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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

How can we teach so that our students can learn most effectively? Facilitated by Susan Hill, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, this session summarizes some of the recent research on effective teaching and effective learning. We will align general learning goals for students in many courses—content knowledge, application, developing critical/creative thinking skills, etc.—with what the research says instructors can do in the classroom to facilitate that learning. Register online at OR by clicking the "Register Now" link on the CETL website. 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00 pm


Two short documentaries, followed by a short presentation and a panel discussion with local Burmese residents, will highlight the background to the arrival in Wateroo and Cedar Falls of a large Burmese refugee community and their adjustment to life in the United States.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Sergey Golitsynskiy, assistant professor, Communication Studies will speak on A Big Data Approach to Measuring News Media Reliance on the Press Release.”  Golitsynskiy will discuss the results of two studies addressing the use of public relations content in news media, an issue that has been prominent in journalism scholarship for at least a century, yet has not been investigated sufficiently due to methodological challenges. Golitsynskiy will share his experience using a computational approach to tackle such challenges by constructing and analyzing a very large data set of press releases and relevant news coverage. His results suggest that news media delivers reasonably impartial content, which contradicts opinions often voiced in journalism literature. However, the use of computation also lead to a discovery of a "smoking gun" – a striking example of PR influence on the media.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:00 pm

"Why has the monarch butterfly population declined, and what can we do about it?"  John Pleasants, Iowa State University, will present "Why has the monarch butterfly population declined, and what can we do about it?" Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Steve Heilmann, research associate in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, will present "Hydrothermal Carbonization - An Industrial Process?"

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm to Monday, December 1, 2014 - 5:00 pm

 A photographic exhibition featuring the work of Colorado-based artist Denis Roussel. The artist will present a public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) room 111. An opening reception will follow.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Photographer Roussel will present a lecture about his work and discuss the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition titled "Photographic Alternatives and Transcending Waste" on view from October 30 through Dec. 1.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm to Monday, December 1, 2014 - 5:00 pm

An exhibition featuring objects from the UNI Permanent Art Collection. Please note the Gallery will be closed Nov. 22- 30 for the Thanksgiving Break.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of 13 books across genres including All I Ask for Is Longing: Poems 1994-2014, Scything Grace and Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line. Open mic sign up is at 7 p.m. Share your best five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 30, 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, November 3, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Danielle McGeough, assistant professor of communication studies, will present "Pots and Purity: Performing the Domestic Goddess in the 19th Century." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Led by UNI Women's and Gender Studies alum Lata D'Mello and other professionals working on research and prevention of sexual assault, this discussion panel will focus on raising awareness about sexual assault through a cultural lens. The conversation will explore what sexual assault and domestic violence justice would look like, especially in immigrant and minority communities, and how college students can help address these issues. This event is sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Bridgette Bates will read from her poetry collection What Is Not Missing Is Light, which takes the reader inside a museum to view fragments of statues that have become emblematic of historical and cultural decay and perseverance. 

Bridgette Bates’ poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Fence, jubilat, VERSE and elsewhere. A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a “Discovery” Prize, she is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Originally from Nashville, she lives in Los Angeles where she is the writer-in-residence at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and a frequent features contributor to the Kirkus Reviews. Bates’ debut collection, What Is Not Missing Is Light, winner of Rescue Press’ Black Box Poetry Prize, will be released this November.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Patrick Hicks went on three separate research trips to Poland in order to get the history correct for his first novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, which was recently chosen for National Reading Group Month. In this presentation, Hicks will discuss how his research influenced his writing process and offer a short history of the death camps.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Chemistry and biochemistry Students Jon Heinzman, Katie Fay and Angela Weepie will present posters from their 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Damien Pfister, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and author of Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics: Attention and Deliberation in the Early Blogosphere, will present a lecture on Google Glass. Google Glass is an augmented reality technology that allows wearers to seamlessly access internetworked media through displays built into the lenses. This kind of "wearable computer," like activity trackers, miniature cameras and smart wristwatches, is on the cusp of ubiquity in intensively networked societies. However, public discussion about the cultural implications of these new technologies is lagging behind their development and diffusion. In the context of Glass, Pfister will pursue one of the most substantive critiques of communication in a networked society: that digital media technologies enable citizens to customize their environments, thus creating "echo chambers" or "filter bubbles" that may curtail the very possibilities for social justice.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Patrick Hicks, Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College (SIoux Falls, S.D). will read from his novel about the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard, as well as discuss how he used historical fact to create literary fiction. The Commandant of Lubizec has received rave critical reviews across the country. Aside from reading key passages from his novel, he will also answer questions about such camps as Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec.

Monday, November 10, 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 Joystick Warriors: Video Games, Violence & the Culture of Militarism will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue. 

“For years, there's been widespread speculation about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. Joystick Warriors provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue. Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, and gamers themselves, the film trains its sights on the wildly popular genre of first-person shooter games, exploring how the immersive experience they offer links up with the larger stories we tell ourselves as a culture about violence, militarism, guns, and manhood. Along the way, it examines the game industry's longstanding working relationship with the U.S. military and the American gun industry, and offers a riveting examination of the games themselves -- showing how they work to sanitize, glamorize, and normalize violence while cultivating dangerously regressive attitudes and ideas about masculinity and militarism.”

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.

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Sam E. Antar was the CFO of Crazy Eddie and helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980s. And even though this convicted felon now advices federal and state law enforcement agencies and performs forensic accounting services, Antar would do it all again.

Antar will speak as part of the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics programming. The event is free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics with support from the Department of Accounting and the Center for Academic Ethics.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Pat Jordan is the former managing editor of Commonweal and the editor of Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal.  He worked with Dorothy Day from the late 1960s until her death in 1980. He will discuss Day's life and the growth of the Catholic Worker movement. Learn about one of the great American social activists of the twentieth century from someone who knew her well.


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