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In 2010, the Tanner Humanities Center launched an initiative to support the study of Mormonism on campus and in the wider community. This initiative encourages vibrant, intellectual exploration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its people, values, history, culture, and institutions. To learn more, click here.


"It is the work of many minds, hearts, and hands. It is work that raises us all."
- Bob Goldberg, Professor of History
Director, Tanner Humanities Center









Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Neil Sinhababu from the National University of Singapore

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Humanities Building - Carolyn Tanner Irish (CTIHB)

More information will be coming soon.

Health Policy and Health Economics: Opening Forum

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4 - 5:30pm
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)

Health Policy and Health Economics: Opening Forum September 8, 4.00 - 5.30 pm, Reception to follow Huntsman Cancer Institute Auditorium (6th Floor) David Asch and James Robinson, two preeminent leaders in the research and practice of health policy and health economics will talk about the pertinence of these fields today and tomorrow to kick off this cluster hiring season and connect researchers and students interested in these areas. The University of Utah is recruiting for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions (open-rank) for a transformative excellence cluster related to health policy and health economics, including the Scott M. Matheson Presidential Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Management. Newly recruited scholars will add to a current consortium of faculty from 6 departments across 4 colleges. Researchers in this consortium actively engage in economic and policy evaluation aimed at transforming health care delivery and financing in the context of an evolving demographic, technological and regulatory environment. David A. Asch, MD, MBA is Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the Executive Director, Center for Health Care Innovation at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ashe is also a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Health Care Management; and Operations, Information and Decisions. Dr. Asch’s research revolves around clinician and patient decision making, health care management, health policy, medical ethics, physician executives, technology assessment, and behavioral economics. The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation facilitates the rapid, disciplined development, testing and implementation of new strategies to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes. James C. Robinson, PhD, MPH is Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology at the University of California at Berkeley; Member of the Board of Directors at the Integrated Healthcare Association; and Contributing Editor to Health Affairs journal. Professor Robinson teaches health economics and policy, focusing on the hospital, insurance, biotechnology, and medical device sectors. Dr. Robinson has published three books and over 100 papers in scientific and policy journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs. The Berkeley Center for Health Technology (BCHT) is a research and education center focused on insurance coverage, medical management, and methods of payment for biomedical technology, including biologics, pharmaceuticals, implantable medical devices, and diagnostics.

“Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History” - Gregory A. Prince, Friends of the Library Lecture

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3 - 4pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Leonard Arrington is considered by many the foremost twentieth-century historian of Mormonism. He played a key role in establishing the Western History Association and the Mormon History Association, and more than a half-century after its publication, his revised doctoral dissertation, Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints 1830-1900, remains a standard. But Arrington’s career was not without controversy. Gregory Prince takes an in-depth look at this respected historian and, in telling Arrington’s story, gives readers insight into the workings of the LDS Church in the late 20th century.

Symposium on Teaching and Learning: Faculty as Designers of Student Success

Thursday, September 29 - Friday, September 30, 2016
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

Registration Deadline: September 26th September 29: 11:30 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. September 30: 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Come be a part of the transformation in teaching and learning here at the U! This symposium will bring together our most innovative and dedicated teaching faculty to explore new possibilities and take undergraduate education and the role of faculty to the next level.  Four speakers from around the country will join us in the conversation as we define new directions to guide our local practices within the areas of inclusivity, technology, and goals for our students.  This is your opportunity to reinvigorate learning within your own classroom as well as broaden our impact on student success. Are you ready to ask a new set of questions of our teaching mission? Let’s not rehabilitate. Let us elevate!

"Downwinders" Film Screening

Monday, October 3, 2016, 6 - 8:30pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

"The questionable things our government will do in the name of "national security" is not something new. It started a long time ago." Come see the free screening of director Tim Skousen's "Downwinders" at the Gould Auditorium! A panel will follow the film with panelists: Jim Matheson, former Congressman Mary Dickson, advocate, playwrite (Exposed) Tim Skousen, director with moderator Fred Esplin, Vice President of University Relations.

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Last Updated: 8/10/16