Announcing The Marlin K. Jensen Scholar and Artist in Residence Program at the University of Utah

By January 14, 2016

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Marlin K. Jensen

The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to announce its most recent Mormon Studies initiative. We have begun to raise funds to create a fellowship in the name of Marlin K. Jensen. OurMarlin K. Jensen Scholar and Artist inResidence Program will host prominent scholars with expertise in Mormon Studies or renowned artists who explore the relationship between faith and art in their work.

Marlin Keith Jensen was a general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), serving as the official Church Historian and Recorder from 2005 to 2012. During his tenure, Jensen worked to professionalize the Church’s History Department, give it international range, make its holdings more accessible to researchers, and publish primary materials. Jensen was made an emeritus general authority in 2012. Currently, he practices law in Salt Lake City and is a member of the Utah State Board of Regents.

“I have known Marlin Jensen,” says Tanner Humanities Center Director Bob Goldberg, “for more than a decade. He brings to every situation a deep integrity, wisdom, and desire to repair the world. He inspires trust and the sense that people of good will can accomplish anything that inspires them. With his gracious consent, we ask you to join us in honoring his significant and enduring impact on our community.”

The fellowship will consist of a semester-long residency tailored to a specific scholar or artist. Each scholar will:

  • Serve as a research or artistic mentor
  • Offer public lectures or performance
  • Teach workshops or classes for University of Utah students or lifelong learners
  • Contribute to Mormon Studies curriculum planning and program development

Our goal is to raise $50,000 for a pilot year program. If successful, we will offer this program for three years, for a total cost of $150,000.

Contact Information: We welcome donations at all levels and would be honored to discuss our initiative with potential donors. Contact Professor Bob Goldberg, Director, at 801/581-8844 andbob.goldberg@utah.edu or Susan M. Anderson, Development Officer, at 801/581-8862 andsusan.anderson@utah.edu.

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Comments

  1. Only one piece of information was missing. Where is the Tanner Humanities Center? Near the bottom of this notice, buried in bullet point 3, is a reference to teaching workshops or classes for U of U students. I assume, therefore, that this position is at the University of Utah. Your assumption that all your readers know where the Tanner Humanities Center is located is faulty. This information should have been stated in the first sentence.

    Comment by Lew Scannon — January 14, 2016 @ 9:18 am

  2. Thanks for the correction, Lew. It looks like the author updated the title of the post.

    I sort of *did* assume that the vast majority of our readers knew that the Tanner Humanities Center was located at the University of Utah, and that those who didn’t would either be tipped off by the reference to Bob Goldberg, the several email addresses listed under contact information, or the “buried” third bullet point (as you were). And failing that, I assume all readers know how to use google.

    Comment by Christopher — January 14, 2016 @ 10:43 am

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    Comment by BUHOZA JACQUES — February 25, 2016 @ 11:37 am

  5. […] The University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center is proud to announce its most recent Mormon Studies initiative. We have begun to raise funds to create a fellowship in the name of Marlin K. Jensen. Our Marlin K. Jensen Scholar and Artist in Residence Program will host prominent scholars with expertise in Mormon Studies or renowned artists who explore the relationship between faith and art in their work. […]

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