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American History, Culture, and Society Lecture Series

Democracy in America: Past, Present, and Future

2018-11-15 19:00:00 2018-11-15 20:00:00 America/Denver American History, Culture, and Society Lecture Series Marmalade Branch

Thursday, November 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-11-15 19:00:00 2018-11-15 20:00:00 America/Denver American History, Culture, and Society Lecture Series Mark E. Button, Ph.D., will discuss American history, political theory, and empirical social science to address both the present dangers and future possibilities of democracy in America. Marmalade Branch

Mark E. Button, Ph.D., will discuss American history, political theory, and empirical social science to address both the present dangers and future possibilities of democracy in America.

This lecture and discussion will be moderated by Lara Jones of KRCL RadioActive. A reception will follow.

What guidance can the history of American democracy provide us today about the status and possible future of America’s democratic republic? What are the most pressing challenges facing our federal system of governance today and how might citizens and leaders alike begin to address these challenges? In this presentation Professor Button will integrate American history, political theory, and empirical social science to address both the present dangers and future possibilities of democracy in America.     

About Mark E. Button, Ph.D.
Mark E. Button (Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2001) is Professor and Chair in the Department of Political Science, University of Utah. He is the author of Political Vices (Oxford University Press 2016) and Contract, Culture, and Citizenship: Transformative Liberalism from Hobbes to Rawls (Penn State University Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in Political Studies; Political Research Quarterly; Political Theory; Social Theory and Practice; Polity; Law, Culture, and the Humanities; and The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Professor Button teaches courses in political theory, including Ancient political thought, Modern political theory, Democratic theory, American political thought, and Ethics and Public Affairs.





AGE GROUP:   Seniors   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Performances & Presentations   Conversations  

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Marmalade Branch

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We're closed Thursday November 22
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About the library

The Salt Lake City Public Library's Marmalade Branch is the anchor of a mixed-use project developed as a key part of the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Salt Lake City's master plan for the Marmalade/West Capitol Hill area of the city. The neighborhood serves as a gateway to Salt Lake City from the north, and the Marmalade Branch is both a hub for neighborhood gatherings and an important welcome for visitors, highlighting a focus on development in the area. On-street parking is available on 500 North and 300 West, and UTA routes offer service with stops immediately in front of the Library on 300 West.

The two-story Marmalade Branch, designed by Blalock & Partners Architectural Design Studio and completed in early 2016, provides 18,600 square feet of new construction to support a thriving and growing community. The first floor includes the Moka Cafe, featuring local coffee and chocolate; a Creative Lab with the latest maker technologies like 3D printing and music-making software as well as "old school" tech such as sewing machines and a turntable; a flexible Children's area; and the very popular Music and Movies collection. The second floor includes the Adult collection, study rooms for a range of group sizes, and a large, flexible multi-purpose room with tiered seating to allow for a wide variety of events. The multi-purpose room has already been very popular with the community, hosting community feedback sessions, film screenings, TEDx events, music recitals, and the highly-popular Coffee and Chocolate Society. The second floor also features a wrap-around terrace offering views of the Capitol Building to the east, Salt Lake City's picturesque skyline and landscape to the south and, to the north, views to a public plaza and open green space as part of a new mixed-use development.

The project utilizes an exterior shading device along the west-facing glass to minimize solar heat gain yet still promote a dynamic interaction with the street and passersby. Its compact footprint reduces land use and allows for a high-performance building envelope. The use of LED lights, lighting control systems, occupancy sensors, and daylight harvesting reduce the amount of electrical energy consumption while the flood of natural light creates an inviting interior environment for patrons and an efficient, balanced workplace for staff. In honor of these sustainability features, the Marmalade Branch was awarded the LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

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