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College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Book launch and reading by Wendy Hoofnagle

Wendy Hoofnagle, languages and literatures, will read from her book "The Continuity and the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism." Hoofnagle explores the Carolingian aspects of Norman influence in England after the Norman Conquest, arguing that the Normans’ literature of kingship envisioned government as a form of imperial rule modeled in many ways on the glories of Charlemagne and his reign. 

"Troika in Cuba: Soul Deep"

This exhibition by photographers Karen Graffeo and Chip Cooper and journalist Julio Larramendi reveals the cities and rural regions of Cuba as seen and photographed from three perspectives. On Wed., Nov. 3 at 6 p.m., Graffeo and Larramendi will present a lecture about this collaboration in Kamerick Art Building, room 111. Free and open to the public.

"A Continent Divided: Europe and Its Refugee Crisis

Michael Luick-Thrams will present an eyewitness account of the varied responses, in the spring and summer of 2015, by Germans to the arrival in their country of more than a million refugees fleeing war, poverty and ecological disaster. He will discuss Germany’s postwar history with refugees, the political consequences of Angela Merkel’s refugee policies and the implications for the United States as we struggle with refugee issues.

"Schindler's List on the Prairie: Iowans' Response to the Holocaust as It Unfolded"

Michael Luick-Thrams will present an overview of the many ways that Iowans were connected to and responded to the Holocaust and an exploration of the lessons of Iowa’s response to the Holocaust for our world today. A short film on the Scattergood Hostel near West Branch, which offered a haven for refugees from Nazi Germany, will be shown. 

Listening forum with legislators

Join your neighbors and elected officials for a listening forum with individuals who work, care for, and/or live on the autism spectrum. People on the spectrum are our brothers, fathers, sisters and mothers. Integrated into our schools, workplaces, churches and families, they confront us with a new and broader undersanding of what is “normal” or typical.  The forum is free and open to the public.

Where Are We Now

New York City actor Andrew Duff will share his personal journey, "Where Are We Now," which involves living with autism and the prospect of being 'better' in a normal society. A panel disucssion will follow. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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