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The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents Mauritius

Crime…Passion…Stamp Collecting? The stakes are high when two half-sisters, mourning the recent passing of their mother, inherit a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel" of the stamp-collecting world. The battle for possession takes a dangerous turn when three rival collectors enter the sisters' world, and they are plunged into a seedy, cloak-and-dagger underworld.  Mauritius by Pulitzer Prize nominee and creator of the hit TV series Smash, Theresa Rebeck, is a suspenseful comedy-drama where everyone involved seems willing to bully, connive, cheat, and, if all else fails, conduct a legitimate business transaction, to gain control of the rarest of prizes. Adult language.  Directed by Steve Taft.

Film Presentation: "Hannah Arendt"

Hannah Arendt was a passionate political thinker who caused outrage and vigorous disagreement by many leading American and Israeli thinkers who read her book, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963).  Adolf Eichmann was a leading figure in orchestrating the Holocaust, and in 1961 Israel captured him in Argentina and put him on trial for crimes against the Jewish people. Arendt attended the trial and wrote reports for The New Yorker which formed the basis of her book. Having been born and educated in Germany, Arendt was persecuted as a Jew by the Nazi regime, landing in jail and a concentration camp. Through a series of fortunate events, she was able to escape and eventually made her way to the United States. In the last years of her life, she taught at The New School for Social Research, where Bill Clohesy, professor of philosophy, became one of her doctoral students. Clohesy will provide commentary and lead a discussion following the film showing..  
 

The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents Mauritius

Crime…Passion…Stamp Collecting? The stakes are high when two half-sisters, mourning the recent passing of their mother, inherit a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel" of the stamp-collecting world. The battle for possession takes a dangerous turn when three rival collectors enter the sisters' world, and they are plunged into a seedy, cloak-and-dagger underworld.  Mauritius by Pulitzer Prize nominee and creator of the hit TV series Smash, Theresa Rebeck, is a suspenseful comedy-drama where everyone involved seems willing to bully, connive, cheat, and, if all else fails, conduct a legitimate business transaction, to gain control of the rarest of prizes. Adult language.  Directed by Steve Taft.

Film Screening and Discussion: "The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today"

"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.

Planetarium Show

Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.

220 East After-Work: An Evening of Arias and Art Song

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. 

Tallgrass Prairie Center's Ecological Restoration Seminar: Lessons Learned About Prairie

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.” 

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