FILE – Utah Tech University will host its weekly lecture series University Forum at noon every Tuesday of the spring 2023 semester starting Jan. 24 in the Dunford Auditorium, located in the Browning Resource Center on the UT campus | Photo courtesy of Utah Tech University, St. George News
ST. GEORGE — Educating the Southern Utah community on a wide variety of subjects, Utah Tech University’s weekly lecture series University Forum is getting underway for the spring 2023 semester.
“The University Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce students, faculty, staff and the St. George community to diverse ideas, topics and personalities while widening their worldviews and fostering life-long learning,” said John Burns, chairman of University Forum, in a UT news release.
The 50-minute presentations take place at noon most Tuesdays of Utah Tech’s academic semester in the Dunford Auditorium, located in the Browning Resource Center on the UT campus.
“Forum lectures are free and open to the general public to cultivate enrichment for all that crave knowledge,” Burns said in the release. “These guest speakers are not to be missed and have most graciously set time aside to share their research and knowledge with us. Join us for a season of fascinating topics and captivating guests.”
University Forum aligns with the university’s strategic goal to establish the community as a university and provide Southern Utah with educational resources and learning opportunities. The goal is part of the university’s five-year strategic plan, Trailblazing Distinction, which is guiding the institution’s growth as an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university.
To receive details on each week’s guest, send your full name and preferred email address to University Forum Chairman John Burns at [email protected].
The University Forum’s spring 2023 semester lineup includes:
Jan. 24 at noon
Speaker: Dr. Vinodh Chellamuthu, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Utah Tech University
Topic: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Southern Utah Business, Industry and Government Agencies
Jan. 31 at noon
Speaker:Dr. Sara Manning Peskin, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
Topic:Her book, “A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain”
February 7 and then
Speaker: Hikmet Loe, part-time instructor, UNLV
Topic: Robert Smithson’s earthwork sculpture “Spiral Jetty”
February 21 and then
Topic: Utah Tech University Scholarship Program with Stanford and John Hopkins
February 28 and then
Speaker: Randy Lewis, Utah State University
Topic: Spider Silk
March 7 at noon
Date: April 4 at noon
Speaker: Author Jude Stewart
Topic: Her book “Revelations in the Air”
April 11 at noon
Speaker: Dr. Katherine E. Potter, Professional Practice Assistant Professor, GeoWorkforce Director, Department of Geosciences, Utah State University
Topic: Cleaning up the Atmosphere with Geology