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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

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2015

October 14, 2015, Nikon Instruments Inc. today brings the world eye-to-eye with a honey bee, awarding first place of the annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition to Australian Ralph Grimm for his incredible close-up image of a bee eye covered in dandelion pollen grains. Grimm’s winning image is not only visually striking, but brings to light just how little is understood about how these incredible insects see the world.

In addition to Grimm, Nikon recognized over 77 other winners of the 2015 Small World competition, including a ranked Top Twenty, 12 Honorable Mentions and 56 Images of Distinction. With submissions spanning 83 countries, competition was tough. Judges selected winners that displayed not only artistic quality but exceptional scientific technique.

For more information about the competition, please visit Nikon's website.(Click on each image to see details)

Ralph Claus Grimm, Queensland, Australia,  Eye of a honey bee (Apis mellifera) covered in dandelion pollen (120x):

Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang & Justin Sonnenburg, Stanford University School of Medicine, US, Mouse colon colonized with human microbiota (63x): 

Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), US, Intake of a humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba), a freshwater carnivorous plant (100x):

Dr. Tomoko Yamazaki, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, Nerves and blood vessels in a mouse ear skin (10x):

Ian Gardiner, Calgary, Canada, Clam shrimp (Cyzicus mexicanus), live specimen (25x):

Dr. Heiti Paves, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, Anther of a flowering plant (Arabidopsis thaliana)(20x):

Dr. David Maitland, Feltwell, UK, Black witch-hazel (Trichodactylus crinitus) leaf producing crystals to defend against herbivores (100x):

Dr. Michael J. Boyle, Smithsonian Marine Station, Florida, USA, Peanut worm (Sipuncula) trochophore larva, 3 days old (yellow: cilia; cyan: DNA; red: serotonin in the nervous system) (40x):

Dr. Alessio Colombo, DZNE, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Mouse dorsal root ganglia (neuronal plus Schwann cells) in culture (10x):

Dr. Maria Boulina, Dr. Akira Chiba & Hasitha Samarajeewa, University of Miami, Florida, US, Individually colored neurons in a live fruit fly (Drosophila) larva:

Dr. John Hart, University of Colorado Boulder, US, Resorcinal and methylene blue crystal (33x):

Thomas J. Deerinck, University of California, San Diego, US, Vasulature and glial cells in the optic fiber layer of a mouse retina (200x):

Dr. Robert Markus, University of Nottingham, UK, Bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cells (1100x):

Rogelio Moreno Gill, Panama, Fern sorus at varying levels of maturity (20x):

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