Mark Busch, chemistry teacher at Southeast Polk High School, will present "No, I Am Not Walter White: Reflections of a Beginning Chemistry Teacher."
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The Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition. High school students from Cedar Falls, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Fairbank, Gilbertville, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Janesville, Jesup, La Porte City, Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner, Traer, Tripoli, Waterloo and other area schools are expected to participate.
The Physics Competition is a series of five competitive physics events for high school students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Events include: catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm, and challenge problem. Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition held on April 17, 2014, at the McLeod Center.
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.
Join us in watching "The Clean Bin Project," the story about a couple competing against each other in an effort to live waste free for a year. Learn through their adventure how to recycle, buy locally and examine purchasing habits in order to eliminate waste. After the film viewers will be offered the opportunity to take up the challenge to live waste free for one month. Join the challenge, get tips and ideas on how to do it with the support of the other challenge members. Light dinner provided.
Join faculty in discussing Histories of the Dustheap. Histories of the Dustheap uses garbage, waste and refuse to investigate the relationships between various systems and shows how this most democratic reality produces identities, social relations and policies. This is the second of a three-part discussion series. Pre-registration required.
Dustin Graham Thesis Defense -
"Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function and the Design of Tallgrass Restorations for Biomass Production."
Juan Luis Suarez will discuss "Modeling Cultural Networks in the Hispanic Baroque." Suarez is the director of the CulturePlex lab, an innovative and interdisciplinary digital humanities research center at Canada's Western University, where he is also a professor of Hispanic Studies in the Modern Languages and Literature Department.
Daisy Hernandez will be the keynote speaker for Women's History Month. Her lecture is titled "Feminists, Comadres, and Maybe Beyoncé: Models for Leadership Today."
Timothy Logan, University of North Dakota, will speak on "Applications of an Aerosol Classification Method to the Study of Aerosol Variability and the Aerosol Indirect Effect."
Terry Towery, from the Lehman College of the City University of New York, juries this annual competitive exhibition, which features the finest recent works of students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. Towery will also present work in the Gallery Showcases during the run of the student exhibition. Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception: March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in KAB 111.