When Weston family patriarch vanishes one hot summer night, his acid-tongued, pill-popping wife summons her grown daughters and their families to their Oklahoma homestead. Dinner is served, lies are told, and long-held family secrets are unflinchingly revealed. Tracy Letts’ comic tragedy exposes the emotional destruction that rips through generations if nothing stops its path. One of the most critically acclaimed plays of this century, August earned the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, and Drama Desk Award for Best New Play. Directed by alumna Angie Toomsen and featuring UNI faculty Richard Glockner and Cynthia Goatley.
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.
Dr. Henry Segerman will present "How to Make Sculptures of 4-Dimensional Things." Segerman is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University. He is both a mathematician, working mostly in 3-dimensional geometry and topology, and a mathematical artist, working mostly in the medium of 3D printing. Visit his website at: https://www.math.okstate.edu/~segernan/
The lecture is intended for general audiences, on topics of current interest in mathematics and mathematics education and is free of charge.
"Necessary Targets" is a play set in the aftermath of the Bosnian conflict. In the play, two American women, a therapist and a writer, visit a Bosnian refugee camp to help women survivors cope with the trauma of sexual violence and genocide. The play raises questions about the ownership of these stories as well as the ethics of telling and documenting them. A brief discussion will follow the reading. The play contains descriptions of violence and sexual assualt. This material may be triggering to some people. Be advised that some material is inappropriate for children.
This event is sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.
Steven Johnson will speak as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Johnson is a best-selling author of works including Everything Bad Is Good For You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter and Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age. In Fall 2014, he will star in the new PBS Series, How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson.
Can a simple 19th century technology change the world? For most North Americans, a bicycle ride or commute is a lifestyle choice. For countless others across the globe, each pedal stroke is progress out of poverty, toward an education and over the mountains of social and cultural discrimination.
"With My Own Two Wheels" profiles the lives of five people and portrays the powerful difference a bicycle has made for each of them and their communities. The film can be used to better understand their life circumstances, the power of an "appropriate" human-scale technology in an increasingly hi-tech world and to inspire discussion on how we can each contribute to improving the lives of people around the world, even in simple ways.
UNI Gallery of Art Concert Series, in association with the exhibition “Remix: Art and Sound Unbound” featuring avant-garde music and art. Performed by Professor Jeffery Byrd with Aypryl Pippert and Corbett Fogue, including selections from "Song Books" and "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" by John Cage.
Austin Jones - "Development of Leaf Shape and Vein Homologies in Five Species of the Genus Ipomoea".
Receipient of the Women's and Gender Studies Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award will present their paper and be presented with their award.
The 60's, 70's and 80's were a golden era for songwriting, and during that period iconic hits such as "Big Girls Don't Cry" were born. See the men behind the sound of The Four Seasons and more live on stage!