News Clips for April 5, 2019

Why Governments Should Care More about Happiness

Pioneering psychologist Ed Diener explains how policymakers can facilitate the pursuit of happiness.

A Riveting SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre Company

A University of Utah professor, Christopher DuVal is laid-back as the barkeep, and shows his skills as fight choreographer in a bar brawl where he becomes the center of the feud, a plot point that central to the play.

A small drug maker accuses Soon-Shiong of masterminding a ‘catch-and-kill’ scheme

In the latest dust-up involving Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a fledgling drug maker alleges the controversial entrepreneur “masterminded” a “catch-and-kill” scheme to rob it of a potentially valuable cancer medicine that might have one day saved the U.S. health care system more than $1 billion.

Your Weekend: 'Take Me to Church' — or the ballet

The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre is ending its 2018-19 season with "The Rivals." In this comedy of manners by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Lydia Languish attempts to marry the penniless Ensign Beverley despite the objections of her guardian, Mrs. Malaprop. This comedic character became famous for using incorrect words that sounded like the one she was trying say, coining the word "malapropism."

2019 Madeleine Festival begins April 28

The 2019 Madeleine Arts and Humanities Award winners, University of Utah English Professor Jeff Metcalf and art dealer and consultant Bonnie Phillips, will be honored at a dinner Sunday, June 2 at The Grand America Hotel, 555 Main St., Salt Lake City.