U to Host Volleyball Re-match at Moscow-Utah Youth Games

Russia’s top-level junior age volleyball players will be arriving in Utah on Friday to participate in the Moscow-Utah Youth Games. These games are the winter edition of the Moscow-Utah summer games held in Russia last year. Over 300 of Utah’s finest athletes competed in the summer games in twelve different sports last July. Volleyball is the only sport involved in both the summer and winter edition of these games and promises to offer an exciting rematch between these two teams. Read More

January, 2004 from the U

U Lecture Series Examines Pathways to Peace in the Middle East

As part of its ongoing mission to increase understanding of Middle East history, culture, religions, literature, politics and contemporary dynamics, the Middle East Center at the University of Utah will sponsor a series of eight spring lectures titled “Learning from Past Failures: Pathways to Peace in the Middle East.” All presentations, which will be held from 3 until 4:30 p.m., in the Museum of Fine Arts’ Dumke Auditorium, located south of the David Eccles School of Business, are free and open to the public. Each event will include a lecture and a question-and-answer discussion afterwards. Read More

Economist to Speak at U of U on American Economy and Strategic Alternatives for Peace and Security

The University of Utah’s Department of Economics will present a public lecture, “The American Economy: Strategic Alternatives for Peace and Security,” by James Kenneth Galbraith, former executive director of the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee, on Monday, Feb. 2nd, at 12:30, in the Olpin Union East Ballroom on the University of Utah campus. Read More

Kate Raudenbush,© JFP, 2003

\”A Few Good Men . . . DANCIN\’\” to Perform at U\’s Kingsbury Hall

Raw, athletic and all-American, “A Few Good Men . . . DANCIN'” comes to Kingsbury Hall, on the University of Utah campus, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 18th and 19th, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which range in price from $19 to $29, may be purchased by calling 801-581-7100, 801-355-ARTS, in person at Kingsbury Hall, at the University Olpin Union main desk or any other ArtTix outlet. University and group discounts are available. Read More

University Neighborhood Partners Initiates Friday Youth Book Exchanges

An ongoing book exchange for elementary school-age children will be launched this Friday, Jan. 23, from 1 until 4 p.m., by University Neighborhood Partners (UNP), a University of Utah office that brings together University and Westside resources for reciprocal learning, action and benefit. (A short program will be held this Friday at 2 p.m.) The Youth Book Exchange allows students in kindergarten through sixth grade to select a book in English or in Spanish from the UNP program, either to keep or to exchange at a later date for another volume. If the student chooses to keep the book, a different text may be exchanged. All elementary school-age children are welcome to participate, although the project will most likely serve students from surrounding Park View, Mountain View and Riley Elementary Schools. Exchanges will be held Fridays, from 1 until 4 p.m., at the UNP office, located at 1060 South 900 West. There is no cost to participate. Read More