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  1. Finding Funding Opportunities: Foundation Directory Online and SciVal
  2. Electronic Lab Notebooks for Lab Classes and Research
  3. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular
  4. Patent Searching and the Patent Landscape: Using Patent Resources to Find, Identify, and Collaborate
  5. Undergraduate Research Training
  6. Research Education Invites Research Administrators to Join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!
  7. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  8. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  9. Research News and Publicizing Research


1. Finding Funding Opportunities: Foundation Directory Online and SciVal

The Foundation Directory Online and SciVal are online resources for funding and research opportunities.

The Foundation Directory provides a variety of information about foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities. Over 120,000 profiles, 1,000,000 searchable IRS forms, and numerous maps charts of grants data are contained within this database. Foundation Directory Online is accessible through the Research Databases page on the Marriott Library website. The University of Utah’s Office of Development has also coordinated a web-based training and is located on the Foundation Center Adobe Connect Video.

Information and funding opportunities are also available on SciVal. This is a database that allows users to search and match funding opportunities from a variety of sources including governments, private entities, corporations, and organizations. SciVal currently contains over 15,000 funding opportunities, as well as historical data on awarded grants. For additional information, please visit the SciVal website.



2. Electronic Lab Notebooks for Lab Classes and Research

LabArchives is an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) that stores and catalogs all of your research for easy retrieval and publication. This laboratory notebook software will help organize, preserve, and share information within your laboratory. ELN is used in lab classes and will integrate with Canvas for faculty convenience. LabArchives is $10 for each student per semester, and the service is free for all TAs and professors. For additional information, please visit LabArchives website.

Matt Miller from LabArchives will be visiting the U on December 2-3, 2014 and is available to meet with any interested faculty. If you would like to set up a meeting with Matt Miller, please email Daureen Nesdill to schedule the consultation. A presentation will be held on campus regarding the use of LabArchives in lab classes. Please see the following information on the presentation:

Using Lab Archives in Class
Presenter: Matt Miller
December 2, 2014 at 10:00 am
Location: Marriott Library Gould Auditorium



3. What Can You Spend Grant Money On? Understanding the New Omni-Circular 

Research Education and the Office of Research Management & Compliance are offering informational sessions on the new OMB Uniform Guidance, which becomes effective for all new federal awards, and new funding for existing awards, on December 26, 2014.  The new OMB Uniform Guidance will supersede administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements previously described in OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 for federal awards to educational institutions.  Participants will learn about the specific changes in regulations that impact the University and will have the opportunity to ask questions.  The following dates are open for registration:

Monday, November 24, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intermountain Network Scientific CC (INSCC) Auditorium

Thursday, December 4, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Rm. 1750           

For complete information and to register online, please visit the Special Events page on the Research Education website.



4. Patent Searching and the Patent Landscape: Using Patent Resources to Find, Identify, and Collaborate

Are you a campus researcher or PI?  Have your students, staff, or assistants asked you for suggestions for post-graduation employment or additional research opportunities? Have you considered using the U.S. Patent databases to identify future employers or research collaborators?

Dave Morrison is the Marriott Library’s expert on patent searching and can help you learn strategies to search patent databases on your students’ behalf, or can guest lecture for your engineering and medical classes. Dave Morrison also provides a how-to guide, which has additional information on patents, trademarks, and copyrights. For more questions or to set up a guest lecture, please contact Dave Morrison by email or phone at (801) 585-802.



5. Undergraduate Research Training

All University of Utah undergraduate students are invited to attend the upcoming Office of Undergraduate Research seminars and workshops. For any questions regarding details on upcoming events, please contact Rachel Hayes-Harb.

Undergraduate Student Research Presentations
Friday, December 12, 2014
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Heritage Center 2A/B



6. Research Education Invites Research Administrators to Join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!

The mission of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) is to provide informative peer-to-peer networking, support and guidance for the benefit of the University Research Administrative community. By becoming a member of the RAN you will receive notifications about new funding opportunities, announcements about upcoming research-related events, and will gain access to the RAN Canvas™ Site, which offers numerous resources including a real-time Peer Discussion Board. To become of member of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) please email Research Education Project Coordinator, Danny Trujillo, or call 801-585-3958.



7. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunities

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
Internal Submission: December 12, 2014

Intramural Funding Opportunities:

Seed Grant Program:
Internal Deadline: August 20 and February 15

University Research Committee:

Faculty Research and Creative Grant Program
Internal Deadline: August 20, November 20, and February 15

URC Faculty Fellow Awards
Internal Deadline: October 23

Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Awards
Internal Deadline: October 15

Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) Program:
Internal Deadline: December 15, 2014



8. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website.

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Monday, Nov. 24
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intermountain Network Scientific CC Auditorium (INSCC)

Patent and Trademark Searching
Tuesday, Nov. 25
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Informed Consent: Models and Requirements
Monday, Dec. 1
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Mandatory Effort Reporting (PAR) Training
Tuesday, Dec. 2
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Laboratory Leadership and Staffing
Wednesday, Dec. 3
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1730

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Thursday, Dec. 4
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750


Grant Writing Crash Course

May 1-3, 2015
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort

Park City, Utah

Open to all Faculty members from the Health Sciences and Main Campus!

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah Faculty Grant Writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies, and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the May program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the May 2015 program, or for more information, please email Tony Onofrietti , Director, Research Education, or call 801-585-3492

The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.



9. Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news.If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on howto, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

Discounts and Announcements

MBB Email HeaderTwo Free Tickets to Select Men’s Basketball Games

All University of Utah employees can receive two free tickets in the upper bowl of the Jon M. Huntsman Center on select basketball game days. Below is the list of games valid for the 2014-15 season. Tickets for all four games can be redeemed online starting on Nov. 10.

Utah vs. Ball State – Friday, Nov. 14 @ 8 p.m.

Utah vs. Carroll College – Tuesday, Dec. 30 @ 7:30 p.m.

Utah vs. Colorado – Wednesday, Jan. 7 @ 7 p.m.

Utah vs. California – Sunday, Feb. 15 @ 6:30 p.m.

There are also many other athletics benefits that University of Utah faculty and staff members receive. For more information on these benefits and discounted athletics ticketing opportunities including 20 percent off men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics season tickets, click here


Pioneer Theater presents Peter and the Star Catcherpgtop-starcatcher

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Dec. 5 – 20, 2014.

Ever wonder how “Peter Pan ended up in Neverland?” How Captain Hook became Peter’s arch enemy?Peter and the Starcatcher explains all this and more. Based on the bestselling novel by humorist Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this highly theatrical and wonderfully inventive new play was a sensation when it took Broadway by storm in 2012, and is a holiday offering that’s perfectly magical, and magically perfect, for audiences of all ages.


Winter SolsticeWinter Solstice Celebration – For the Kids
Saturday, Dec. 20
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Winter Solstice has long been celebrated all over the world because it heralds the return of the light after the shortest and darkest day of the year. Bring your kids to the Children’s Garden and create head wreaths, winter candles and more. Sip hot chocolate and make a new-year wish at the Yule Log.

No registration necessary and admission is free with regular garden admission. Click here for more information.


Campus Rec Center The George S. Eccles Student Life Center Nears Completion

Mark your calendars!  The George S. Eccles Student Life Center will open Jan. 12, 2015.
Join Campus Recreation Services for a week of tours, special events, prizes and workouts!
More details will be found in the January issue of FYI or stay up to date on this awesome
new facility here.

In preparation for the big move, Campus Recreation Services will have limited facilities
and hours leading up to the grand opening. Please check here for hours and closure dates.


linda amosLinda K. Amos Award Nominations Requested

The 2014 Women’s Week Committee, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and Office for Equity and Diversity request nominations for the 16th annual Linda K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women. This award recognizes an individual staff or faculty member who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the University.

The nominee should represent the ideals and actions of Dr. Linda K. Amos, for whom the award was named. Amos was the founding chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, was a professor of Nursing, and served for many years as dean of the College of Nursing and as associate vice president for Health Sciences. Throughout her career, she was the champion for improving the status and experience of women on campus. For more information click here.

The award will be presented during the March 2015 Women’s Week Celebration.

Deadline for nominations – Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at noon. Please send nomination materials electronically to:


Nominations for Faculty Service Awards:

The Distinguished Faculty Service Award honors one University of Utah faculty member each year for their demonstrated commitment to the campus community connection through a career of active, unpaid community service.

The award is given at the Bennion Center recognition luncheon in March, and the recipient is honored at University Commencement. We are accepting nominations through Jan. 12.

If you would like to nominate a faculty member for they distinguished service, please click here. Please address inquiries to Dean McGovern.


Don’t Forget! Fall 2014 Grades Due Dec. 29

Grades for Fall 2014 are due by Dec. 29 at 11:59 p.m. Submitting grades by the deadline is extremely important because students may be delayed in graduation, prevented from accepting employment opportunities or face other repercussions when grades arrive late. Your support for on-time submissions is greatly appreciated.

A quick reference guide, training manual, and other grading information are available online to assist faculty with grading.  If you have any questions please contact registration or call 581-8969 for assistance.


It’s Not Too Late to Submit Your Textbook Adoptions

If you have not submitted your textbook adoptions to the Campus Store for the Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 semesters, it’s not too late! The sooner the Campus Store receives your adoption requests the more likely they can get your textbook on time and at less expensive USED textbook prices in order to save students money.

If you have any questions or comments about textbook adoptions please contact the Campus Store immediately and they will be happy to assist you. You can contact Dave Nelson at 801-581-8321 or Josh Clemens at 801-581-4158.

Thank you for your support and have a great semester!


 Delta Kappa Gamma Educators AwardDKG

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is seeking nominations for the 2015 Educators Award, which annually recognizes the educational research and writing of a woman author or two women authors. Her/their book must have the potential to influence the thought and action necessary to meet the needs of today¹s complex society.  In addition to the honor of recognition, the author(s) will receive $2,500.

The book must be copyrighted, in its first edition (or the first English translation) during the period between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of 2014. All books submitted for the 2015 award must be submitted no later than Feb. 1, 2015.

Nominate an author for the 2015 Educators Award. For more information, click here.

Campus Snow Removal

Snow RemovalSnow Removal on Campus

The season of colder temperatures and snow is upon us again. The University of Utah’s Landscape Maintenance department works very hard in cold conditions to provide safe access to campus during and after snow storms. Snow removal requires close coordination between our snow crews and two other departments. Transportation works to clear campus roadways and parking lots, a task that often requires arriving on campus between 2 – 4 a.m. during a storm. Custodians also play a key role in clearing snow from building entrances. This team uses large plows, small tractors, shovels and salt buckets to keep areas clear and safe. Priority routes for snow removal are our wheelchair accessible routes through campus and high traffic sidewalks noted on the image included here.

If you see an area in need of clearing, call Facilities Dispatch at 801-581-7221. There are steps you can take to keep yourself safe as well.

Be Safe

  • Plan extra time on your schedule to prevent being in a rush. Most accidents occur due to inattention or being in a hurry.
  • Remove snow from shoes before entering any building.
  • Always use a handrail when climbing up and down stairs.
  • Always use handrail when going in and out of buildings, vehicles or public transportation.
  • Wear footwear with traction, consider Yax Trax or something similar.

Be Smart

  • Put down your phone and pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Walk at a slower pace.
  • Stay on designated walkways.
  • Watch for and avoid slippery surfaces.

Be Seen

  • Wear visible clothing especially at night or during heavy snow.
  • Wait for vehicles to stop completely before crossing the road.
  • Approaching vehicles may not be able to stop immediately due to road conditions.

If you fall, relax and try to fall as limply as possible. Avoid using your arms to stop your fall. For more information visit Environmental Health and Safety.

