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Executive Vice President and Provost

Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series: “The Prodigious Barrier of the Sand Sea: Discovering the Source of Sand for Wahiba Sand Sea”

Patrick Pease, department head and associate professor, Department of Geography, will present “The Prodigious Barrier of the Sand Sea: Discovering the Source of Sand for Wahiba Sand Sea.” The Wahiba Sand Sea (sand dunes) exemplifies the complexities that arise when examining the environmental history of a complex natural setting. The presentation will show the results of studies determining the sources of sand in the dunes and discuss the assumptions, challenges, failures and successes associated with asking and answering seemingly simple questions.

Money Smart Ag Conference

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will provide transportation to individuals attending the Money Smart Ag Conference. Keynote speakers include Mike Pearson, host of Market to Market and David Oppedahl, business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. E-mail or call 273-5732 to reserve your spot. Early registration for the conference ends Monday, Feb. 17, and can be completed by clicking on the event link.

Growing Forward: a presentation by Curt Ellis

When Curt Ellis left Iowa after creating the Peabody-winning documentary "King Corn," something didn't sit right––and it wasn't just the home-brewed high-fructose corn syrup he'd consumed. Join Curt for a lively multimedia presentation as he shares the journey that led him to leave filmmaking and join with a group of colleagues to launch FoodCorps, a national service organization that is changing the way children relate to food.


Fluxus Art pieces performed by UNI Performance Art students. UNI Gallery of Art Concert Series, in association with the exhibition “Remix: Art and Sound Unbound” featuring avant-garde music and art.

How To Do a Flip: University Education and the Flipped Classroom

A Teaching with Technology award presentation by Jim O’Loughlin, Languages & Literatures

The development of the flipped classroom (where students watch video lectures at home and do "homework" in the classroom) has drawn a great deal of interest in K-12 education. This presentaiton examines the benefits and drawbacks of such a model in a college classroom setting. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

CANCELED: Interpreters Theatre: "Graduate Student and Faculty Performance Hour Featuring Yaw Kyeremateng"

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED: Performance Studies faculty and graduate students take the stage in the first half of this evening of spotlight performances. And in the second half, graduate student Yaw Kyeremateng performs his one-person show about a true African who embarks on a journey to find his long lost "brothers." In his quest, he encounters xenophobia from people he originally anticipated to be family and realizes that color is not culture.


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