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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Fossil Fuels Just Lost to Renewables

We’ve passed the turning point! As a planet, we’re adding more capacity for renewable energy each year than for coal, natural gas, and oil combined, Bloomberg Business reports.

It started in 2013, when 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity was added; at the same time, 141 gigawatts were added towards new plants burning fossil fuels, according to work presented at the annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) summit in New York last week. And it won’t stop there: More than four times as much renewable capacity will be added by 2030.

"The electricity system is shifting to clean,'' BNEF founder Michael Liebreich said in his keynote address, according to Bloomberg. "Despite the change in oil and gas prices there is going to be a substantial buildout of renewable energy that is likely to be an order of magnitude larger than the buildout of coal and gas."

Wind and solar prices have continued to drop, and in many parts of the world, they’re equal to grid electricity (that is, the connection between homes and power lines)—and sometimes even cheaper. Just last year, researchers from the University of New South Wales converted over 40 percent of the total sunlight hitting (readily available) solar panels into electricity—that’s the highest efficiency ever reported.

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