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 (repeated Wednesday, Feb. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.). Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Executive Vice President and Provost
John W. Johnson, department of history, will discuss how he and his students examine critical thinking and the electronic media in the "Analysis of Social Issues" Capstone. Those planning to attend the lecture should take a 24-hour "e-media holiday." This means that you "fast" from all electronic media for one day--no TV, no cell phone, no computer, no internet, no e-reader, no iPod, no iPad and no car radio. Come prepared to discuss how you coped with being unconnected--if only for a day. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Excecutive Vice President and Provost.
Jon Crews, Cedar Falls mayor, will discuss the how and why of creating healthy cities, using the Blue Zone model. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Lauren Finke, executive director of the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, will discuss volunteer opportunities and how to become involved in the community. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Otto MacLin, department of psychology, will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eye-witness identification. MacLin provides workshops for jurors and because of research across the country like his, the New Jersey Supreme Court last fall, acknowledging a “troubling lack of reliability in eyewitness identifications,” issued sweeping new rules for such evidence in criminal cases. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
The Great Squeeze is the last film in the Fall Environmental Film series sponsored by the UNI Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center and the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition. The film explores our current ecological and economic crisis stemming from our dependence on cheap and abundant energy.
Come learn about study abroad sustainability program in UK & Ireland during summer 2014
Jen Waldron, associate professor, Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services, will present Is Hazing Fun or Is It Violent? A Post-Structuralist Perspective.
Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forums are held on the first Monday of each month Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.
The College of Education will offer a free webinar for educators entitled "A Framework for Teaching in Content Areas." This webinar will address how students learn best when they are engaged in their own learning. Students are fully engaged in learning when they are interested and are able to sustain attention to tasks for a period of time to find the learning process rewarding. For long-term learning to occur, students must turn the action of engagement and attention into a process of cognitive processing where new information is knowingly integrated into previous knowledge and experiences, and differences in understanding and knowledge are actively mediated. Effective instructional practice not only acknowledges this, but also purposefully works to facilitate these conditions and cognitive processes. To register, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars