Events for Lectures/Discussions

Free Lecture - Dr. Dale Poulter

Dr. Dale Poulter, Ph.D. will discuss the struggle for survival through changes in DNA by mutations, alliances, wars and sex has added unanticipated complexity to the tree of life, as described in David Quammen’s book, The Tangled Tree, (Simon and Schuster; 2018).



Preach Podcast Live

Join host Lee Hale for the first ever live Preach podcast on January 30 at The State Room in downtown Salt Lake City. What happens when a Mormon, a Muslim and a Rabbi walk into a bar? Join host Lee Hale for the first ever live Preach podcast to find out! We’re bringing KUER’s new podcast to the stage in the style of a late night talk show … with an existential twist. Special guests will include: Satin Tashnizi and Nora Abu-Dan of The Emerald Project Rabbi Samuel Spector of the Congregation Kol Ami Stacey Harkey, comedian and cofounder of JK! Studios And since Preach is a show all about the messiness of faith, you can expect conversations to get a little messy. Plus there will be games, live music and everyone gets some special limited edition Preach swag.

General admission tickets available for $20. Thursday, January 30 at The State Room Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets today through Eventbrite: http://preachpodlive.eventbrite.com/



NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature Place

In a world where more people live in urban settings than rural communities, where do we find nature? Join The Natural History Museum of Utah for its 14th annual NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature and meet notable researchers and scholars who have devoted much of their lives to observing and exploring our natural world. Gain insights and develop fresh ideas about how to experience nature and find new ways to enjoy its many benefits, no matter where you live. Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries 

Feb. 4 - Emma Marris – What is Nature” in a Changing World? Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/Marris There will be a book signing of her book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World, after the talk.

Feb. 5 – Emma Marris - What is Nature” in a Changing World? Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/viridian-center-west-jordan

Feb 25 – Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams – The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier & More Creative. Tickets are $20 or $10 with valid University of Utah I.D. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Kingsbury Hall box office after they go on sale in mid-January.  Non-discounted tickets available online: https://nhmu.utah.edu/2020keynote

March – 10 – John Marzluff – Welcome to Subirdia. Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/marzluff

March 25 – Nalini Nadkarni – The Dynamic Nature of Nature  Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/nalini-nadkarni-dynamic-nature

The lectures are free except for the Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams. 

Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries.  

 



NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature Place

In a world where more people live in urban settings than rural communities, where do we find nature? Join The Natural History Museum of Utah for its 14th annual NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature and meet notable researchers and scholars who have devoted much of their lives to observing and exploring our natural world. Gain insights and develop fresh ideas about how to experience nature and find new ways to enjoy its many benefits, no matter where you live. Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries 

Feb. 4 - Emma Marris – What is Nature” in a Changing World? Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/Marris There will be a book signing of her book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World, after the talk.

Feb. 5 – Emma Marris - What is Nature” in a Changing World? Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/viridian-center-west-jordan

Feb 25 – Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams – The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier & More Creative. Tickets are $20 or $10 with valid University of Utah I.D. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Kingsbury Hall box office after they go on sale in mid-January.  Non-discounted tickets available online: https://nhmu.utah.edu/2020keynote

March – 10 – John Marzluff – Welcome to Subirdia. Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/marzluff

March 25 – Nalini Nadkarni – The Dynamic Nature of Nature  Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/nalini-nadkarni-dynamic-nature

The lectures are free except for the Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams. 

Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries.  

 



NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature Place

In a world where more people live in urban settings than rural communities, where do we find nature? Join The Natural History Museum of Utah for its 14th annual NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature and meet notable researchers and scholars who have devoted much of their lives to observing and exploring our natural world. Gain insights and develop fresh ideas about how to experience nature and find new ways to enjoy its many benefits, no matter where you live. Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries 

Feb. 4 - Emma Marris – What is Nature” in a Changing World? Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/Marris There will be a book signing of her book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World, after the talk.

