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Love Letters: A Gallery of Type

Ongoing through 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.


Masters Thesis Defense By Brian Collins

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4pm
Language & Communication Bldg (LNCO)

The Department of Linguistics presents a Masters Thesis Defense By Brian Collins The Roles of –ywać in the Polish Aspectual System ABSTRACT The suffix –ywać has been described as imperfective (Młynarczyk (2004), Labenz (2004) Bogdan & Sullivan (2009)), iterative (Młynarczyk, 2004), and habitual (Comrie, 1976). The crux of the issue, as we can see in (1), is that the interpretation of the suffix changes depending on either the aspectual value of the verb from one point of view, or whether the verb has a perfectivizing verbal modifier from another point of view. There are two paradigms in (1): 1) the –ywać suffix attaches to a perfective verb (or verb with a verbal modifier (VM)); in this instance the verb bears an imperfective meaning, and 2) where the suffix attaches to a verb that is unmarked and is not perfective; in this instance the verb does not have an imperfective meaning.   This thesis uses aspectual diagnostics from Smith (1991) and Bybee et al., (1994) to examine the function of –ywać in both paradigms, as well as claims about the perfectivizing VMs that attach to the verbs with the suffix. Crosslinguistic parallels from Johns (2006) are also examined with respect to the Polish data. Example:    (1)   a. czytać ‘read (impf)’    b. prze-czytać ‘read (perf)’    c. prze-czyt-ywać ‘read ahead (impf)’    d. czyt-ywać ‘read from time to time (read (habitual?))’ To request an ADA accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., #135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, (801)581-8365.  Reasonable notice is required.


"Democratic dilemmas of energy system transformation" Leah Sprain, U Colorado, Boulder

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4 - 5pm
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB)

Shifting the nature of how energy is used, delivered, produced, or sourced within a city could easily be seen as a matter of wires and grids; yet, energy system transformation is fundamentally social, political, and cultural. Leah Sprain is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on democratic engagement, studying how specific communication practices facilitate and inhibit public action.


African Ark: Links between the Ngoma Lungundu of Zimbabwe and the Lost Ark of Covenant

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6 - 8pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

Often referred to as the “British Indiana Jones,” Tudor Parfitt is President Navon Professor of Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies at Florida International University and Emeritus Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies. The author or editor of twenty-six books, among them many best-sellers and award-winners, he has also presented documentaries for the BBC, PBS, Channel Four, the History Channel, and Netflix. His latest book is Black Jews in Africa and the Americas (Harvard University Press, 2013), and his latest documentary is Secrets of the Bible.


Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:15 - 1:15pm
College of Law - S. J. Quinney (LAW)

In the summer of 1972, a young man named Harry Walker left his home on an Alabama farm to find himself in the wide-open spaces of America. Nineteen days later he was killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. This is where Jordan Fisher Smith, author of the widely acclaimed book Nature Noir and narrator of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary Under Our Skin, begins ENGINEERING EDEN: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature. In the vein of Into the Wild, The Golden Spruce, and The Perfect Storm, Jordan Fisher Smith’s ENGINEERING EDEN proceeds into a one-of-a-kind exploration of character, biography, and environmental conservation history. Beginning in a federal courtroom where some of the greatest wildlife biologists of the twentieth century testified in a lawsuit filed by Harry Walker’s parents after his death, Smith traces Walker’s fated path to his fatal encounter with the bear and a long scientific controversy over how to restore and maintain patches of wilderness amid growing numbers of people. Maneuvered into suing by an ally of bear biologist brothers John and Frank Craighead, who were at odds with the government over conservation of the grizzlies, the Walkers charged that a plan to restore Yellowstone’s ecology after a long history of mismanagement proved fatal both for the bears and their son. But at a deeper level the case was a referendum on how much human beings ought to try to engineer nature. America’s most famous national parks were created before the scientific advances it would take to care for them. By 1972, when Yellowstone turned one hundred years old, biologists were involved in a rancorous dispute over what exactly we were trying to save in these wild places and how to go about doing it. Some, like Walker trial witness A. Starker Leopold, son of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and the architect of the national parks’ nature policy, believed that human manipulation was essential to preserve threatened ecosystems. Others, like Yellowstone chief scientist Glen Cole and celebrated wildlife biologist Adolph Murie, argued that the most essential characteristic of wilderness was that it was the one place in which we can leave nature alone to work out its own destiny. The moral of Smith’s story is that nature will not be saved wholly by engineering or by leaving it alone; a balance must be struck. But his account of the fatal complexity of tinkering with a single national park will caution readers to weigh carefully recent claims by advocates of total human dominion over nature, “geoengineering,” genetically engineered creatures, custom-built ecosystems, and “gardening” of the entire earth.


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

Thursday, September 29 - Saturday, October 1, 2016


GYC Board Meeting

Thursday, September 29 - Saturday, October 1, 2016


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.


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