Performance Artist Ron Athey's lecture is titled "Pleading in the Blood." Sponsored by the UNI Gallery of Art and Department of Art.
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Lynne Dieckman, Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa, will present a lecture titled "Making the Transition from UNI Student to Graduate School Researcher."
Featuring an exciting and diverse group of UNI School of Music faculty and student artists, this concert will kick off the spring 2014 Spotlight Series concerts. Coordinate by Dmitri Vorobiev and Amanda McCandless, with repertoire and performers to be announced. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Annette Lunch, director of The Center for Violence Prevention, will present "Teaching Girls the Power Beyond Sexy: Using Bystander Approaches to Address Self-Objectification." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.
BUCK A KID- The Yuval Ron Ensemble performs the music and dance of the opposing peoples of the Middle East in a unique and inspiring musical celebration featuring artists of Jewish, Arabic and Christian faiths.
The Final Thursday Reading Series will host Timothy Fay, editor of the Wapsipinicon Almanac. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants are invited to share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. followed by a question and answer period as time allows. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press; Hearst Center for the Arts; UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.
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.
Jessica Sagona, postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., will present "Getting Particular about the Matter of Air Quality: Viewing Particulate Matter from the Ground and Space."
The documentary "Living Downstream," based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, will be shown. The film follows Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, she receives worrying results and is thrust into a period of medical uncertainty. We begin two journeys with Steingraber: her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the urgent human rights issue of cancer prevention. The film also follows invisible toxins as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. We see how these chemicals enter our bodies and how, once inside, scientists believe they may be working to cause cancer. Kamyar Enshayan, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will lead a discussion following the film.
Designing Healthy Communities is a four-part series that takes a comprehensive look at the impact America’s built environment has on public health, and at the people and communities working to turn things around through innovative solutions.
In the final episode, "Searching for Shangri-La," Dr. Jackson searches past and present America for model communities large and small that embody the intricate balance of health promoting design and human needs. Does the perfect community exist?