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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Joshua N. Canavan will present 'Race, Poverty and the Criminal Justice System: Protecting the Rights of the Accused in the St. Louis Area.' Canavan works for the Arch City Defenders, a nonprofit that provides 'holistic legal advocacy and combat(s) the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people of color.' It does this through providing legal services to the indigent and also through policy-oriented lawsuits, including a recent challenge which alleges that several municipalities in St. Louis County have conspired to run debtors' prisons. The organization has been especially active in pushing for legal change in the St. Louis area since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. 

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Josh Canavan will deliver a lecture on "Race, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System: Protecting the Rights of the Accused in the St. Louis Area" for the 2016 Diversity Colloquium. Canavan works for the Arch City Defenders, a nonprofit that provides "holistic legal advocacy and combats the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people and people of color" by providing legal services to the indigent and through policy-oriented lawsuits, including a recent suit which alleges that several municipalities in St. Louis County have conspired to run debtors' prisons. The organization has been active in pushing for legal change in the St. Louis area since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 8:00 pm

UNI graduat Mike Pasley, co-founder of LA-based digital animation studio, Digital Twigs, digitaltwigs.com, will discuss the pros and cons of being a jack-of-all-trades, how to present yourself in the industry, how to examine your strengths and how to collaborate.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Pavel Lukashev, physics, will present "Effects of pressure and strain on spin polarization of IrMnSb."

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:00 pm

A lecture recital in the Gallery proper by cellist Eunkyung Son and pianist Shinhyung Kim titled "Nocturnes and Chopin." Presented in association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition, "Nocturnes: Night Skies in Nineteenth-Century Art and the Darker Side of Modern Art," which was organized by Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project and supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family. Piano provided by West Music Cedar Fall.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 -
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 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Katelyn Browne, Rod Library, will discuss her ongoing research into representations of Quakers and Quakerism in youth literature, with an emphasis on issues of gender and sexuality. Before coming to UNI, she worked as a librarian in a PK-12 school in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Author Andrea Wulf will speak about her book 'The Invention of Nature,' which reveals the fascinating life of naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt and his impact on how our sociesty views nature. A book signing will follow Wulf's presentation.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Bradford Tice will give a public reading of his work from "What the Night Numbered." He will be on campus in recognition of LGBT History Month. His book weaves together classical mythology with the events surrounding the Stonewall Riots, which is credited with having jump started the gay and lesbian civil rights movement.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
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, October 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Daniel Walther, R. Kleinfeld Chair at Wartburg College, will present “A Talk About Public Bathrooms?  Really?!!” The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
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.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 -
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.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
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, November 7, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Elizabeth Sutton, art department, is the presenter for this forum. She has published 'Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age' and 'Early Modern Dutch Prints of Africa .' Her book 'Art, Animals, and Experience: Human Relationships to Nature' is forthcoming from Routledge.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Charles Holcombe, Konrad Sadkowski and Fernando Calderón, history department, will present “Roundtable:  Perspectives on Doing History in a Global Age.” The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics and the Center for Academic Ethics is introducing a new series of public forums to explore different hypothetical scenarios, by asking the question “What If…?” Catherine Zeman, KAHHS and RRTTC, will facilitate this session. She will explore with participants the characteristics of an "abundance economy" and how technology might help us advance them.  

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

"Moving Words" is a collaboration between youth in the Waterloo Writing Project, Shuaib  Meacham's hip-hop literacy group, The Truth and UNI art students. The project encourages all participants to reflect on the importance of community and citizenship while also acknowledging and celebrating the similarities and differences between each of our experiences through creative lenses. Waterloo Writing Project students will use ideas generated through shared journal exercises between all students as inspiration to write creative written works that will be passed on to 3D Concepts students who will, through the support of the UNI Digital Media Hub, create short, stop-motion films based on the writers' works. The Truth musicians will then use the written works and the films to create a soundtrack that will be layered on to each film. This semester long collaboration will culminate in a public movie premiere (complete with a red carpet!) at the Waterloo Center for the Arts where the community is invited to celebrate alongside these writers, musicians and artists and see the films they created together projected on the "big screen". A panel discussion with all of the artists will follow the screening.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Jolene Zigarovich, Languages and Literatures, is the presenter for this forum. Her recent book publications include 'Writing Death and Absence in the Victorian Novel:  Engraved Narratives' and she is editor of 'Sex and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature' and the forthcoming 'TransGothic in Literature and Culture.' Her current work in progress examines death and the popularity of the eighteenth-century novel.

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