College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences presents 220east After-Work, a partnership between CHAS, Cedar Valley Chamber Music, JSA Development and Main Street Waterloo. Look forward to your Wednesday evenings by joining Cedar Valley Chamber Music for our 2014 concert series at 220east. UNI faculty and students, WCF Symphony guest soloists and special guests highlight eleven week of concerts at a unique venue. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concerts are 5:15-6 p.m. Admission is free; good will donations accepted. Complimentary wine at all concerts is provided in partnership with CU restaurant.
Bill Johnson, Natural Resource Biologist at the Prairie Resource Center, Iowa DNR, will share “lessons learned” about prairie in his 25-year career with Iowa DNR. The first part of his time was spent reconstructing prairies as a land manager. The last half has been devoted to propagating prairie seed for restoration at Iowa DNR’s Prairie Resource Center at Brushy Creek State Park. Learn more about the people, places, and experiences that have shaped Bill’s prairie education, and how he caught the prairie “bug.”
School of Music faculty artist Matthew Andreini will present a percussion recital. Repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
"The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today" is a Peabody Award-winning documentary that tells the compelling personal story of Vashti McCollum and how her efforts to protect her 10-year-old son led to one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history — the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools. The case is little-known by the contemporary American public, yet the McCollum decision continues to have important ramifications for current conflicts over the role of religion in public institutions – from displays of the Ten Commandments in government buildings to student-led prayers at public school graduation ceremonies. A short discussion follows the film; open to the public.
School of Music faculty artist Randall Harlow will coordinate this concert featuring organ chamber music. This event is free and open to the public.
The Digital Turn returns with rhetoric scholar Cheryl Ball. Ball is the editor of the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Click here for a short video introduction to her talk. A reception will follow the presentation. The Digital Turn: the 2013-14 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series is hosted by the Department of Languages & Literatures. Follow the series online or on Facebook.
Dr. Kenneth Ridgway, Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science at Purdue University, will discuss the connection between earth science and communities. Such a connection seems obvious to most scientists but is much less clear to most communities. In the first part of his talk he will explore the geologic setting, the infrastructural damage, and the impact on communities of recent large earthquakes in Taiwan, Turkey, Haiti and Japan. Decisions that communities and governments made about these types of geologic hazards had a profound impact on human life and the built environment. In the second part of the talk, he will discuss how at Purdue University they are building connections between the scientific community and Native American communities. The strongest connections are developed when Native American students do research on issues that are directly relevant to their tribal lands and communities. An understanding of earth processes is critical in decision making both at the global and local community levels.
Jennifer Cooley, Languages and Literatures, will present "21st Century Jungles: Representing Workplace Abuse Against Migrant Women." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.
Jordan Gurtner Naumann M.S. Thesis Presentation:
"The Effects of Homocysteine on Neural Crest Cells and their Expression of LIM3 Protein".
Visiting artist Dylan Chmura-Moore will present a trombone recital. Dylan Chmura-Moore is Assistant Professor of Music at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and is a performer and advocate of music written today. Dylan has had a voice in the premieres of numerous compositions and is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. He recently has performed with Madison Symphony Orchestra, Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, Dal Niente, Con Vivo!, and Isthmus Brass. This event is free and open to the public.