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Languages and Literature

Exhibit: Doctors and Nurses as Rescuers in Humanitarian Crises

"Doctors and Nurses as Rescuers in Humanitarian Crises," a traveling exhibit produced by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, profiles doctors, nurses and small teams who used their medical training and skills to rescue large numbers of people threatened by humanitarian crisis, usually in the context of armed conflict. The exhibit spans the late 19th century up to the present, in countries on four different continents. An opening reception will be Thursday, Sept. 14 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and a short presentation Stephen J. Gaies at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.This event is free and open to the public.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Crystal Gibbons

Crystal Gibbins is the editor of "Split Rock Review" and author of the poetry collection, "Now/Here." Open mic signup starts at 7 p.m. (bring your best five minutes of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction).  Open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. Books by local authors will be available for purchase. Coffee is provided by Sidecar Coffee Roasters and cream is provided by Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Patricia O'Donnell

Patricia O’Donnell is the author of the memoir, "Waiting to Begin" and the short story collection "Gods for Sale. An alumna of UNI, she directs the BFA program in creative writing at the University of Maine – Farmington. Open mic signup starts at 7 p.m. (bring your best five minutes of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction). Open mic begins at 7:15 p.m. O'Donnell takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Daoism in Chinese Painting

Xiaoting Wang, a renowned artist in China, will discuss the influence of Daoism, one of the key Chinese religions, in his paintings. The event will feature a brief summary of Daoism to set the context for his presentation. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jerry Sonesson at 273-6221 or Penny Wang at 273-2821.

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