"Necessary Targets" is a play set in the aftermath of the Bosnian conflict. In the play, two American women, a therapist and a writer, visit a Bosnian refugee camp to help women survivors cope with the trauma of sexual violence and genocide. The play raises questions about the ownership of these stories as well as the ethics of telling and documenting them. A brief discussion will follow the reading. The play contains descriptions of violence and sexual assualt. This material may be triggering to some people. Be advised that some material is inappropriate for children.
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Melinda Henneberger, Washington Post political writer and anchor of the paper's She the People blog, will bring her feminist perspective to a discussion of women in the Catholic church in light of Pope Francis' call for a new theology of women.
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.
The Study Abroad Center will present information about on- and off-campus scholarship opportunities.
The Seventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium, sponsored by the Graduate College, highlights the many research and creative achievements of the graduate student community. Graduate faculty serve as judges for the event. The public viewing of the poster presentations is scheduled from 1:00-1:45 p.m. in Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Oral presentations are scheduled from 2-4 p.m. in the Maucker Union lower level meeting rooms. The creative performances are scheduled in Davis Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center from 6-7:30 p.m.
The University of Northern Iowa, Black Hawk Soil & Water Conservation District, Iowa NRCS, and the Cedar River Watershed Coalition are pleased to host Ray Archuleta of USDA-NRCS, aka “The Soils Guy,” for a public presentation & field day.
•Hear about the benefits of building soil health with cover crops and other practices
•Learn how the Dry Run Creek watershed is partnering with area farmers to improve water quality
This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. This event is ticketed. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $8 non-UNI students. Call 319-273-4TIX.
The Emmy Award-winning "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" tells the story of the unintended yet severe consequences of farming along the Mississippi and the efforts being taken to reverse this damage. America’s heartland boasts some of the world’s most productive farmland, but this bounty has come with a price. Excess crop fertilizers are contaminating the nation’s rivers, lakes and aquifers, while at the same time precious soil is washing away.
Dr. Xinhua Shen, Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainabilty, Prairie View A&M University, Texas, will present her research on "Characterization of Air Quality in Houston Based on Observations and Model Simulations."
Taking the comedy scene by storm as runner-up and the first comedian finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent," Tom's age-spanning and appropriate humor has won him appeal with audiences of all types and varieties.