Mole CrowdsourcingAssociate Dean for Research Wins 2015 New Innovator Grant

Professor Jakob (Jake) D. Jensen was awarded a 2015 New Innovator Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The New Innovator Grant, established in 2007, supports unusually innovative research from early career investigators. The grant provides Professor Jensen with 2.2 million dollars to pursue a 5 year research program.


Debate teamJohn R. Park Debate Society Wins Tournament Sweepstakes at 53rd Annual United States Air Force Invitational

The team defeated over 23 universities and colleges including San Diego State University, University of Vermont, University of Missouri, and the University of Alaska.


Greg SmoakProfessor Greg Smoak's American Indian History Course to Air on C-SPAN 3

The lecture will air twice on October 3, at 8 p.m. EDT and Midnight EDT.


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Yoga at the UMFA

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)

Yoga at the UMFA Tuesdays, September 15-November 17 | 1:30–2:30 pm | FREE Renowned local yoga instructor Scott Moore will lead free yoga classes in the UMFA's Great Hall. These classes will explore the connections between the practice of yoga and the experience of art. Limited mats are available.

USAC: Study Abroad Affordably

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 3 - 4pm
Union - A. Ray Olpin (UNION)

Come find out about USAC Study Abroad Programs as well as information on financial affordability, scholarships, and funding tips. Hear from Learning Abroad alumni and win cool prizes by entering into a raffle!

Global U Expo

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 11am - 2pm
Union - A. Ray Olpin (UNION)

The Global U Expo is an event for students interested in international opportunities, as well as returned Learning Abroad students. Students interested in Learning Abroad programs can meet with program representatives, past participants and University resources. There will be opportunities for returned Learning Abroad students to share their stories and learn about ways to enhance their resume and engage with the community. Students who attend can enter to win prizes, including a Learning Abroad scholarship!

32nd Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:30 - 7:30pm
College of Law - S. J. Quinney (LAW)

“Be it resolved: Conflicts between civil rights and religious liberties can be addressed by adopting viable compromise solutions that protect both values.” In recent years, legislatures and courts across the United States have been asked to address conflicts between civil rights and religious liberties.  In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the Supreme Court upheld a closely-held corporation’s right not to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives that violate the sincerely-held religious beliefs of the company’s owners.  In the past year, federal and state courts have rejected the objections of bakers, photographers, and county clerks who have refused to serve same-sex couples on religious grounds, while state legislatures have considered various proposals to protect civil rights and religious liberties. To many observers, these cases present fundamental conflicts between equality and freedom.  Is this framework valid?  How can these cases be addressed?  Is new legislation necessary, or does the Constitution already provide sufficient safeguards for the protection of civil rights and religious liberties?  Can legislatures find live-and-let live solutions that protect both values?

Sterling McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture with Lester Bush

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7 - 9pm
Dumke Auditorium (UMFA)

Professor Lester Bush will present the annual Sterling McMurrin Lecture, "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Mormonism's Negro Doctrine 42 Years Later." Lester Bush will reflect on the 42 years since his seminal article was published in Dialogue which undermined the standing historical narrative that the LDS Church's priesthood ban began with Joseph Smith. Bush will discuss what has changed, what has stayed the same, and what steps are yet necessary to bring about change.  This lecture serves as the keynote lecture for "Black, White, and Mormon: A Conference on the Evolving Status of Black Saints Within the Mormon Fold" which will take place Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Tanner Humanities Center.

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