Eduardo C. Corral's first book of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A CantoMundo Fellow, he has held the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. He lives in New York City.
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Are you dreaming of tropical islands with beautiful mountains and beaches? Consider spending six weeks this summer working in a research lab in safe and modern Taiwan. Participants will earn three credits for a research project working with English-speaking faculty and students (with many different lab opportunities available in different areas of psychology) as well as three credits of Chinese language. You'll be eligible for financial aid (six credit course), as well as scholarships from the college and other sources. Participants will live in an international residence hall and have long weekends available to explore Taiwan or other areas in East Asia.
Until The Violence Stops features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into the international grassroots movement stopping violence against women and girls known as V-Day. In 2002, 800 cities around the world participated in V-Day by staging benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues. Until the Violence Stops shows women from Harlem, New York to Ukiah, California; from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Philippines and Kenya, uniting and courageously revealing their intimate and deeply painful experiences with abuse ranging from rape to female circumcision. This film screening is part of a week of UNI V-Day 2014 events Feb. 10-16.
This documentary critically examines the earliest representations (1965-1977) of black masculinity in comic books and the troubling influence of race on these representations. Sade A Barfield, communication studies, will facilitate a discussion on black masculinities in comics following the film.
Byron Hurt, award-winning documentary filmmaker, will screen and discuss his recent acclaimed film “Soul Food Junkies,” in conjunction with Reaching for Higher Ground’s “Food Matters” Project and the Center for Multicultural Education. He will show and discuss his popular film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” the previous evening. Byron Hurt’s visit is a project of the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, co-sponsored by a broad coalition of UNI colleges, departments and programs.
The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences presents 220east After-Work, a partnership between CHAS, Cedar Valley Chamber Music, JSA Development and Main Street Waterloo. Look forward to your Wednesday evenings by joining Cedar Valley Chamber Music for our 2014 concert series at 220east. UNI faculty and students, WCF Symphony guest soloists and special guests highlight eleven week of concerts at a unique venue. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concerts are 5:15-6 p.m. Admission is free; good will donations accepted. Complimentary wine at all concerts is provided in partnership with CU restaurant.
Want a change of scenery? Get UNI credits at a partner university abroad for a semester. Listen to UNI students who have studied abroad for a semester. Classes are taught in English or the host country's language. Many major options are available.
Learn about the application process to study abroad during a semester and/or short-term.
Interested in studying abroad? Visit the information table in Maucker Union for more information regarding semester programs, short- term programs and Capstone programs.
Valentine goodies for family, friends or your sweetheart will be available for puchase.