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Executive Vice President and Provost

Prairie On Farms Field Day

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a field day focusing on applied use of prairie for water quality improvement efforts and pollinator habitat. Discussion topics include second year stand evaluation, first and second year maintenance and weed control, and site-specific seed mix design. Research results will be shared regarding the effects of first year mowing on native plant emergency and growth using three different seed mixes in northeast Iowa.

The field day is free and open to the public and includes lunch. Technical service providers, producers, landowners/managers, conservation agencies and professionals, and those interested in learning more about the benefits of prairie on working farms are encouraged to attend.

Registration is not required but encouraged for meal planning purposes. Registaer by contacting Ashley Kittle at 319-273-3828 or ashley.kittle@uni.edu by Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Prairie On Farms Field Day

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a field day focusing on applied use of prairie for water quality improvement efforts and pollinator habitat. Discussion topics include second year stand evaluation, first and second year maintenance and weed control, and site-specific seed mix design. Research results will be shared regarding the effects of first year mowing on native plant emergency and growth using three different seed mixes in northeast Iowa.

The field day is free and open to the public and includes lunch. Technical service providers, producers, landowners/managers, conservation agencies and professionals, and those interested in learning more about the benefits of prairie on working farms are encouraged to attend. 

Registration is not required, but encouraged for meal planning purposes. Register with Lauren Zastrow at lauren@practicalfarmers.org or 515-232-5661 by Tuesday, Sept. 6.

WHAT IF.... Technology Could Give Us An Abundance Economy?

The David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics and the Center for Academic Ethics is introducing a new series of public forums to explore different hypothetical scenarios, by asking the question “What If…?” Catherine Zeman, KAHHS and RRTTC, will facilitate this session. She will explore with participants the characteristics of an "abundance economy" and how technology might help us advance them.  

RCR 5: Exploring Cross-Cultural Ethics in Scholarship

This workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to research ethics in the U.S. as compared to other countries. We will explore how differences in perceptions of ethical practice and integrity can create misunderstanding and confusion among scholars and students. The session will assist international students in identifying their own cultural norms and expectations, finding resources that they can use to ensure they are adhering to U.S. regulatory and normative requirements, and developing more confidence in navigating any gaps between the two. The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate and undergraduate students, but all are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

What I.... We Had An Actual Democracy in the U.S.?

The David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics and the Center for Academic Ethics introduces a new series of public forums to explore different hypothetical scenarios, by asking the question “What If…?” Donna Hoffmann will facilitate this session. She will explore with participants the ways in which they experience democracy, what characteristics define democracy and how the ideal of democracy might be achieved in the United States.

RCR 4: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to authorship. It will focus primarily on how to avoid plagiarism of others' work as well as one's own, but will also touch on collaboration in authorship and appropriate dissemination. The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

RCR 3: Ethical Issues in Scholarship: Gender, Ethnicity and Power

This workshop will help participants become acquainted with key ethical issues involved in research and scholarship. It will include presentations and interactive discussion on topics related to power relationships, including issues involving gender and race/ethnicity.The session will help to satisfy the requirements for research ethics training for students employed on NSF and NIH projects. This session targets graduate students, but all are welcome to attend. Registration is required

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