The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Three hundred and fifty students have satisfied requirements for admission into the Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. Simon Estes, internationally renowned opera singer from Centerville, Iowa will deliver the convocation address. This will be the 48th group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited along with UNI faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The recipient of the Women's and Gender Studies Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award will present their paper and be presented with their award.
Martie Reineke, professor of philsophy and world religions, will present "Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory." Copies of her book, Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory will be sold after the presentation; Reineke will be available to sign books. Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.
Lisa Jepsen, associate professor of economics, will present "Women in Law School." Faculty, staff, students, and the public are welcome.
Reginald Green, emeritus administrator, Academic Advising, will present "The Double Whammy: Cartoon Representations of Minority Women." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.
Students interested in learning more about leadership experience and education benefits through the military can speak with a career counselor. Opportunities to complete activities with their peers that enhance each students awareness of problem solving, decision making and effective communication. All important skills for leaders!
Dmitry Rychkov, Institute of Physics & Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Germany, will present a research talk titled, "Electrets and related phenomena: Current research by the Applied Condensed Matter Physics Group University of Potsdam"
Rui He, assistant professor of Physics, will present a research talk titled, "Raman Spectroscopy of Few-Layer Graphene and Topological Insulator Nanoplates"
Ryan Kurtz, Master of Science Thesis Defense
"Understanding Habitat Availability and Population Dynamics of the Black Redhorse (Moxostoma duquesnei), a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Iowa"
The second in a CETL/NCBI sponsored series on diversity and inclusion, facilitator Karen Mitchell, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, will lead this discussion on Antonina Darder’s "Teaching as an Act of Love: Reflections on Paulo Freire and His Contributions to Our Lives and Our Work". Darder reflects on the work of Paolo Freire, (1921-1997), whose important book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) emphasized the crucial connection between education and the struggle for equity and justice. Darder’s article is a valuable read for those who are unfamiliar with Freire’s work, as well as for those who wish to deepen their understanding. The article is available for download under the event description on the CETL website calendar. No registration required.