College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Student presentations from Summer 2012 Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Marshall Curry, two-time Academy Award nominee, will be the second visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series. Curry will host a screening of the Academy Award nominated documentary Racing Dreams. This film follows two boys and a girl who dream of one day racing in NASCAR. The film won numerous awards including the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Documentary.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer the UNI Concert Chorale will offer a fall choral music concert. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Marshall Curry, two-time Academy Award nominee, will be the second visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series. Curry will host a screening of the Academy Award nominated documentary Street Fight. This film won the Audience Awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, AFI/Discovery SilverDocs Festival and Hot Docs Festival. It also received the Jury Prize for Best International Documentary at Hot Docs and was nominated for a Writer's Guild of America Award.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will present a clarinet recital with faculty pianist Sean Botkin featuring works by Molter, Brahms, Debussy, and Prokofiev. This event is free and open to the public.
Marshall Curry, two-time Academy Award nominee, will be the second visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series. Curry will host a screening of 2012 Academy Award nominee for best documentary If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation. The film tells the story of a radical environmentalist who faced life in prison for burning two Oregon timber facilities. It won the Sundance Film Festival award for Best Documentary Editing and was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award.
"Emigration Road" , exploring the complex emotions surrounding Irish emigration, will be performed by the Irish duo of Tegolin Knowland and Sean Coyne. Emigration has been a constant throughout much of Irish history. This drama by Eamon Grennan, one of Ireland’s foremost poets, sketches out the consequences of leaving “home” to makes one’s way elsewhere. In a performance that covers a range of emigration experiences, Knowland and Coyne give voice to those whose stories are too often lost to history. The performance is free and open to the public.
Seminar on "The Historic Missouri River Flood of 2011" by Jeff Zogg, senior service hydrologist, National Weather Service, Des Moines, Iowa.
The flood fight and recovery have involved many people from different backgrounds in the public and private sector. During the flood from the Missouri River basin, the National Weather Service worked closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey, FEMA and the State of Iowa to provide decision support services. After the flood, the National Weather Service continues to work with these and other agencies to help recover from the flood and plan for the future.
Famous for their even-handed, non-partisan satire, this is an election-year special. A group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December 1981, when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies and skits, which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers.
Ellen McLaughlin’s fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by the Aristophanes play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in lovemaking until the men see reason, lay down their arms, and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and pandemonium ensues as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?