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Farm Crawl 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Farm Crawl. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring the Cedar Valley and visiting the treasures of local farms that feed us. Farm Crawl is free and open to the public.

It is organized by UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education to highlight the importance and the necessity of locally grown foods and a vital and diverse local agriculture.

For more detailed descriptions and directions, go to www.uni.edu/ceee , choose "Local Foods" and then choose "Farm Crawl."  Any Questions?  Call our local food staff at 319-273-7883

Farm Crawl 2013

The Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host a self-guided tour of 10 Cedar Valley farms. Learn how local farmers grow your food and manage their farms, find fun kids' activities and local foods to buy. Free and for all ages; no registration required.

Lecture: Newspapers and Decision-Making

Newspapers play an important role in a democracy by contributing to an informed public. Nancy Newhoff, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier editor, will discuss the Courier's focus, how news is selected and trends affecting newspapers. Free and open to the public (also presented Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30-4:40 p.m. in Oak Room, Maucker Union). Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Lecture: Newspapers and Decision-Making

Newspapers play an important role in a democracy by contributing to an informed public. Nancy Newhoff, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier editor, will discuss the Courier's focus, how news is selected and trends affecting newspapers. Free and open to the public (repeated Wednesday, Feb. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.). Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the  Executive Vice President and Provost.

Lecture: Does Electronic Media Impair Your Critical Thinking?

John W. Johnson, department of history, will discuss how he and his students examine critical thinking and the electronic media in the "Analysis of Social Issues" Capstone. Those planning to attend the lecture should take a 24-hour "e-media holiday." This means that you "fast" from all electronic media for one day--no TV, no cell phone, no computer, no internet, no e-reader, no iPod, no iPad and no car radio. Come prepared to discuss how you coped with being unconnected--if only for a day. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Excecutive Vice President and Provost.

Lecture: How the Brain Lies and Misrepresents the "Real World"

Otto MacLin, department of psychology, will discuss how  the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eye-witness identification. MacLin provides workshops for jurors and because of research across the country like his, the New Jersey Supreme Court last fall, acknowledging a “troubling lack of reliability in eyewitness identifications,” issued sweeping new rules for such evidence in criminal cases. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

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