Executive Vice President and Provost
Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this fall recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Thomas Connors, associate professor of history, will present “War and the Landscape of Memory.” The event is free and open to the public.
UNI Right to Life, a student-run organization, will be having a three-day series of videos and discussions to promote a dialogue on the essence of life- An Educational Series on Abortion. The discussions and videos shown will be as unbiased as possible, in order to give factual representations so people can form their own opinions. The second day of the event is:
Wednesday, November 14- Selective Abortion- Sabin 02, 7 pm- There will be a video and facilitated discussion on what it means to be able to choose characteristics of the people coming in to the world. We will also discuss laws and processes regarding selective abortion as it exists today.
Members are encouraged to attend the meeting; all dues must be paid in full.
"Bird use of heterogeneous native prairie biofuel production plots" will be presented by Jarret Pfrimmer.
Agricultural intensification has driven the loss of more than 90% of native grassland habitats in the Midwest. Consequently, grassland birds have declined more drastically than any other North American guild. Current biofuel production systems rely on high input monoculture crops that provide little habitat value to most grassland birds. The research investigates bird use of four diverse mixes of native prairie vegetation for biofuel production on three diverse soil types. This seminar will present data on visual breeding bird surveys and nest monitoring conducted over multiple years of growing, managing, and harvesting native prairie species for biomass production.
The Office of International Programs and the Office of Sponsored Programs is hosting a series of International Funding Opportunities workshops. The fourth workshop will be held in the Elm Room at Mauker Union and will provide an overview of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Grants. Refreshments will be provided.
The Open Forum for Graduate Students will be hosted by Dr. Mike Licari, associate provost and dean of the Graduate College. The forum will be held in conjunction with the Graduate Student Advisory Board meeting. Graduate students are invited to get their questions answered about graduate student life, share their thoughts on life as a graduate student at UNI and broaden their network. Bring your lunch; Cookies and pop will be provided.
This session is led by Lindsay Cohn, political science. Students often find that simulations help them understand abstract concepts better than just reading about them. This session explains and demonstrates some of the games or simulations done frequently in Cohn’s class. In the second part of the session, we will brainstorm ways to apply these game types (negotiation, strategy) to other disciplines. Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will offer its fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Screening and discussion of the documentary film Shellmound about native bones and toxic waste under a shopping mall. This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream. Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.