Jon Crews, Cedar Falls mayor, will discuss the how and why of creating healthy cities, using the Blue Zone model. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Lauren Finke, executive director of the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, will discuss volunteer opportunities and how to become involved in the community. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Otto MacLin, department of psychology, will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eye-witness identification. MacLin provides workshops for jurors and because of research across the country like his, the New Jersey Supreme Court last fall, acknowledging a “troubling lack of reliability in eyewitness identifications,” issued sweeping new rules for such evidence in criminal cases. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
The Great Squeeze is the last film in the Fall Environmental Film series sponsored by the UNI Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center and the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition. The film explores our current ecological and economic crisis stemming from our dependence on cheap and abundant energy.
Come learn about study abroad sustainability program in UK & Ireland during summer 2014
Jen Waldron, associate professor, Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services, will present Is Hazing Fun or Is It Violent? A Post-Structuralist Perspective.
Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forums are held on the first Monday of each month Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.
The College of Education will offer a free webinar for educators entitled "A Framework for Teaching in Content Areas." This webinar will address how students learn best when they are engaged in their own learning. Students are fully engaged in learning when they are interested and are able to sustain attention to tasks for a period of time to find the learning process rewarding. For long-term learning to occur, students must turn the action of engagement and attention into a process of cognitive processing where new information is knowingly integrated into previous knowledge and experiences, and differences in understanding and knowledge are actively mediated. Effective instructional practice not only acknowledges this, but also purposefully works to facilitate these conditions and cognitive processes. To register, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars
The College of Education will offer a free webinar for educators entitled "A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching." This webinar will introduce participants to the theory of culturally responsive teaching. Participants will also explore elements for creating a culturally responsive classroom. Special emphasis will be given to the power of caring, culture and communication, cooperation and competition, classroom discipline and connecting home and school. To register, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars
The College of Education will offer a free webinar for educators entitled "Exercise and the Brain: New Research on how Exercise Sparks Learning Mood." The webinar will address how we, as the human animal, were designed as a physical creature capable of incredible physical tasks. Due to the modern conveniences afforded to our culture, we have taken on a sedentary lifestyle, with very little physical outlets. We have also seen the increase in mental health problems over the last 40 years, and the decline of youth test scores. New research shows a link to the lack of exercise and chemical imbalances in the brain. Learn how exercise holds keys to our intelligence and mental well-being. To register, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars