This month's featured reader is Taylor Brorby, co-editor of "Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America." Open mic sign up begins st 7 p.m. Taylor Brorby will take the state at 8 p.m. followed by a short Q&A session.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Wendy Hoofnagle, languages and literatures, will read from her book "The Continuity and the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism." Hoofnagle explores the Carolingian aspects of Norman influence in England after the Norman Conquest, arguing that the Normans’ literature of kingship envisioned government as a form of imperial rule modeled in many ways on the glories of Charlemagne and his reign.
Joanna Woodall from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, will present "When Are Portraits Works of Art?", followed by a viewing of the 16th century portrait of the Spanish Nobleman in the UNI Permanent Collection.
Do you like to play cribbage? Are you on campus at noon on Thursdays? Play at Rod Library, at the tables near the library coffee shop. Bring a board and cards if you have them and play a game or two, no partner needed. Open to students, faculty, staff and the community.
In association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition "Troika in Cuba: Soul Deep" by photographers Karen Graffeo and Chip Cooper and journalist Julio Larramendi, which reveals the cities and rural regions of Cuba as seen and photographed from three perspectives.
This exhibition by photographers Karen Graffeo and Chip Cooper and journalist Julio Larramendi reveals the cities and rural regions of Cuba as seen and photographed from three perspectives. On Wed., Nov. 3 at 6 p.m., Graffeo and Larramendi will present a lecture about this collaboration in Kamerick Art Building, room 111. Free and open to the public.
Michael Luick-Thrams will present an eyewitness account of the varied responses, in the spring and summer of 2015, by Germans to the arrival in their country of more than a million refugees fleeing war, poverty and ecological disaster. He will discuss Germany’s postwar history with refugees, the political consequences of Angela Merkel’s refugee policies and the implications for the United States as we struggle with refugee issues.
Michael Luick-Thrams will present an overview of the many ways that Iowans were connected to and responded to the Holocaust and an exploration of the lessons of Iowa’s response to the Holocaust for our world today. A short film on the Scattergood Hostel near West Branch, which offered a haven for refugees from Nazi Germany, will be shown.
Join your neighbors and elected officials for a listening forum with individuals who work, care for, and/or live on the autism spectrum. People on the spectrum are our brothers, fathers, sisters and mothers. Integrated into our schools, workplaces, churches and families, they confront us with a new and broader undersanding of what is “normal” or typical. The forum is free and open to the public.
New York City actor Andrew Duff will share his personal journey, "Where Are We Now," which involves living with autism and the prospect of being 'better' in a normal society. A panel disucssion will follow. The presentation is free and open to the public.