Hinckley Forums
11:36 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Kerry Initiative

Friday March 21, 2014

The Kerry Initiative: Hope for Resolution of the Isreal - Palestine Conflict?

Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and Coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies, University of San Francisco

Co-sponsored by Peace Advocacy Coalition (PAC) and the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy

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Hinckley Forums
11:30 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Community Engagement in Psychology

Thursday March 20, 2014

Sean Meegan, instructor, Psychology Department, U of U

Michael Park, Community Engaged Learning TA

Hester Henderson, Associate Professor, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah

Michelle Ortega, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, Children's Center

Presented by the Bennion Center

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Hinckley Forums
11:17 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Freedoms We Are Committed to Protect

Thursday March 20, 2014

"'The Freedoms we are Committed to Protect': Political Science, Academic Freedom, and Institutional Review Boards in Historical Perspective"

Zachary Schray, Professor History, George Mason University

Co-sponsor by the Betty Glad Memorial Fund and the Political Science Department, U of U

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Hinckley Forums
11:04 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: U.S. Hungary Relations

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Wednesday March 19, 2014

  His Excellency Gyorgy Szapàry, Ambassador to the United States for Hungary

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Entertainment
9:41 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Beatlemania: 50 years and counting

The Beatles / The Be Sharps
Credit Wikipedia

On February 7, 1964 The Beatles touched down at JFK Airport in New York City. Their subsequent performance on The Ed Sullivan Show could easily fall in the category of events that we often reflect on by saying “I remember where I was when…” Countless musicians have given a nod to seeing the legendary television performance and being mesmerized and inspired. 

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Politics
5:36 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Utah's Democratic Party Leader Resigns

Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis has stepped down as chairman. He will run for reelection in his progressive, Salt Lake City District
Credit Brian Grimmett

The chairman of the Utah Democratic party is stepping down from the position he’s held for nearly three years.

Jim Dabakis says he’s resigning to deal with an undisclosed medical condition. But he says the move also frees him to be a stronger advocate for progressive causes. 

“As a party chair, I often felt constrained about what I would say,” Dabakis explains, “and what I could say not wanting to hold candidates from the rural parts of the state to a flaming progressive agenda.”

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Education
5:34 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Salt Lake County Inmates Get Science Lessons From U of U

Inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail are taking a two-hour course on trees and rainforests.

The University of Utah is bringing science education to inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail. Starting today, scientists and educators will volunteer to give lectures and arrange hands-on projects inmates can do to get them motivated for life outside.

One by one, cell doors at the county jail open to release about half the inmates lodged in a housing unit of about 64. They take a seat and turn their attention to Nalini Nadkarni, a professor of biology at the University of Utah and director of the U’s Center for Science and Math Education.

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Business & Labor
4:52 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Impact Hub Salt Lake Opens in Temporary Space

Artist rendering of Impact HUB Salt Lake's facade

Salt Lake City is officially the home of the first Impact Hub in Utah. The HUB concept – which brings together social innovators and entrepreneurs - started in London and is now a global network spanning five continents. The space in Salt Lake isn’t ready yet, but organizers have a temporary space in the meantime. They call it a Pop-up HUB.

An Impact HUB is a place for innovators to do their work, but the marketing and operations director for HUB Salt Lake Ryan Chatterton will tell you, it’s more than that.

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Entertainment
3:08 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line

Nickel Creek's new album A Dotted Line comes out April 1, 2014.
Credit Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist

Spring hasn't really sprung until you've listened to the new album by Nickel Creek. A Dotted Line will be released to the public on April 1, 2014 - but NPR Music's got the entire album for you through First Listen. I've been streaming it all morning, and I'm smitten. We'll be offering Nickel Creek's A Dotted Line as a thank you gift during KUER's Spring Fund Drive, starting next Friday (April 4).

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Religion
12:30 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Ordain Women Supporters Plan to Wear Purple at LDS Women's Meeting

Ordain Women spokesperson April Young Bennett with her family
courtesy photo

  A group pushing for the ordination of women to the priesthood of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is urging its members to wear purple to the church’s general women’s meeting this weekend.

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