It’s a challenge to keep up with everyone and everything going on at the University of Utah. Here is a sampling culled from the U’s website today May 10, 2012 that you don’t want to miss.
Finance professor Scott Schaefer opines periodically on his blog, Utah Economist — “trying to explain economics to regular Utahns since 2008.” This time he uses the movie Moneyball to illustrate the dilemmas faced by business managers trying to make big changes in their organizations. Read Schaefer’s management–and movie–review here.
How Dry Was Utah this Cool Season? Find out on the blog of atmospheric sciences professor Jim Steenburgh. And you’ll probably want to bookmark Wasatch Weather Weenies, to know the straight story about weather in our region.
If you think art is boring, think again. Racing into town on June 2, 2012 is Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile showcasing 19 of the world’s finest and fastest automobiles. The exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will feature a century of legends on wheels that exemplify premier aerodynamics, engineering, art and design of their era. From the ultra-cool 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster (once owned by Steve McQueen) to the 1938 Mormon Meteor III–the famous Bonneville racer that holds more long distance speed records than any other automobile in history–this exhibition is sure to get your art-loving engines revving. For more information on the exhibit or to buy your tickets check out the Museum’s website here.
Important info, just in time for Mother’s Day– from University of Utah Health Care: Mother’s Day is just around the corner and families across Utah will celebrate mom and all she does, but the Utah Poison Control Center at the University of Utah is asking moms to do one more thing for their families—evaluate the contents of their purses if they have young children in the home. Read more here…