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Thursday, November 7

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

11/07 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

11/07 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

11/07 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

11/07 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

11/07 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Where Are The Corals Going?

Student Activities

Corals are an integral part of ocean ecosystems, but they are rapidly dying. Come find out why and learn what you can do to help.

11/07 at 11:00 am | Life Sciences Building | More Info

Space Dynamics Laboratory/USU Lecture Series

Lecture/Readings

Now in its fourth year, this ongoing lecture series gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear the latest in space-science engineering developed at Utah State University and the Space Dynamics Laboratory.

11/07 at 12:00 pm | Innovation Campus | More Info

Building a Better Brain

Workshop/Training

Come joins us and learn some fun tips about building your brain capacity.

11/07 at 1:30 pm | Taggart Student Center | More Info

Colloquium Series

Conference/Seminar

Speaker: Dianne Cook, Monash University

11/07 at 3:30 pm | Animal Science | More Info

Scratch On: Art and Tech Integration- Coding for Core Content Workshop

Workshop/Training

Learn about how to integrate coding into any subject. Game design and animation are perfect ways for students to show mastery of any content. Come explore the Scratch web-based platform and learn what this free online tool can help bring to the forefront of any classroom. Sample projects will be shared and participants will gain hands-on experience with coding.

11/07 at 4:30 pm | Edith Bowen Laboratory School | More Info

Engineering Council

Meeting

Weekly Council planning meeting for the Engineering Council. Open to all students who want to be engaged with the College of Engineering.

11/07 at 5:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Communitas Lecture Series: Jane Fine

Arts/Entertainment

Jane Fine (painter, drawer) – Jane Fine’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally for more than 25 years. She earned her BA from Harvard University and MA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Fine is a two-time recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as a painting fellowship from the The National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a fellow at multiple venues and had work included in group shows in museums nationwide, as well as numerous commercial galleries. Fine occasionally collaborates with her husband, painter James Esber, under the pseudonym “J. Fiber.”

11/07 at 5:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

CLF Leadership and Self-Deception Workshop

Workshop/Training

Every semester the Covey Leadership Fellows (CLF) read a leadership book and have the opportunity to participate in a leadership workshop. The leadership book for the 2019 fall semester is called Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute.

In this workshop, participants learn the difference between inward and outward mindsets. They discover where they have been inward and how to turn more outward.
Dan Dellenbach, Harvard graduate and Director of Client Solutions at the Arbinger Institute will be facilitating the workshop.

If you would like to participate in this workshop then join CLF now!

Dinner will be from 5:30-6:00 (Mo Bettah’s will be provided)

11/07 at 5:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Movie Night Raffle Fundraiser

Student Activities

Enjoy 'Apollo 13' and enter a raffle to support "The Family Place". The raffle's grand prize is a new TV. You can purchase raffle tickets for a dollar, or you exchange a non-perishable food item.

11/07 at 6:00 pm | Life Sciences Building | More Info

USU Brigham City, Tremonton Community Education

Workshop/Training

Fall Session September 10 – November 21, 2019.

Through our Community Education program, USU Brigham City will continue to offer a variety of educational experiences like basic computers, yoga, photography and much more. We are excited to keep supporting community needs and enrich lives at both our Brigham City and Tremonton campuses.

11/07 at 6:30 pm | More Info

Jet Engine Design Team general Meeting

Meeting

General Meeting for the Jet Engine Design Team. Provide information to the general team. Keep each group accountable to goals and objectives. Team building exercises.

11/07 at 7:00 pm | Engineering Building | More Info

Aggie First Scholars National First-gen Day Kick Off

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Open to all in the campus community who are/were first-generation students. Scholarship recipients will be announced. Keynote by Dr. Chris Corcoran. Light desserts and hors d'oeuvres provided. Wear your AFS shirt - we will be doing a group photo. If you don't have one yet, you can pick one up at the event.

11/07 at 7:00 pm | TSC, Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom | More Info

Friends of the Library Lecture with Rod Decker

Conference/Seminar

For 40 years, Utah politics have pitted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints republicans against “non-Mormon” democrats – and the republicans have won. Utah is among the most republican states in the United States, but it wasn’t always so. From statehood to the mid-1970s, Utah followed the political mainstream, voting with American majorities and enjoying strong, two-party competition.

Retired journalist and published author Rod Decker will speak about the evolution of Utah politics regarding religion, sex and family on November 7th at 7 p.m. in room 101. This event is free and open to the public.

11/07 at 7:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Presentation by legendary Utah journalist Rod Decker

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Longtime Utah journalist Rod Decker to speak on Utah's political shift after the sexual revolution of the 1970s.

11/07 at 7:00 pm | Merrill-Cazier Library | More Info

Guest Artist Recital: Stanford Olsen and Dallas Heaton

Arts/Entertainment

In this recital featuring seldom heard works for voice by three of the 20 century’s most influential British composers, USU Faculty Collaborative Pianist Dallas K Heaton and guest artist, tenor Stanford Olsen of the University of Michigan explore the debt each of these innovators owes the traditions of British song. Britten’s “Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain” is a powerful composition subtitled “The Raids, 1940: Night and Dawn”, and will also feature horn player Lauren Hunt. Vaughan Williams’ “On Wenlock Edge” couples the timeless melodic elegance of British folk song with equally timeless poetry from Thomas Hardy’s “A Shropshire Lad”. And Tippet’s rarely programmed “Boyhood’s End” (written for Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears) sets a moving reminiscence by author and naturalist W.H. Hudson in an idiosyncratic and virtuosic riff on traditional cantata form.

11/07 at 7:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall | More Info

Sub For Santa Charity Gala

Celebration/Fair/Festival

Come dressed to impress at this Charity Gala! Entry fee of $2 will go towards Sub For Santa. First 100 people get free pizza then there will be raffles, music, games, and fun! Come bring your friends to this fun event!

11/07 at 8:00 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

USUSA Latin Dance

Cultural/Diversity

Come learn how to Latin dance! First hour teaching, second hour practice and free dance! We teach bachata, merengue, cumbia, and salsa.

11/07 at 8:00 pm | HPER Building | More Info



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