Events for Lectures/Discussions

Utah Brewers Guild Seminar with Will Deutschman

Join us on Sept. 24 at 4pm at Wasatch Brewpub for an informative presentation by Will Deutschman, PhD of Westminster with Q&A to follow. This event is free for UBG members. Brewing water and its chemical makeup are essential factors in the quality of finished beer. The ion content, pH, and buffering capacity of brewing water can have effects early in the process such as with the mash efficiency and sugar profile of the wort. Later in the process, potential effects include the flavor, clarity, and package stability of the beer. We will discuss briefly which ions are important to various parts of the brewing process, how to gauge what effects they may have on the brewing process or properties of the finished beer, and how to compensate for those effects, should that be necessary.



What to Expect When Your Expectations are too High

What to expect when your expectations are too high: What strategies are effective in supporting growth and learning in children? All Caregivers are Welcome.

High expectations are important when working to raise and support adolescents, but can sometimes turn into counterproductive pressure. Hear from Dr. Sam Goldstein, Clinical Director of the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center and national expert in teaching and learning, Rowland Hall principals, and students, about strategies that support learning and growth without sacrificing the relationship. Parents and caregivers of children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public. No ticket required.



What to Expect When Your Expectations are too High

What to expect when your expectations are too high: What strategies are effective in supporting growth and learning in children? All Caregivers are Welcome.

High expectations are important when working to raise and support adolescents, but can sometimes turn into counterproductive pressure. Hear from Dr. Sam Goldstein, Clinical Director of the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center and national expert in teaching and learning, Rowland Hall principals, and students, about strategies that support learning and growth without sacrificing the relationship. Parents and caregivers of children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public. No ticket required.



Emmanuel Jal: Story of a War Child

Join us for an exciting and lively lecture with Emmanuel Jal, a South Sudanese-Canadian artist, actor, former child soldier, and political activist. Jal travels around the world to spread his message of reconciliation and peace through music and inspirational talks. https://emmanueljal-warchild.eventbrite.com About Emmanuel Jal: In his early life, Emmanuel was recruited as a child soldier in war-torn Southern Sudan. After overcoming unbelievable challenges and escaping his situation, he went on to become a successful recording artist and peace ambassador.

Emmanuel's long list of accomplishments includes six awards nominated studio albums, co-starring in the film The Good Lie with Reese Witherspoon and involvement with a number of global charity organizations, including the British Council, the Child Soldiers Initiative, Amnesty International and Oxfam. In 2010, he released ‘We Want Peace’, part of a wider campaign of the same name that called for peace, protection, and justice for all of Sudan, as well as calling for an end to all conflicts that affect innocent people around the world. For his outstanding commitment to peacebuilding, he was awarded the Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent 2018, Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award 2017, Hero in the global campaign against violent extremism – UNESCO 2016, The Hunt Humanitarian Award, The Dresden Peace Prize and The Common Ground Award amongst others. Emmanuel is also the creator of Jal Gua, a gluten-free superfood powder An extremely resilient man, Emmanuel speaks and performs all around the world, delivering a message of hope and peace. He uses his past experiences and background to change lives and inspire youth all over the world who have become disengaged with education and society. Through all of his successes, Emmanuel’s greatest pride is his charity, Gua Africa, which supports those affected by war and poverty in South Sudan.

About the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series: UCCD has been a long-term member of the World Affairs Councils of America, and in 2006, UCCD began hosting Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series.This lecture series, in partnership with Westminster College, is designed to inform attendees about key foreign policy issues, to create a dialogue about timely topics, and to foster a globally savvy community.

The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series is funded in part by The Price Family Foundation, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP), and the Salt Lake City Arts, Culture, and Events fund. Emmanuel Jal's lecture is also sponsored by the Barbara L. & Norman Tanner Center for Human Rights.

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emmanuel-jal-story-of-a-war-child-tickets-68540419239

All ages are welcome but it is recommend ages 12+.  Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. This lecture is held in building #4. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot C, as 1300 E is currently closed for construction.

UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls. 



Going Solar: A Smart and Healthy Choice

In a forum open to the public, experts will discuss the whys and hows of home solar. This event, hosted by the Utah Valley Earth Forum (UVEF.org) will take place on the 25th. Residents of Utah Valley who might be thinking about rooftop solar power for their homes but don’t quite know how to proceed are invited to attend.



Ellen Meloy and the Next Generation of Nature Writers

Join us for a celebration and panel discussion on the late author Ellen Meloy and her posthumously published book of essays, Seasons: Desert Essays. Moderator Jeff McCarthy and authors Ann Walka and Karin Anderson will explore Ellen's impact on the next generation of nature writers, with live readings by current Environmental Humanities graduate students. Join in the conversation on how Meloy's work endures and is affecting a new generation of nature writers' outlook and style.  With understated humor and sharp insight, Meloy illuminates facets of human connection to nature and challenge listeners to examine the world anew.

Seasons: Desert Sketches is a compilation of radio essays, transcribed from their original cassette tape recordings. Whether Meloy is pondering geese in Desolation Canyon or people at the local post office, readers will delight in her signature wit and charm—and feel the pull of the desert she loves and defends. Ellen Meloy was a native of the West and lived in California, Montana, and Utah. Her book The Anthropology of Turquoise (2002) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Utah Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Award in the adventure and travel category. She is also the author of Raven’s Exile: A Season on the Green River (1994), The Last Cheater’s Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest (2001), and Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild (2005), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Meloy spent most of her life in wild, remote places; at the time of her sudden death in November 2004 (three months after completing Eating Stone), she and her husband were living in southern Utah. Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, Ph.D., is director of Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Poet and naturalist Ann Weiler Walka worked for decades as a museum educator and back country guide. She moved to Bluff at the same time as Mark and Ellen Meloy, and for nearly 10 years Ann hiked and floated, gossiped and philosophized, talked writing and taught writing with Ellen. Ellen will always be a beloved companion on Ann’s explorations of landscapes of the imagination. Karin Anderson is a gardener, writer, mother, wanderer, heretic, and English professor at Utah Valley University. She hails from the Great Basin of Utah.

This free event is presented by Ken Sanders Rare Books, U of U Environmental Humanities, and Torrey House Press. It is supported in part by Utah Humanities; Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks; and Utah Division of Arts and Museums, with funding from the state of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.



How to Embrace Greatness With a Fearless Mind

Pro Sports Psychologist to Share How to Embrace Greatness With a Fearless Mind. For more information and to register visit www.bankofutah.com. Space is limited. Or call 801-516-5559



How to Embrace Greatness With a Fearless Mind

Pro Sports Psychologist to Share How to Embrace Greatness With a Fearless Mind.  For more information and to register visit www.bankofutah.com. Space is limited. Or call 801-516-5559



How to Embrace Greatness With a Fearless Mind

Pro Sports Psychologist to Share How to Embrace Greatness With a Fearless Mind. For more information and to register visit www.bankofutah.com or call 801-516-5559



How to Embrace Greatness With a Fearless Mind

Pro Sports Psychologist to Share How to Embrace Greatness With a Fearless Mind. For more information and to register please visit www.bankofutah.com or call 801-516-5559. Space is limited.