College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) will provide training to faculty, staff, students and local agency administrators regarding the following:
-Definition of trauma and its impact on the brain
-Information and techniques for a trauma-informed approach, including the use of seclusion and restraints
Bonnie J. Campbell, the first head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women and former Attorney General of Iowa, will discuss the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), its recent reauthorization and what the future holds for this pathbreaking piece of legislation.
The Department of Geography and the Geography Club presents an Earth Day screening of a new documentary showing climate scientists at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the United States. Geologist Simon Lamb documents scientists as they talk about their work and their hopes and fears for the Earth's future climate state. The film creates an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers attempting to understand Earth's changing climate.
Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, will be the keynote speaker for the Y Factor Conference. He will speak on the importance of leadership to end gender-based violence on college and university campuses; how community leaders can take concrete action and work together to eliminate violence and abuse; and how to support fathers, brothers, teammates, classmates and friends in speaking out against men’s violence against women and girls.
John Johnson, professor of history, will present “Harmony or Discord? The Music of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen as Historical Texts.” The event is free and open to the public.
Public Policy wil host a poverty summit exploring the dimensions of poverty in Iowa and the U.S. Guest speakers will be Dr. Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.; and Dr. Robin Jarrett, African American Studies, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.
The induction for Psi Chi, the psychology honors society.
Members of the Psychology Club will evaluate psychology classes and teaching styles at the final meeting of the academic year.
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Information will be presented by Elaine Eshbaugh, coordinator of the gerontology program in the School of Applied Human Sciences and researches community knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and normal aging-related memory changes.
“You’ll never look at fatherhood the same way again!” This documentary outlines the changing social landscape of fatherhood, cutting to the core of one of the most invisible, important issues of our time. Brief discussion will follow. Women's History Month events are sponsored by the UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program.