral Science, U of U; Veterans Impact on the College Culture, by Matthew D. LaPlante, military reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune; and Veterans on Campus: Two Professors’ Experiences, by John Reed and Shari Sowards, professor, Salt Lake Community College. The event is co-sponsored by the U’s American West Center. For additional information, contact Linda Hunt or call (801) 581-1251.
Jane Jacobs - founder of Jane's Walks
JANE’S WALK – 15TH & 15TH: OBSERVING AUTHENTICITY
Saturday, May 1, 1:00 p.m.
King’s English Bookstore (1511 S. 1500 E.)
On May 1 coast-to-coast “Jane’s Walks” (free, neighborhood walking tours) will celebrate what makes cities livable. In Salt Lake City, beginning in the front of the King’s English Bookstore, Stephen Goldsmith, associate professor of city and metropolitan planning at the U, will direct a walk through the iconic 15th and 15th neighborhood. Along the way participants will meet many of those who have helped ensure that authenticity anchors this inviting district. Participants will hear about the successes, current challenges, historic battles, and especially about the commitment of these small business owners whose sensibilities and love of excellence has made the 15th & 15th district of Salt Lake City a favorite destination. For more information visit the Center for the Living City.
SCIENCE MOVIE NIGHT: THE AGE OF STUPID
Tuesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.
Salt Lake City Library Auditorium, 210 East 400 South
This documentary/drama/animation hybrid stars an archivist in the devastated world of the future who asks the question, “Why didn’t we stop climate change when we still had the chance?” He looks back on footage of real people around the world in the years leading up to 2015 before runaway climate change took place. Staff from the Office of Sustainability will answer questions after the film. For more information visit the Utah Museum of Natural History or contact Scott Pettett at (801) 581-6927.