Students, Faculty, Staff and Public Invited to Take Part in Conversation about Climate Change

The University of Utah Office of Sustainability will host the 2009 Focus the U on Climate Change Teach-In February 2 – 6. Events are all free and open to the public and designed to draw attention to the latest scientific understanding of global warming and potential solutions to this urgent challenge. Co-sponsors include the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center student group SEED and the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Read More

January, 2009 from the U

New Mine Safety Chair to Improve Lives of Utah’s Miners

Mining is one of Utah’s oldest industries and produces billions of dollars worth of minerals each year. To aid in the safe pursuit of this important enterprise, the University of Utah is pleased to announce the endowment of the Western Mining Presidential Chair in Mine Safety. A formal ceremony announcing the creation of this chair will be held Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at 2:15 p.m., in the lobby of the Frederick A. Sutton Building at the University of Utah, 115 S. 1460 E., Salt Lake City. Read More

Courtesy of College of Architecture + Planning

U of U College of Architecture + Planning Moves into Overdrive

With the addition of Reid Ewing to its faculty, the University of Utah’s College of Architecture + Planning is taking aim at the top 20 city and metropolitan planning programs in the United States. Read More

J. Walt to Perform Spontaneous Fantasia Live at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

The Center for Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology (CIDAT) at the University of Utah will bring digital artist and virtual world pioneer J. Walt to perform Spontaneous Fantasia on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Marcia and John Price Utah Museum of Fine Arts Dumke Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Read More

The Evolution of Human Aggression

As scientists celebrate 2009 as the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth, experts in anthropology, biology, psychology and other fields will gather at the University of Utah Feb. 25-27 to debate how evolution has shaped human aggression and violence, from war to domestic abuse and homicide. Read More