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Love Letters: A Gallery of Type

Friday, July 22 - Friday, September 30, 2016
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

From Gutenberg to Bruce Rogers and beyond, see examples from the 15th through the 20th centuries of why we love type.


Symposium on Teaching and Learning: Faculty as Designers of Student Success

Thursday, September 29 - Friday, September 30, 2016
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Registration Deadline: September 26th September 29: 11:30 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. September 30: 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Come be a part of the transformation in teaching and learning here at the U! This symposium will bring together our most innovative and dedicated teaching faculty to explore new possibilities and take undergraduate education and the role of faculty to the next level.  Four speakers from around the country will join us in the conversation as we define new directions to guide our local practices within the areas of inclusivity, technology, and goals for our students.  This is your opportunity to reinvigorate learning within your own classroom as well as broaden our impact on student success. Are you ready to ask a new set of questions of our teaching mission? Let’s not rehabilitate. Let us elevate!


Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Ongoing through Saturday, October 1, 2016


GYC Board Meeting

Ongoing through Saturday, October 1, 2016


Anna Vaughn, PhD Defense

Friday, September 30, 2016, 9 - 11am
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

ABSTRACT In 1688 William Molyneux posed a question to John Locke: Suppose a man was born blind and knew objects like globes and cubes by touch alone, if he were suddenly to receive his sight, would he be able to point to the globe and the cube and call them by name when seeing them for the first time? Both Locke and Molyneux thought the newly sighted man would fail. Locke, however, wrote little in explaining his response to Molyneux’s question or grounding it in his theory of ideas. My aim is to provide a comprehensive explanation for Locke’s negative answer by focusing closely on the textual and drawing on other key aspects of his philosophy. I believe Locke is interested in Molyneux’s newly sighted man as a heuristic to help us distinguish the ideas we receive from passive sensation from the complex ideas that arise from active processes of the mind. The newly sighted man is someone who has the same sensory experiences as ordinary, experienced perceivers, but who lacks the experience needed to make customs of association in the mind. These customs of association are necessary for us to “see” in three-dimensions, according to Locke, and having visual ideas of globes and cubes is necessary for connecting visual globes with tactile ones. Locke’s negative answer to Molyneux’s question is generally considered to be problematic in light of his views on common sensibles (ideas of diverse senses) and his resemblance thesis (ideas of primary qualities resemble primary qualities in objects). I argue that my interpretation of Locke’s response to Molyneux’s question is consistent with his views on common sensibles and the resemblance thesis, once they are correctly understood.


Sharon Cameron, emerita Johns Hopkins University: seminar on Dickinson

Friday, September 30, 2016, 12pm


Concert: Sounds of China

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 6:30 - 8pm
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Note: This event is free, however seating is limited. Please reserve your seat at utahpresents.org Virtuoso soloists from the world-renowned National Chinese Traditional Orchestra will present a special celebration to kick off Chinese Culture Week on campus with this unforgettable performance. Showcasing traditional Chinese folk music and instruments, this FREE event will highlight both contemporary Chinese and western classical music.


Downwinders of Utah Launch Event

Monday, October 3, 2016, 10am - 12pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

The Downwinders of Utah Archive brings together information on Utah’s nuclear history and focuses on individuals, families, and areas that were impacted by nuclear testing. It serves as a resource and aims to educate future generations in hopes that the mistakes of the past will never occur again. Featured Speakers Including ▪ Mary Dickson, Playwright (Exposed 2007), Downwinders Advocate ▪ Jim Matheson, Former U.S. Congressman, Downwinders Advocate ▪ Justin Sorensen, GIS Specialist, Downwinders of Utah Archive Creator Event Highlights ▪ Exclusive archive presentation ▪ Record and share your Downwinder story ▪ Interactive archive experience


Classical Chinese Poetry Reading and Discussion with Poet Graham Hartill and Professor Fusheng Wu

Monday, October 3, 2016, 11:50am - 1:10pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

Join English poet Graham Hartill and University of Utah professor Fusheng Wu for readings and discussion of Classical Chinese Poetry. 


"Downwinders" Film Screening

Monday, October 3, 2016, 6 - 8:30pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

No Tickets are Required for the Viewing. --- "The questionable things our government will do in the name of "national security" is not something new. It started a long time ago." Come see the free screening of director Tim Skousen's "Downwinders" at the Gould Auditorium! A panel will follow the film with panelists: Jim Matheson, former Congressman Mary Dickson, advocate, playwrite (Exposed) Tim Skousen, director J. Truman, Downwinders advocate with moderator Fred Esplin, Vice President of University Relations.


Chinese Culture Open House

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10am - 2pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Stop by our table at Marriott Library's East Entrance to watch Chinese painting demonstrations, learn how to do Chinese calligraphy, and eat Chinese snacks.  


Lecture: Chinese Poetry Translation and Discourse of Medicine

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:45am - 12pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

Guest Lecturer and English poet Graham Hartill will be presenting as a part of this year's Chinese Culture Week at the U. 


Translating Chinese Poetry

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 12 - 1pm
Jewel Box CTHIB

Lunchtime convocation with Fusheng Wu and Graham Hartill


Discussion Panel: Chinese Poetry Translation and Reading

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 12 - 1pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

English poet Graham Hartill and University of Utah professor Fusheng Wu will hold this panel as a part of this year's Chinese Culture Week


Digital Matters Pop-Up Open House

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 1 - 4pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Join us for an open house celebrating the Digital Matters pop-up in the Marriott Library. Light refreshments will be served.


Ethnography and Conservation Botany: Community Driven Student Projects

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 5:15 - 6:45pm
Language & Communication Bldg (LNCO)

This presentation discusses how field school projects are negotiated with members of a small rural Mayan-speaking village in the Mexican state of Yucatan in such a way that community members take lead roles in designing and working toward completion of the final products.  Such a design/implement strategy helps assure that villagers take ownership of the research process, mentor the students, and receive a product that is meaningful to them.  Through this service-learning process students come to understand the difference between working towards community-driven goals and imposing their own research designs on villagers.


Chinese Major Day

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 9:30am - 12pm
Language & Communication Bldg (LNCO)

We will have tables set up with information about Chinese majors at the U, Chinese painting demonstrations, and a Chinese calligraphy station. Come stop by on your way to see the Chinese speech competition. Traditional Chinese foods will be served.


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