The Department of Physics will host the 2014 State of Iowa Physics Competition. Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity and ingenuity as well as an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Events include the catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge building, soda straw arm and challenge problem.
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Alison Suen, a former UNI philosophy major and current Lecturer in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, will discuss the unique contributions that women have made in the field of animal ethics. She will also consider parallels between the exploitation of animals and the exploitation of women.
Northern Iowa Sculptors and Potters (NIPS) will host figurative ceramic sculptor Kelly Garrett Rathbone as a Visiting Artist in the Department of Art on April 17 and 18. She will demonstrate how she makes her artwork from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 2-4:45 p.m. on both days. She will give a lecture about her work on Thursday at 7 p.m. in room 111, Kamerick Art Building. For more information contact JoAnn Schnabel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Philosophy and World Religions will sponsor a panel of alumni who will discuss how study in these disciplines can help you in law school and the legal professions. Majors in Philosopy and in the Study of Religion consistently have top LSAT scores.
Golden Key International Honour Society new member recognition and certificate presentation. Speakers are Farzad Moussavi, dean, College of Business Administration, and Kiandra Jones, associate director of U.S. University Relations for Golden Key. Deadline to join is April 9; admission is free.
Movies, graphics, apps, games and robots will invade the UNI Commons as eastern Iowa K-12 students share their technology projects. Sponsored by the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC),
More than 50 projects from twelve school districts will be displayed for the public to explore and enjoy. Each of these projects was created as part of the students’ instructional curriculum in their schools. The projects span eight different categories including 3-D rendering/non-linear animation, graphics/publishing, innovative technology use, mobile apps, music/sound design, programming, video/linear presentation and web presence.
Megan Vogt, recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award, Social Work (M.S.W.) and Women's & Gender Studies graduate student will present her paper titled, "Portrayals of Feminism: Through the eyes of Hans Christian Andersen and Disney."
Gary Gute, director, Creative Life Research Center and associate professor, School of Applied Human Sciences, and Deanne Gute, associate director, Creative Life Research Center, will present "Complexity as a Catalyst for Flow and Creativity in the Early Family Lives of Highly Creative People." Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. Forty years of creativity literature has identified complexity and flow as central to the lives of creative persons. However, research has not sufficiently explored the influence of complexity within the family in shaping adult creativity. This presentation reports the results of a study (Gute, Gute, Nakamura, & Csikszentmihalyi) that explored complexity in the early family lives of nine creative exemplars who have made significant contributions to contemporary culture.
This workshop is open to all faculty and staff to assist advisors get connected with campus resources and become more informed about services available. This will help advisors make more accurate referrals and be better prepared to advise their students. Attend any or all of the sessions as you can.