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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

Grow Potatoes in Mars-like conditions

Echoing the recent film The Martian, which sees an astronaut grow potatoes to feed himself after he is stranded on the Red Planet, NASA scientists will experiment with growing potatoes under Mars-like conditions. As well as testing whether human colonies would be able to grow their own crops on other planets, the research will have applications for growing food in harsh conditions here on Earth. The experiment, led by the International Potato Centre (CIP) in Peru and NASA, is a step towards building a controlled dome on Mars capable of farming the hardy crop.

"How better to learn about climate change than by growing crops on a planet that died 2 billion years ago?" Joel Ranck from CIP said. "We need people to understand that if we can grow potatoes in extreme conditions like those on Mars, we can save lives on Earth."

The goal is to raise awareness around the resilience of potatoes, and fund further research and farming in devastated parts of the world where malnutrition and poverty are rife.

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