College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
by Christopher Shinn
Directed by Richard Glockner
In Dying City, a young therapist, Kelly, whose husband Craig was killed while on military duty in Iraq, is confronted a year later by his identical twin Peter, who suspects that Craig’s death was not accidental. Set in a downtown-Manhattan apartment after dark, scenes shift from the confrontation between Peter and Kelly, to Kelly’s complicated farewell with her husband Craig. Shinn’s disturbing, sophisticated drama—infused with references to 9/11 and the war in Iraq—explores how contemporary politics and recent history have transformed the lives of these three characters.
Under the direction of conductors Rebecca Burkhardt and S. Daniel Galyen, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band will offer a shared Spotlight Series concert featuring guest composer and conductor Dan Welcher. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Planetarium shows at 7 and 8 p.m. lasting about 30 minutes each. Free and open to the the public.
Carl Wilkens, the only American to remain in Rwanda during the entire 1994 genocide, will discuss his experiences during the genocide and his subsequent work on behalf of peace and understanding. Wilkens' choice to stay and try to help resulted in saving the lives of several adults and preventing the massacre of hundreds of children. The former head of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) in Rwanda, Wilkens is the author of the memoir I'm Not Leaving and the founder of World Outside My Shoes, a non-profit education and professional development organization committed to inspiring and equipping people to enter the world of "The Other." This event is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and by UNI-STAND.
Dr. Matt Zart and Adam Nosbisch from Cambrex, Inc., will present "Adventures in the Pharmaceutical Development Industry."
School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt will coordinate this recital featuring chamber music works by composer and visiting artist Dan Welcher. This event is free and open to the public.
The scale of environmental damage over the last half century is unprecedented. Falling water tables, shrinking forest cover, declining species diversity -- all presage ecosystems in distress. These trends are now widely acknowledged as emanating from forces of humanity's own making: massive population increases, unsustainable demands on natural resources, species loss and ruinous environmental practices. Ironically however, war, the most destructive of human behaviors, is commonly bypassed.
Ghosts of Rwanda is a highly acclaimed two-hour documentary on the social, political and diplomatic failures that converged to enable the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to occur.
Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers and survivors of the slaughter, Ghosts of Rwanda presents groundbreaking, first-hand accounts of the genocide from those who lived it, including Carl Wilkens, the only American to remain in Rwanda during the entire genocide. Wilkens' choice to stay and try to help resulted in saving the lives of several adults and preventing the massacre of hundreds of children.
This film screening is free and open to the public. Viewer discretion is advised.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and by UNI-STAND.
The UNI School of Music Suzuki School will present a recital featuring Suzuki faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.
James Walters, earth science department, will present "Permafrost Degradation In the Tanana Flats of Interior Alaska." Walters will discuss the various research projects involving this area of Alaska and how the degradation of the permafrost has impacted the ecosystems. Free and open to the public.