A panel of international students will explore similarities and differences in the forms and use of social media both within the students’ home countries and as international students in the United States. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series, the Department of Languages and Literatures, Reaching for Higher Ground and UNI Business Global Associates.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Public lecture by Dr. Hui Wilcox, associate professor of sociology at St. Catherine’s University. Wilcox will discuss the spread of the multisensory social media app WeChat among Chinese immigrants and its implications for the study of transnationalism. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series, the Department of Languages and Literatures, Reaching for Higher Ground and UNI Business Global Associates.
Rebecca Singer will defend her history M.A. thesis, "'Democracy Put in Action': Experiences of African Americans in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1942-1945."
Swearing in ceremony for new U.S. citizens. Free and open to the public.
Presenter: Tom Ferguson, Black Hawk County Attorney
Presenter: Tim Horrigan, chief medical officer, Allen Health System
Presenter is Allen Hays, emeritus professor of public policy & political science; member, UNI War on Drugs Task Force; Cedar Valley Citizen for Undoing Racism
Bi-weekly Faculty Senate meeting.
The CSBS Student Research Conference features scholarly projects from diverse departments at UNI as well as other regional schools and universities. The conference provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to exchange ideas, present research and learn more about developments in social sciences.
Students can attend seminars, lectures and panel discussions. Topics include future possibilities and job prospects after graduating in the social sciences, current research focus in the fields and graduate education in the social sciences.
This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Caroline J. Tolbert, whose research explores political behavior, elections and representation widely defined (her subfields include voting, elections and representation, public opinion, American state politics, direct democracy, race/ethnicity, digital politics and information technology).
Andrew Bacevich, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and military affairs, talks about the forces that have shaped U.S. national security and the rise of a "perpetual war" that affects the economy, society and politics of the United States, and our place in the world. What is the proper role of the U.S. military in the world? Can terrorism be defeated militarily? Can the aspiration of unchallenged global dominance be sustained? A retired army colonel and professor at Boston University, Bacevich addresses these issues with a sense of realism and a historical perspective that challenges many common assumptions.