College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Visiting pianist Arthur Greene will present a recital. Greene studied at Juilliard with Martin Canin and was a Gold Medal winner in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions, and a top laureate at the Busoni International Competition. He performed the complete solo piano works of Johannes Brahms in a series of six programs in Boston, and recorded the Complete Etudes of Alexander Scriabin for Supraphon. Greene has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Moscow Rachmaninov Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Lisbon Sao Paulo Opera House, Hong Kong City Hall and concert houses in Shanghai and Beijing. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "Home Is Where Your Dog Is," conceived, written and directed by Jorge De Leon.
Although home is defined as a place where one lives, for many people the idea of “home” is nothing more than a distant memory and a metaphor for survival. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there were an estimated 643,067 people who experienced homelessness in the United States in 2011. Set in modern day urban United States, this show reveals the struggles of everyday life in the streets. By examining the relationship between Rusty and his dog Chucks, we begin to explore what happens when the social world around us begins to deconstruct itself and perhaps, create a new definition of home.
Admission is free but seating is limited. Tickets will be available first-come, first-served beginning at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.
In this comedy, Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk myths, one involving a vengeful, greedy Jewish creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh from a Christian over an unpaid debt, the other involving a marriage suitor’s choice among three chests to win the hand of his beloved. How does one harmonize the Elizabethan anti-Semitic portrayal of Shylock with the fairy-tale romance of Portia and Bassanio? And then make this experience relevant and comedic to a contemporary audience? Join us as we celebrate the final production in our exploration of politically-themed work.
Victoria Moran, UNI graduate and dental student at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry, will present "All About Dental School."
Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music faculty artists, student musicians will offer a chamber music concert. This event is free and open to the public.
We will explore finite graph coverings from an arithmetical perspective. After discussing how a prime cycle in a graph splits into prime cycles in a covering graph, we will characterize the situation when any prime cycle in a graph has a similar splitting type in two covers. Using this characterization, we present a method of constructing pairs of non-isomorphic graphs that have the same Ihara zeta function.
The meteoric success of 2CELLOS started when former cello rivals Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser decided to join forces. In January 2011, they uploaded a unique cello version of “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson onto YouTube. Within just a few weeks, their video became a huge viral sensation, receiving over 5 million views. This led to a record deal with SONY MASTERWORKS and an invitation to join Elton John on his worldwide tour. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have played the cello since childhood. They completed their studies in 2011 – Luka graduated from the acclaimed Royal Academy of Music in London, and Stjepan at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Under the direction of UNI adjunct professor of double bass Hunter Capoccioni, the UNI bass studio will present a double bass recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Hans Herren, World Food Prize winner and president of the Millennium Institute, will present "Changing Course in Global Agriculture."
Agriculture must be at the core of any vision that sees all people having enough healthy food in a healthy environment. Today, 870 million people suffer from hunger in a world of food production surpluses and pre- and post-retail waste while unsustainable agricultural practices lead to environmental problems and threaten the health of our planet. Ecological and resilient agricultural practices conserve ecosystems and biodiversity and reduce environmental degradation. Small-holder farmers, when practicing sustainable agriculture, are the best stewards of our ecosystem.