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Executive Vice President and Provost

Rethinking Gender Identity: Supporting our Trans Students

Emily Harsch,  LGBT* Center, Xavia Publius, Women's and Gender Studies, and Allyson Rafanello, dean of studens office, will discuss pronouns, trans etiquette, campus resources for learning about gender identity, current UNI initiatives focusing on gender identity and how you can incorporate best practices with regard to gender identity in your classroom and workplace.


Diversity Colloquium: Managing Emotions in the Classroom in an Era of Inequality

Carrissa Froyum, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will present "Managing Emotions in the Classroom in an Era of Inequality." Froyum's presentation draws on the sociological research on emotions, inequality and power to understand how faculty can manage emotions in the classroom in ways that both encourage learning and challenge students. Topics include how emotion management is related to power, how faculty create expectations for emotions in the classroom (whether they know it or not),and some practical ways for managing emotions in the classroom.


Educating Educators 2016--Multicultural Teaching in Iowa: Becoming Prepared for the Changing Demographics

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will host its fifth Educating Educators gathering. The theme for the year is "Multicultural Teaching in Iowa: Becoming Prepared for the Changing Demographics" and is open to all teacher education students, staff and faculty. The keynote speaker will be Mark Grey, sociology, anthropology and criminology. He will discuss the changing demographics in Iowa schools. There will be breakout sessions facilitated by faculty, area teachers and students. Admission is free but registration is requited.

Book launch and reading by Wendy Hoofnagle

Wendy Hoofnagle, languages and literatures, will read from her book "The Continuity and the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism." Hoofnagle explores the Carolingian aspects of Norman influence in England after the Norman Conquest, arguing that the Normans’ literature of kingship envisioned government as a form of imperial rule modeled in many ways on the glories of Charlemagne and his reign. 


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