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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

John Pleasants: "The Decline of the Monarch Butterfly Population: Causes and prospects for recovery."

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Wayne Au, author and professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, will present "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!’: Exposing the humbug of high-stakes, standardized testing." He will discuss major problems with using standardized tests to make high-stakes decisions about students, teachers, administrators and schools, as well as provide some concrete examples of better forms of assessment that our schools could be using instead.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:30 pm

As part of the Wright Hall Centennial Lecture Series, Annette Lynch will speak "The School of Applied Human Sciences: Threads of Connection that Build Community Campus Partnerships." The public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Gregory Bruess will present "Russian Revolutions of 1917: What Do We Know After 100 Years." The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 26, 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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 3:30 pm

As part of the Wright Hall Centennial Lecture Series, Susan Hill will be speak on " ’...A Consecutive and Intensive Acquaintance with Scripture’: David Sands Wright and Religion in the Public Schools". The public is invited to attend.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Emily Smith, Iowa State University, will present "Raman Spectroscopy Measurements of Thin Polymer Films and Nanomaterials for Energy Applications."

Thursday, November 2, 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, November 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Join the Women's and Gender Studies Program for the Current Research On Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. Heather Jeronimo will present "Religion as a Gendered Tool of Spanish Colonialism in Equatorial Guinea."

Monday, November 6, 2017 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Alexa Sedlacek: "Weathering the Early Triassic: Linking strontium isotope stratigraphy to silicate weathering rates during the Permian mass extinction and Early Triassic biotic recovery." 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Lisa Delpit, multicultural education expert and author, will have a conversation with a moderator and attendees about educational opportunity and meeting the needs of all students. Reception to follow. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Auriel A. Willette, assistant professor in the food science and human nutrition department at Iowa State University, will present "Nutritional Parameters and Dysregulated Processes Related to Alzhemier's Disease and Related Dementias."

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Auriel A. Willette, Iowa State University will present "Obesity and the Brain: Implications of Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementias and Novel Disease Therapies." A light reception will be held after the event. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 4:30 pm

See "Dream Big" at UNI. From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buddings to underwater robots, solar cars ans smart sustainable cities, "Dream Big" celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world's largest screens, "Dream Big" reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

Monday, November 13, 2017 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Sarah Clayton: Sensitization of Hypertension: How Life Translates to Disease."

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Joanne Goldman will present "The Birth, Death, Resurrection, and Demise of the U.S. Rare Earth Industry." The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, November 27, 2017 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Craig Tepper: "Symbiotic associations between Symbiodinium and two Marine Invertebrates."
                                          

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Join the Friends of the UNI Museum for the fifth speaker on "Christmas Traditions in the One-Room School Family Fund Day activities such as: carol singing, cookie decorating, making ornaments, and more" in the Rural Schoolhouse Speaker Series. Be transported back to the era of the one-room schoolhouse in Iowa. Speakers will present the history of rural schools, the teaching and learning experience and how the school building was once the heart and center of the community.

Monday, December 4, 2017 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Maurine Neiman: "Sex in the Wild (and especially in New Zealand)."
                                   

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Join the Women's and Gender Studies Program for the Current Research On Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. Joyce Milambiling will present "A Pure, Bright Light: The Letters of Helen Schrechter."

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