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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

Scientists Find Sugar and Alcohol Molecules on Comet Lovejoy

A new study of a comet called C2014 Q2, or comet Lovejoy, has found that the icy ball is ejecting complex sugar molecules and even large volumes of ethyl alcohol — otherwise known as ethanol, the molecule that makes beverages alcoholic. The finding could inform understanding of deep space chemistry, but more importantly it could show how that chemistry may have affected the early Earth. This news about comet Lovejoy may let scientist draw conclusions about the origin of life here.

At the peak of its activity, Lovejoy, one of the most precisely photographed comets of all time, seems to be spewing out the equivalent of something like 500 bottles of wine each second, and sends out simple sugars along with it. Most abundant is one of the simplest possible sugars, glycolaldehyde. Though they’re relatively simply by Earth-bound standards, these are still large and intricate atomic arrangements that seem as thought they ought not to be able to form in the conditions of space — yet, here they are.

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