Arts & Humanities

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Cellist Matt Zalkind performs in chamber concert at the U

June 15, 2016

Cellist Matt Zalkind, will collaborate with pianist Jason Hardink, violist Roberta Zalkind and U associate professor of violin and chamber music, Hasse Borup, for a concert on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah. Zalkind will also lead a master class at the U, open to […]


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Dalai Lama Speaks at the U – What You Need to Know

June 14, 2016

The University of Utah and the Utah Tibet Foundation welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to the Huntsman Center on Tuesday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. What You Need to Know Tickets are still available here. Doors open at 11 a.m. Event begins at 1:30 p.m. Those with floor tickets must be in […]


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Pitch range produced by vocal cords

June 11, 2016

  Picture a singer, accompanied by a grand piano. As the singer’s voice dances through multiple octaves of range, the pianist’s fingers trip from one end of the keyboard to the other. Both the singer’s voice and the piano are dynamic instruments. But while the piano creates its music using the vibration of hundreds of strings, […]


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Infographic examines cancer research funding

June 9, 2016

How the country spends the federal budget is a contentious issue as there are countless stakeholders pushing to secure funding. In the past, Jakob D. Jensen, professor of communication at the University of Utah and an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute, researched how media coverage of cancer presents a distorted picture of the disease, and […]


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Glass with a past

June 8, 2016

When U alum Jodi McRaney-Rusho first explored creating art with post-consumer glass, she was met with discouraging responses from people in the glass art business. Some experienced artists flat out told her it couldn’t be done. McRaney-Rusho, who began working with recycled glass as a full-time artist in 2002, couldn’t let that stand in her […]


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Mormon Studies initiative at U names Brian Birch as first scholar in residence

June 1, 2016

  The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah has named its first fellow in the Marlin K. Jensen Scholar and Artist in Residence Program as part of the Mormon Studies initiative. University of Utah alumnus Brian Birch is a professor of philosophy, director of the religious studies program […]


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Language myth buster

May 18, 2016

Women talk more than men, texting makes you dumb, sign language is pantomime. These are just a few of the myths Abby Kaplan, professor of linguistics at the University of Utah, debunks in her recently published book, “Women Talk More Than Men…And Other Myths about Language Explained.” Published by Cambridge University Press, Kaplan uses research, […]


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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar to speak at the U

April 14, 2016

On Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Alice Walker and acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar will participate in a series of events as part of the U’s Barbara L. & Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy’s “Artists as Advocates: Women’s Rights and Human Rights” series. All events […]


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How do you know it’s spring in SLC?

April 13, 2016

The answer is the announcement of the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Summer Concert Series and a garden with 450,000 blooming daffodils, bulbs and tree blossoms. Summer 2016 at Red Butte Garden includes concerts, films, camps outs and Monday Family Nights. The lineup of 30 concerts is packed with rock from the 80s and 90s with […]


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U stages world famous opera

April 12, 2016

On April 22 and 23, in the Nancy Peery Marriott Auditorium of Kingsbury Hall, the University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble with the University Philharmonia will present one of the world’s most famous and beloved operas, Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Die Fledermaus.” The School of Music brought in guest stage director Michael Pinkerton, who hails from […]