Stegner Center to Examine Alternative Energy Sources

The search for solutions to climate change caused by man-made emissions is the focus of this year’s Stegner Symposium. Bill McKibben, the noted writer, educator, and environmentalist, will present the keynote address, “Building the Climate Movement-Just in Time.” Author of the 1989 book The End of Nature, the first book on climate change for a general audience, McKibben is the author of several additional works and helped found Stepitup07.org, the first large grassroots activist movement to address climate change. Read More

February, 2008 from the U

Mirror, Mirror

Researchers report that women’s magazines have ten and a half times more ads and articles promoting weight loss than men’s magazines do and over three-quarters of the covers of women’s magazines include at least one message about how to change a woman’s bodily appearance-by diet, exercise or cosmetic surgery. Twenty years ago, the average model weighed 8 per cent less than the average woman, but today’s models weigh 23 per cent less. Real women’s bodies have become invisible in the mass media.

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Israeli-Palestinian Peace Debate Begins in Unexpected Location

You’d expect a debate on peace in the Middle East to take place in a desert. But the high plains desert of Utah, a state solidly wedged in the middle of the American West?

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Angela Torres

ACTIVISM FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

“Unless women get into positions of power, we will never end wars, we will never have peace and we will never end violence,” says Dolores Huerta, co-founder and first vice-president of the United Farm Workers. Read More

Visiting Artists Leave Lasting Legacies

The College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah announced today that it will launch a new artist residency program this year, thanks to a generous gift of over $1 million from Marva and John Warnock. The Marva and John Warnock Endowed Art Residency Program will bring a diverse range of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists to campus for extended residencies that will allow them to become deeply engaged in the education of the U’s studio art students. Read More