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"Jaw-droppingly great."

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre, captured live, and broadcast to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

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A Conversation: Michael Chabon & Zadie Smith

Award-winning writers Michael Chabon (WonderboysThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and Moonglow) and Zadie Smith (White TeethOn Beauty, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays and Swing Time) delivered the University of Utah’s Tanner Lecture on Human Values at Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Oct. 19, 2017.

In a conversation format, they addressed topics such as as creativity, argumentation, narrative, style and anger. 

The full discussion can be viewed here.



Science v. Dogma: Biology Challenges the LDS Paradigm


Author and Historian Gregory A. Prince delivered 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.


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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: 11/16/17