Dave Gould will be the opening speaker for the 2016 Everyday Creativity series. He will share a new vision for education that progresses students from play to passion to purpose. The ideal not only promises to keep creative confidence intact, but produce young adults who are anxious to make a meaningful difference. Gould is The University of Iowa's first Obermann Public Scholar and is widely known for his course "Life Design" and for his central role in developing the University of Iowa's engaged social innovation major.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Suzanne Riehl will present “Routes to Reason: Proportional Reasoning in Middle School Students.”
Proportional reasoning has been called the capstone of elementary school mathematics and the cornerstone of higher mathematics. Riehl will discuss the development of proportional reasoning, the characteristics of proportion problems that affect their difficulty and implications for teaching.
Jillian O'Rourke Stuart from the psychology department at the University of Iowa will discuss the influence of wishful thinking on behavior.
UNI STEM ambassador Nicole Hindman will lead a tour of the Botanical Center. Participants will see, smell and touch a distinct collection of plant species from around the world. Succulent plant cuttings will be available.
UNI-ROTC will have a spring commissioning ceremony.
The Department of Military Science will host an award ceremony for UNI-ROTC cadets.
Paula Fouce, producer and director of No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story, will introduce this 2015 documentary feature film and then conduct a question-answer session following the screening. This will be the first screening of the film in the Midwest.
No Asylum is based on more than 70 recently discovered documents, including letters written by Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father, that detail the desperate efforts of a loving father to save his family from the murderous clutches of the Nazis and his failure to find a safe haven for his family. Otto’s letters and the U.S. State Department responses paint a picture of the world’s failure to respond to the plight of the Jewish refugees--a story that has important implications for responses to today's international refugee crisis.
Paula Fouce is the producer/director of seven films, including Not in God's Name: In Search of Tolerance with the Dalai Lama (2007) and Song of the Dunes: Search for the Original Gypsies (2009).
The School of Music will host the Midwest International Piano Competition. Join us for the second celebration of this biennial, global piano competition. The event, boasting $25,000 in prizes, is open to outstanding youth and professional performing pianists and audience enthusiasts. The finals concert for the junior category will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10. The finals concert and receptions for the senior category will feature the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Tickets for both finals concerts are available by calling 319-273-4TIX or visiting www.uni.edu/tickets and selecting "Buy Tickets" under the School of Music heading. For more information, visit www.midwestpianocompetition.com.