Faculty, staff, students and Cedar Valley community members will read Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, August Wilson's play on the legendary blues singer, blues music and race relations in 1920s Chicago. The reading is sponsored by UNI's Diversity Council. The play is the second in Wilson's American Century Cycle on the African-American experience in the 20th century. A discussion of the play, music and race relations, then and now, will follow the performance.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Anne Frank: A History for Today is an educational experience for all ages. Examine World War II and the Holocaust through the perspective of Anne Frank. Learn about the dangerous consequences of intolerance for all communities. The narration and imagery of the exhibition serve as inspiration to take action to understand intolerance. Understand how indifference, acceptance and apathy destroy individuals, families, neighbors and entire communities. Anne Frank: A History for Today was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by The Anne Frank Center USA.
From March 29 through May 28, visitors can also see the exhibit "Iowa's Ties to the Holocaust," which shares accounts and artifacts of a number of individuals with ties to Iowa, including GIs present at the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and of Holocaust survivors who started life anew in Iowa
Normal admission fees to the Grout Musuem District apply. Several events related to these exhibits have been organized. For more information, go to:
facebook.com/unichge or GMDistrict.org
Jon Humston, graduate student at the University of Iowa, will present "Compressive Sampling Really Works: Applications in Chemistry."
Bentlee Birchhansky and Grace Gudenkauf, two students from IowaBIG in Cedar Rapids, will deliver a talk about their experience as students at Iowa's only initiative-based high school.
Taylor Morris, vice president of the Cedar Valley Makerspace, will talk about the rise of maker spaces and his work as a maker. This talk is free and open to the public.
Marvin D. Hoffland will present "Developing ESP Curriculum: Integration of a Course Management System (Moodle)."
The Honors Program will host a conference-style research day to celebrate the work of graduating honors students. Students will present oral presentations of their honors theses for family, friends, fellow students and faculty. The event is open to the public.
Students, faculty and staff can learn how to respond appropriately to reports of sexual assault.
Dionne P. Stephens will present "1 in 5: An Empowered Approach to Addressing Campus Sexual Assault" as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stephens is the director of the developmental psychology program at Florida International University. The presention is free and open to the public.
The annual CSBS Student Research Conference provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present research through poster and oral presentations, exchange ideas and learn about the developments in the social sciences. Christopher Chapp, Department of Political Science, St. Olaf College, will deliver the keynote address, "Mixed Signals: Why Some Candidates Use Ambiguity to Obscure Policy Positions and Why It Matters."