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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

NOAA Caribbean Expedition 2015

From March 28-April 7, 2015, NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) scientists led a research expedition in the U.S. Virgin Islands aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. This was the 12th consecutive year of an effort to map the Caribbean's sprawling coral reef ecosystem, home to an amazing variety of ocean life. The science team used multibeam sonar, a scientific echosounder, an underwater glider, a remotely operated vehicle, and other high-tech tools to locate previously-unknown seafloor habitats; to map out coral reefs in fine detail; and to find 'hotspots' where many species of fish gather to spawn in rhythm with the lunar cycle. This data is used to help people better understand and manage this critically important region of the ocean.

Here are some of the best photos captured during remotely operated vehicle dives.

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A sea cucumber on a sandy bottom off the south coast of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands:

A coney, in its bicolor phase, investigates the camera as the remotely operated vehicle makes a pass over its reef:

A small mound of coral nestled amongst coralline algae and sponges on a reef in the U.S. Virgin Islands:

A cluster of what appear to be tiny amphipods scavenge in the remnants of a sea urchin’s skeleton at the base of a reef in the U.S. Virgin Islands:

A close-up of brain coral captured by remotely operated vehicle:

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