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Wheatley Institution Family Mini-Conference Lectures

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 20 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The following speakers will lecture at the Wheatley Institution's Family is Crucial: Views from Law and Social Science Conference:

  • Mark Regnerus
  • Ryan Anderson
  • Sherif Girgis
  • Jason Carroll
  • Janet Erickson

 

Forum: Dr. Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 21 - 11:05 AM

Dr. Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., will deliver the forum address on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center. 

One of the leading American experts on Islamic world and Middle East policies, Vali Nasr is a best-selling author, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution and contributor to Bloomberg View He is the author of the book The Dispensable Nation (2013), which takes a hard look at strategic risk of a shrinking American role on the global stage.

Disability Awareness Week: Disability Student Panel

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 21 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Do you know how best to interact with individuals with disabilities? Do you know enough about their challenges to empathize with them? Come learn from a panel of BYU students with disabilities who will share their experiences and answer questions about living with disabilities (e.g., ADHD, learning and emotional disorders, deafness, blindness, chronic illness, mobility impairment, etc.).

Distinguished Lecture Series

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 21 - 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

“Energetics of Porous Materials & Confinement”
Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky, University of CA, Davis

Disability Awareness Week: Advice from Corby Campbell, BYU Graduate with Quadriplegia

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 22 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Listen to the story of Corby Campbell from South Jordan, Utah, who became quadriplegic after breaking his neck. He spent over a year adapting to his changed body and learning how to overcome the challenges his disability would bring him.

Since that time, he has accomplished much and maintained his independence. Corby graduated from BYU several years ago and holds an excellent job at a software development company. Corby is a great example of finding happiness amid tribulation. He enjoys sharing his story and telling about his adventures and how to make the most of life. For more information about Corby, visit www.CorbyCampbell.com.

Distinguished Lecture Series

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 22 - 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

“A Career in Thermodynamics, Then, Now, & the Future”
Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky, University of CA, Davis

Kennedy Center Lecture: Ambassador of Mongolia

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 23 - 11:00 AM

Meet a foreign ambassador to the United States at the BYU David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies as it hosts His Excellency Bulgaa Altangere, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States, as a lecture speaker.

The Kennedy Center is hosting this and future ambassador lectures in conjunction with the Utah Governor’s office and the LDS Church. This is a great opportunity for students to personally hear from and meet these ambassadors.

 

Disability Awareness Week: Deaf Inclusion Workshop

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 23 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Carol MacNicholl is the Coordinator of Deaf Services and Disability Advisor at the University of Utah. She will share her experiences as a Deaf professional and will offer insight into the world of deafness, explain the use of and support for American Sign Language, and illustrate a few of the ways we can include deaf students in every aspect of university life.

Over 38 million people in the United States are reported to be deaf or hard of hearing, and researchers estimate that American Sign Language is the native language of nearly 400,000 people. Students with a wide range of deafness work harder, of necessity, to obtain an education equivalent to their regularly hearing peers and typically involve themselves in fewer school-sponsored events and activities.

Biology Seminar

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 23 - 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

“Discovering the Process Driving Recent and Rapid Reptilian Diversification in Arid Habitats”
Dr. Danielle Edwards
Associate Research Scientist, Yale University

MMBio Seminar

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 23 - 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

“Drug Discovery in Academia: Our Experience in Targeting CMKLR1 in Demyelinating Disease”
Dr. Brian Zabal
Principal Investigator and Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University

PWS Seminar

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 23 - 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

“Pharmaceuticals in the Environment”
Dr. Clinton Williams
Lead Research Soil Scientist USDA-ARS

LaVell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 23 - 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All Fresh Utah Produce!
Fresh and baked goods, arts, and crafts booths are available for BYU students, faculty and staff, and surrounding community members.

Disability Awareness Week: "Blindsight" Documentary Showing

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 23 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This exciting, award-winning documentary will include an audio description track for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Audio description tracks provide descriptive narration of key visual elements which viewers who are blind would ordinarily miss, such as visual actions, gestures, settings, and scene changes. Come enjoy an entertaining movie and find out how descriptive narration can enrich your movie experience. Free admission and popcorn!

Women's volleyball vs. Loyola Marymount

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 23 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live on TheW.tv

Women's soccer vs. Santa Clara

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 23 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PDBio Seminar

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 24 - 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

“Development of neuronal circuitry underlying sensory processing deficits in schizophrenia - a genetic analysis using zebrafish”
Dr. Harold A. Burgess
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Disability Awareness Week: Open Wheelchair Basketball or Rugby

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 24 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come join in a game of wheelchair basketball or quad rugby! This activity is designed for students with or without physical disabilities and will be managed by members of BYU’s Therapeutic Recreation Club. Sport wheelchairs will be provided, and games will be ongoing.

Marriage in Our Generation

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 24 - 6:00 PM

  We are honored to have Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, author of Love and Economics and Founder of the Ruth Institute join us on Friday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the BYU Law School to discuss the aftermath of the Supreme Court's recent refusal to review lower court rulings concerning the definition of marriage. Pizza and dessert will be served.   Please RSVP here so that we can get an accurate count for food. To join the event on Facebook, click here.   This event was made possible through the Family Law Research Project.    Biography   Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Senior Fellow in Economics at the Acton Institute and regular contributor to National Review Online and The National Catholic Register, received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. Until recently, she was a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She has been on the faculty of Yale University and George Mason University, and is the author of Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family doesn't work.

 

Football at Boise State

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 24

Televised by ESPN or ESPN2

Women's volleyball vs. Pepperdine

University Events - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:15

Oct 25 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Live on BYUtv

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