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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Lisa Jepsen, associate professor of economics, will present "Women and Law School." Faculty, staff, students, and the public are welcome.

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Tim Wise is among the most prominent antiracist writers and educators in the United States. He is the author of six books, including his latest, "Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority." Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on more than 800 colleges and high school campuses, including UNI, and to community groups across the nation. He has provided antiracism training to teachers nationwide and has conducted training sessions with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. Wise has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism at their institutions, and has served as consultant for plaintiffs attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.

Wise speaks on topics such as the civil rights movement, electoral politics, white privilege, youth/student activism and multiculturalism. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN and has ben featured on ABC’s 20/20. He graduated from Tulane University and received antiracism training from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond in New Orleans.

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 7:40 pm

View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth and Environmental Science Department Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 8:00 pm to 8:40 pm

View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth and Environmental Science Department Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm

 Jeffrey Copeland, Languages and Literatures, will discuss his new book, Ain't No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legend of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire. Believed to be one of the most intriguing characters in American history, Fairfield was an unconventional abolitionist who helped slaves to freedom in the decade before the Civil War.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Michael Childers, UNI Department of History, will present "Rich Man's Games, Poor Man's Taxes:  Growth and Colorado's Rejection of the 1976 Winter Olympic Games."  The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 7:40 pm

View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth and Environmental Science Department Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm to 8:40 pm

View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth and Environmental Science Department Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm

“What’s the biggest regret of your life?” – It’s a question that millions of people have pondered on the popular secretregrets.com website. Kevin Hansen, website founder and author of the bestselling Secret Regrets book series, will share the shocking things we regret, why we regret and how we can ultimately learn to let go of the regrets that might be holding us back in life. Presentation attendees will even have a chance to anonymously share their own secret regrets – and hear the secret regrets of others who attend. Hansen and his Secret Regrets project have been featured on The Dr. Phil Show, international documentaries, as well as media outlets and websites worldwide including Cosmopolitan, CNN and Psychology Today. You can read Hansen’s featured articles about regrets on The Huffington Post. His bestselling book, Secret Regrets Volume 1: What if you had a Second Chance? features hundreds of the most shocking yet heartfelt regrets that we all can relate to, and walks people through the true healing that comes from revealing. His latest book, Secret Regrets Volume 2: Moving Past Your Past, continues to tell the unheard stories of real people, real regret, real resolution, perseverance and redemption.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7:00 pm

This film tells the story of Donald Trump's purchase of one of the last stretches of British wilderness in order to build a golf resort. The locals fight back to preserve the landscape and their community.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 7:40 pm

View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth and Environmental Science Department Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 8:00 pm to 8:40 pm

View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth and Environmental Science Department Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 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 Terms and Conditions May Apply will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue:   “A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.”  (IMDb)

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.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA Goddard Space Fight Center, will present "Chemical Sources of Biological Byproducts: False Positives for Astrobiology."

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 7:40 pm

View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth and Environmental Science Department Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:00 pm to 8:40 pm

View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth and Environmental Science Department Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Martie Reineke, professor of philsophy and world religions, will present "Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory."  Copies of her book, Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory will be sold after the presentation; Reineke will be available to sign books. Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Qingli Meng, assistant professor of criminology, will present "Corruption in the Chinese Higher Educational Sector."

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Katherine Van Wormer, UNI Department of Social Work; and Charletta Sudduth, Waterloo Community Schools will present, "What We Can Learn of History from the Maid Narratives." The event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 7:40 pm

View the night sky from the comfort of the Earth and Environmental Science Department Planetarium. Free and open to the public.

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