College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
In this comedy, Shakespeare weaves together two ancient folk myths, one involving a vengeful, greedy Jewish creditor trying to exact a pound of flesh from a Christian over an unpaid debt, the other involving a marriage suitor’s choice among three chests to win the hand of his beloved. How does one harmonize the Elizabethan anti-Semitic portrayal of Shylock with the fairy-tale romance of Portia and Bassanio? And then make this experience relevant and comedic to a contemporary audience? Join us as we celebrate the final production in our exploration of politically-themed work.
Victoria Moran, UNI graduate and dental student at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry, will present "All About Dental School."
Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music faculty artists, student musicians will offer a chamber music concert. This event is free and open to the public.
We will explore finite graph coverings from an arithmetical perspective. After discussing how a prime cycle in a graph splits into prime cycles in a covering graph, we will characterize the situation when any prime cycle in a graph has a similar splitting type in two covers. Using this characterization, we present a method of constructing pairs of non-isomorphic graphs that have the same Ihara zeta function.
The meteoric success of 2CELLOS started when former cello rivals Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser decided to join forces. In January 2011, they uploaded a unique cello version of “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson onto YouTube. Within just a few weeks, their video became a huge viral sensation, receiving over 5 million views. This led to a record deal with SONY MASTERWORKS and an invitation to join Elton John on his worldwide tour. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have played the cello since childhood. They completed their studies in 2011 – Luka graduated from the acclaimed Royal Academy of Music in London, and Stjepan at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Under the direction of UNI adjunct professor of double bass Hunter Capoccioni, the UNI bass studio will present a double bass recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Hans Herren, World Food Prize winner and president of the Millennium Institute, will present "Changing Course in Global Agriculture."
Agriculture must be at the core of any vision that sees all people having enough healthy food in a healthy environment. Today, 870 million people suffer from hunger in a world of food production surpluses and pre- and post-retail waste while unsustainable agricultural practices lead to environmental problems and threaten the health of our planet. Ecological and resilient agricultural practices conserve ecosystems and biodiversity and reduce environmental degradation. Small-holder farmers, when practicing sustainable agriculture, are the best stewards of our ecosystem.
The Department of Languages & Literature will host several speakers. Elaine Tarone, University of Minnesota, will present "Second Language Speaking Activities for Critical Thinking;" John Levis, Iowa State University, will present "Flipping the Classroom: Language Teaching in Hybrid Formats;" Judith Liskin-Gasparro, University of Iowa, will present "Things Teachers Need to Know about Pronunciation;" and Cheryl Roberts, University of Northern Iowa, will present "Native American Language Revival: The Case of Meskwaki."
For the seventh consecutive year, the entire Cedar Valley community is invited to participate in a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, organized in conjunction with the 2013 National Days of Remembrance (April 7-14). his year's ceremony, organized by UNI's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education in collaboration with Sons of Jacob Synagogue of Waterloo, the Cedar Valley Interfaith Council, Catholic Parishes of Waterloo and other organizations, will be dedicated to the theme of this years' National Days of Remembrance: "Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs." This interfaith community event will feature one or more guest speakers, readings, musical performances, candle lighting and other activities.