Swearing in ceremony for new U.S. citizens. Free and open to the public.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Presenter: Tom Ferguson, Black Hawk County Attorney
Presenter: Tim Horrigan, chief medical officer, Allen Health System
Presenter is Allen Hays, emeritus professor of public policy & political science; member, UNI War on Drugs Task Force; Cedar Valley Citizen for Undoing Racism
Bi-weekly Faculty Senate meeting.
The CSBS Student Research Conference features scholarly projects from diverse departments at UNI as well as other regional schools and universities. The conference provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to exchange ideas, present research and learn more about developments in social sciences.
Students can attend seminars, lectures and panel discussions. Topics include future possibilities and job prospects after graduating in the social sciences, current research focus in the fields and graduate education in the social sciences.
This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Caroline J. Tolbert, whose research explores political behavior, elections and representation widely defined (her subfields include voting, elections and representation, public opinion, American state politics, direct democracy, race/ethnicity, digital politics and information technology).
Andrew Bacevich, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and military affairs, talks about the forces that have shaped U.S. national security and the rise of a "perpetual war" that affects the economy, society and politics of the United States, and our place in the world. What is the proper role of the U.S. military in the world? Can terrorism be defeated militarily? Can the aspiration of unchallenged global dominance be sustained? A retired army colonel and professor at Boston University, Bacevich addresses these issues with a sense of realism and a historical perspective that challenges many common assumptions.
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Jackson Katz is an educator, anti-sexist male activist, social theorist, author and filmmaker. He holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a focus in the social construction of violent masculinities through sports and media. He holds a Ph. D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA. Katz has dedicated his life to gender violence prevention. He developed the gender violence prevention program, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), at the Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society in 1993. The MVP program serves to empower both males and females from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and sexual orientation backgrounds to become leaders and teaches the skills needed to build positive environments in schools, businesses and communities.
The evening lecture will give an opportunity for many students and faculty who have trained and/or educated in the MVP model to hear Katz lecture live on the development and impact of the model. Three student organizations have applied for funding to support the visit: Masters in Social Work Student Association: UNI Supporters of the United States Army, Sigma Phi Epsilon, a men’s fraternity that has been very engaged with CVP initiatives.
Megan Vogt, recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award, Social Work (M.S.W.) and Women's & Gender Studies graduate student will present her paper titled, "Portrayals of Feminism: Through the eyes of Hans Christian Andersen and Disney."