Events

Summer 2019

Meet the Candidates Forum
 
Presented by: The Walker Institute of Politics
 
When: Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m.
Location: 437 N. Wasatch Dr., Council Chambers Layton, Utah 84041
Cost: Free
 
Join the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service for a Meet the Candidates Forum. Mayoral candidates for Layton City include: Joyce Forbes Brown, Bruce Davis, Joy Petro, Tricia Pilny and Scott Williams.
 
Open to the public.

Ogden Mayoral Debate

Presented by: The Walker Institute of Politics

When: Thursday, July 18, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lindquist Hall, Haven J. Barlow Lecture Hall Room 101
Cost: Free

Join the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service for the Ogden City Mayoral Debate. Ogden mayoral candidates include: Mike Caldwell, Angel Castillo, Daniel Tabbish and John H. Thompson.

Open to the public.

 

Spring 2019

 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Brown Bag Series: Women's Agency in Rwanda: Exploring the Myths and Realities

Presented by: Stephanie Wolfe

When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lindquist Hall, Room 102
Cost: Free


Weber Historical Lecture Series: How Ogden Became the Junction and Why Salt Lake City Never Forgave Us

Presented by: Val Holley

When: Monday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Hurst Learning Center, Dumke Hall
Cost: Free

Val Holley explores the public celebration in Ogden when the Union Pacific trains chugged into town for the first time on March 8, 1869. He will also discuss Ogden pioneers’ memories of working as railroad graders in 1868–69 for the Central Pacific, under the auspices of Lorin Farr, Chauncey West and Ezra T. Benson.

Open to the public.


Women in Chinese Archaeology and Folklore Studies, 1919-1949

Presented by: Dr. Shana Brown

When: Monday, March 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Lindquist Hall, room 205
Cost: Free

This talk will discuss the career of Rong Yuan, a folklore specialist and historian who worked as a secretary at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in Beijing. By excavating a history of a female scholar of high merit but low recognition, this research reshapes the perceptions of how historical research has been conducted in the past, and helps to recognize the contributions made by female scholars.

Open to the public.


Weber Historical Lecture Series: Changing Feelings About Technology: From the Telegraph to Twitter

Presented by: Luke Fernandez and Susan Matt

When: Monday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Hurst Learning Center, Dumke Hall
Cost: Free

Has technology changed how we feel? This talk will examine how Americans' social lives and feelings have changed over the last two hundred years, in response to new technologies — from the telegram to Instagram. The talk is based on Luke Fernandez and Susan Matt's new book, Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter.

Open to the public.