Opening reception: April 25 at 7 p.m. The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Justin D. Allen (photography), Kelly Ann Cunningham (graphic design), Elise Hanson (photography), and Bradley Kennedy (graphic design). All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon. through Thurs.; noon to 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; and by appointment.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
UNI Science Education will host the 2016 UNI Science Education Update Conference for Iowa secondary science teachers. The conference will focus on how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), recently adopted in Iowa, can be implemented in science classrooms with presentations, informal networking and exhibits, tours, breakout sessions and discussions throughout the day. Teachers will be provided with instructional resources and strategies to back to their schools. There will be information on future professional development programs, course offerings and outreach opportunities.
The Department of Physics will host the State of Iowa Physics Competition. Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity, ingenuity and an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mouse trap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem.
UNI Faculty, staff, students and Cedar Valley community members will read Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, August Wilson's play on the legendary blues singer, blues music and race relations in 1920s Chicago. The reading is sponsored by UNI's Diversity Council. The play is the second in Wilson's American Century Cycle on the African-American experience in the 20th century. A discussion of the play, music and race relations, then and now, will follow the performance.
Faculty, staff, students and Cedar Valley community members will read Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, August Wilson's play on the legendary blues singer, blues music and race relations in 1920s Chicago. The reading is sponsored by UNI's Diversity Council. The play is the second in Wilson's American Century Cycle on the African-American experience in the 20th century. A discussion of the play, music and race relations, then and now, will follow the performance.
Anne Frank: A History for Today is an educational experience for all ages. Examine World War II and the Holocaust through the perspective of Anne Frank. Learn about the dangerous consequences of intolerance for all communities. The narration and imagery of the exhibition serve as inspiration to take action to understand intolerance. Understand how indifference, acceptance and apathy destroy individuals, families, neighbors and entire communities. Anne Frank: A History for Today was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by The Anne Frank Center USA.
From March 29 through May 28, visitors can also see the exhibit "Iowa's Ties to the Holocaust," which shares accounts and artifacts of a number of individuals with ties to Iowa, including GIs present at the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and of Holocaust survivors who started life anew in Iowa
Normal admission fees to the Grout Musuem District apply. Several events related to these exhibits have been organized. For more information, go to:
facebook.com/unichge or GMDistrict.org
Jon Humston, graduate student at the University of Iowa, will present "Compressive Sampling Really Works: Applications in Chemistry."
Marvin D. Hoffland will present "Developing ESP Curriculum: Integration of a Course Management System (Moodle)."
Erik Brincks, senior scientist at NewLink Genetics in Ames, will present "How to use your chemistry degree to cure cancer (without actually doing any chemistry)."
The UNI Botanical Center spring plant sale will include the usual variety of herbs and vegetables. There will also be a limited number of perennials from our campus gardens such as daylilies, Japanese iris and hosta, as well as an assortment of bulbs and plants from the tropical collection and flowering annuals. Come early for the best selection. Plants will be in classroom #26 on the north side of the center.