College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Men in Feminism panel will examine men’s roles as feminists and how men can advocate for women’s rights. The panelists are: Harry Brod, philosophy & world religions; Alan Heisterkamp, Mentors in Violence Prevention program; Mark Rowe-Barth, Substance Abuse & Violence Intervention Services; Adam Livengood, graduate student; and David Pope, undergraduate student.
Donna Maier, History, will present "When Women are Killers: Female Perpetrators of Rwanda Genocide." The event is free and open to the public.
Donna Harvey, director of the Iowa Department on Aging, will present "Aging in Iowa: Who Cares?" Harvey was appointed to her position by Governor Terry Brandstad in 2011. Prior to this, she was the exective director of the Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging in Waterloo. The event is sponsored by UNI Gerontology and the Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs. The lecture will be broadcast live to Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College through the ICN. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Women's History Month Lecture: "You Are What You Shop: Women Against the Sweatshops, Past and Present"Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 9:00pm
Dr. Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and chair of the Department of Feminist Studies and an affiliate professor of history and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present "You Are What You Shop: Women Against the Sweatshops, Past and Present.” The lecture will explore this year's Women's History Month theme, Women and Global Capitalism.
Dr. Wendy Hoofnagle, Languages & Literatures, will present “Chaucer’s ‘tikel-ish Wife of Bath: The Unstable Female Body in the Middle Ages.” The Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch!
The conference will include presentations by various panels presenting research on topics such as state and presidential politics to foreign policy and national security.
UNI will host a taping of Iowa Public Radio's show "River to River." The show will air the following Monday, March 5. Discussions will include the latest about the 2012 presidential election and Iowa's legislative priorities. Forum participants are Dennis Goldford of Drake University, James Q. Lynch of The Gazette, and Chris Larimer and Donna Hoffman of UNI. The public and students are invited to participate.
Maquilapolis, or “the city of factories” is a documentary about female workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories called the maquiladoras. The film focuses on the personal stories and struggles of these women as they fight to better their living and working conditions.
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.
Dr. Matthew Rizzo, University of Iowa, will present "The Aging Mind and Brain Cluster Initiative." The presentation is part of the Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs Spring Colloquia Series and will be presented via ICN.