University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library

Salt Lake City, Utah  |  295 S. 1500 East  |  (801) 585-9521

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Description: J. Willard Marriott Library is the main library at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was named for J. Willard Marriott, the founder of Marriott International. The library building is over 516,000 square feet. In 1968 the library moved to its current location and was named for J. Willard Marriott in 1969 when Mr. Marriott contributed $1 million to the University of Utah for library collections.

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Monday March 27th, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Gobi Grizzlies, the Outer Edge of Possibility: Wildlife biologist Douglas H. Chadwick’s presentation will focus on the dustiest, thirstiest, bed-hair shaggiest—and rarest—bears in the world: Gobi grizzlies. They live on the outer edge of possibility among wild camels, wild asses, ibex, wolves, and snow leopards in one of the harshest environments on Earth. What has the Gobi Bear Project been learning about them? What do we really know about grizzly bears in general apart from centuries of tall tales and strong opinions about what we imagine them to be like? Chadwick, who studied mountain goat ecology and social behavior atop the Crown of the Continent for seven years, is a natural history journalist, producing 14 popular books and hundreds of magazine articles. Chadwick is a founding board member of the Vital Ground Foundation, a conservation land trust.
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Wednesday April 12th, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Doug Wright of KSL Radio and Television, a broadcast veteran of nearly 50 years, will share a historic review of Utah radio, with anecdotes and insights along with historic photos, sound clips, and stories about the evolution of radio in Utah and the West. He will relate stories from his own personal experiences of interviewing many well-known celebrities, authors, politicians, and give insights into some of his most memorable broadcasting opportunities. Contact Judy Jarrow for tickets by April 5. 801-581-3421 or
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