Construction and Commuter Updates

Construction and Commuter Updates

Published November 7, 2014


–      One of the sidewalks leading from the Huntsman Center toward campus will be closed as a high-temp water line is placed in the ground. Pedestrians can still connect to main campus as one sidewalk will remain open throughout the project. The high-temp water line, which is used to heat buildings, will be completed by the start of Spring Semester.

–      As snow season arrives, please note that snow crews do their best to keep campus safe. If particular areas need to be cleared, please call 801-581-7221.



–      Construction on the new Lassonde Studios began Nov. 1. The building will be located to the east of the Languages and Communication building (LNCO) and northeast of the Tanner Humanities Building. About 300 parking stalls will be unavailable during construction.

–      A project to upgrade the Ivor Thomas labs in the Mining Systems Research Lab began in mid-June. The parking lot to the west will be closed to the public through the end of the semester.

–      Ten parking spaces on the west end and 10 spaces on the northeast corner of the parking lot to the north of Merrill Engineering will be closed as part of a staging area for campus construction projects. The parking spaces in the northeast corner will be unavailable through 2016.

–      Construction for the new Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Training Facility began to the north of the Huntsman Center. Forty parking stalls in the northeast corner of the parking lot east of the Huntsman Center will be closed to serve as staging for construction materials.


–      As a result of utility work, the road in front of the Huntsman Cancer Institute will be closed Nov. 10 – Dec. 21. Traffic will be rerouted to Mario Capecchi Drive. An updated shuttle map is available here.

–      The Business Loop is currently open for one-way traffic, east bound through the area. The pay lot remains open. The Business Loop will close again periodically while the Business Loop Parking Garage is under construction. Please proceed with great caution as extensive work continues in the area.

–      Construction on the Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Primary Children’s & Families’ Cancer Research Center began in early September. The construction site is directly to the south of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The building will be complete in Dec. 2016. This project requires a temporary road closure along Medical Drive East that will begin soon and last for approximately four weeks. Access to the parking terrace between the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and the Clinical Neurosciences Building will remain open.

Public Transportation

–      The red, blue and black shuttle routes will be detoured during construction on the Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute. An updated shuttle route can be found here. The site is located directly south of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and is scheduled for completion in December 2016.

–      The campus shuttle and UTA bus stop at the Field House will be closed for the duration of construction on the law building (through early 2015). Instead, use the existing stop around the corner on University Street to catch red and green shuttles.

Sidewalks and Pedestrian Traffic

–      The bridge entrance to the Dumke Health Professions Education Building will be remodeled to make it more accessible. The project includes a new ramp, stairway at the bridge and a new concrete walkway to connect to the Wakara Way sidewalk from the building entrance. This project began Oct. 13 and should be completed by the end of fall semester. During construction, use the west entrance located on the first floor.

–      The south entrance to HPER West and the sidewalk near the door are closed for remodeling and creation of a strength and training area. The area will reopen in early 2015.

–      The south entrance to the law building remains closed for the duration of construction (through early 2015). The sidewalk on the north side of the law building is open and has been reconstructed to be accessible for people with disabilities.

Construction and New Buildings

–      A project to install a chilled water distribution system began May 25 and will continue to move through the southwest quadrant of campus. The chilled water is piped to buildings to provide cooling and air conditioning. Installation of the system is currently underway between Life Sciences building and the Henry Eyring Chemistry building.

–      The Critical Infrastructure Project is currently underway in the Health Sciences area of campus and to the south of the new Ambulatory Care Complex. Work will also take place near the northwest corner of the intersection of Mario Capecchi Drive and between the Business Classrooms and the Architecture building. One lane will remain open at all times. Construction for this project on main campus is happening to the east of University Street near Pioneer Memorial Theatre, to the south of the Sill Center, to the west of Honors Housing, to the east of the Annex, and on lower campus.

–      Construction on the Northwest Parking Garage, located between the Naval Sciences and Sutton buildings on 100 South, is under way. The garage is scheduled to open in fall 2015. Accessible parking and pedestrian routes through the area will remain open. For a comprehensive map of parking alternatives, click here.

