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Executive Vice President and Provost

RCR 5: Exploring Cross-Cultural Ethics in Scholarship

This workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to research ethics in the U.S. as compared to other countries. We will explore how differences in perceptions of ethical practice and integrity can create misunderstanding and confusion among scholars and students. The session will assist international students in identifying their own cultural norms and expectations, finding resources that they can use to ensure they are adhering to U.S. regulatory and normative requirements, and developing more confidence in navigating any gaps between the two. The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate and undergraduate students, but all are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

What I.... We Had An Actual Democracy in the U.S.?

The David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics and the Center for Academic Ethics introduces a new series of public forums to explore different hypothetical scenarios, by asking the question “What If…?” Donna Hoffmann will facilitate this session. She will explore with participants the ways in which they experience democracy, what characteristics define democracy and how the ideal of democracy might be achieved in the United States.

RCR 4: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to authorship. It will focus primarily on how to avoid plagiarism of others' work as well as one's own, but will also touch on collaboration in authorship and appropriate dissemination. The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

RCR 3: Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity and Power

This workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender and race/ethnicity.The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend. Registration is required

RCR 2: Ethical Issues in Quantitative Research

This workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on such topics as integrity in authorship, data management, and collaboration in scholarship as they pertain to quantitative research methods. The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend.  Registrationis required.

Being Midwest AF in LA

UNI graduate Mike Pasley, co-founder of the LA-based digital animation studio Digital Twigs, digitaltwigs.com, will present a workshop on how to make your Midwest values work for you, anywhere. This workshop is intended for anyone creative. Pasley will offer portfolio guidance, career guidance, creative guidance and more.

Bradford Tice Poetry Reading

Bradford Tice will give a public reading of his work from "What the Night Numbered." He will be on campus in recognition of LGBT History Month. His book weaves together classical mythology with the events surrounding the Stonewall Riots, which is credited with having jump started the gay and lesbian civil rights movement.

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Iowa Regional

FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High School FRC Teams from across the midwest and the world will design and program robots to compete. The FRC Iowa Region is free and open to the public. Students, facultys and staff are welcome. Concessions will be open. The event is open Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 pm, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. through the finals and award ceremony ending at approximately 6:30 pm.

Iowa Campus Compact Fall Network Retreat

The Iowa Campus Compact Fall Network Retreat is free to all UNI faculty, staff and student leaders. This is an opportunity to meet and connect with other staff, faculty and student leaders working in community engagement across the state. The event will focus on communications efforts and offer the opportunity to bring your ideas and challenges for open discussion activities. Lunch will be provided. To register for this event, click here. 

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