College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Faculty artist and educator Chris Buckholz will offer a trombone recital. The recital will feature both classical and jazz repertoire. Jazz selections will feature additional faculty artists Chris Merz, saxophones, Bob Dunn, guitar, Bob Washut, piano, staff artist David Dunn, bass and student Cory Healey, drums. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI-STAND, Cedar Valley UNA and Invisible Children present how you can help the conflicts in the D.R. Congo. Also showing a short film "Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth".
Dr. Gail Dines, anti-pornography activist, lecturer and author will discuss the inner working of the porn industry, including the creation of media images of gender, sex and sexuality, and how such imagery contributes to violence against women. Dr. Dines' discussion is free and open to the public. No one under 18 admitted to presentation. This event is co-sponsored by Women’s & Gender Studies and the YWCA of Blackhawk County. It is funded in part by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Executive Vice President & Provost's Office; Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare; College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences; College of Education; Violence Intervention Services; Dean of Students Office; and Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology.
Dr. Rick Lampe, professor of biology at Buena Vista University, will present "Student Field Trips to South Africa: Optimal Learning Experiences in an Exotic Environment," a composite discussion of historical, cultural and biological education gained from multiple field trips with Buena Vista students to South Africa. Student field trip participants have opportunities to experience the rich history and culture of South Africa as well as observing and studying the unique ecosystems and wildlife of that portion of the exotic African continent. Refreshments will be provided.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer the UNI Women's Chorus will join together with UNI Singers, conducted by professor and conductor John Len Wiles, to offer a shared fall concert. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
This 90-minute film depicts the exploitation by King Leopold II of Belgium of the Congo Free State, its tortured modern history and the catalyst for the first international human rights movement.
Stephen L. Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will discuss decisions of the United States to go to war and the ethical issues involved in such decisions. Carter's visit to the University of Northern Iowa is in conjunction with the Reaching for Higher Ground series focusing on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
Newspapers play a critical role in a democracy. Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, will discuss the Courier's focus, how news is selected and trends affecting newspapers. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UNI American Democracy Project.
The first full-length, high definition documentary ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire shares highlights from an extraordinary career, explaning how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire current projects across the country and around the world.
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will host a book reading group discussion.