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.
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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.
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.
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.
Edward Gillan, department of chemistry at the University of Iowa, will present "Precursor Routes to Unusual Structures of Phosphides, Nitrides, and Oxides for Photocatalysis or Electrocatalysis."
The UNI Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), in collaboration with students from the departments of biology, physics and earth science, will host a “Halloween House.” UNI students will perform Halloween-themed science demonstrations and supervise hands-on activities in rooms such as the “Pirates’ Cove," “Frankenstein’s Lab," “Creepy Crawlies" and “Spooky Spelunking." 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.
Ken Smith, director of student affairs-Rockford, College of Pharmacy, The University of Illinois at Chicago, will present "UIC College of Pharmacy PharmD Program."
Jared Parmater, biology, will defend his thesis "Effects of Metolachlor Exposure THP-1 Alveolar Monocyte and Macrophage Cellular Function."
Allysan White, biology, will defend her thesis "Homocysteine and CSRP-3 Protein in Migrating Neural Crest Cells - A Quantitative and Qualitative Confocal Microscopy Study."
Keisuke Hasegawa, Grinnell College, will present "Near-field optics for investigating biomolecular self-assembly below the diffraction limit of light."