Elizabeth Becker, an award-winning author and journalist, will speak about the history of Cambodia, the Cambodian civil war and genocide under the Pol Pot regime, and the aftermath of that war. She will also address the broader topic of unintended consequences of American intervention around the world. Becker has covered national and international affairs as a Washington correspondent at The New York Times and Washington Post.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Johnathan Williams, winner of the 2016 Outstanding UNI Graduate History Paper Award, will present his paper "The Recline of Midwestern Civilization: Punk Rock, Midwest Culture, and Economic Restructuring in the 1980s." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Spring award ceremony for UNI-ROTC cadets.
Andy Stoll will be the second speaker in the 2016 Everyday Creativity series. In an entertaining and poignant talk, Andy Stoll, social entrepreneur, filmmaker and co-founder/creative director of Seed Here Studio, will share life lessons from his living in 40 countries in four years.
Dave Gould will be the opening speaker for the 2016 Everyday Creativity series. He will share a new vision for education that progresses students from play to passion to purpose. The ideal not only promises to keep creative confidence intact, but produce young adults who are anxious to make a meaningful difference. Gould is The University of Iowa's first Obermann Public Scholar and is widely known for his course "Life Design" and for his central role in developing the University of Iowa's engaged social innovation major.
Jillian O'Rourke Stuart from the psychology department at the University of Iowa will discuss the influence of wishful thinking on behavior.
UNI-ROTC will have a spring commissioning ceremony.
The Department of Military Science will host an award ceremony for UNI-ROTC cadets.
Midnight in Manhattan is the 24th annual fashion design show organized by students in the fashion promotion class with designs made by textile and apparel design students. This year's show is set in Manhattan and features designs suitable for areas within the city such as Harlem, Soho and the Upper East Side.
Johnanna Ganz of the Sexual Violence Center of Minneapolis, and a graduate of the MA program in WGS at UNI, will present "(Dis)embodied: Race, Body Size and the Construction of Hegemonic Femininity in Popular Media."