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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.

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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.**

 

Oct
4
Fri
Scientist in the Spotlight – Wildfires with Phillip Dennison @ The Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scientist in the Spotlight – Wildfires with Phillip Dennison @ The Natural History Museum of Utah

Satellite data has been used to map every fire in the Western U.S. larger than 1000 acres since 1984. Join fire expert Philip Dennison to learn how satellite data are used to map fire scars and explain trends in wildfire. Discover the links between fire and a warming climate, and explore what the fire trends mean for us in Utah.

Oct
5
Sat
College-Bound: Writing Scholarship Essays @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Oct 5 all-day
College-Bound: Writing Scholarship Essays @ SLCC Community Writing Center

No matter what grade you are in, it is never too early (or too late) to start on college scholarship essays. Join the CWC as we explore what it takes to make your application essay stand out. Participants may bring an essay in progress or begin one in the workshop. Cost: $20. Registration is required.

2-part workshop
October 5 & 12 (S), 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $20
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 5 @ 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
7
Mon
CityScapes: Poetry Workshop with Sandy Anderson @ Sorenson Unity Center
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm
CityScapes: Poetry Workshop with Sandy Anderson @ Sorenson Unity Center

Do you have words inside you want to let out? We will be writing about life in Salt Lake City. You can attend one or all sessions.

Monday and Thursdays Oct. 7 – Oct. 17
Age: Middle School through high school
Class Size: 12

Sandy Anderson has been published in Weber Studies, Eclectica, Stickman Review, Sugarhouse Review, Harpur Palate, Forge, and Ellipsis. Ghost Planet Press published her book At the Edge in White Robes in 1978, and her chapbook Jeanne Was Once a Player of Pianos, is available through Limberlost Press. Her poetry is included in the anthologies: New Poets of the American West, edited by Lowell Jaeger and Great and Peculiar Beauty edited by Terry Tempest Williams and Thomas Lyon. Her awards include the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award in Literature in 1997, the Writers at Work Writing Advocate Award in 1995, and a listing as one of the Catalyst Magazine 100 in 2013. She has been involved in the literary community since the 1960s, and is the founder of City Art: the longest-running reading series in Utah. She has been artist in residence at several local high schools and given workshops to many different groups, including veterans and the disabled. She recently edited and published her fourth anthology of work by those with disabilities. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, two dogs and five guinea pigs.

Discussion Course: Addressing Climate Change @ Millcreek Center Library
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
Discussion Course: Addressing Climate Change @ Millcreek Center Library

Adults. Participants in this 4-week course will learn more about global warming and explore the big picture of energy. Discover simple actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. Watt meters will be available for participant home use. Register by calling (801) 948-7884.

Oct
8
Tue
Adapting to Climate Change: Implications for Utah @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Oct 8 @ 12:15 pm
 Adapting to Climate Change: Implications for Utah @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

This is a student moderated panel that will discuss the most important issues related to climate change in the State of Utah, including impacts on water, wildlife, and air and what programs and policies that the state, city, and private parties are taking to adapt to climate change projections.

Panelists include:

Courtenay Strong, Assistant Professor, University of Utah, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Tage Flint, General Manager of Weber Basin Water Conservancy District
Vicki Bennett, Director, Office of Sustainability, Salt Lake City
Rory Reynolds, Director, Division of Wildlife Resource, State of Utah

Oct
9
Wed
Geothermal – The Hottest Alternative Energy @ Commander's House, Ft. Douglas.
Oct 9 all-day
Geothermal - The Hottest Alternative Energy @ Commander's House, Ft. Douglas.

Though a recent MIT study estimated that use of only 2% of the geothermal energy under US soil could supply all of the country’s energy needs for the next 2000 years, geothermal is the least known and least understood of alternative energy sources. Yet geothermal is clean, carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative, and provides power when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind isn’t blowing. Learn exactly what geothermal energy is, where it comes from, how it works, its advantages and disadvantages, and what the future might bring.

Oct
10
Thu
Nine Mile Canyon: The Archaeological History of an American Treasure @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Oct 10 @ 12:15 pm
Nine Mile Canyon: The Archaeological History of an American Treasure @ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

With an estimated 10,000 ancient rock art sites, Nine Mile Canyon has long captivated people the world over. The 45-mile-long canyon, dubbed the “World’s Longest Art Gallery,” hosts what is believed to be the largest concentration of rock art in North America. But rock art is only part of the amazing archaeological fabric that scholars have been struggling to explain for more than a century. Jerry D. Spangler takes the reader on a journey into Nine Mile Canyon through the eyes of the generations of archaeologists who have gone there only to leave bewildered by what it all means.

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.

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