James Loewen, Visiting Professor of Sociology at The Catholic University of America, and author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, will present "How Iowa Was a Leader in Race Relations and How It Can Be One Again." The event is free and open to the public.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pam Schwartz, Boone County Historical Society, will present "When Is a Shoe Not Just a Shoe? Teaching History in a Local Way." The event is free and open to the public.
Patrick Malloy, Hawkeye Community College, will present "Calamities of Whirlwinds, Uncertain Guests, and Secondhand Clothes: Images of the Early AIDS Epidemic from Swahili-language Newspapers." The even is free and open to the public.
The 42nd Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Ian Worthington, the Curator's Professor of History at the University of Missouri. The title of his lecture is "Macedonia's Greatest King: Philip II or Alexander the Great, and Unwinnable Wars." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Marybeth C. Stalp, sociology, anthropology and criminology, and Martha J. Reineke, philosophy and world religions, will present "'But Do They Learn Better': A Comparative Study of Active Learning Strategies Across Different Classroom Types" based on their experiences with the SAC-CAT classroom. Sponsored by the Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology Colloquium Series and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, Kristin Mack and Kimberly Baker, all from sociology, anthropology and criminology will present "Comparing Demographic Factors, Background Characteristics, and Workplace Perceptions as Predictors of Burnout among Community Corrections Officers."
UNI Prelaw is a new organization that unifies the UNI Business Prelaw Club and the Daniel Webster Law Society. At this initial meeting we will elect officers and make plans for the year. Scott Peters, associate professor of political science and prelaw advisor, will discuss preparing for and applying to law school, as well as other areas of concern for prelaw students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome, regardless of major. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend.
The UNI College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) organizes an annual student research conference for both graduate and undergraduate students engaged in research related to the social and behavioral sciences. The conference provides the opportunity for students to present their research, exchange ideas, learn about different disciplines and meet students from different departments.
The keynote speaker for the conference will be Cameron Weaver, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The call for papers is now open. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome. Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 5, 2015.
All undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences are invited to participate in this conference. Attendees are encouraged to register before April 10; registration is $15. A boxed lunch is guaranteed only with early registration (vegetarian and gluten free options are available).
Commissioning Ceremony in honor of UNI Senior Cadets
Fall 2014 Cadet Award Ceremony