Student Success Advocates

This week on The Rostrum, we interviewed April Ollivier and Tramaine Jones, Student Success Advocates at the University of Utah, about the role they play in helping U students deal with obstacles and pursue their goals. They discuss the common problems students face, the support they offer students, and why higher education is such a critical time of growth and development.

Student Success Advocates website: studentsuccess.utah.edu/

Safeguarding Heritage Sites in the Middle East

 

This week we have Dr. Blythe McCarthy, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Scientist, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research of Freer & Sackler. In this lecture entitled, “Safeguarding Heritage Sites in the Middle East,” Dr. McCarthy discusses the societal and economic implications that come with losing heritage sites, their potential role as peace-building tools, and the steps being made to preserve these sites in Iraq and Syria.

Music: https://bensounds.com

Floodlights: Olympic Legacy

This week on The Rostrum we are airing our second episode of Floodlights. We are talking with Megan Hulse, executive editor of The Daily Utah Chronicle, who has been investigating the legacy of the 2002 Olympic Games in Utah through the history of the Hoberman Arch and the Olympic Cauldron.

Article: http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2018/03/01/slow-government-neglects-olympic-legacy-salt-lake-city/

Music: https://bensounds.com

The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved

This week we have Robert Hazen, senior staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory & Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University. In his lecture entitled, “The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved.” Dr. Hazen discusses the grand and intertwined tale of earth’s living and non-living spheres that is only now coming into focus.

Music: http://bensounds.com

Floodlights: Performing Arts Building

The week on The Rostrum, we are doing something a little different. In partnership with The Daily Utah Chronicle, K-UTE is launching a new investigative podcast called Floodlights. The show will be an in-depth interview with The Chronicle’s student journalists discussing their investigation into an issue on the U of U campus.

To kick things off we are talking with Jaycen Eggleston who has been investigating the Performing Arts Building on campus, and its problems as a learning environment.

Article: http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2017/12/05/chilling-state-us-arts-buildings/

Music: http://www.bensounds.com

Photo: Adam Fondren