View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science Observatory. This event is free and open to the public. Meet before 8 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Vagharsh Mkhitaryan, Iowa State University, will present "Organic Semiconductors: Light Generation, Photovoltaics and Spintronics Applications."
UNI Speech Team members will present acting and speech events. The team was ranked ninth in the nation last year and was ranked first in Iowa.
Joel Haack, math department, will present "Humanistic Reflections on Mathematics Magazine Problem 1951 and a Solution."
Bill Clohesy, professor of philosophy, will present “’We the People’: Trust in Public Discourse.” Freedom of religion and secular government are inseparable in the American republic. This talk explores the Constitution’s secular promise of respect for both politics and religion—if we choose to accept it. Today, numerous opponents would undo both secular republican government and respect for religious diversity. Our greatest defense is still to practice politics as the exchange of opinion upon which all true government rests. For more information, contact Martha Reineke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cara Burnidge, assistant professor of religion, will present “Islam in Iowa: An American Story.” This lecture will tell the story of Islam in America, giving special attention to Islam in Iowa. Like many native and naturalized citizens, Muslims around the world viewed the United States as a place of opportunity and freedom from religious persecution. Iowa, in particular, provided such opportunities for Muslim immigrants, which is why it is home to the oldest mosque in the United States, the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids. For more information, contact Martha Reineke at email@example.com.
RENT takes us back to the 1990's during the AIDS crisis, gentrification, feminism and more. The display will provide facts, photos and timelines to help viewers better understand the world of the show.
Raymond Ayehee will speak about plastic waste management in Ghana. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.
Parashu Kharel, South Dakota State University, will present "Spin gapless semiconductivity in Heusler compounds: overview and applications."