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Public Debate: “Resolved: The United States Should Officially Recognize the Armenian Genocide"

UNI Speech and Debate and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education are organizing a public debate on the topic, “Resolved: The United States Should Officially Recognize the Armenian Genocide."

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, often called the “first genocide of the twentieth century.”   Although the Republic of Turkey has steadfastly denied that the event in question was a genocide, there is almost unanimous agreement among historians and genocide scholars that the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire were the victims of genocide. Many countries have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide; others, including the United States, have not.  For many countries, the issue of recognizing the Armenian Genocide dramatizes the frequent conflict in foreign policy between moral and pragmatic priorities.

Two members of UNI Speech and Debate will debate each other. The debate format will offer the audience the opportunity to provide commentary and feedback during the debate that the debaters may use in their closing statements.

This event is free and open to the public.  

Education Research Afternoon

This two-part event includes a presentation and Q&A on a topic related to conducting research in PreK-12 education and an hour to get feedback and support for your current education research project. Attend either session. The 3:30 presentation will be "Literacy through Science: Re-engineering the Educational Environment for Optimal Performance in More than One Domain," presented by Soh Meacham and Beth Van Meeteren, of the UNI Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education. If you plan to attend the 4:30 research working session, please RSVP at

Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Literacy Academy

The Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and the Reading Recovery Program of Iowa will host the fourth annual Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Literacy Academy - a place of study and training in Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery. Specific strands will be available for: Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders; Comprehensive Literacy Model (CLM) coaches and classroom teachers; Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) coaches, CIM teachers, and interventionists; and Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) administrators and school leaders. Keynote speakers include Doug Fisher, professor, Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College; Linda Dorn, professor, Reading Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Salli Forbes, director of the Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Program of Iowa. A special celebration will be held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Reading Recovery in Iowa.

Majors in Minutes

Majors in Minutes is a way for students to learn more about a major. Set up is similar to speed dating; every seven minutes, a bell will ring and you have the choice to stay at your current table or visit a new one. This is a come and go event; bring any questions that you would like to have answered. 

Junior and senior students from various majors will share their experiences or answer your questions regarding a major. This is a student to student event. Talk to your RA or PAIR, grab a couple of friends and join us that night.


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