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2016 Debate SeriesDebate Society To Host Only Legislative Debates of 2016 Election Cycle

The John R. Park Debate Society announced today it is again joining with the ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of Alliance for a Better Utah, to host Utah’s only legislative debates of the 2016 election cycle.


JensenProfessor Jake Jensen Wins NCA Golden Anniversary Monograph Award for 2nd Straight Year

The award is presented to the most outstanding scholarly article published the previous year. Jensen is the first back-to-back winner of NCA's highest honor since 1980.


Mariam's BookMariam Thalos Publishes New Book

Mariam Thalos, Department of Philosophy, recently published her new book "A Social Theory of Freedom."


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John James Audubon Print Exhibition

Ongoing through Friday, September 9, 2016
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Housed in the Rare Books Department of Special Collections, 12 of these stunning pieces feature mammals from Audubon’s imperial folio “The Quadrupeds of North America.” The remaining print, entitled “Black Vulture/Carrion Crow,” is from Audubon’s landmark book “The Birds of America,” which contains 435 plates of birds and is one of the most famous and highly valued publications in American history.

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.

Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Neil Sinhababu from the National University of Singapore

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

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Philosophy Department Colloquium Series presents Neil Sinhababu from the National University of Singapore

Friday, September 2, 2016, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

Title: A Reliable Route from Is to Ought Abstract: I present a strategy by which moral knowledge can be derived from nonmoral knowledge, using insights from reliabilist epistemology. The strategy begins by discovering which cognitive processes generate which moral and nonmoral beliefs. We can then assess the reliability of these cognitive processes for moral belief formation by considering to what extent they produce true belief on nonmoral issues, and by checking whether they produce contradictory moral beliefs in different people. By retaining reliably caused beliefs and abandoning unreliably caused ones, we can move closer to moral truth. No normative ethical assumptions are required.

ENVST Capstone

Thursday, September 8 - Sunday, September 11, 2016
Taft-Nicholson Center

: Sandra Soto, Associate Professor of Gender Studies, University of Arizona

Thursday, September 8 - Friday, September 9, 2016

Health Policy and Health Economics: Opening Forum

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4 - 5:30pm
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)

Health Policy and Health Economics: Opening Forum September 8, 4.00 - 5.30 pm, Reception to follow Huntsman Cancer Institute Auditorium (6th Floor) David Asch and James Robinson, two preeminent leaders in the research and practice of health policy and health economics will talk about the pertinence of these fields today and tomorrow to kick off this cluster hiring season and connect researchers and students interested in these areas. The University of Utah is recruiting for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions (open-rank) for a transformative excellence cluster related to health policy and health economics, including the Scott M. Matheson Presidential Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Management. Newly recruited scholars will add to a current consortium of faculty from 6 departments across 4 colleges. Researchers in this consortium actively engage in economic and policy evaluation aimed at transforming health care delivery and financing in the context of an evolving demographic, technological and regulatory environment. David A. Asch, MD, MBA is Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the Executive Director, Center for Health Care Innovation at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ashe is also a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Health Care Management; and Operations, Information and Decisions. Dr. Asch’s research revolves around clinician and patient decision making, health care management, health policy, medical ethics, physician executives, technology assessment, and behavioral economics. The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation facilitates the rapid, disciplined development, testing and implementation of new strategies to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes. James C. Robinson, PhD, MPH is Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology at the University of California at Berkeley; Member of the Board of Directors at the Integrated Healthcare Association; and Contributing Editor to Health Affairs journal. Professor Robinson teaches health economics and policy, focusing on the hospital, insurance, biotechnology, and medical device sectors. Dr. Robinson has published three books and over 100 papers in scientific and policy journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs. The Berkeley Center for Health Technology (BCHT) is a research and education center focused on insurance coverage, medical management, and methods of payment for biomedical technology, including biologics, pharmaceuticals, implantable medical devices, and diagnostics.

Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Lecture in Iranian Studies

Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

About the Lecture The Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Foundation, College of Humanities and the Middle East Center at University of Utah are the co-sponsors of the Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Lectures in Iranian Studies at the University of Utah. The goal of the lecture series is to introduce the community to Iran’s rich civilization and heritage. The Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Foundation was established in the memory of Reza Ali Khazeni, who was born in Tehran, Iran on June 7, 1968 and died in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 17, 1990. Reza Ali was deeply interested in nature and the preservation of the environment, and was concerned with social injustice and care of the elderly, homeless and the oppressed. He enjoyed traveling and learning about different cultures. Reza Ali appreciated the arts and the humanities and was particularly intrigued by philosophy, in which he earned a B.A. degree, cum laude, from Boston University. He was also interested in the history, culture and civilization of the country of his birth. The goal of the Foundation is to assist individuals and organizations through grants, scholarships, and awards in the study, experience, and public discourse of these issues. The lecture series is a partial realization of this goal. The Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Lecture in Iranian Studies is devoted to the various facets of Persian culture and civilization. Leading scholars of Iranian studies are invited to deliver a lecture at the University of Utah on a subject of their expertise within the domain of Persian culture. The topics will range from history to religion and mysticism, from philosophy to art and architecture, from literature to music, and from the study of Iranian society to political and social thought. The speakers will be selected to ensure that the many different facets of Persian culture and history will be covered. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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