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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

Sahara Desert Hosted World's Largest Freshwater Lake 6,000 Years Ago

The sands of the Sahara seem endless – in time as much as distance – but the world's largest desert is of surprisingly recent origin. Lake Chad's borders reveal just how dramatically the region's climate has changed; only 6,000 years ago this inland sea was larger than North America's five Great Lakes combined, making it the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Lake Chad still exists, indeed 70 million people depend on it for water. However, it is a shadow of its former self, having declined dramatically since the 1960s. Even the mid-20th century version was small compared to its ancestor, known as Palaeolake Mega-Chad.

The existence of a giant paleolake is well established, but a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has mapped its changes over a period of 15,000 years, revealing the North African climatic history in the process.

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