Executive Vice President and Provost
Under the direction of UNI percussion professor Randy Hogancamp, the UNI Percussion & West African Drum Ensembles will offer the first of their spring concerts along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko. This event is free and open to the public.
Donna Maier, History, will present "When Women are Killers: Female Perpetrators of Rwanda Genocide." The event is free and open to the public.
Douglas Hofstadter will present “Celebrating the Alan Turing Centenial: Some Critical Reflections.” This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the UNI Faculty Senate Speaker Series Fund.
Dr. Shoshanna Coon, graduate college, will present a workshop on how to submit a student request, when and why a student request needs to be completed and the types of student requests. Additional topics include how to check on the status of the request, how to write a request and the approval process. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6 if you plan to attend.
Donna Harvey, director of the Iowa Department on Aging, will present "Aging in Iowa: Who Cares?" Harvey was appointed to her position by Governor Terry Brandstad in 2011. Prior to this, she was the exective director of the Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging in Waterloo. The event is sponsored by UNI Gerontology and the Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs. The lecture will be broadcast live to Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College through the ICN. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Women's History Month Lecture: "You Are What You Shop: Women Against the Sweatshops, Past and Present"Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 9:00pm
Dr. Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and chair of the Department of Feminist Studies and an affiliate professor of history and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present "You Are What You Shop: Women Against the Sweatshops, Past and Present.” The lecture will explore this year's Women's History Month theme, Women and Global Capitalism.
Pulitzer Prize winning author Douglas Hofstadter will present “An Introduction to Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem.” This event is sponsored by the Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture, the Department of Mathematics and the UNI Faculty Senate. The lecture is open to the public free of charge.
What can I do with a degree in communication studies? We have some answers. “Careers in Minutes” will explore careers in the field of communication focusing on careers associated with majors such as public relations, electronic media, general communication, interpersonal communication, journalism and more. Alumni from the communication studies program who work in these fields will discuss their careers and answer questions about their jobs, a typical day, employment outlook, etc. The first part of the event will have a speed dating format during which students can visit with alumni who are working in positions of interest to the student. This segment will take place in the University Room, lower level of the Maucker Union. The second portion will be a panel of alumni (in person and through video conferencing) that will expand on their positions outside of the Midwest and answer questions as well. The panel will be held in the Auditorium, Lang Hall.
The Power and Responsibility of Commercial Media Researchers: How They Determine What We See and HearSubmitted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 9:30pm
Dick Haynes, senior vice president of research at Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., has been directly involved in steering the content and style of major television and cable networks for the past three decades. As head of commercial research at Magid, he and his team analyze the changing media landscape for corporations and investors in home video, cable TV, direct satellite and the multiple platforms of new media. He is also a leading proponent of research-based brand development. During his talk, he will detail his rigorous research and content analysis process and offer an inside glimpse into the media research profession. Haynes received his Ph.D. in mass communications research from Bowling Green State University and was director of the Mass Communications Department at the University of Mississippi.