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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

This session will explain the whys and hows of SGIDs (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis), including a summary of the research that shows how a midterm course evaluation can enhance teaching effectiveness. We will also discuss how you can become a SGID facilitator, how to talk to your class after a midterm evaluation, as well as other ways to do midterm evaluations. Facilitated by Susan Hill (CETL) and Craig VanSandt (Management)

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Roxi Woodside, earth science and environmental science major, will share experiences from her summer 2014 internship with the Air Quality Division of the Polk County Public Works Department.  She was involved with the Division’s ambient air monitoring program, assisting with site maintenance and data entry. Roxi also developed outreach materials including brochures, signage and a presentation for the Board of Health Advisory Committee. Her presentation was also made to school districts within Polk County.

 Additional information about internship opportunities will be provided that will be of interest to not only earth science and environmental science majors, but all UNI students.


Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Screening of Lucy Walker's award winning film "The Lion's Mouth Opens."

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Screening of Lucy Walker's "The Crash Reel."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

In session one of a three-part reading series co-sponsored by the CETL and NCBI, facilitator Stephanie Logan (COE) will lead a discussion on the following reading: Derald Weng Sue, “Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice,” American Psychologist 62:4 (May-June 2007), 271-286.

From the article abstract: “Racial microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.” The term “microaggressions” first appeared in psychological literature in the 1970s, and research on microagressions has continued to grow. Although this article’s title is technical, and is addressed to clinicians, it includes clear definitions and examples easily understood by the non-psychologist.

A link to the article can be found on the event description on the CETL website. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Screening of Lucy Walker's Oscar nominated short film "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" followed by Q & A with Walker.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:30 pm

Screening of Lucy Walker's film "Waste Land" followed by Q & A with Walker.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm

UNI Students Together for the Advancement of Reproductive Rights (UNI STARR) will host Laci Green speaking on "What makes for the best sex ever?" In this upbeat program, students get a sex positive crash-course about the safe and healthy exploration of their sexuality while in college. Brace yourself for lots of laughs, useful information you never knew you needed and a fun night that always draws a crowd. 

Green is a 24-year-old sexuality geek based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and the creator and host of the largest sex education show on the internet called Sex Plus. The show consists of a biweekly video series, daily blogging, university lectures and community activism. The project currently reaches 5 million people each month in more than 100 countries. She also hosts two web shows: a science news show for the Discovery Channel and a sex education series for Planned Parenthood.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:00 pm

View the night sky at the McCollum Science Hall Observatory. Meet by the polar bear near room 137 before the start of the show (late arrivals will not be able to attend).

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Thomas Thangeraj, professor emeritus, Emory University, will present "Critical Studies of Religion Fosters Inter-Religious Understanding: An Academic Experiment in India." During the last 30 years, universities in India have established departments of religion which study religion from an academic point of view. This lecture will explore the extent to which this study might be promoting inter-religious understanding and harmony in India.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society. 

This evening Google and the World Brain will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue: “The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain". But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.”

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The College of Education's Diversity Committee in collaboration with Educators for Change and the Multicultural Teaching Alliance will be showing the film "Precious Knowledge," a documentary about revolutionary education and ethnic studies programs being under attack.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Forty percent percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sports media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. The documentary “Media Coverage and Female Athletes,” uses research-based information to examine the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Philip Fass, professor of art and graphic designer, presents a lecture titled "The Design of Daylilies: Possibility, Intention and Variation."

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Forty percent of all sports participants are female, yet women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses. To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, Nicole M. LaVoi, the associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will highlight this issue from a variety of perspectives and help dispel the common—but untrue—myths that no one is interested in women’s sport and that "sex sells" women’s sport. Effective strategies are also discussed for increasing media coverage and creating images which reflect the reality of women’s sports participation and why this is so important.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 9:00 pm

View the night sky at the McCollum Science Hall Observatory. Meet by the polar bear near room 137 before the start of the show (late arrivals will not be able to attend).

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Marybeth Stalp, professor of sociology, will present "Of Course the Domestic Can Also Be Feminist: Complicating Femininity, Feminism, and the Domestic Arts." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm

This film explores the transition to an economy based on sustainable practices. The documentary explores the advantages of a “global green economy,” both for the planet and the business sector. This segment is part of the “Ethical Markets” television series by Hazel Henderson.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Carl Thurman, Ph.D., molecular cellular physiologist, will give a lecture titled “Life Is Art: The Evolution of Architectural Design by Frank Lloyd Wright.”

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Joseph Danielson, Des Moines Area Community College, will present "'We All Ready to Fall Into Abraham's Bosom': The Unraveling of the Master-Slave Bond in Occupied North Alabama, 1862." The event is free and open to the public.


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