Executive Vice President and Provost
Dr. Youwen Xu, Minnesota State University, will present "High Temperature of Superconductors: From Copper-oxides to iron-pnictides"
Documentary filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Alice Elliott will host a screening of Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy, followed by a Q&A session; light refreshments will be served. Elliott is the inaugural visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series. The goal of the series is to bring America's most distinguished documentary filmmakers to UNI. The series is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, and directed by David O’Shields, filmmaker-in-residence and adjunct instructor.
Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy is a true story about two life-long friends who have made their home in Springfield, Illinois. Diana drives, cooks, shops, and has been Kathy's personal assistant and friend for the past 35 years. Remarkably, Diana has Down Syndrome, a genetic condition that gives her one extra chromosome and a lower IQ. Kathy on the other hand is 61, has a degree in English, but is non-verbal, and has had cerebral palsy since her birth. As part of their ongoing activist efforts to demystify disability, Diana and Kathy invited Alice into their home over a period of five years to create their film, Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy. The documentary was screened in a number of film festivals and was shown on PBS in 2009.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard will present a viola recital with additional performers and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Susan Retik is one of the founders of "Beyond the 11". Pregnant when her husband was killed on American Flight 11, she and Patti Quigley, another widow, turned their grief into a project to benefit the widows of Afghanistan. Retik will show excerpts from the award-winning documentary about their story "Beyond Belief" and engage in discussion with the audience. Sponsored by Reaching for Higher Ground and Community Foundation.
Information session on winter 2011-12 capstone in Costa Rica. Visit with faculty leader and past participants to learn more.
Learn how to apply to study abroad, degree requirements abroad, when to go, where to go, paying for study abroad and much more.
Registration is now open for the workshop "Boss-ology: Understanding Your Boss' Priorities and Goals." The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 18. Registration fee is $125, $112 for UNI employees. To register, contact the Executive Development Center.
Documentary filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Alice Elliott will visit and show her Academy Award-nominated film The Collector of Bedford Street. The screening will be followed with a Q&A session. Elliott is the inaugural visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series. The goal of the series is to bring America's most distinguished documentary filmmakers to UNI. The series is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, and directed by David O’Shields, filmmaker-in-residence and adjunct instructor.
The Collector of Bedford Street is a 34-minute documentary about Alice's neighbor, Larry Selman, a community activist and a fundraiser who has an intellectual disability. When Larry's primary caregiver becomes unable to care for him, his New York City neighborhood community rallies together to protect his independent lifestyle by establishing an adult trust fund in his behalf. The Collector of Bedford Street was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002. It was screened over 70 film festivals, was shown on the cable channel Cinemax and won 18 awards.
So Right So Smart is a feature documentary narrated by Daryl Hannah and is presented by the RRTTC. Businesses have begun to take positive steps toward a sustainable future. Those looking to find encouraging news in the midst of our current environmental crisis will be inspired by this story of leadership and hope.
Visiting artist Virginia Broffitt will offer a flute recital. Broffitt is currently Assistant Professor of Flute at Oklahoma State University. A versatile musician, she has established a successful career as a teacher, soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. Before her appointment at OSU, she served as faculty at Western Illinois University and flutist in the Camerata Woodwind Quintet. She has also held positions in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.