College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
The School of Music will host Robert Duke, whose research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, including motor skill learning, cognitive psychology and neuroscience. His most recent work explores procedural memory consolidation and the cognitive processes engaged during musical improvisation. A former studio musician and public school music teacher, he has worked closely with children at-risk, both in the public schools and through the juvenile justice system.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Gail Dines, anti-pornography activist, lecturer and author. Dr. Dines address is entitled "Sex, Love, and Violence in a Pornographic Culture." Workshop breakout sessions include "Recognizing and Reporting Domestic Violence in Later Life," "No One Listening: Domestic Violence in the Deaf Community," and "Youth Alternatives to Negative Behavior and Violence: An Approach to Gangs, Drugs and the Streets." The target audiences for this conference are social workers, counselors, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals and educators. Contact Ruth Chananie-Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about registration and costs. Lunch is included. 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.
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.