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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The films "9,000 Needles" and "Community Acupuncture" both explore the use of acupuncture as a healing method. "9,000 Needles" tells the story of Devin Dearth, a 40-year-old who suffered a stroke and turned to acupuncture therapy. "Community Acupuncture" is a documentary chronicling Working Class Acupuncture, a clinic that opened in Portland, Ore. in 2002. Tara Anderson, local acupuncturist, will speak following the showing of the films.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 3:30 pm

This year's Fall Faculty Workshop focused on learner-centered teaching. This session is for those of you who want to dig deeper into ideas raised at the workshop, and for those who couldn't make it to the workshop. We'll start out by focusing on how to get students to do "the hard messy work of learning" and move on from there. Bring your ideas for creating a learner-centered classroom, and we'll brainstorm others. Facilitated by Susan Hill (CETL). 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:00 pm

A craft terroir, following the logic of craft culture in general, might include a network of relationships and ideas that shape an understanding or sensibility of place as well as what comes from a specific place. Jeff Rice will discuss a specific type of craft terroir, that of craft beer, and in particular, how a craft terroir of beer works from the logic of networks. Digital networks. Emotional networks. Personal networks. Networks of taste. Beginning with Russian River's famed Pliny the Elder Double IPA, he explores how all of these items contribute to a craft terroir ordering and classification of place.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Ali Tabei, assistant professor of physics, will present a research talk, Stochasticity in Biological Systems through the Glasses of Statistical Physics.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The 41st Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Elliott West, the Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The title of his lecture is “The West Before Lewis and Clark: Three Lives.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Printmaker Hosford presents a public lecture about his work.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:00 pm

View the night sky at the McCollum Science Hall Observatory. Meet by the polar bear near room 137 before the start of the show (late arrivals will not be able to attend).

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

This session will explain the whys and hows of SGIDs (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis), including a summary of the research that shows how a midterm course evaluation can enhance teaching effectiveness. We will also discuss how you can become a SGID facilitator, how to talk to your class after a midterm evaluation, as well as other ways to do midterm evaluations. Facilitated by Susan Hill (CETL) and Craig VanSandt (Management)

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Screening of Lucy Walker's award winning film "The Lion's Mouth Opens."

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Screening of Lucy Walker's "The Crash Reel."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

In session one of a three-part reading series co-sponsored by the CETL and NCBI, facilitator Stephanie Logan (COE) will lead a discussion on the following reading: Derald Weng Sue, “Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice,” American Psychologist 62:4 (May-June 2007), 271-286.

From the article abstract: “Racial microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.” The term “microaggressions” first appeared in psychological literature in the 1970s, and research on microagressions has continued to grow. Although this article’s title is technical, and is addressed to clinicians, it includes clear definitions and examples easily understood by the non-psychologist.

A link to the article can be found on the event description on the CETL website. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Screening of Lucy Walker's Oscar nominated short film "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" followed by Q & A with Walker.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:30 pm

Screening of Lucy Walker's film "Waste Land" followed by Q & A with Walker.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm

UNI Students Together for the Advancement of Reproductive Rights (UNI STARR) will host Laci Green speaking on "What makes for the best sex ever?" In this upbeat program, students get a sex positive crash-course about the safe and healthy exploration of their sexuality while in college. Brace yourself for lots of laughs, useful information you never knew you needed and a fun night that always draws a crowd. 

Green is a 24-year-old sexuality geek based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and the creator and host of the largest sex education show on the internet called Sex Plus. The show consists of a biweekly video series, daily blogging, university lectures and community activism. The project currently reaches 5 million people each month in more than 100 countries. She also hosts two web shows: a science news show for the Discovery Channel and a sex education series for Planned Parenthood.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:00 pm

View the night sky at the McCollum Science Hall Observatory. Meet by the polar bear near room 137 before the start of the show (late arrivals will not be able to attend).

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The College of Education's Diversity Committee in collaboration with Educators for Change and the Multicultural Teaching Alliance will be showing the film "Precious Knowledge," a documentary about revolutionary education and ethnic studies programs being under attack.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society. 

This evening Google and the World Brain will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue: “The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain". But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.”

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Forty percent percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sports media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. The documentary “Media Coverage and Female Athletes,” uses research-based information to examine the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Philip Fass, professor of art and graphic designer, presents a lecture titled "The Design of Daylilies: Possibility, Intention and Variation."

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Forty percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, Nicole M. LaVoi, the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will highlight this issue from a variety of perspectives and help dispel the common—but untrue—myths that no one is interested in women’s sport and that "sex sells" women’s sport. Effective strategies are also discussed for increasing media coverage and creating images which reflect the reality of women’s sports participation and why this is so important.

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