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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

Q-Carbon, Synthetic Gem Stronger than Diamond

Diamonds are one of the hardest and most prized gems in the world, but now they may have some competition. Scientists have discovered a new carbon-based material that forms diamond-like crystals but rivals its sparkly cousin in both toughness and abundance.

The new synthetic gems are also magnetic and can glow in the dark. The North Carolina State University team behind the find is calling the new material "Q-carbon," which they made by accident while testing a new method to quickly create synthetic diamonds.

Q-carbon diamonds are stronger and denser than typical diamonds, due to the shortened bonds between atoms made during the rapid heating and cooling process, Smithsonian reports. They're also magnetic at room temperature — a very strange property for solid carbon — and emit tiny amounts of fluorescent light, which might be useful for electronic applications, according to Smithsonian.

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