- Interim: MFA Group Show 2015Ongoing through Friday, January 30, 2015 The Interim exhibition, held annually, presents work by current MFA candidates in the University of Utah's Studio Art program. Work in this year’s show explores several topics including nostalgia, food ecology, vulnerability, and redeveloped spaces. Opening Reception on January 22, 2014 from 5pm-7pm. Event Calendars: University of Utah, Utah Museum […]
- Advances in Internal Medicine, 2015Canyons Resort4000 Canyons Resort DrivePark City, UT 84098 Ongoing through Friday, January 30, 2015 Event Calendars: Health Sciences Colleges & Programs: School of Medicine Departments: Internal Medicine Division: General Internal Medicine Event Type: Conferences Event Audience: All University of Utah Faculty, Hospitals & Clinics staff, Non U of U Physicians & Health Care Providers, School of Medicine Faculty, School of Medicine […]
- NEUROLOGY GRAND ROUNDSClinical Neurosciences Center’s Education Center Level 1 Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9 – 10am Campus Locations: Clinical Neurosciences Building (CNC) Event Calendars: Health Sciences Colleges & Programs: Health Sciences Programs Departments: Neurology Event Type: Grand Rounds Event Audience: School of Medicine Faculty, School of Medicine Residents Full Description: NEUROLOGY, GRAND ROUNDS, 9:00 AM Wednesday,, January 28, 2015, Clinical Neurosciences Center’s Education Center Level 1, […]
- Neurology Grand RoundsClinical Neurosciences Center 1st Floor Auditorium Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9 – 10am Campus Locations: Clinical Neurosciences Building (CNC) Event Calendars: Health Sciences, School of Medicine Colleges & Programs: School of Medicine Departments: Neurology Event Type: Grand Rounds Event Audience: All University of Utah Faculty, School of Medicine Faculty, School of Medicine Residents Full Description: "Conotoxins and their Ion Channel and Receptor Targets: Biomedical […]
- CISSP Certified Information Systems Security ProfessionalWednesday, January 28, 2015, 9am – 5pm This 5-day course prepares students to take the CISSP certification examination (not included). The course covers the 10 domains required for the CISSP certificate including 1.) access control; 2.) telecommunications and network security; 3.) information security governance and risk management; 4.) software development security; 5.) cryptography; 6.) security architecture and […]
Upon returning to campus for Spring Semester, students were alarmed to discover that all of the womb chairs surrounding the library’s east entrance had disappeared. Ian Godfrey, manager of the library’s facility, trades and materials department, said the disappearance has to do with the previous bedbug infestation.
“The primary reason that they were sold is that every semester we try and make sure we have the right mixture of seating,” Godfrey said. “And during the fall of 2013, we noticed that there were a lot of people sitting on the floor searching for power outlets.”
The new arrangements, which feature more tables and easier access to outlets, were made because the library staff believes it is a better study setup for students. As far as the bedbugs go, Godfrey said there is no denying they were involved in the chairs’ removal.
“We did have the problem with bedbugs, which was on the third floor where those chairs were, so we figured it was the perfect time to upgrade,” Godfrey said.
Students, however, are not as keen on the new arrangements. Juno Kim, an undeclared freshman, wishes the chairs were still around.
“The chairs provide a sense of home to those who does not have access to one during the day,” Kim said, referring to the common practice of students napping in the chairs during schedule breaks. “I love those things. [They’re] comfortable!”
Nick Nikols, a sophomore in business, hadn’t noticed the chairs were gone.
“I think it could decrease traffic in the library and maybe promote more studying rather than sleep,” he said. “But I also think it could make the library less comfortable and inviting for students.”
Although the womb chairs are gone from the third floor, there are still womb chairs surrounding the computer lab on the second floor. And according to Godfrey, only about one-third of the library’s chairs were sold before Spring Semester.
Students like Juno Kim, however, will miss the chairs either way.
“Give them to me,” Kim said. “I’ll take some!”