Events for Lectures/Discussions

2017 Anne and Sandy Dolowitz Lecture in Human Rights: "The Global Resurgence of Violent Extremism: A Panel Discussion"

The annual Dolowitz Lecture in Human Rights was established in 2007 in the International Studies Program at the University of Utah. Given the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and beyond, this year’s presentation will take the form of a panel discussion. Academic, civic, and student leaders will address the historical and contemporary dynamics of violent extremism in the US and around the globe. At issue are questions of ethnic nationalism, free speech, intolerance, and ideologies that justify or perpetuate violence. At stake is the very possibility of respectful and peaceful dialogue. Moderator Kilo Zamora | Gender Studies | University of Utah Panelists Brittney Nystrom | American Civil Liberties Union of Utah Laurie Marhoefer | Department of History | University of Washington Angela Romero | Utah District 26 | Utah State House of Representatives Jonathan Brunstedt | Department of History | Utah State University Irene Ota | College of Social Work | University of Utah Dillon Clark | Young Americans for Freedom *Reception immediately following the panel discussion **Parking at the U is limited; consider using TRAX (exit at Stadium Station) Do you have questions that you would like the panelists to address? Submit them in advance by sending an email to

Medical and Legal Aspects of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) Laws Symposium

TRAP laws have been proliferating in many states. These laws impose special requirements on abortion providers: requirements of informed consent, equipment, inspections, fetal protection, and even procedures. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt that TRAP laws are unconstitutional if they impose unreasonable burdens on women’s health without offsetting benefits supported by evidence. This symposium brings together experts in medicine, law, and ethics to discuss the impacts of the wide variety of TRAP laws on physicians and patients. The symposium’s goal is to enable full scientific and legal exploration of these laws and their consequences. Sessions will include effects on patient care and medical management; effects on patients and their experiences of reproductive care; disparities and access to care; and political, educational, and legal responses to these laws.

C.M. Wendelboe Reads and Signs Hunting the Five Point Killer

On December 6, Weller's welcomes western mystery writer C. M. Wendelboe, as he reads and signs HUNTING THE FIVE POINTS KILLER. Former Denver homicide detective Arn Anderson never thought he’d be broke enough to take on a cold murder case. Or desperate enough to do it with a TV reporter. Or pathetic enough to go back to his rundown childhood home, after he swore he’d left Cheyenne for good. But here he is, hunting a serial killer who also appears to have come out of retirement. On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood—and Arn could be next. C. M. Wendelboe entered the law enforcement profession when he was discharged from the Marines as the Vietnam war was winding down. In the 1970s, his career included assisting federal and tribal law enforcement agencies embroiled in conflicts with American Indian Movement activists in South Dakota. He moved to Gillette, Wyoming, and found his niche, where he remained a sheriff's deputy for more than 25 years. In addition, he was a longtime firearms instructor at the local college and within the community. During his 38-year career in law enforcement he had served successful stints as police chief, policy adviser, and other supervisory roles for several agencies. Yet he always has felt most proud of "working the street." He was a patrol supervisor when he retired to pursue his true vocation as a fiction writer. If you're a fan of Tony Hillerman, Craig Johnson, or C. J. Box, you'll likely be a fan of C. M. Wendelboe.

True Crime Author Susan Lehmann Reading and Signing

Susan Lehmann reads and signs VISIONS OF TED BUNDY: THE PSYCHIC AND THE OMEGA CHI MURDERS and ECHOES FROM THE MIND: THE PSYCHIC AND THE GAINESVILLE STUDENT MURDERS, Friday, Dec. 8, 7 PM. VISIONS OF TED BUNDY: In Tallahassee, Florida, early one cold winter morning in 1979, a mad man entered the Chi Omega sorority house near the Florida State University campus, and viciously attacked four women. Two would die. A fifth woman was brutally attacked just blocks away. Authorities urgently searched for the killer leaving no stone unturned. If psychics provided persuasive links to the killer, why not use them? Joseph, a young music student, has visions of the killer. Lieutenant George Brand, an investigator on the task force, promised the victims’ families he will do what it takes to catch the assailant. Joseph brings his visions to Brand and, within weeks, Theodore Robert Bundy is arrested. Helen Baxter, a young newspaper reporter, is unexpectedly approached by Joseph, who claimed to have provided key psychic details that led to the capture of Bundy. Would Bundy have been captured without Joseph’s help? Was there a psychic link between Joseph and Bundy? This is the true story of the hunt for, and capture of, Theodore Robert Bundy. ECHOES FROM THE MIND: In August 1990, at the beginning of the fall semester, five college students were brutally slain in their southwest Gainesville, Florida apartments. An unknown killer, or killers, paralyzed the city for months. As the police searched for clues, Helen Baxter performed her own investigation with the help of several unusual sources: Psychics. Convincing members of the task force to use information gleaned from psychic intuition proved to be difficult but ultimately led Helen, a team of investigators, and two psychics down a frightening path of discovery. Would the psychics be able to provide the police with enough credible information to stop the killing? Helen Baxter was certain of one thing: some experiences defy explanation. Join us for this true crime reading and signing!

