The seventh annual collaboration begtween the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Educaiton and the Grout Museum District is bringing two exhibits to the Grout Museum of History and Science. "Dr. Seuss Wants You," highlighting the political cartoons of Dr. Seuss that warned Americans of the growing threat of Nazi Germany, and "Facing Prejudice," which encourages viewers to examine, in a constructive, non-threatening way, the complexities of prejudice and stereotypes that reside in all of us.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Joseph Scapellato will give a public reading from his book of short stories "Big Lonesome." Reinventing a great American tradition through an absurdist, discerning eye, Scapellato uses these stories to conjure worlds, themes and characters who are at once unquestionably familiar and undeniably strange. "Big Lonesome" navigates through the American West—from the Old West to the modern-day West to the Midwest, from cowboys to mythical creatures to everything in between—exploring place, myth, masculinity and what it means to be whole or to be broken.
Krysten Shipley, certified genetic counselor at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, will be the speaker.
Jaci Donath, former CSI in Kansas City, will present, "Outside the Lab: Evidence Collection Careers in Forensic Science."
"Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics" will be presented by David Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University.
Jeremy Schraffenberger, poet and editor of "The North American Review," has been selected by Omega Rho to give this year's Sigma Tau Delta Lecture. The title of the lecture is "How Poetry Will Save Your Life." The lecture is sponsored by the Omega Rho (UNI) chapter of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta. All are welcome.
Mary Skopec, executive director of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory: Regents Resource Center, will lead a discussion on water quality in Iowa, "Status and Trends in Iowa's Water Quality: Our Challenges and Opportunities." Located on the shore of West Lake Okoboji in Northwest Iowa, Lakeside Lab is an Iowa Board of Regents campus dedicated to education of post-secondary students, research on aquatic systems and terrestrial landscapes, and community engagement on environmental topics.
Ryan Schmidt, land stewardship director for Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, will discuss "Considering Agricultural Lands in the Process of Restoration.” This event is free and open to the public.
Come one, come all! Need some play in your life? Come hang out with UNI SAVE and the Interpreters Theatre! We will be showcasing work from our week of workshops. Through performance, we will explore making art and community and play.
The 2017 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture will be given by Rachel Levy, professor of mathematics and associate dean for faculty development at Harvey Mudd College. The Title of the lecture is "Fluid Adventures: Where Mathematics Meets Art."