–      Construction began on the 800-stall Business Loop Parking Garage in late June. The garage will be complete by May 2015. Alternative parking options are listed here. The playfield on top of the garage will be complete for the start of the 2015 fall semester.

–      The George S. Eccles Student Life Center is scheduled to open in January 2015.

–      The Ray & Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building is scheduled for completion in December 2014.

–      The second phase of the expansion and renovation of the Kennecott Building is scheduled for completion in May 2015.

–      The S. J. Quinney College of Lawbuilding is scheduled for completion during the summer of 2015.

More Information

–      There have been many parking changes on campus this year while two parking garages are constructed in place of current surface lots. To learn more about parking and other transportation options, click here.

–      A map of construction zones and timeframes is available here.

–      For more information on current or upcoming projects click here.

–      Connect with Facilities Management on Facebook or Twitter.

–      Connect with Commuter Services on Facebook and Twitter.

–      Visit Commuter Services’ website for detailed information about parking, alternative transportation, construction impacts, events and more.


Academic Senate


December 1, 2014


1. CALL TO ORDER: 3:00 p.m. in WEB L105

2. MINUTES: November 3, 2014



a. Appendix I: Resignations, Administrative and Faculty Appointments

b. Appendix II: Career-line, Adjunct and Visiting Faculty Appointments

c. Appendix III: Emeritus Appointments





a. Revision to Policy 6-100


a. Proposal for Juris Doctor and Master of City & Metropolitan Planning Dual Degree Program

b. Proposal for Name Change from MS in Mathematics (Teaching) to MS in Mathematics Teaching

c. Proposal for BS/MS in Geographic Information Science


a. Proposal for Geography BA/BS emphases

b. Ethnic Studies BA/BS Third Year Review

c. Revised Rule 3-010 A Expenditure and Reimbursement Requirement

d. ASUU Academic Resources for students

e. Revised College of Humanities Charter

f. 2014-2015 Investment Committee Meetings report to the Academic Senate


a. November 2014 President’s Report


Justice Sotomayor to Visit The U


The University of Utah MUSE Project is honored to welcome U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to campus for a special event on Jan. 28, 2015. Justice Sotomayor is scheduled to speak and participate in a Q&A at the Jon M. Huntsman Center at 12 p.m. (Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Arrive early for best seating.)

The MUSE Project needs your questions for the Q&A portion of the event. If you have something you want to ask Justice Sotomayor, please email your questions here.

Tickets are available to the University community (students, faculty, staff and administrators) at the following locations:

• The Rice-Eccles Stadium Main Ticket Office

Each individual will be able to obtain up to four free tickets with a valid UCard. Tickets will be available only to the University community until Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, when all remaining tickets will be made available to the public at the Rice-Eccles Stadium Ticket Office.

The University of Utah MUSE Project thanks all University community members for their interest and participation in this exciting event. Please click here for updated event information.


Peace and Health Through Art

Origami Large The College of Social Work installed a beautiful collection of 1,000 origami paper cranes in the Otto and Amy Jones Student Lounge in the Wilford W. and Dorothy P. Goodwill Humanitarian Building.  The permanent instillation is not only visually brilliant, but it also has a great story.

Over the past 15 months, students (undergrad and grad), faculty, staff, alumni, donors, foreign colleagues, exchange students, guest speakers and friends from around the world folded the paper cranes and signed them with their names, the year and a wish for peace, health or happiness.  The mastermind behind the project, Irene Ota, coordinator for College of Social Work diversity, explains that in Japanese tradition 1,000 cranes are folded to honor a marriage. But after the World War II bombing of Hiroshima, the paper cranes took on a new meaning: hope for peace and health.

Ota and the College of Social Work felt the themes of peace, health and happiness were appropriate and powerful affirmations for the local and global community of social workers and allied colleagues, and they are delighted to add this meaningful piece of work to the building.The small silver charms at the bottom of each strand indicates hope for the virtues of kindness, balance, wisdom, courage, honesty, strength and more.

