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To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:

  • The event must take place in Utah.
  • The organization promoting the event  must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
  • The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.

If your event meets these criteria, click Post Your Event below. Include your contact information in case we have any questions. Otherwise, your event may not get published.

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**Please submit request at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, two weeks prior to the event.**

 

September – October 2013

Sep
27
Fri
Spooky Science @ The Leonardo Museum
Sep 27 – Oct 31 all-day
Spooky Science @ The Leonardo Museum

Spooky Science is a new kind of Halloween Experience for the whole family! Listen to scary stories around the campfire while exploring the science behind fear. Journey into the mysterious world of electricity, peer at creepy crawling critters and ghostly stones, and experiment in the mad science lab!

Oct
10
Thu
Making the Case Against Gene Patents @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Making the Case Against Gene Patents @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Making the Case Against Gene Patents: an Evening with ACLU Women’s Rights Project Attorney Sandra Park

Sandra S. Park is a Senior Staff Attorney in the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. At WRP, Sandra engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and public education at the national, state, and local levels to advance the rights and civil liberties of women and girls. She represented twenty medical organizations, geneticists, and patients in a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging patents granted on two human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer, resulting in a unanimous 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating gene patents.

Making the Case Against Gene Patents: An Evening with ACLU Women’s Rights Project Staff Attorney Sandra Park @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Court Room
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm
Making the Case Against Gene Patents: An Evening with ACLU Women's Rights Project Staff Attorney Sandra Park @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Court Room

Please join the ACLU of Utah, the Center for Law & Biomedical Studies at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, and The University of Utah College of Nursing for a special evening with Sandra S. Park, a Senior Staff Attorney for the national ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, and a lead litigator in the recent case against gene patenting before the U.S. Supreme Court, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics.
Sandra S. Park is a Senior Staff Attorney in the National ACLU Women’s Rights Project. At the WRP, Sandra engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and public education at the national, state, and local levels to advance the rights and civil liberties of women and girts. She represented twenty medical organizations, geneticists, and patients in a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging patents granted on two human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer.
On June 13, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) on behalf of researchers, genetic counselors, patients, breast cancer and women’s health groups, and medical professional associations representing 150,000 geneticists, pathologists, and laboratory professionals.

The patents allowed a Utah company, Myriad Genetics, to control access to the genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, thereby giving them the right to limit others from doing research or diagnostic testing of the genes, which can be crucial for individuals making important medical decisions. The patents also allowed Myriad to set the terms and cost of testing and made it difficult for women to access alternate tests or get a comprehensive second opinion about their results.

The court found that the patents on human genes are invalid, which represents a major shift in patent law and overturns current Patent Office policy. The court also found that patents on complementary DNA, or cDNA, are patent-eligible. Scientists can provide genetic testing without relying on cDNA. Thus, the court’s ruling lifted the patent obstacle to offering genetic diagnostic testing.

http://www.acluutah.org/component/k2/item/561-sandrapark

Oct
12
Sat
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah

Powerful earth processes have shaped our dynamic planet including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events.

Oct
18
Fri
Mad Science: Magic in the Lab @ The Leonardo
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mad Science: Magic in the Lab @ The Leonardo

Whether you’re a Wizarding Whiz or a Science Sensation, you’ll love this captivating camp of magic, mystery, and Halloween lore. Become an apprentice to our resident mad scientist and learn to conjure your very own lightning, extract DNA, and even make your very own snow! Put your powers to the test and make it through our Spooky Science exhibit—no wand required!

Color at the Speed of Sound @ The Leonardo
Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Color at the Speed of Sound @ The Leonardo

Say what!? Dabble and play in the happiest way—with light and sound, of course! Find where art and science intersect in a camp dedicated to learning, laughter, and most of all, fun!

Scientist in the Spotlight – Fire Ecology with Mitch Power @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scientist in the Spotlight – Fire Ecology with Mitch Power @ Natural History Museum of Utah

There have been countless fires since the last ice age. What can the charcoal of the past tell us about the future of our world? Mitchell Power illustrates how geomorphologists use core samples to predict the world’s ever-changing climate. Mitchell Power is curator of the Garrett Herbarium at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Oct
19
Sat
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah

Powerful earth processes have shaped our dynamic planet including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events.

Oct
21
Mon
Utah Celebrates Pro Bono Lawyering @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Oct 21 @ 12:15 pm
Utah Celebrates Pro Bono Lawyering @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Come celebrate Pro Bono Lawyering with special guest speaker Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney

2013 Food Day Forum @ Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2013 Food Day Forum @ Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium

Have you been wondering about how federal sequestration cuts have impacted Utah non-profits that deliver food aide to our community? Concerned about the state of the 2013 Farm Bill? Curious about the relationship between food insecurity and nutrition?
Come to the 2013 Food Day Forum to participate in the discussion and get some answers!

Panelists include:
Gina Cornia, Utahns Against Hunger Executive Director Mary Richardson, Salt Lake Community Action Program Neighborhood Manager Patrice Isabella, Utah Department of Health Nutritionist Bill Tibbitts, Crossroads Urban Center Associate Director