Laura Nasrallah, professor of new testament and early christianity at Harvard Divinity School, will present "The Significance of Monuments: Paul's Letter to the Romans, Augustus's Obelisks, Mussolini's Archaeology, and #tearthemdown." This lecture will discuss race, politics, power and religion in ancient Rome and in the fascist Rome of Mussolini in order to think about debates around monuments and history today. For more information, contact John Burnight at 273-7641 or philosophy and world religions at 273-6221.
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Fred Behroozi will present "Physics of Dew Drops: Surprising and Wonderful."
During the month of November, the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, the Office of Sustainability, AmeriCorps and Northern Iowa Student Government, will host a campus-wide Refill Not Landfill Campaign. The goal is to encourage students, staff and faculty to develop healthy habits such as consuming more water through sustainable habits like refilling a reusable water bottle. There will be free water bottles from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Schindler Education Center; from 9 a.m. to noon at Maucker Union, Rod Library and Curris Business Building; and noon to 2 p.m. at the Wellness/Recreation Center.
Nationwide screening of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel." Gore will be live-streamed at the beginning of the event and will answer several questions submitted viewers. The screening is free and open to the public.
Thesis defense by Navinder Brar, biology. Thesis title: "Evaluating Differential Gene Expression of Metolachlor Treated Human Liver Cells by Micro-Array Analysis."
Thesis defense by Hannah Bergan, biology. Thesis title: "A Neural Outgrowth Culture Model for Autism Using Valproic Acid."
Thesis defense by Josh Otten, biology. Thesis title: "Factors Influencing Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) Home Range Size in Iowa: A Comparison Between Suburban and Rural Populations."
See the "best of the best" from our beginning and advanced performance classes. Experience all kinds of texts in this one-hour celebration of performance.
Ian, a 24-year-old alcoholic and college dropout, sits at the local hole-in-the-wall bar. During his time there he interacts with the various patrons discussing everything from cigarettes and vaping to an existential crisis. Written by Kelso Breitsprecher, "Genuine Cigarettes" is a dramatic one-act play that aims to say the dark things that everyone knows but no one talks about.
Auriel A. Willette, assistant professor in the food science and human nutrition department at Iowa State University, will present "Nutritional Parameters and Dysregulated Processes Related to Alzhemier's Disease and Related Dementias."