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.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
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.
Cara Burnidge, assistant professor of religion, will present "Does a President's Faith Shape Policy? Woodrow Wilson as a Case Study for Today." This lecture will examine how faith has and has not shaped a president’s domestic and international policies and reform; it will conclude by offering insights on how to think about religion in policy making today. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and World Religion and the Department of History.
See the blockbuster film "Armageddon", provided with accurate scientific commentary by Siobahn Morgan, Professor of Astronomy. The event is free and open to the public.
See the blockbuster film "Twister", provided with accurate scientific commentary by Alan Czarnetzki, Professor of Meteorology. The event is free and open to the public.
See the blockbuster film "Jurassic Park", provided with accurate scientific commentary by Alexa Sedlacek, Assistant Professor of Geology. The event is free and open to the public.
Biology undergraduates will discuss their research from our Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) in 20 minute presentations. Research topics vary from field ecology to microbiology to cell development. The presentations are for general audiences and snacks will be provided.
View the partial eclipse of the Sun with solar telescopes provided by the Department of Earth Science. In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, the event will be cancelled. Telescopes will be set up near the athletic fields of the West Dome Lot of the UNI-Dome.
Joan McBreen and Noel Monahan, two of Ireland's most accomplished contemporary poets, will visit UNI as part of their U.S. tour. Sample their poetry at http://www.joanmcbreen.com/new.html and http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=338&a=167. Their visit is sponsored by the Department of Languages & LIteratures.
The recipient of the Women's and Gender Studies Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award will present their paper and be presented with their award.