Upcoming Event

State of the University

State of University

With 2020 in the rear view mirror, a new year begins at Utah Valley University. We invite you to join us as President Astrid S. Tuminez shares some of our successes and outlines the road ahead for UVU.

President Tuminez will deliver UVU’s annual State of the University address virtually on Thursday, January 21, at 12 p.m. We invite you to watch the livestream of the address below. We hope to “see” you there!

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Presidential Lecture Series

Graham T. Allison: Meeting the China Challenge; virtual event, February 25, 11:30am-1:00pm

Graham Allison is a leading analyst of national security with special interests in nuclear weapons, Russia, China, and decision-making. Allison was the “Founding Dean” of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and until 2017, served as Director of its Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs which is ranked the “#1 University Affiliated Think Tank” in the world. As Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Clinton and Special Advisor to the Secretary of Defense under President Reagan, he has been a member of the Secretary of Defense’s Advisory Board for every Secretary from Weinberger to Mattis. He has the sole distinction of having twice been awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal, first by Secretary Cap Weinberger and second by Secretary Bill Perry.   He has served on the Advisory Boards of the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and the Director of the CIA. Dr. Allison’s latest book,  Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? (2017), is a national and international bestseller. 

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Presidential Lecture Series

 

The lecture series, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Engaged Learning, is an initiative to help enhance the academic exchange on campus. This event brings in some of the nation’s very best scholars and experts to speak to UVU faculty, staff, and students. Two lectures are presented each school year, typically in the Clarke Building.

Previous Lectures

Tara Westover

Tara Westover

Tara Westover is an American author. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. An older brother taught her to read, and after that her education was erratic and haphazard, with most of her days spent working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother. She was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. 

Greg Miller

Greg Miller

The lecture series, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Engaged Learning, is an initiative to help enhance the academic exchange on campus. This event brings in some of the nation’s very best scholars and experts to speak to UVU faculty, staff, and students. Two lectures are presented each school year, typically in the Clarke Building.

Kim Scott

Kim Scott

Kim Scott is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. Kim led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick online sales and operations at Google, and then joined Apple to develop and teach a leadership seminar. Kim has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies.

Terry Crews

Terry Crews

Terry Crews rose to fame from an impoverished childhood in Flint, Michigan. His titles include former NFL player, best-selling author, artist, and actor. He built a career with memorable roles in action movies (“The Expendables”) and TV (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), and as a game-show host (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”). Crews speaks passionately for women’s rights, and human rights, and against sexism.