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Rod Library Open Access Week

Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon in a free and open environment. Open access is made possible with the consent of the author and the copyright holder. Open Access Week is an effort to promote and to inform authors, students, researchers, administrators, publishers and librarians about the benefits of Open Access. Visit a display highlighting these issues outside of room 250 at  Rod Library.

Film & Discussion: "Children in No Man's Land"

Screening and discussion of the documentary film Children in No Man’s Land which uncovers the plight of unaccompanied immigrant minors entering the United States.  This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

Film & Discussion: "Maid in America"

Screening and discussion of the documentary film Maid in America about the Latinas who clean your homes and help raise your children.  This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

Film & Discussion: "Under the Same Moon"

Screening and discussion of the feature film Under the Same Moon (starring Kate Del Castillo of Telemundo’s La Reina del Sur) about a young Mexican boy who travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away. This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

UNI Hunger Games

It's easy to read about the Hunger Games, but do you actually have what it takes to survive the Hunger Games? Bring your blood-lust and your team and find out at Rod Library's UNI Hunger Games. Winning means free tickets to the Hunger Games movie. Losing means certain death.

Traveling Exhibit: "Who Am I? Young Minds Forced to Choose"

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the Arnold Liebster Foundation of Davenport are making this exhibit available to schools and libraries around the state.  Created by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, this exhibit of 13 framed panels examines the lives and experiences of young Jehovah’s Witnesses who suffered as a result of the their refusal to accept Nazi ideology. In raising awareness about an important form of non-violent resistance to tyranny and persecution, the exhibit can stimulate thought and discussion of contemporary forms of intolerance and bullying and in the uses of civil disobedience and non-violent resistance.

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