College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
The UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education's Faculty Book Reading Group will meet to discuss David Livingstone Smith's Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others (2012). Winner of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction, Less Than Human" draws on a rich mix of history, evolutionary psychology, biology, anthropology and philosophy to document the pervasiveness of dehumanization, describe its forms and explain why we so often resort to it."
Graduate students perform their work from the Seminar in Performance Studies taught by Karen S. Mitchell, Ph.D.
The Philosphy Club will host UNI graduate and Stanford graduate student Grant Rozeboom. He will discuss Consequential vs. Non-Consequential Ethics through Utilitarianism and Immanuel Kant.
The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Zachary Bowman (sculpture), Amber Persinger (painting), Theresa Simmons (painting) and Amythest Hultman Warrington(ceramics). All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and by appointment. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/Home.html or call 319-273-3095.
As part of Reaching for Higher Ground events “Critical Conversations: Voices of the Cedar Valley” will showcase the work of students in teacher Mirsa Rudic’s 6th grade class for English Language Learners at Carver Academy in Waterloo. These students, as a part of a service-learning partnership with a Wartburg College course, participated in a PhotoVoice project where they took photos and wrote about their conceptions of the American Dream. The event will include a panel of speakers following the showcased photography that will promote rich dialogue about the hopes, dreams, and needs of English Language Learners in our community. The overall goal of the forum is to address the implications the students' stories have for practice, research, and policy change in the local, state, and national educational arena.
A perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles and orchestra in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless, the UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven. The fourth in a series, Vorobiev plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in concert at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education's Student Book Reading Group will meet to discuss Peter Eichstaedt's Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place (2011). Students interested in purchasing a copy of the book and participating in the discussion should contact Stephen Gaies, director, CHGE (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rachel Tish, president, UNI-STAND (email@example.com).
Alison Schell, geology and earth science major, will present the results of her summer undergraduate research program on "Source distribution of nitrate around municipal wells of a suburban Iowa town." Her research focuses on the quality of the drinking water in the Cedar Falls municipal water system. The seminar is free and open to the public.