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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:00 pm

The Center for Educational Transformation's "Ed Research Afternoons" series will host Mary Losch, Center for Social and Behavioral Research. She will provide an overview of what a survey is and is not, including what kinds of data lends itself to collection via survey, how surveys are distinct from other data collection methods, questions to ask yourself before conducting a survey and more.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm

"Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics" will be presented by David Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm

The Kemin Research Group will hold a panel discussion on the divisions and jobs at Kemin.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00 pm

"The Good Lie" (2014) tells the story of four of the 20,000 “Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan” who walked thousands of miles to find refuge from the Second Sudanese Civil War and who eventually resettled in the United Staes.

This film screening has been organized by UNI RISE (Refugee Support and Empowerment) and the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public; meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:30 pm

The 2017 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture will be given by Rachel Levy, professor of mathematics and associate dean for faculty development at Harvey Mudd College. The Title of the lecture is "Fluid Adventures:  Where Mathematics Meets Art." 

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:00 am to Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 8:00 pm
The LGBT* Center and Rod Library are partnering to host Art Gay-la. Vote for "Audience Choice," which will have the opportunity to be on permanent display in the LGBT* Center as a special featured piece. The submissions represent LGBTQ-related themes of all mediums.
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:00 pm

The winner of the "UNI Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender" will present their research.

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Jeremy Schraffenberger, poet and editor of "The North American Review,"  has been selected by Omega Rho to give this year's Sigma Tau Delta Lecture. The title of the lecture is "How Poetry Will Save Your Life." The lecture is sponsored by the Omega Rho (UNI) chapter of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta. All are welcome.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, June 3, 2017 (All day)

The seventh annual collaboration begtween the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Educaiton and the Grout Museum District is bringing two exhibits to the Grout Museum of History and Science. "Dr. Seuss Wants You," highlighting the political cartoons of Dr. Seuss that warned Americans of the growing threat of Nazi Germany, and "Facing Prejudice," which encourages viewers to examine, in a constructive, non-threatening way, the complexities of prejudice and stereotypes that reside in all of us.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00 pm

"Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Peter Gorog" of his survival of the Nazi occupation of Hungary. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the presentation.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00 pm

The Center for Educational Transformation's "Ed Research Afternoons" series will host Jill Wittrock, Center for Social and Behavioral Research. She will walk attendees through the lifecycle of a survey from the Total Survey Error (TSE) framework. This framework is often used in survey methodology to evaluate all possible sources of error in a survey and make informed decisions about what to do at each phase (e.g., Should I do a web survey or telephone survey? How do I enter data to minimize errors?). A reference list will also be provided.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artists Elsa and Walter Verdehr will present a film, followed by a question and answer session. For more information on this event, contact Amanda.McCandless@uni.edu. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Mary Skopec, executive director of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory: Regents Resource Center, will lead a discussion on water quality in Iowa, "Status and Trends in Iowa's Water Quality: Our Challenges and Opportunities." Located on the shore of West Lake Okoboji in Northwest Iowa, Lakeside Lab is an Iowa Board of Regents campus dedicated to education of post-secondary students, research on aquatic systems and terrestrial landscapes, and community engagement on environmental topics.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Join UNI Proud in watching the documentary "Gen Slient." Gen Silent asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. They put a face on what experts in the film call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender seniors so afraid of discrimination, or worse, in long-term/health care that many go back into the closet. And, their decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year in Boston.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public; meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Abbylynn Helgevold will speak on sexual flourishing, that is not derived from an uncontrollable sexual appetite, but one that begins with and promotes sexual goods. Hosted by UNI STARR.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Join Poet Laureate of Kansas Emeritus Wyatt Townley in an exploration of home: what is it, where is it and how does it intersect with poetry. Wyatt Townley’s work has been read by Garrison Keillor on NPR, featured in US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry,” and published in journals including The Paris Review, North American Review, and The Yale Review. Her books include four collections of poetry: Rewriting the Body (forthcoming in 2018), The Breathing Field, and The Afterlives of Trees, a Kansas Notable Book and winner of Nelson Award. (www.WyattTownley.com)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public; meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Melinda Boyd will present a lecture-recital, collaborating with colleagues Jean McDonald, mezzo-soprano and Robin Guy, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

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