Feb. 5 – Emma Marris - What is Nature” in a Changing World? Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/viridian-center-west-jordan

Feb 25 – Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams – The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier & More Creative. Tickets are $20 or $10 with valid University of Utah I.D. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Kingsbury Hall box office after they go on sale in mid-January.  Non-discounted tickets available online: https://nhmu.utah.edu/2020keynote

March – 10 – John Marzluff – Welcome to Subirdia. Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/marzluff

March 25 – Nalini Nadkarni – The Dynamic Nature of Nature  Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/nalini-nadkarni-dynamic-nature

The lectures are free except for the Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams. 

Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries.  



The Big Thaw

Moot Courtroom (Level 6. Permafrost–permanently frozen ground that lies under tundra and boreal forests across the Arctic–covers more than 12 percent of the earth’s land. In The Big Thaw, readers meet scientists and students who have been studying the permafrost and what it contains: a vast store of ancient carbon, more than four times the quantity found in all of today’s forests, a ticking “carbon bomb” releasing carbon dioxide and methane as the permafrost thaws. Braving hordes of mosquitoes, quicksand, and extreme temperatures, the researchers are racing against the clock to educate us about the changes we must make to preserve Earth’s carbon balance. In this talk, photographer Chris Linder will share behind-the-scenes stories from his eight field seasons photographing scientists at work in Siberia and Alaska. https://law.utah.edu/event/the-big-thaw/



Research and Conservation of Utah's Native Bees

While Utah is known as the Beehive State, most people don’t realize that over 1100 different kinds of bees can be found in Utah. In his talk, Dr. Joseph Wilson will introduce many of these bees that call Utah home and discuss the role they play in both agricultural and natural landscapes. As a hotspot of bee biodiversity, Utah, with its numerous national parks, national monuments, wilderness areas and other protected lands can provide refuge for bees and other pollinators. For example, when the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) was first established in 1996, part of the justification for setting aside this vast area in southern Utah was to protect the regions “diverse and endemic plant community and their pollinators.” With recent reductions in the size of the GSENM it is unclear what this means for the areas bee populations. Dr. Wilson will describe the bee community known from the original GSENM and explore how the changes to the monument might affect the bee community found therein.



The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Revisited

Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The presentation represents the culmination of thirty years of engagement with the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Professor Keiter first explored the related GYE and ecosystem management concepts in the late 1980s and recently returned to the GYE to assess what has transpired during the past thirty years, what forces for change have been at work, and where GYE conservation efforts stand today.

https://law.utah.edu/event/stegner-center-green-bag-the-greater-yellowstone-ecosystem-revisited/



NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature Place

In a world where more people live in urban settings than rural communities, where do we find nature? Join The Natural History Museum of Utah for its 14th annual NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature and meet notable researchers and scholars who have devoted much of their lives to observing and exploring our natural world. Gain insights and develop fresh ideas about how to experience nature and find new ways to enjoy its many benefits, no matter where you live. 

Feb 25 – Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams – The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier & More Creative. Tickets are $20 or $10 with valid University of Utah I.D. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Kingsbury Hall box office after they go on sale in mid-January.  Non-discounted tickets available online: https://nhmu.utah.edu/2020keynote

March – 10 – John Marzluff – Welcome to Subirdia. Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/marzluff

March 25 – Nalini Nadkarni – The Dynamic Nature of Nature  Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/nalini-nadkarni-dynamic-nature

The lectures are free except for the Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams. 

Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries.  



NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature Place

In a world where more people live in urban settings than rural communities, where do we find nature? Join The Natural History Museum of Utah for its 14th annual NHMU Lecture Series: The Essence of Nature and meet notable researchers and scholars who have devoted much of their lives to observing and exploring our natural world. Gain insights and develop fresh ideas about how to experience nature and find new ways to enjoy its many benefits, no matter where you live. 

March – 10 – John Marzluff – Welcome to Subirdia. Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/marzluff

March 25 – Nalini Nadkarni – The Dynamic Nature of Nature  Seating is limited, you can reserve your free seat at https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/nalini-nadkarni-dynamic-nature

The lectures are free except for the Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam & Florence Williams. 

Event Website: https://nhmu.utah.edu/LectureSeries.