Many ancient Israelites, as recorded in the Bible, believed that since sin causes suffering, someone who is suffering must have sinned. John Burnight, philosophy and world religion, will argue that the first five chapters of the Book of Job critique this dominant Israelite theology of the time, one based on the ideas that sin and suffering are invariably linked, and that the elite of a society enjoy their status because they are more righteous than those who are “lowly” and afflicted.
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A Poetry Slam is a competition in which poets perform their original work. Similar to basketball's March Madness, poets read off against one another with the winner proceeding to the next round. The winner of this slam will receive a $50 gift card. The top three finishers get gift cards and all eight poets will receive a selection of poetry books donated by Final Thursday Press. All UNI students are eligible to read/perform.
Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.
Performance Artist Ron Athey's lecture is titled "Pleading in the Blood." Sponsored by the UNI Gallery of Art and Department of Art.
Lynne Dieckman, Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa, will present a lecture titled "Making the Transition from UNI Student to Graduate School Researcher."
Want a change of scenery? Want to fulfill your Capstone? Get UNI credit at a partner university abroad for spring, summer or winter break. UNI students who have studied abroad will share information. Many major options are available.
Learn about the application process to study abroad during a semester and/or short-term.
Otto MacLin, psychology, will discuss how the brain lies and what this means for the unreliability of eye-witness identification.
Fernando Calderón, assistant professor of history, will present "Purifying Society in Pre-Revolutionary Mexico: Prisons and Psychiatric Institutions in Nation-State Building." The event is free and open to the public.
Dorothy Simpson-Taylor will repeat of her presentation from last fall's veterans conference.