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Executive Vice President and Provost

Constitution Day panel: The Constitution, Equal Protection, and Black Lives Matter

A Constitution Day panel will focus on the Equal Protection clause and the status of African-Americans. The moderator will be Shuaib Meacham, curriculum and instruction. Panelists will be Aaron Hawbaker, Adult Public Defender Office, Waterloo; Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction; Jayme Neiman, political science; and Adrien Wing, Center for Human Rights at the University of Iowa. The event is free and open to the public.

Lunchtime cribbage

Do you like to play cribbage? Are you on campus at noon on Thursdays? Play at Rod Library, at the tables near the library coffee shop. Bring a board and cards if you have them and play a game or two with someone.  Open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

2016 Diversity Colloquium

Josh Canavan will deliver a lecture on "Race, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System: Protecting the Rights of the Accused in the St. Louis Area" for the 2016 Diversity Colloquium. Canavan works for the Arch City Defenders, a nonprofit that provides "holistic legal advocacy and combats the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people and people of color" by providing legal services to the indigent and through policy-oriented lawsuits, including a recent suit which alleges that several municipalities in St. Louis County have conspired to run debtors' prisons. The organization has been active in pushing for legal change in the St. Louis area since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Teaching Iowa Students and the Changing Demographics in Iowa

Facilitator Mark Grey, sociology, criminology and anthropology, will present and discuss how to best teach current Iowa students and how to prepare for Iowa's changing demographics. More than 90% of UNI's students are from the state of Iowa; however, Iowa's demographics are changing. According to "Statewide Population Trends," children of a race other than white and/or who are hispanic represent 21.1% of Iowa's newborn to 5 years old population.

Dealing With Racist - and Other Inappropriate - Comments in the Classroom Workshop

This workshop will focus on the kinds of comments we should be attentive to, including microaggressions; how we can build classroom communities that create a respectful contetxt for handling racist and/or inappropriate comments; and using scenarios to practice our responses to such comments. Facilitators will be Victoria DeFrancisco, communication studies; Susan Hill CETL; and Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction. Registration is required.

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