By having so many people sign the origami cranes, the building has a lovely representation and permanent presence the community at the University of Utah.

Alumni Food Drive

food_drive_bag_logo_250The University of Utah Alumni Association and The MUSS (Mighty Utah Student Section) are continuing to fight hunger at this critical time of year, through the United Against Hunger Food Drive. The food drive, now in its 21st year, runs through the end of November, and all donations support the Utah Food Bank.

With your donation, the University community can continue to provide the support that hungry Utah families have relied on over the years. Over the past five years, Utah supporters have donated almost 1,800,000 pounds of food and approximately $400,000.

Donating is easy. You can make a secure online monetary donation by clicking here. The Utah Food Bank can turn $1 into $8 worth of goods and services. Or you can drop off non-perishable food items at the Alumni House, located at 155 S. Central Campus Drive.

The MUSS was recently recognized by as the fourth-ranked student section in the nation. But The MUSS wants to be known as more than just staunch Utah fans by helping people in need during the holiday season. We ask you to join us and reflect our school pride by donating to this important effort.

Holiday Events on Campus

CookiesMaking Spirits Bright — One Cookie at a Time
Friday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19
2 – 4 p.m.

Come celebrate the holiday season with the University Guest House with free sugar cookies and hot chocolate for the campus community. Come while supplies last.

Also – the University Guest House is running a special promotion for University of Utah faculty and staff.
From now until Jan. 2, 2015, faculty and staff can book an overnight stay for only $75* per night.

For more information visit our new website.

*Based on availability.


Find Unique Handmade Gifts at the Red Butte Garden Holiday Open HouseRed Butte
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This year marks the 13th Anniversary of the Holiday Open House at Red Butte Garden. The Orangerie will be filled with 19 local artists who have created an array of handmade gifts for sale including jewelry, pottery, fiber art, photography and more. Red Butte will also offer complimentary cider and hot chocolate, and winter wonderland of a garden to explore. So bring your shopping list, your winter boots and enjoy the season at the Garden. Garden Admission is free thanks to ZAP.

Receive a $10 discount* when you purchase a gift membership for a new member at the Holiday Open House – a great gift.
*discount only applied to in-person sales at the Visitor Center

In addition, save 10 percent on all purchases in the Garden Gift Shop. Garden Members receive an additional 10 percent off.
The Glass Arts Show will also be going on until Dec. 19, in the Visitor Center Gallery and there will be many pieces for sale.

For More information click here.


Buy Local at UMFA Holiday MarketHoliday Market
Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Looking to score one-of-a-kind gifts and support local artisans this holiday season? Put UMFA’s Holiday Market at the top of your shopping list.

At this one-day sale, held in the UMFA’s G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall, shoppers will find classic and contemporary hand-crafted items such as jewelry, pottery, textiles, paintings and photography, ceramics, fine edibles and more. Museum admission is free, and gift wrapping is complimentary. The Museum Store will also be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Parking is free, or visitors can easily access the museum on TRAX. The UMFA is a short walk northwest of the University South Campus stop on the University (red) line.

For a complete list of vendors and more information, please click here.


Children's Holiday PartyChildren’s Holiday Party
Friday, Dec. 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The University of Utah Faculty Club is pleased to invite all faculty and administrators to bring their children and grandchildren to participate in this year’s Children’s Holiday Party.  The event will be held at the Moran Eye Center Auditorium (65 Mario Capecchi Drive.)

The evening, designed for children ages 4-12, includes the Balloon Granny, magician Ernie Flynn, crafts, photo booth, holiday food and treats. All this for $10 per family!  University of Utah Faculty Club members are free. Due to size limitations however, reservations (with payment for non-members) must be made by everyone and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Shawnee Worsley at 801 581-5203 or  for reservations.

For additional information on the University of Utah Faculty Club please click here.
If you would like to join the Faculty Club please complete the form and send to the Academic Senate office or join at the door.

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