Fall 2019 Events


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Heidi Almosara

She is a visual artist and full time faculty member in the Art & Design Department at UVU.  She received her B.F.A. from Texas Christian University and an M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Dallas in Texas.  Since receiving her masters, she has taught at several colleges and universities and has had over a decade of teaching experience.  Heidi specializes in screenprinting and actively exhibits internationally.  She has had exhibitions in the continental US, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as, but not limited to, Russia, Peru, Japan, New Zealand, Finland, Taiwan, and Guatemala.  Before coming to UVU, she lived abroad in Japan for 3 years.  While in Japan, she studied at the Sogetsu Foundation in Tokyo and learned the art of Sogetsu ikebana – the Japanese art form of flower arranging.  She completed the required 5 levels of study to receive a teachers certification in this special art form and was awarded the Teacher’s Diploma 4th Grade from the Sogetsu Foundation.  Ikebana has become Heidi’s primary source for inspiration and has greatly transformed her artwork.   


NOV 6 | Japanese rock star scientists or uvu'S COLLABORATION WITH JAPAN

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Kim Nielsen

Prof. Nielsen was born and raised in Denmark, where he received a B.S. in Physics from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. A one-year visit to University of Alaska, Fairbanks, transcended into a four-year stay an a M.S. in Physics. Eager to see another part of the US, he attended Utah State University where he received his Ph.D. in Physics. After graduation, he was selected as a postdoctoral fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC., before moving to Boulder, Colorado as a research scientist. After working on NSF and NASA projects, he made his best career move and joined the UVU Department of Physics in 2012. Prof. Nielsen specializes in energy transfer through wave and particle dynamics in the atmosphere and near-space environment, and works closely with students and collaborators in Japan.

dec 4 | japanese movie event


Spring 2020 Events

JAN 4 | Japanese Horror CINEMa- Rooted in Folklore and Mythology


APR 6 | Spring Blossoms - featuring Takemitsu's Three Film Scores for Strings Orchestra

 A celebration of UVU's global spotlight on Japan for 2019-2020, featuring Takemitsu's Three Film Scores for Strings Orchestra. The Orchestra’s mission is to provide experiences that will enrich the musical artistry of students and enliven the musical community on and off campus. Students playing string instruments come together to meet that goal.Blossom

Apr 8 | A Tribute to Japan

Percussion UVU performs innovative and varied percussion repertoire in classical, popular, and non-western styles from the Baroque period to current world premieres. Their concerts are diverse and include music with great energy and vigor and music of the most delicate and subtle nature. Directed by Dr. Doug Smith.