Arts & Humanities

women talk more than men_feature

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, […]

Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Marnie Powers-Torrey, instructor and managing director of the Book Arts Program, in the book arts studio where the community is invited to participate in the free workshops.

Book arts workshops offered at the U’s Marriott Library

April 11, 2016

A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts is supporting free workshops to the community through the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. Workshops include classes in encaustics, paper decoration, letterpress printing, leather binding and much more. There are drop-in sessions and well as workshops that require pre-registration. […]


Guggenheim Fellowships awarded to two U humanities professors

April 7, 2016

Two University of Utah professors are among 178 scholars, scientists and artists to receive 2016 fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Nadja Durbach, professor of history, received an award for European and Latin American history, and Melanie Rae Thon, professor of English, was recognized in the field of fiction writing. Created in 1925, […]

The three Parisians who kayaked down the Green and Colorado rivers in 1938 and filmed their adventure.

‘Voyagers Without Trace’ to be screened at U’s Marriott Library

April 5, 2016

Award-winning documentary, “Voyagers Without Trace” (“Les Voyagers Sans Trace”), a story of three young Parisians on an adventure of a lifetime, will be screened at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library Gould Auditorium on Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m. In 1938, newlyweds Genevieve and Bernard de Colmont, along with their friend, Antoine […]


Award-winning author, activist Cory Doctorow to discuss privacy and surveillance at the U

March 29, 2016

  Science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist Cory Doctorow will speak at the U’s Gould Auditorium in the Marriott Library in a talk titled “Security, Privacy, and Surveillance: Damn Right You Have Something to Hide (And Everything to Fear)” on April 5 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, […]


U helps teachers infuse art into Utah classrooms

March 25, 2016

On Saturday, March 26, at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex on the University of Utah campus, 60 arts education, elementary education and fine arts students from across the state of Utah will converge for the second annual ArtsLINK Conference. “Funding for arts experiences in public education have waned in recent history,” says […]

Photo from the “New Americans” photography exhibit from the International Rescue Committee. The exhibit will will be displayed in the atrium during the event.

U lecture focuses on Utah’s role in aiding and resettling refugees

March 7, 2016

The University of Utah’s 65th Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture, focused on education and health care concerns for refugees, will take place March 10, 6-8:30 p.m., in the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 Presidents Circle on the University of Utah campus, and is free and open to the public. Established in 1936, the Reynolds Lecture was […]