College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his home in the Delaware River Basin was on top of a rock formation containing natural gas that stretches across New York and Pennsylvania. He was offered $100,000 to lease his land for a new method of drilling developed by Halliburton and soon discovered this was only a part of a 34-state drilling campaign, the largest natural gas drilling boom in history.
The Earth Science Department will host a special viewing of a supernova, an exploding star which can be observed over a great distance and is one of the most powerful events in astronomy. The supernova, named SN2011fe, is at a distance of approximately 20 million light years and is not visible to the naked eye. Telescopes will be set up to view the supernova and other objects in the night sky. If the skies are cloudy, the event will be canceled.
UNI School of Music staff and faculty artist Sandy Nordahl will present a recital of digital music and art. This event is free and open to the public.
David Marchesani, associate director of academic advising, will speak about identifying your skills and values.
Dr. Andrew Stollenwerk, Assistant Professor of Physics, wil present, " Effect of Hydrogen on Electron Transport in Thin Mn Films."
"9/11: A 10-Year Retrospective" panel will address these topics: why did 9/11 happen;? what, if anything, could have been done to prevent it;? did the attackers achieve their goals;? did the U. S. respond adequately;? and looking back 10 years, has our understanding of why it happened changed? Panel members are Mohammad Fahmy, Industrial Technology; Laura Janik, Center for International Peace & Security Studies; John W. Johnson, History; and Phil Mauceri, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Moderator is Catherine Palczewski, Communication Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Audience is invited to bring their thoughts and reflections to this discussion. Reception and sale of 9/11 books will follow the presentation.
Acclaimed author, editor, scholar, and flutist Nancy Toff will be on campus Tuesday, September 13, to present a lecture in the School of Music's Musically Speaking lecture series. The lecture will take place at 6:00 p.m., in Russell Hall, room 116. A description of Toff's lecture is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org This event is free and open to the public.
Drive yourself and visit as many as 10 nearby farms who have opened their farms to local residents to show what they do. For more information and directions: www.ceee.uni.edu
Dr. Jerome Soneson, philosophy & world religions, will discuss the moral issues involved in the U.S. response to 9/11, with special attention to the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Sponsored by University Book & Supply and UNI's American Democracy Project; free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Robert Washut will present jazz recital featuring guest artist Mark Urness, bass, as well as jazz faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.