As part of the Center for Educational Transformation's "Ed Research Afternoons" series, Mark Jacobson from UNI's Statistical Consulting Center, will provide an overview of various available software packages for analyzing quantitative data. Participants will also have the opportunity to consult with Jacobson regarding their quantitative analysis and software questions and issues.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Joshua N. Canavan will present 'Race, Poverty and the Criminal Justice System: Protecting the Rights of the Accused in the St. Louis Area.' Canavan works for the Arch City Defenders, a nonprofit that provides 'holistic legal advocacy and combat(s) the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people of color.' It does this through providing legal services to the indigent and also through policy-oriented lawsuits, including a recent challenge which alleges that several municipalities in St. Louis County have conspired to run debtors' prisons. The organization has been especially active in pushing for legal change in the St. Louis area since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Catherine McGillivray, languages and literatures, will present “From ‘Talking Cure’ to ‘Gender as a Soft Assembly’: A Brief History of the Contributions of Women to Psychoanalysis.” The event is free and open to the public.
Julie Husband, Languages and Literatures, will present “Frederick Douglass’s Oratory and Political Leadership.” The event is free and open to the public.
Charles Holcombe, Konrad Sadkowski and Fernando Calderón, history department, will present “Roundtable: Perspectives on Doing History in a Global Age.” The event is free and open to the public.
Due to a conflict with the presidential debate, this lecture will be rescheduled.
Daniel Walther, R. Kleinfeld Chair at Wartburg College, will present “A Talk About Public Bathrooms? Really?!!” The event is free and open to the public.
The 43rd Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Elaine Carey, professor and chair of the Department of History at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. The title of her lecture is “Women Traffickers: Fictions and Histories of Drug Wars.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
Using professional deveopment and email skills are vital in your career development, whether it be communicating with faculty or applying for internships or employment opportunities. Presented by Deb Young, Languages and Literatures, attendees will learn how to transition and develop these communication skills from your role as a student to a professional. You never get a second chance to make a first impresssion!
The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Rod Library will host a workshop lead by the Open Textbook Network. This workshop introduces the concept of open textbooks, their benefits and how to find and incorporate them into courses. Participants are asked to write a short review of an Open Textbook Library textbook in their field following the workshop. Participants will receive $200 as recognition of the faculty member’s contribution. Open textbooks are not available for all subjects, so please check textbook availability.
Do you like to play cribbage? Are you on campus at noon on Thursdays? Play at Rod Library, at the tables near the library coffee shop. Bring a board and cards if you have them and play a game or two with someone. Open to students, faculty, staff and everyone else.