Thursday April 24th, 2014 - 7:00 pm
J. Craig Venter is a pioneer of the genomics revolution. His work on synthetic biology embodies the theme of "pushing the boundaries of life." Essentially, Venter is seeking to "write the software of life" to create microbes designed by humans rather than only through evolution. The potential benefits and risks of this new technology are enormous. It also requires us to examine, both scientifically and philosophically, the question of "What is life?" For reservations, visit kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/2014-nhmu-lecture-series-keynote.
Friday May 16th, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Morrissey, an innovator of indie music, will perform. Visit kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/morrissey for information.