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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Sean Christopher Lewis is the artistic director of Working Group Theatre and  winner of the 2013 Rick Graf Award from the Human Rights Commission. His previous monologues and plays have won the Kennedy Center’s Rosa Parks Award, the National New Play Network Smith Prize, the NEA Voices in Community Award, the Barrymore Award, the Central Ohio Critic Circle Award and more. His plays have been performed at major theaters, colleges, prisons, detention centers and living rooms in the United States, Canada, East Africa and Europe.

He can be heard as a contributor to NPR’S “This American Life,” and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post and numerous literary journals.

Sean Lewis will perform "Dogs of Rwanda" in the Interpreters Theatre March 26 and 27.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Marie Curie wasn’t the only female scientist in history. This presentation explores four brilliant and important women scientists: Lise Meitner, who discovered nuclear fission; Chien-Shiung Wu, who overturned a major law in physics; Barbara McClintock, who was the Einstein of genetics; and Shirley Ann Jackson, whose public policy work in nuclear-power-plant oversight impacted the United States and the world. These amazing women show what can be accomplished when passion and intelligence meet determination to overcome all obstacles. Sponsored by the Women in Physics Club and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.  Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 26, 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. This is the last show of the semester.

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Nick Baima, a graduate from the Department of Philosophy and World Religions and who will receive a Ph.D. in philosophy from Washingnton University in St. Louis in May, will present, "Death, Love, and the Truth: Reflections From Plato's Phaedo."  Following a suggestion by Plato in The Phaedo, Baima will argue that it is a constitutive feature of love that we not only believe positive things about our beloved, but that it is good that we do so, even if those things are not true in the strict sense of the term, "truth." 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 7:30 pm

This panel aims to engage the audience in conversations about the ethics of gender-based discrimination and harassment in video gaming culture and social media; to discuss responsible Internet usage; and to confront personal biases. Through these conversations, aided and inspired by learning about the experiences of the panelists (professionals in the videogame industry including Brianna Wu, one of the original  targets of #gamergate; Maddy Myers; Samantha Kalman; and Patrick Klepek), we aim to challenge the audience to reflect on their relationships with media and social media; to become more critical consumers of media; and to examine their own roles in creating a more inclusive and respectful community--both at UNI and online.

Sponsored by: Women’s & Gender Studies Program; Departments of Communication Studies, Computer Science, Math, and Psychology; and a Reaching for Higher Ground grant.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Lazarus Adua, assistant professor of sociology, will present  “Spatial Inequality in Energetic Pain: Is there an Energy-Related Market ‘Subsidy’ for Residing in Rural America?”

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Campus Activities Board (CAB) presents "The Imitation Game." There will be two showings at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Cookies, brownies, popcorn and pop will be available.

Thursday, April 2, 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, April 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The recipient of the Women's and Gender Studies Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award will present their paper and be presented with their award.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:30 pm

The Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture series presents Johannes Ledolter, who will present"Data Mining and Business Analytics with Big and Small Data." Ledolter is a professor in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Iowa. He will review useful methods for data mining and business analytics; describe several applications and case studies where these methods prove useful; discuss the importance of collecting data through carefully designed statistical experiments; and conclude with a discussion of target areas of application. 

This lecture is intended for general audiences, on topics of current interest in mathematics and mathematics education. The lecture is free of charge. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Robert Steed, Hawkeye Community College, will present "Aspects of Personhood in Ge Hong's Baopuzi neipian." The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm

"Galaxies, Stars, Planets, and Life: A Dynamic Universe" will be presented by Jennifer Wiseman, NASA Hubble Space Telescope Senior Project Scientist.

Thursday, April 9, 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.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2015 (All day)

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder, and ultimately, genocide.

Deadly Medicine explores the Holocaust’s roots in then-contemporary scientific and pseudo-scientific thought,” explains exhibition curator Susan Bachrach. “At the same time, it touches on complex ethical issues we face today, such as how societies acquire and use scientific knowledge and how they balance the rights of the individual with the needs of the larger community.”

This exhibit is part of the annual partnership between the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the Grout Museum District is bring a traveling exhibit to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area dealing with the Holocaust, genocide and human rights. For information about museum hours and admission fees, visit www.groutmuseumdistrict.org or call 319-234-6357 

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Set against the dramatic backdrop of violence in the Middle East and the tension between Jewish and Muslim students on college campuses, "Of Many" focuses on the surprising and transformative relationship between an orthodox rabbi and imam, university chaplains in New York City. Through a series of voyages to communities struck by catastrophe, we witness young religious Jews and Muslims working together and overcoming long-standing divides. This timely and humorous documentary will jump-start a discussion of the interfaith community at UNI, led by a panel of religious leaders in the community. Attendees are encouraged to live-tweet using the hasthag #ofmanyuni. This film and disucssion event is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Diversity Council and the Explorers of Religion. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Visiting artist Libby Larsen will present a lecture titled "Inspiration: finding your musical voice when it’s all around you." Larsen will visit UNI April 14-15 for a two-day intensive residency and visit with UNI students. Additional events scheduled on April 15. For more on Larsen, visit libbylarsen.com. This event is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:00 am

Energy production affects everyone and ethical issues arise throughout the process, from source to production to consumption.

A panel of experts will provide a comprehensive picture of energy production in Iowa and discuss economic effects, environmental impacts, legal aspects, agricultural viewpoints and employment prospects related to the topic.

Specifically, they will address:

  • Concerns about how Iowa and the U.S. will meet future energy needs.
  • The proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline and Rock Island Clean Line projects.
  • The approval process for proposed energy production projects.
  • How to get your voice heard in the discussion.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a campus presentation by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. She will speak about institutional repositories, the types of works found in them and their benefits to faculty and the University.

Thursday, April 16, 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, April 20, 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 Panopticon: The Documentary about your Privacy will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue: “As technology advances our privacy is disappearing. This documentary, Panopticon, explores just how much our personal lives are being affected by the usage of invasive technology to monitor us.  The film was made in Holland and uses local examples such as their train system. The Rotterdam tram, face recognition cameras scan passengers before they can board. The purpose is to identify “unwanted” passengers but most people boarding the trolleys are completely unaware of that this invasive system not only exists but can even record your conversations.  Other Dutch examples include: highways lined with cameras as part of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Then there’s Deep Packet Inspection that analyzes electronic traffic, and keeps tabs of your Internet activity.“

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.

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