Executive Vice President and Provost
The scale of environmental damage over the last half century is unprecedented. Falling water tables, shrinking forest cover, declining species diversity -- all presage ecosystems in distress. These trends are now widely acknowledged as emanating from forces of humanity's own making: massive population increases, unsustainable demands on natural resources, species loss and ruinous environmental practices. Ironically however, war, the most destructive of human behaviors, is commonly bypassed.
Ghosts of Rwanda is a highly acclaimed two-hour documentary on the social, political and diplomatic failures that converged to enable the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to occur.
Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers and survivors of the slaughter, Ghosts of Rwanda presents groundbreaking, first-hand accounts of the genocide from those who lived it, including Carl Wilkens, the only American to remain in Rwanda during the entire genocide. Wilkens' choice to stay and try to help resulted in saving the lives of several adults and preventing the massacre of hundreds of children.
This film screening is free and open to the public. Viewer discretion is advised.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and by UNI-STAND.
The UNI School of Music Suzuki School will present a recital featuring Suzuki faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.
Screening of the film Ghosts of Abu Ghraib will be followed by a discussion in the use of torture in the "War on Terror."
James Walters, earth science department, will present "Permafrost Degradation In the Tanana Flats of Interior Alaska." Walters will discuss the various research projects involving this area of Alaska and how the degradation of the permafrost has impacted the ecosystems. Free and open to the public.
These films are presented in conjunction with the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? on display at the University Museum February 6 through June 9. Showings begin at 1:30 and run for 56 minutes.
Episode 2: The Story We Tell, February 18
Episode 3: The House We Live In, February 25
The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 57th Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 61st Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 17 and 18 on the UNI campus. Concerts will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:15 p.m. in Bengtson Auditorium at Russell Hall. Peter Apfelbaum, avant-garde jazz pianist, tenor saxophonist, drummer and composer, will be the featured guest artist at this year’s event. For more information, click here. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX, or visit www.uni.edu/tickets .
The Center for Energy & Environmental Education will host filmmaker Graham Meriwether and show his film American Meat. A time of discussion will follow. Free and open to the public.
Planetarium shows at 7 and 8 p.m. lasting about 30 minutes each. Free and open to the the public.
Rho Epsilon will host Peoples Company, a leading provider of land brokerage, land auctions, land management, land valuation, crop insurance and land development services. Learn about the company and opportunities available. They employ a number of UNI graduates who support Rho Epsilon. After the meeting free pizza and beverages will be served at the Other Place. All majors are welcome. Contact Charlie Peterson at email@example.com for more information.