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University of Utah to Graduate 7,947 Students on May 1

General commencement ceremonies at the University of Utah will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Scheduling the event in the evening continues a tradition begun in 2013 to make the ceremonies more readily accessible to students and their families. Commencement is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

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At Annual EAE Fest, Games Go Mobile

The University of Utah Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program (EAE) kicks off its three-day annual EAE Fest on Wednesday, April 23. This year, four PlayStation Vita Games, two published PC Games and one game on Ouya and Steam Greenlight will be demonstrated alongside medical games and apps developed by students and faculty from the EAE program. Additional events will feature student animation and machinima, which are short films made using videogames.

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UMFA Executive Director Selected for Prestigious Getty Leadership Institute

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce that Executive Director Gretchen Dietrich has been selected as one of thirty-nine museum executives worldwide for the Getty Leadership Institute’s prestigious 2014 Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders. Dietrich, 46, is the first woman from Utah chosen for the program.

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U Explores Lives and Legacies of Three Prominent LDS Intellectuals

The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah celebrates its 25th anniversary with a symposium focused on the legacy of three men who served the LDS Church, the U, their state and the nation in pursuit of more enlightened and humane society. The contemporary impacts of Lowell Bennion, Sterling McMurrin and Obert Tanner will be examined April 11 – 12. All events are free and open to the public.

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U Commemorates Holocaust

The University of Utah honors victims of the Holocaust with its annual Days of Remembrance commemoration March 31 through April 2. This year’s theme, “U Remembers,” focuses on communal memory – how people collectively look back at events through memorials, artwork, museums and other actions.

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Peace Advocacy Coalition 2014 Lecture Series: Healing 9/11

A broad coalition of local scholars, politicians and peace advocates – including the University of Utah’s Barbara L and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy – has joined forces again to bring esteemed speakers to Salt Lake on the topic of peace and justice. Discussions are free and open to the public, and this year will focus on healing global wounds caused by the events of September 11, 2001.

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