Majors in Minutes is a way for students to learn more about majors (or minors) that they might be interested in. Similar to speed-dating, juniors and seniors will represent their major at tables where other students can sit down and visit with them to find out more information. Students are able to visit as many or few tables (majors) as they wish during the event. This is a come and go event open to all UNI students.
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Pavel Lukashev, physics, will present "Effects of pressure and strain on spin polarization of IrMnSb."
As part of the Center for Educational Transformation's "Ed Research Afternoons" series, Mark Jacobson from UNI's Statistical Consulting Center, will provide an overview of various available software packages for analyzing quantitative data. Participants will also have the opportunity to consult with Jacobson regarding their quantitative analysis and software questions and issues.
Joshua N. Canavan will present 'Race, Poverty and the Criminal Justice System: Protecting the Rights of the Accused in the St. Louis Area.' Canavan works for the Arch City Defenders, a nonprofit that provides 'holistic legal advocacy and combat(s) the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people of color.' It does this through providing legal services to the indigent and also through policy-oriented lawsuits, including a recent challenge which alleges that several municipalities in St. Louis County have conspired to run debtors' prisons. The organization has been especially active in pushing for legal change in the St. Louis area since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Catherine McGillivray, Languages and Literatures, will present “From ‘Talking Cure’ to ‘Gender as a Soft Assembly’: A Brief History of the Contributions of Women to Psychoanalysis.” The event is free and open to the public.
Julie Husband, Languages and Literatures, will present “Frederick Douglass’s Oratory and Political Leadership.” The event is free and open to the public.
Charles Holcombe, Konrad Sadkowski and Fernando Calderón, history department, will present “Roundtable: Perspectives on Doing History in a Global Age.” The event is free and open to the public.
Daniel Walther, R. Kleinfeld Chair at Wartburg College, will present “A Talk About Public Bathrooms? Really?!!” The event is free and open to the public.
The 43rd Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Elaine Carey, professor and chair of the Department of History at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. The title of her lecture is “Women Traffickers: Fictions and Histories of Drug Wars.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Using professional deveopment and email skills are vital in your career development, whether it be communicating with faculty or applying for internships or employment opportunities. Presented by Deb Young, Languages and Literatures, attendees will learn how to transition and develop these communication skills from your role as a student to a professional. You never get a second chance to make a first impresssion!