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November 2013 – January 2014
The Great Salt Lake and its islands provide outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities. Sunsets over the lake can be breathtaking. But beyond the beauty, do you know why it is so important to us, how it impacts our daily lives, and why we should be concerned with its health and preservation? Discover the answers to all of these questions and more.
The Daniel’s Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Utah is hosting an ‘Ethics of Big Data’ panel series, on Friday, November 8th and Friday, December 13th, both starting at 10:30am in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building Auditorium, in the David Eccles School of Business. Both events are open to the public and explore the ethics of collecting, managing, and using big data.
Questions include: What are the ethics of collecting, managing, and using big data? What is the interplay between government, which limits how private companies use data, and private companies, who push back against intrusive government?
Given the opening of a new NSA facility in Camp Williams, near Buffdale, this is a timely topic to explore.
The United States government seems to be in a continual state of dysfunction. Gridlock grips Congress, the Executive Branch fills in the void of congressional lawmaking by acting unilaterally, the judiciary struggles with whether and how to involve itself in this state of affairs, and the States and American people must live with the consequences. The University of Utah Law Review’s 2013-2014 Symposium entitled, “Governing the United States in 2020,” takes a fresh look at the current state of affairs by examining not just on the current challenges facing United States governance, but by focusing on practical solutions to those problems. Panelists, including public officials, legal scholars, and political scientists, will discuss their takes on the present state of American governance, but will propose ways to overcome the problems and make our system more functional by the year 2020. Former Senator Jeff Bingaman will deliver the keynote address.
The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy presents
the Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series
in partnership with Westminster College
Africa in Transition: Elections and Election-like Events
Ambassador John Campbell
Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Many African countries are profoundly divided, with longstanding grievances, weak institutions, and nascent, if any national identity. When losing an election means losing access to patronage, competitors are willing to risk anything to mobilize divisions within society to protect their access to state wealth and power. How should Western democracies support free and fair elections and the rule of law in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Kenya?
Ambassador John Campbell served as a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer from 1975 to 2007. He served as Ambassador to Nigeria and Dean of the Language School at the Foreign Service Institute. Notable assignments included Director of the office of UN Political Affairs, and Political Counselor in Nigeria and South Africa. He is the author of Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink and writes the blog Africa in Transition.
All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: http://utahdiplomacy.org/ambassador-john-price-marcia-price-world-affairs-lecture-series/
Utah’s future is inextricably tied to how we manage our water. Facing anticipated population growth, increasing interstate competition and potential climate changes, Governor Herbert has directed the development of a 50-year water plan for Utah. Alan Matheson will report on the status of that planning process, outline some of the key water issues identified, summarize public input to date, and solicit ideas from green bag participants.
The Imaginal World
The Mundus Imaginales in Islamic Mysticism through the eyes of Henri Corbin
The Friday evening lecture will introduce Corbin’s view on Islamic Mysticism in the context of the contemporary world. Comparisons will be drawn with the writings of Jung and Hillman. Topics include the mundus imaginalis and the meaning of creative and active imagination, idols and icons, spiritual alchemy, divine and human love, the poetic basis of the mind, and the role of the Angel Holy Spirit in the life of the soul.
Henri Corbin was a mystic and one of the foremost scholars on Islamic mysticm in the 20th century. He was a friend Jung and shared his view of the significance of the active imagination in human life and the importance of alchemy for religious psychology.
Tom Cheetham, Ph.D, is a biologist and philosopher and the author of four books on the imagination and the meaning of Henry Corbin’s work for the contemporary world. He is a Fellow of the Temenos Academy in London and Adjunct Professor of Human Ecology at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. He lectures frequently in Europe and the US.
Date : Nov 15
Location: Jewish Community Center (JCC)
Cost: donations appreciated, everybody welcome
Watch this and other Jung-Related events at www.JungPlatform.com
One way to see imaginal love is the ‘sense of total immersion in the full range of being, that is common to the peoples of non-technological cultures, to artists and to mystics’. They share a heightened awareness of the uniqueness of the individual thing which “commands a focus on the singularity of the object to such a degree that everything seems at once marvelous, strange, familiar and unexpected. No category can exhaust such an object; it saturates the perceiving subject.” The artist shares a focus on the individual object with the ordinary man, “but for him the object has become incandescent. He is perpetually recovering his primitivism.”
The experience of the “satured object” and the need for a perpetual recovery of the full range of our experience of the world occupy a central place in the account of the imagination that will be developed in this workshop. We will expand our exploration by considering various understandings of creative imagination in the works of Henry Corbin, C.G. Jung, and James Hillman. Our aim will be to recapture the reality of our world through as expansive and active an exercise of the imagination as possible.
All mental health professionals will receive 6 CE’s for participating in this event.
Date: Nov 16
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Cost: $99 (incl. 6CE / NOT include lunch).
This November marks the two-year anniversary of opening the doors to our new home, the Rio Tinto Center. To cap off the excitement of our anniversary, we’re opening up the “employees only” doors, inviting you to glimpse at our amazing behind-the-scenes work.
Don’t miss this opportunity to view science up close as you explore the collections storage and research labs of the Museum.
** Collection Doors close at 4pm**
The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to present the 2014 David P. Gardner Lecture in the Humanities and Fine Arts.
Please join us for a lecture/performance by actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available through the Kingsbury Hall box office (kingsburyhall.utah.edu or 801-581-7100).
For her one-woman show, ‘Let Me Down Easy,’ Anna-Deavere Smith interviewed patients, doctors, and administrators for countless hours which exposed the complexities of the American Health Care system. People everywhere shared with Smith their own stories in their own words, and from it she came away with a unique perspective on what is happening in health care today. In her speech “Health Care: The Human Story,” her subjects’ hearts and humanity take center stage.
Anna Deavere Smith is an actor, teacher, playwright, and the creator of an acclaimed series of one-woman plays based on her interviews with diverse voices from communities in crisis. She has won two Obie Awards, two Tony nominations for her play Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, a MacArthur Fellowship, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play Fires in the Mirror. In January 2013, she was awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the largest prizes awarded for the arts. She has had roles in a number of films, including Philadelphia, An American President, and The Human Stain, and has worked in television on The Practice, Nurse Jackie, and The West Wing. Smith is the founder and director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue and is a Professor of Performance Studies at New York University.
Visit www.thc.utah.edu for more information