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STERLING M. McMURRIN LECTURE
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MORMON STUDIES INITIATIVE

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.

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Director, Tanner Humanities Center


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"Downwinders" Film Screening

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

No Tickets are Required for the Viewing. --- "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 J. Truman, Downwinders advocate with moderator Fred Esplin, Vice President of University Relations.


"Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections) - The 2016 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture by author Stephen Prothero

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7 - 9pm
Salt Lake City Public Library

Author Stephen Prothero will deliver the 2016 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion & Culture
Prothero will discuss themes from his new book titled “Why Liberals Win The Culture Wars: (Even When They Lose Elections)” The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah proudly presents the 2016 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion & Culture by Stephen Prothero at 7 PM on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Nancy Tessman Auditorium (map) downtown. The lecture is free and open to the public, tickets are not required. Stephen Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Boston University. A skilled researcher and celebrated historian of religion, Prothero’s published books include: God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World – and Why Their Differences Matter, and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know – and Doesn’t. In his lecture, he will address themes from his latest book Why Liberals Win The Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections). “Stephen Prothero’s lecture on the liberal-conservative culture wars is particularly timely.”  Taking the long view, he offers context to understand the ongoing presidential campaign and a reasoned perspective on the stakes of the contest,” said professor of History and Tanner Center director Bob Goldberg. Prothero has appeared on National Public Radio on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He was also a guest on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, "The Colbert Report" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. Prothero’s lecture will be followed by a brief Q&A and a book signing hosted by The King's English Bookshop. Held in conjuction with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, these events are supported by Utah Humanities, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and Salt Lake City Public Library.


NT LIVE! "The Deep Blue Sea" $10 Student Tickets

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 12 - 2:30pm
Broadway Centre Cinemas 111 E. Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84111

TANNER HUMANITIES CENTER proudly presents NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE!
THE DEEP BLUE SEA | OCT 15, NOON Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.


World Leaders Lecture Forum with Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS Shoes

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 3 - 4pm
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)

How do you turn ideas into great businesses? And how do you create businesses that people love, and love to talk about? In this keynote, serial entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie shares his secrets for starting, growing, and sustaining new businesses. Before TOMS, Mycoskie ran a successful national campus laundry service, sold a media company to Clear Channel, and ran an online driving school featuring hybrid cars. Where did each idea come from, and what is the common thread connecting their success? With infectious enthusiasm, hard-won lessons, and a generous sense of encouragement, Mycoskie lets you in on the proven tactics he's used to become one of the new faces of American entrepreneurism. Lecture | Q&A Open to the public | No tickets required | Seated is limited


NT LIVE! "Frankenstein" w/ BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12 - 2:15pm
BROADWAY CENTRE CINEMAS 111 E. BROADWAY SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111

OCT 29, NOON | Doors open at 11 AM ABOUT FRANKENSTEIN Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire),  this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by over half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. *No exchanges, no refunds. Some exceptions may apply. Seating is first come, first served. You must arrive 10 minutes before start time or your seat may be given away. ID me be required for discount pricing.


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