Major Exploration Program

 At the Major Exploration Program, our mission is to assist students with exploring and deciding on an undergraduate major while designing a unique and meaningful academic experience.


Service House Dialogue

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7 - 8:30pm
Bennion Service House - Lowell (FD 614)

Service House residents open their home for intimate conversations about topics of concern to U students. Carefully researched and thoughtfully facilitated, area experts lead discussions designed to raise awareness and build understanding.

Speaker: Data Infrastructure

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4:45 - 5:45pm
Christensen Center - C. Roland (CRCC)

Join us for a talk about real world application of cutting edge technologies from Stephan Jacob. Stephan will share a full data/tech stack and discuss data challenges/opportunities for a Business-to-consumer retail brand. This will be an interactive session; you will have the opportunity to problem solve around leveraging customer data in an omni-channel environment (online, mobile, in-store, events).    Background: Stephan is one of the founders and COO/CTO of Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi is Stephan's 2nd business, after exiting e-commerce retailer in 2013. He previously worked as a consultant for McKinsey and a software developer for Bunge US. As an advocate for an Indonesian Anti-Child Labor NGO, Stephan helped to take over 700 children from fishing platforms, factories, mills & prostitution back to their homes and schools. He holds an MBA from the The Wharton School (UPenn), an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute (UPenn) and a Master in Information Systems from the University of Mannheim & the University of South Australia. Stephan has adventured, lived and worked in 25+ countries, recently kayaked from Cuba to Florida & climbed hundreds of peaks as a Lance Corporal in the German Special Forces.

UExplore Major Open House "Got a Major? Declare a Minor!"

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11:30am - 1pm
Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)

This UExplore Major Open House provides an opportunity to meet with faculty, declared students, and advisors as you explore minors! Representatives from College of Architecture & Planning, College of Humanities, College of Fine Arts, College of Social & Behavioral Science, David Eccles School of Business, College of Health, College of Mines & Earth Science, College of Nursing, School of Medicine, College of Science, Undergraduate Studies, and College of Engineering will be in attendance.

Lightspark Media Summit

Friday, March 3, 2017, 8am - 7:30pm
College of Law - S. J. Quinney (LAW)

Join fellow digital artists, musicians, directors, producers, actors, business people, students and attorneys for this day-long symposium to explore emerging trends in the film, TV and music industries. Designed to maximize both learning and networking, the Summit is an engaging blend of presentations, interactive panel discussions, performances, live demonstrations, and an unforgettable lunchtime keynote. The day is also infused with the Stewards of Story theme, guiding conversations about what taking responsibility for ethical storytelling means today. This events is free for university faculty.

Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions - Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 8am - 5pm
College of Law - S. J. Quinney (LAW)

The Stegner Center’s 22nd Annual Symposium, to be held March 23 to 24, 2017, will focus on “Water in the West: Untapped Solutions.” The symposium will address how the twin drivers of climate disruption and demographic change are likely to impact water availability in the West over the next 50 years. With these challenges as a backdrop, the Stegner Center’s solution-oriented symposium will focus on practical solutions to problems. Specifically, the Symposium will address four sets of issues: changing law—legal innovations to address these issues; changing science and the role of technology in improving data-driven water resource planning and management; changing infrastructure and new approaches like recycling wastewater; and changing behaviors—creating incentives that bring about the changes needed to respond to a dynamic world. The symposium will be interdisciplinary in nature and include speakers from the physical, biological and social sciences, academia, government, industry, public interest organizations, and the legal profession.

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Last Updated: 2/22/17