Executive Vice President and Provost
by Christopher Shinn
Directed by Richard Glockner
In Dying City, a young therapist, Kelly, whose husband Craig was killed while on military duty in Iraq, is confronted a year later by his identical twin Peter, who suspects that Craig’s death was not accidental. Set in a downtown-Manhattan apartment after dark, scenes shift from the confrontation between Peter and Kelly, to Kelly’s complicated farewell with her husband Craig. Shinn’s disturbing, sophisticated drama—infused with references to 9/11 and the war in Iraq—explores how contemporary politics and recent history have transformed the lives of these three characters.
Planetarium shows at 7 and 8 p.m. lasting about 30 minutes each. Free and open to the the public.
Maquilapolis, or “the city of factories” is a documentary about female workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories called the maquiladoras. The film focuses on the personal stories and struggles of these women as they fight to better their living and working conditions.
Steven Shaffer, industrial hygienist for EMC Insurance Companies, will present "The Bad and the Ugly: A Case for Chemical Management."
UNI School of Music faculty artist Matthew Andreini will present a percussion recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Andrew Bacevich, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and military affairs, talks about the forces that have shaped U.S. national security and the rise of a "perpetual war" that affects the economy, society and politics of the United States, and our place in the world. What is the proper role of the U.S. military in the world? Can terrorism be defeated militarily? Can the aspiration of unchallenged global dominance be sustained? A retired army colonel and professor at Boston University, Bacevich addresses these issues with a sense of realism and a historical perspective that challenges many common assumptions.
The UNI "Writers Talk" Reading Series will host a "Leap Day Poetry Reading" by poet Kim Groninga, the nonfiction editor of the North American Review. Groninga teaches composition and creative writing at UNI, and is the author of the poetry collection Other Things That Grow. This event is free and open to the public.
Newspapers play an important role in a democracy by contributing to an informed public. Nancy Newhoff, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier editor, will discuss the Courier's focus, how news is selected and trends affecting newspapers. Free and open to the public (also presented Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30-4:40 p.m. in Oak Room, Maucker Union). Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
UNI’s Real Estate organization, Rho Epsilon, will host Rally Appraisal. Learn about the company and opportunities available for internships and full-time employment. Free pizza will be served at the Other Place after the meeting. All majors are welcome.
The human brain has evolved to efficiently process information related to race with same-race faces being processed differently than other-race faces. Dr. Kim MacLin and Dr. Otto MacLin, Professors of Psychology, UNI, will discuss how this differential processing affects recognition accuracy, memory, stereotypes, and prejudice in laboratory and real-world contexts. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? on display at the University Museum February 6 through June 9.