What do you get mixing medicine, theater and communication?

Gretchen A. Case, M.A., Ph.D., B.A.

Gretchen A. Case, M.A., Ph.D., B.A., Medicine

Assistant Professor, Head of Theater Studies

Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, Assistant Professor, Theater

Heather Canary Associate Professor, Communication, University of Utah

Heather Canary, Associate Professor, Communication

What can theater do? What do we need? What works? 
Part 1 of a 3-part conversation with U professors Gretchen Case (medicine), Heather Canary (communication) and Sydney Cheek O’Donnell (theater) highlighting their innovative proposal that uses theater, to develop and improve communication techniques for medical students.

“This is not a fix, to say that doctors are terrible at communicating, they’re already very good,” said Case. “Medical people care about this a great deal.”

The Geekwave Episode 8: Star Wars Hype Train

Episode 8 of The Geekwave has a lot of Star Wars in it. So if you don’t like Star Wars…

Wait, why are you listening to this podcast?

All jest aside, though, we talk about things other than Star Wars. Like our big Halo 5 Pre-Launch Party on Monday. And the big League of Legends World Championship Viewing Party at the Megaplex Theater next Saturday. Both of which we’re doing with the UofU chapter of TeSPA, who’s website you can find here. That’s also where you can buy tickets to the viewing party (and the deal for TeSPA members is good enough that if you’re not a member, you should be.)

Other events happening this week:

Tonight at 5pm in the Library is the Heroes of the Storm Opening Social.

Tomorrow at 12:30pm is a Hearthstone Student Association Round-Robin Tournament.

Next Friday is Wear a Costume To School Day (Also known as the closest school day to Halloween.) We’ll be doing a Photo Contest for sweet prizes on our Facebook page!

Refugees

Today we talked about Campus news, some history being destroyed, the big party tonight and how to protect yourself from over drinking and getting to crazy.  Locally health insurance premiums may go up and you’ll be fined if you don’t have any health insurance.  Nationally Hillary Clinton is in a bind and we talked about her interview concerning the middle east.  So check out the show and educate your mind on a little food for thought.

Policy and Water Values with student editor at the Hinckley Journal of Politics

Matt Kirkegaard, Student editor of the Hinckley Journal of Politics

Matt Kirkegaard, student editor for the Hinckley Journal of Politics (LinkedIn pic)

Is the country moving in a good direction? Can global society improve? What is the cost of freedom? 
The Rostrum takes time between LNCO and lunch with Matt Kirkegaard, U senior, and Co-editor of the Hinckley Journal of Politics, the only undergraduate-run journal of politics in the nation @hinckleyinst.

Utah Homecoming and the NFL Issue

This episode was recorded on October 9th, 2015.  Boz, Ryan, Kim, and Lauren were all in to talk about the Homecoming game against Cal as well as having ESPN College GameDay on Campus the following day.  The big issue that was talked about was in the NFL and the problem they have with Greg Hardy’s statements on Tom Brady’s wife, Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the domestic violence issue the league still has.

The Innovation Doctor Helps Students Become Innovators

Chris Wasden, The Innovation Doctor, Executive Director of The Sorensen Center for Innovation and Discovery

The “Innovation Doctor,” is now in…

Chris Wasden is a bike-riding California native who lives and breathes innovation. Wasden is also Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for Innovation and Discovery—the U’s new idea incubator.

A decade of interest in applying digital technology to enhance health drives Wasden to create student challenges that realize new venture opportunities in “physical, mental, emotional and social health.”

Listen in, as Wasden shares a compelling vision for the future of innovation at the U.