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Honoring the U’s libraries with #ThankALibrarian

Honoring the U’s libraries with #ThankALibrarian

By Casey Koldewyn

April 11, 2017

If you've been wondering about that table stretching from pillar to pillar on the second floor in University of Utah's Marriott Library; wonder no more. It's part of an effort to show appreciation for those often unseen but always present librarians, the figurative cogs behind Marriott Library's constantly...

The School of Dance Gala: In Photos

The School of Dance Gala: In Photos

By Casey Koldewyn

March 29, 2017

With performances beginning the weekend of March 23, the University of Utah's School of Dance has been busy with their Gala, which still has four performances left spanning Thursday, March 30 until Sunday, April 1 at the Marriott Center for Dance. The show contains a collection of styles, but its...

‘Jim Crow’s Tears’ (review)

‘Jim Crow’s Tears’ (review)

By Casey Koldewyn

March 20, 2017

A full band and orchestra took up half the stage for the evening's one-time performance. Sold out the day of, the audience was crowded and seats filled to bursting in a way that mirrored the Rose Wagner Theater stage on March 10. Kris Johnson's composition, "Jim Crow's Tears," had struck a chord before...

‘(In)active Mormon Women: An Ethnodrama’ (review)

‘(In)active Mormon Women: An Ethnodrama’ (review)

By Casey Koldewyn

March 10, 2017

Seven minutes after Salt Lake Acting Company's doors opened on the evening of March 7, finding space for groups of even three to sit consecutively was next to impossible. Ten minutes after that, two extra rows had been added, with additional miscellaneous seats strewn throughout the room in any available...

Collaboration Flows Between Disciplines

Collaboration Flows Between Disciplines

February 27, 2017

Dark, static sound permeated the room where “Liquid Collaboration” was installed in the Gittins Gallery from Feb. 2-17. A screen on one wall seemed to vibrate with images as static as the sound. Water was everywhere, and yet at the same time hardly there at all. Though featured in of the three pieces,...

‘Objects of Resilience’ Seeks to Exhibit Immigrant and Refugee Experience

February 24, 2017

Words like "immigrant," "refugee," "immigration," etc. are tied to a variety of connotations, not all of them good. The Initiative for Transformative Social Work, a University of Utah student-driven and student-formed program, decided to add the connotation of "resiliency" with the "Objects of Resilience"...

Artist of the Week: Nic Contreras Writes Resistance

Artist of the Week: Nic Contreras Writes Resistance

February 23, 2017

"Our democracy is at risk. Growing public cynicism and an alarming disdain for truthfulness is eroding our most dearly held democratic ideals. As writers we have tremendous power to bypass empty political discourse and focus public attention on the ideals of a free, just and compassionate soci...

Things to Do: Marriott Library Exhibits

Things to Do: Marriott Library Exhibits

February 22, 2017

There's always something to learn around the University of Utah. To keep things fresh, the Marriott Library is always switching its displayed exhibits, to make learning easy as well as fun. These exhibits are featured on the library's many floors, sometimes with a few going on at once. Currently,...

Submissions Requested: The Block Film & Art Festival

February 21, 2017

Filmmakers and artists: listen up! Organizers of Logan's The Block Film & Art Festival are requesting entries. Part of the 6th annual Logan Film Festival, The Block Film & Art Festival is meant to feature specifically local and student films and artwork. There are six categories for these...

100,000 Attendances at Art Performances–and Counting

100,000 Attendances at Art Performances–and Counting

February 14, 2017

100,000 tickets. 100,000 students attending. Utah prizes arts, as Daily Utah Chronicle reporter Madge Slack found in a recent article.  Clearly, that extends to the University of Utah as well; according to the University's College of Fine Arts, they recently issued their 100,000th Arts Pass ti...

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