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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Founder and Director of AnimalArchitecture.org. The speaker will present a public lecture tilted "How to Design With Biology: Towards a Biosynthetic Design Practice" KAB room 111. An opening reception for the speaker and the exhibition "Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention" will follow.

Thursday, September 4, 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).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Laura Jackson, Ph.D., plant ecologist and director of the Tallgrass Prairie Center, and Wendy Miller, art educator, will present a lecture in association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition titled "Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention."

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Place, not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America by Sheryll Cashin advocates that affirmative action, as it is currently practiced, does little to help disadvantaged people. She proposed suggestions to fix this, which attendees will be able to hear more about from Cashin during the discussion. Reading the book is not required to attend and participate.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University, will lecture on her book Place, not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America. Attendees will learn more about affirmative action, reimagining the concept so that it helps people of all backgrounds.There will be a book signing reception immediately following the lecture.

Thursday, September 11, 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, September 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm

The films "9,000 Needles" and "Community Acupuncture" both explore the use of acupuncture as a healing method. "9,000 Needles" tells the story of Devin Dearth, a 40-year-old who suffered a stroke and turned to acupuncture therapy. "Community Acupuncture" is a documentary chronicling Working Class Acupuncture, a clinic that opened in Portland, Ore. in 2002. Tara Anderson, local acupuncturist, will speak following the showing of the films.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Printmaker Hosford presents a public lecture about his work.

Thursday, September 18, 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, 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 - 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).

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 - 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.”

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