Monica Lewinsky

She emerged from being “Patient Zero of Internet Shaming,” as she describes it, to become a scholar and advocate. With a Master’s Degree from London School of Economics, Monica Lewinsky comes to our stage to help inform a generation of parents and kids how to tackle the “empathy crisis,” of cyberbullying. Her TED Talk on the topic has received more than 11 million views.

Silicon Safety Symposium

Join the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault for our first-ever Silicon Safety Symposium. This thought-provoking, solution-oriented day of learning will focus on strategies to combat the rise of online misogyny, harassment, and violence by utilizing prevention strategies and proven intervention. Join us as we build new ways to think and talk about how technology impacts the lives of survivors of sexual assault and harassment. We’re bringing together prevention practitioners, advocates, and a variety of allied professionals to take a deep dive into how the rise of technology has been co-opted by the so-called “red pill movement” and other online groups dedicated to perpetuating sexual assault in our community. Online harassment, bullying, and misogyny are not a distant problem detached from the work of sexual assault prevention and response. These actions share an intimate and close relationship. Join us to explore these links, strategize around prevention practices, and plan to reclaim our digital spaces.

Photojournalism: Ethics, Imagery, and Understanding Our World

Join the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Nicole Tung who will address how professional photojournalists continue to tell stories from around the world of human rights issues and the news whilst upholding journalistic ethics and finding one’s own stylistic approach in creating impactful imagery. She will also discuss why photojournalism is still important and vital to a deeper understanding of our world. Additionally, you are invited to join UCCD for a public meet and greet reception with Ms. Nicole Tung at 6:00 pm before the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. This lecture is FREE and open to the public, but please register at For additional questions, please contact Felecia Maxfield-Barrett at | 801.832.3273 |

Anne Lamott

Returning to our stage for the first time since 2002, award-winning author, internet sage, and TED Speaker, Anne Lamott (February 3, 2018) is known for her ruthless honesty and her willingness to tackle the tough stuff of her own life—sobriety, faith, motherhood. With more than twenty titles to her name, her fans have made it clear: “A minute with Anne Lamott is like a week with anyone else,” as the New York Times’ Ruth Reichl one said. She’ll share her insights on everything from her latest book, Hallelujah, Anyway, to the creative process, with a side of heartbreak and hope.

200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Join led instructor Becka Cooper and special guest in the teacher training program offered at Avenues Yoga Studio. This training draws on the extensive experience and talent of some of Salt Lake’s finest teachers to provide a wealth of rich and deep knowledge, plus lots of hands-on opportunities to embody as you learn. Our master teachers hold the sacred tradition of yoga at the root of their practice and teaching. Together we bring forth the healing and transformative power of yoga. EARLY BIRD discount now online Begins Feb 9th 2018 - June 4th 2018

Bob Garfield

Co-host of NPR’s Peabody Award-Winning program, “On the Media,” and also the author of five books including, Waking Up Screaming from the American Dream. Bob Garfield performs his brand-new one-man show, “Ruggedly Jewish.” Using his own quirks as a backdrop —“Not only am I not all that rugged, I’m not especially Jewish,” he says— Garfield takes us through a narrative that is equal parts raw, wistful, hilarious and disturbing. A crazy-quilt 90-minute multimedia experience, Ruggedly Jewish bounces from harrowing life-and- death moments to oddball folks galore.