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Exhibition: The Bard in Utah: Local Shakespeare Productions

Ongoing through Friday, December 16, 2016
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

The Bard in Utah: Local Shakespeare Productions October – 21 – December 16 William Shakespeare’s body of work represents some of the most influential writings in the English language. His complex characters, lyric phrases, and compelling plots have withstood the test of time and he remains one of the most frequently produced playwrights. Because of the magnitude of Shakespeare’s work, this exhibition will highlight selected performances of theater, ballet, music, and opera artists in Utah and their interpretation of Shakespearean works.

U Remembers, devoted to “Antisemitism/Islamophobia—Understanding the Dynamics of Religious Discrimination”

Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27, 2016

U Remembers, devoted to “Antisemitism/Islamophobia—Understanding the Dynamics of Religious Discrimination”  speakers: Simran Jeet Singh, Trinity University, and Reuven Firestone, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, author of Jihad: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

"Cervates' Bones" Talk at the Tanner by Brean Hammond (University of Nottingham)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12 - 1:30pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

The two giants of Renaissance literature, Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare, died four hundred years ago, in 1616.  In “Cervantes’ Bones” Prof. Brean Hammond, a distinguished professor from the University of Nottingham, goes beyond this coincidence to explore other intersections between the life and work of these two authors—including the possibility that Shakespeare and his sometime collaborator John Fletcher based a lost play on one of Cervantes’ stories in Don Quixote.  (Prof. Hammond’s edition of the eighteenth-century play, Double Falsehood, in which traces of this work survive, is definitive.) His lunchtime talk at the Tanner Humanities Center will also address Shakespeare’s turn toward the genre of tragicomedy and his broader connections to Spanish literature of the Golden Age.

"Intersections Between Anti-Semitism and Islamaphobia: What Can We Learn?"

Wednesday, October 26 - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Two Day Event: U-Remembers KEYNOTE: Profs. Simran Signh and Reuven Firestone on Thursday October 27th at 12:00pm

FLAS Scholarship Workshops

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12 - 2pm
Union - A. Ray Olpin (UNION)

FLAS scholarships are open to U of U students in any department (except the School of Medicine) for the study of a less commonly taught foreign language and related area studies. Join us for our FLAS workshops to learn more!

Jonathan Lethem

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jonathan Lethem, sponsored by Sam Weller’s

Bayesian Statistics for Linguists Workshop

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 1 - 4pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

Bayesian Statistics for Linguists Workshop With Prof. Noah Silbert The workshop will run from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Thursday, and from 9:00am-12:00pm on Friday Please register

Panel: “Writing Women’s History in Mormonism: Old Challenges, New Prospects”

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7 - 8:30pm
CTIHB 143, the Jewel Box University of Utah

Note: Seating is limited - RSVP to by Oct. 20 [Unit 4 - Christianity]

Bayesian Statistics for Linguists Workshop

Friday, October 28, 2016, 9am - 12pm
Language & Communication Bldg (LNCO)

Bayesian Statistics for Linguists Workshop With Prof. Noah Silbert The workshop will run from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Thursday, and from 9:00am-12:00pm on Friday


Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12 - 2:15pm

OCT 29, NOON | Doors open at 11 AM ABOUT FRANKENSTEIN Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire),  this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by over half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. *No exchanges, no refunds. Some exceptions may apply. Seating is first come, first served. You must arrive 10 minutes before start time or your seat may be given away. ID me be required for discount pricing.

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