Derrick Darby, professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, will give a public lecture as part of the Philosophy and Religion Hearst Speaker Series. The tile of his talk is "Expelling Injustice from Iowa Schools." Darby is the co-author of the forthcoming book, "The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of Achievement Gap Matters for Justice."
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
This month's STEM Chat is a tour of the biology department's SynDaver Lab. The SynDavers (synthetic cadavers) are used to study anatomy, explore placement of medical devices and for surgical simulations. The SynDavers will have their organs in place during the tour. Those who wish to continue the discussion after the tour can walk to Maucker Union.
UNI Earth and Environmental science students will share their adventures from their August trip to the northern Rocky Mountains. Learn about the impacts of climate change upon alpine glaciers, forest fires and human-landscape interactions. We will also discuss the relative roles of wilderness, sustainability and industrial tourism within our national parks system.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will present a chemistry-themed demonstration show during Family Weekend.
The UNI Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), in collaboration with students from biology, physics and earth science, will host a “Halloween House.” This event is free and open to the public. Costumes are welcome. The activities are intended for elementary age children, but can be enjoyed by children of all ages.
Fast Forward sessions will address the latest developments and best practices in the field, and how to break into the business. For those interested in exploring careers in broadcast news and journalism, advertising and marketing, television producing and video editing, and many other media-related fields, this workshop is for you.
Emily Smith, Iowa State University, will present "Raman Spectroscopy Measurements of Thin Polymer Films and Nanomaterials for Energy Applications."
Danan Dou, John Deere Power Systems, will present "Chemistry and Engineering in Product Development for Diesel Engine Emission Reduction."
Derrick Darby, Univerity of Michigan, will reflect philosophically on the issue of justice in the Iowa school system in which black students perform below the national average in test scores, have lower scores than white students, are less likely than whites to graduate high school and are four times more likely than white students to be disciplined and removed from class. The lecture is open to the public, free of charge.