Check the campus events calendar for a listing of all events.
Spring break is March 10 – 17.
HITTING THE ACCELERATOR AFTER AGE 60
Monday, March 4, Noon-1:15 p.m.
College of Social Work, Room 155B
Contact: Frances Wilby, 801-585-9276
Robert Marc, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and director of research at the Moran Eye Center talks about life after 60 from a personal standpoint. Marc is an eloquent speaker with a great sense of humor.
BEYOND CADILLAC DESERT: REFRAMING THE WESTERN WATER SUSTAINABILITY PARADIGM
With Doug Jackson-Smith
Utah State University, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology
Tuesday, March 5, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Aline Skaggs Biology Auditorium
This event is one in a series of lectures presented by the Global Change and Sustainability Center. For more information, contact Laurie Mecham at 801-581-6414 or check the website.
WOMEN’S CHORUS FESTIVAL
Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Free
The annual U Women’s Chorus Festival welcomes nine guest choirs from high schools, colleges, and the community to celebrate the power of women in song. The U Women’s Chorus, directed by Jessica Napoles, will host six high school choirs: Kearns, Maple Mountain, Salem Hills, Wasatch, Murray and Box Elder; as well as the women of the Salt Lake Choral Artists, conducted by Jane Fjeldsted; Utah Valley University, conducted by Cherilyn Worthen; and Utah State University, conducted by Michael Huff. For more information contact Lindsay Kite.
REDEFINING HUMAN: HOW MICROBES INFLUENCE WHO WE ARE
Nature of Science Lecture Series explores: What makes us human?
June Round, assistant professor, Department of Pathology and the Division of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Utah
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East 400 South
Round will discuss how bacteria influence human development and disease processes, and how these organisms may be used to treat various ailments, suggesting people might begin to redefine themselves according to the microscopic creatures that inhabit their bodies.Her lecture is one of three to be presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah, March through April, and will reveal the latest scientific research on what is unique to humanity, how humans came to be, and humanity’s commonalities with other animals. Additional information is on the NHMU website.
IS WHAT YOU SEE, WHAT YOU GET?
Inspiring the patient to live more than their collection of symptoms, presented by Heather Madsen
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Social Work Building, Room 134
Heather Madsen, a writer and speaker with multiple disabilities, relates her struggles and challenges and how she transforms them into deliberate creations of joy, through appreciating the simple beauties of living. Madsen was born with a visible and rare genetic condition called Miller Syndrome, which affects only thirty people worldwide. Her non-visible challenges include a rare genetic lung disease, hearing impairment, ADHD, and autism. For 20 years, Madsen has addressed first year medical students at the U about how her disabilities affirm the human spirit in medicine. Watch the Youtube video here. For additional information, contact Wendy Anderson or call 801-571-2111.
JOAN RIVERS IN CONCERT
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
For tickets, check the Kingsbury Hall website or call 801-581-7100
Joan Rivers is a force of nature and one of the funniest and hardest-working celebrities in the world. An entertainment legend, Rivers continues to add to her impressive resume as comedienne, Emmy-winner, Tony-nominee, author, director, fashion laureate, businesswoman—the list goes on. With her no-holds-barred style and spot-on observations, she may make you blush, but she will definitely make you laugh. Mature content – audience discretion advised.
MAKING WAVES: BRAIN AWARENESS DAY AT THE LEONARDO
Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Leonardo, 290 East 500 South
Free and open to the public
Eighty neuroscientists from the U will educate the community about the brain and brain health at Brain Awareness Day. Children and families will have the chance to touch a real human brain and move an object with their thoughts, among other hands-on activities. The event takes place during Brain Awareness week, March 11-17, when volunteers from Utah colleges and universities will bring the program to schools, reaching about 2,500 children statewide. Utah Brain Awareness Week is produced by graduate students in the U’s neurosciences program, and is sponsored by The Brain Institute, The Eskuche Foundation, the Castle Foundation, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Dana Alliance for Brain initiatives. Additional information may be found here.
EXTREME AFFORDABILITY CONFERENCE
Multidisciplinary solutions for surgical care
Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29
Rice-Eccles Stadium Tower
The Center for Global Surgery’s 2013 Extreme Affordability Conference addresses multidisciplinary solutions for surgical care. This conference is for professionals and students interested in improving costs and access to surgical care, revolutionizing surgical ecosystems, and innovative medical technologies. Presenters represent the international, national and University of Utah community. Register online by March 14. Volunteers can attend the conference on the day(s) that they volunteer for free! Additional information is available online.