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UNI Calendar of Events

Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm

"UNI ScholarWorks and Global Reach." Ellen Neuhaus, associate professor and digital collections coordinator at Rod Library, will discuss her work on the development of UNI ScholarWorks, the University's new institutional repository. UNI ScholarWorks has been live since mid-February and has received more than 10,948 downloads from all over the world. The types of works that potentially can be deposited into UNI ScholarWorks are vast and can include (but not limited to) the following: articles, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations, datasets, image galleries, newsletters, reports, posters, presentations, interviews, photos and minutes. The system allows for the management of conferences/events and journal publishing. Related scholarly communication topics and issues will be integrated into the presentation.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:30 pm

School of Music professor Alison Altstatt will present a lecture titled "Re-membering the Wilton Processional: A Manuscript Lost and Found." This paper concerns a notated leaf of an English medieval manuscript held in the Special Collections of the University of Iowa Libraries. Musical, textual and codicological evidence supports the identification of the leaf as a fragment of a processional from Wilton Abbey, an important center for women’s Latin learning from its tenth-century foundation to its sixteenth-century dissolution. The recovery of the University of Iowa leaf, along with more than thirty others, provides a window into the abbey’s musico-poetic tradition, its processional liturgies, and its dramatic rituals. This lecture is given as part of the "Musically Speaking" series. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 8:00 am

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley and Iowa State Senator Jeff Danielson will discuss whistleblower protections from the federal and state perspectives. Both view whistleblowing as an important check and balance on government. Grassley has a long record of working for protections for whistleblowers. In 1984 he authored updates to the federal False Claims Act and co-authored the 1989 federal Whistleblower Protection act and its updates in 2012. Danielson helped lead an effort in 2014 to strengthen Iowa’s whistle-blower law. A reception precedes the program at 7:30 a.m.; free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Recorded presentation of a lecture by Kim MacLin on how the brain affects eyewitness identification.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Pavel Lukashev, physics, will present "Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy."

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Most American readers know George Orwell as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm, and as such consider him a staunch critic of communism and prophet of the surveillance state. But Orwell spent much of his writing career focused on exploring the cause and nature of poverty, and remained a committed socialist until his death. This lecture will put 1984 within the full context of Orwell’s career, and especially his lifelong criticism of big business and laissez-faire capitalism. The general public is invited; no pre-registration is required. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm

There will be pop, popcorn and candy to munch on as you sit and watch the exciting new movie Jurrassic World come to life. Showings are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Donna Hoffman, political science, will moderate a panel that will discuss the history, progress and problems associated with the Voting Rights Act. Panelists are Michael Blackwell, John Johnson, Paul Pate and Scott Peters. The League of Women Voters of Black Hawk-Bremer Counties is a co-sponsor. A reception will follow the presentation; free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm to Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 5:00 pm

BLOW-OUT II is an exhibition of sculptural forms and mixed media paintings by Chicago-based artist Sarah Krepp. Unorganized Territory is accumulated, stacked, layered, and collaged forms by Kansas City-based artist Garry Noland. Noland’s presentation is supported in part by Arts KC, the Kansas City Regional Arts Council. The artists will present a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 28, in the Gallery. An opening reception will follow.

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm to Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 5:00 pm

A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition co-curated by UNI Professor of Art History Dr. Charles M. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. The concept is all themes Roman and Roman themes through time, and it will feature actual Roman artifacts from UNI Museums.

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm

These artist talks are presented in association with UNI Gallery of Art exhibitions by Sarah Krepp and Garry Noland, titled respectively "Blow-Out II" and "Unorganized Territory," which runs from Sept. 28 through Oct. 24.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, Kristin Mack and Kimberly Baker, all from sociology, anthropology and criminology will present "Comparing Demographic Factors, Background Characteristics, and Workplace Perceptions as Predictors of Burnout among Community Corrections Officers."

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The College of Education's Educators for Change will show the film United States of Autism.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Screening of Gideon's Army with Distinguished Visiting Filmmaker Dawn Porter.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Screening of Spies of Mississippi with Distinguished Visiting Filmmaker Dawn Porter.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Speakers at this event are Donna Red Wing, head of One Iowa, and Bob Vander Plaats, head of The Family Leader, two leaders with opposing views on gay marriage. Their story has been featured in the Des Moines Register (Dec. 31, 2014) and Washington Post (July 4, 2015). Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President; co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Black Hawk and Bremer Counties. A reception will follow the presentation; free and open to the public.

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