In "Toward a New Sociology of Masculinity," Tim Carrigan, Bob Connell and John Lee explore the history of ideas of masculinity, both in the context of feminism, and in the history and culture of gender and gender roles before the advent of feminism. This article is an excellent presentation of sociological approaches to the field of men’s studies. One of the authors, R.W. Connell, has become the leading figure internationally in masculinity studies. The article is available on the CETL website by clicking the calendar event for this session. Facilitator: Harry Brod (CSBS)
Executive Vice President and Provost
The Collaborative, Active learning, Transformational (CAT) Classroom in Bartlett Hall is a classroom that takes face-to-face teaching with technology to a new level. With four round tables that seat six students each, a Smart Board, networked laptops and a dedicated wall-mounted monitor for each table and an instructor's station at the center of the room, the CAT Classroom allows faculty to engage students in using technology for learning during class. Session facilitators will demonstrate assignments that they’ve developed for use in the room and discuss the benefits and challenges of using the CAT classroom. Facilitated by Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Martie Reineke, philosophy and world religions; and Marybeth Stalp, sociology, anthropology and criminology. Registration not required.
Roy Behrens, Department of Art, will discuss the "razzle dazzle" technique used on ships in World War I to confuse German submarines.
Joyce Chen, associate professor of communication studies, will present "African American Voices of the Cedar Valley."
Although the African-American population in Iowa is small at 2.9%, they make up about 15.5% in Waterloo and 8.9% in Black Hawk County. African-Americans have continued to pursue recognition for their contributions to the economic development, cultural richness, social awareness and political justice in Iowa. This presentation focuses on the history of early African-American migrations to the Cedar Valley. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.
UNI faculty Robert Dise, Wendy Hoofnagl and Konrad Sadkowski will discuss the centrality of learning Western Civilization and the Humanities for the global 21st century.
Join in on cleaning up the UNI wetland. Gloves and bags will be provided; be prepared to get wet and dirty. Register at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=o5e7oecab&oeidk=a07e9ts1mcmf0571239
Jim Leach will speak on the topic "Why Civility Matters." Leach holds the chair in Public Affairs as a Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Scholar at the University of Iowa. He is a former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and former U.S. Congressman from Iowa. His visit is sponsored by the UNI American Democracy Project and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.
The Study Abroad Center will provide information about opportunities to study abroad in France.
Dr. Amit Sood, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, will present a lecture and workshop "Live Stronger Live Happier: A Scientific Approach." Sood will discuss groundbreaking insights into understanding how the human brain operates and how it generates stress, robbing our lives of joy and vitality. Sood has developed a program that integrates cutting edge advances in neurosciences with timeless principles to help us lower stress and anxiety, and enhance resiliency and well-being. This program has been tested in dozens of clinical trials and offered to thousands of patients and learners in the past six years.