Events for Lectures/Discussions

U.S. Attorney's Office Presents Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

Those who have watched friends and loved ones struggle with opioid addiction know all too well that prison and death are very real risks, and that recovery is possible, though hard-fought. Utah has a high rate of prescription drug use and abuse, which is feeding an increased demand for cheap heroin and synthetic opioids. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah is committed to prosecuting opioid-related crimes and to preventing drug abuse and addiction. In partnership with the SSU Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, the U.S. Attorney's Office is recognizing this epidemic by screening Chasing the Dragon – a documentary about heroin and opiate use. A panel discussion with law enforcement and treatment providers will follow. September 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. Southern Utah University Sterling R. Church Auditorium 351 West University Boulevard Cedar City, UT 84720


U.S. Attorney's Office Presents Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

Those who have watched friends and loved ones struggle with opioid addiction know all too well that prison and death are very real risks, and that recovery is possible, though hard-fought. Utah has a high rate of prescription drug use and abuse, which is feeding an increased demand for cheap heroin and synthetic opioids. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah is committed to prosecuting opioid-related crimes and to preventing drug abuse and addiction. In partnership with the SSU Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, the U.S. Attorney's Office is recognizing this epidemic by screening Chasing the Dragon – a documentary about heroin and opiate use. A panel discussion with law enforcement and treatment providers will follow. September 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. Southern Utah University Sterling R. Church Auditorium 351 West University Boulevard Cedar City, UT 84720


Read Local: Why the Hell Rozel?

A book reading and conversation with Hikmet Sidney Loe about her new work "The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson's Earthwork through Time and Place." She will be joined by Scotti Hill.


The S Word: A Documentary About Suicide

The National Center for Veterans Studies, the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the Associated Students of the University of Utah invite you to a special screening of “The S Word,” a documentary film that tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time: suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. It is the 8th leading cause of death in Utah, which has a higher suicide rate than the U.S. average, according to the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. There will be a social hour from 5-6 p.m. A Q&A with award-winning director Lisa Klein will follow the documentary screening. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or more information, contact Craig Bryan at craig.bryan@utah.edu.


U.S. Attorney's Office Presents Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

Those who have watched friends and loved ones struggle with opioid addiction know all too well that prison and death are very real risks, and that recovery is possible, though hard-fought. Utah has a high rate of prescription drug use and abuse, which is feeding an increased demand for cheap heroin and synthetic opioids. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah is committed to prosecuting opioid-related crimes and to preventing drug abuse and addiction. In partnership with the DSU College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the U.S. Attorney's Office is recognizing this epidemic by screening Chasing the Dragon – a documentary about heroin and opiate use. A panel discussion with law enforcement and treatment providers will follow. September 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Dixie State University Eccles Main Stage Theater 225 South University Avenue St. George, UT 84770


U.S. Attorney's Office Presents Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

Those who have watched friends and loved ones struggle with opioid addiction know all too well that prison and death are very real risks, and that recovery is possible, though hard-fought. Utah has a high rate of prescription drug use and abuse, which is feeding an increased demand for cheap heroin and synthetic opioids. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah is committed to prosecuting opioid-related crimes and to preventing drug abuse and addiction. In partnership with the DSU College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the U.S. Attorney's Office is recognizing this epidemic by screening Chasing the Dragon – a documentary about heroin and opiate use. A panel discussion with law enforcement and treatment providers will follow. September 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Dixie State University Eccles Main Stage Theater 225 South University Avenue St. George, UT 84770


Live Wire Radio with Luke Burbank and Special Guest Scott Carrier

Now in its fourteenth year, Live Wire is committed to bringing friends and artists together to celebrate and capture the intimacy and energy of live theater for radio listeners everywhere. An independently produced non-profit in Portland, Ore., the show turns people on to an eclectic cadre of artists, musicians, writers, comedians and cultural observers. Hosted by Luke Burbank, the Sept. 23rd show in Salt Lake City will feature storyteller and radio producer Scott Carrier and author Mark Sundeen. Doors at 7p, show at 8p.


Live Wire Radio with Luke Burbank and Special Guest Scott Carrier

Now in its fourteenth year, Live Wire is committed to bringing friends and artists together to celebrate and capture the intimacy and energy of live theater for radio listeners everywhere. An independently produced non-profit in Portland, Ore., the show turns people on to an eclectic cadre of artists, musicians, writers, comedians and cultural observers. Hosted by Luke Burbank, the Sept. 23rd show in Salt Lake City will feature storyteller and radio producer Scott Carrier and author Mark Sundeen. Doors at 7p, show at 8p.


Eric Hinderaker, PhD - Free Lecture

On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston's Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining in forensic detail the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions at the time, and the long campaign afterward to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity. Fundamental uncertainties about the night's events cannot be resolved. But the larger significance of the Boston Massacre extends from the era of the American Revolution to our own time, when the use of violence in policing crowd behavior has once again become a pressing public issue. --- Dr. Hinderaker is the interim chair of the Department of History at The University of Utah. He received his BA Degree from Augustana College; his MA from the University of Colorado, Boulder; and his PhD from Harvard University. He is the author of several monographs and articles on early American history. His 2010 publication, "The Two Hendricks: Unraveling a Mohawk Mystery" (Harvard University Press), was awarded the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize by the New York State Historical Society and the Herbert H. Lehman Prize by the New York Academy of History. His latest book, "Boston's Massacre", was published by Harvard University Press in 2017.


Read Local: Joe Totten and Michael Gills

Join local writers Joe Totten and Michael Gills as they read from their work. A conversation about the writing process with be facilitated by David G. Pace.