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"An extraordinary theatrical triumph" The Times

Billie Piper’s (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) Olivier Award-winning performance in Yerma captured live.

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a baby, in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties struggling to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking climax.

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Science v. Dogma: Biology Challenges the LDS Paradigm

FREE | SEPT 27, 7 PM

Author and Historian Gregory A. Prince to deliver the 2017 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion in Culture.

Until the late 1960s, when the Stonewall Riots in New York City brought LGBT issues into the public square, the consensus among clinicians, scientists, legislators and religious leaders was that homosexuality was either an unfortunate choice that could be unchosen, or a disease that could—and must—be cured.

The “biology paradigm” calls for a reassessment.



A Conversation: Michael Chabon & Zadie Smith

OCT 19, 7 PM | SOLD OUT!

Award-winning novelists Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay) and Zadie Smith (White Teeth) will participate in an unscripted, on-stage dialogue as part of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values.  They will interview each other about the cultural significance of the arts and the humanities, the value of engaging with contemporary literature, and the impact of current events on their writing.

UPDATE: For info about night-of standby line, please call the Center at 801-581-7989.


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2017-18 Research Fellows

The Tanner fellowship is one of the most sought-after fellowships on campus and in the nation, as it provides a unique opportunity for faculty and students to focus solely on their research while working within an interdisciplinary community.

Fellows appreciate the Center for the dynamic environment it provides and the invaluable critique and support they received from their colleagues.

Join us in welcoming the 2017-2018 Tanner Center research and teaching fellows.  

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Last Updated: 9/19/17