The Department of Physics will host the 2014 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 and ingenuity as well as an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Events include the catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge building, soda straw arm and challenge problem.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Alison Suen, a former UNI philosophy major and current Lecturer in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, will discuss the unique contributions that women have made in the field of animal ethics. She will also consider parallels between the exploitation of animals and the exploitation of women.
Northern Iowa Sculptors and Potters (NIPS) will host figurative ceramic sculptor Kelly Garrett Rathbone as a Visiting Artist in the Department of Art on April 17 and 18. She will demonstrate how she makes her artwork from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 2-4:45 p.m. on both days. She will give a lecture about her work on Thursday at 7 p.m. in room 111, Kamerick Art Building. For more information contact JoAnn Schnabel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Philosophy and World Religions will sponsor a panel of alumni who will discuss how study in these disciplines can help you in law school and the legal professions. Majors in Philosopy and in the Study of Religion consistently have top LSAT scores.
Corey Dolgon, a Ph.D. in American Culture and Sociology Professor, has been performing “singing lectures” for more than a decade. Focusing on the role that folksongs play in the U.S. labor movement, Corey’s words and music bring both history and theory to life. He is a long-time labor activist and community organizer and has used folk songs to build solidarity on the line and engage students in the classroom. This singing lecture covers labor history from a multicultural perspective and examines the function of folk songs in workers’ lives, labor and organizing. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UNI Interpreters Theatre, the Department of Communication Studies and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.
Sonia Han, UNI graduate and Lab Technician at Cargill, will present "Breaking Cargill."
Rebecca Krewer, UNI graduate and medical school student at the University of Iowa, will present "A Crash Course in Medical School at Iowa."
Dr. Melissa G. Trainer of the NASA Goddard Space Center will present "Chemistry on Mars: Adventures with SAM and the Curiosity Rover."
Co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and gallery director Darrell Taylor. Student's from Dr. Sutton and Hunter Capoccioni's Avant-garde in Art class present didactics for selected works of art from the UNI Permanent Art Collection. A concert series will also be offered.
Opportunity for UNI tenure and tenure-track faculty to participate in UNI Faculty Leadership in Sustainability Education Summer Institute. Apply by Friday, March 21. Selected participants will receive $2,000 stipends.