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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

UN Launches App to Help Feed Syrian Refugee Children

The UN launched a new app on Thursday that will allow people tucking into a meal to virtually “share” it with a Syrian refugee. The first of its kind, the app is hoped to transform the way we connect to those in need. Called “ShareTheMeal,” users of the app can send 50 cents (€0.50) or more to the World Food Programme (WFP) at the touch of a button on their smartphone, effectively providing a Syrian child in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp with at least a day’s worth of food.

Tested in Germany since July, the app has already been heralded as a game-changer in connecting the public with refugees, picking up one of the country’s leading media awards as “startup of the year” and named “one of 15 ideas for a better world” by Wired magazine Germany.

Some 80,000 people -- more than half of them children -- live in the Zaatari camp, a three-year-old shantytown which sprawls across the Jordanian desert a few kilometres south of the Syrian border. Every single family in the camp depends on the WFP for food assistance, along with the hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians elsewhere in the region.

But the programme suffers from an unreliable source of income. In December 2014, the WFP announced cuts to 1.7 million Syrian refugees as it struggled to meet the demands of millions of people, and in July 2015, further cuts were made to the program after a lull in media interest led to a drop in donations. 

For more information about “ShareTheMeal," please visit France 24, World Food Programme, website, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and Facebook of the initiative.

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