Xiaoting Wang, a renowned artist in China, will discuss the influence of Daoism, one of the key Chinese religions, in his paintings. The event will feature a brief summary of Daoism to set the context for his presentation. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jerry Sonesson at 273-6221 or Penny Wang at 273-2821.
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The UNI Faculty Piano Quartet will perform works of Mozart and Schumann. The quartet features faculty artists Ross Winter, violin, Julia Bullard, viola, Claire Bryant, cello, and Dmitri Vorobiev, piano. This event is free and open to the public.
Interpreters Theatre presents "Performance Power Hour." See the "best of the best" performances from our beginning and advanced level performance classes. From traditional performances of literature to unexpected and experimental performances, you will laugh and cry.
Distinguished visiting filmmaker Abigail Disney will screen her film 'Pray the Devil Back to Hell' followed by discussion.
The Shelley v. Kraemer U.S. Supreme Court decision, perhaps more than any other ruling in modern times, literally and figuratively changed the face of our nation. This 1948 case ended the practice of "restrictive real estate covenants" that dictated where people could, and could not, live based on issues of race, color, creed and national origin. The documentary will explain and describe the events that led up to this milestone ruling and the actions of the individuals who banded together to help bring it about. Jeffrey Copeland, languages and literatures, will give a brief talk about how this historic ruling changed the country. There will also be film clips of some of those involved in the case and their relatives speaking about their experiences.
Good Neighbor Iowa is a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to lawn pesticides and protect water quality. Speakers include a park director, a family physician, Dubuque city staff and a childcare center director. They will share their insights on pesticide use and the harmful effects of pesticide exposure on children. Attendees will learn the value of diverse, pesticide-free lawns, sign a pesticide-free pledge, grow their own sample of pesticide-free grass, as well as other activities and will receive free a choice of “Good Neighbor” yard signs, frisbees and cups.
The Annual UNI Earth Day Celebration will feature free bike tune-ups provided by Europa, a reusable bag exchange and many educational booths. TC will be in attendance with smoothies and s'mores available.
The forum will feature a moderated discussion about immigration issues in Iowa. Panelists include Ali Alnasser, UNI international student; Miryam Antúnez de Mayolo, immigration attorney; Edis Beganovic, Bosnian immigrant; Brook Boehmler, Hampton mayor; Juan Carlos Castillo and Elise DuBord, languages and literatures; and Tony Thompson, Black Hawk County sheriff. There will be a Q&A session. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public.
The Science Education Update Conference is a one-day conference that features presentations on the latest research in the sciences and science education; innovative science teaching strategies and materials; and informal discussions with peers and university faculty on relevant issues in secondary science classrooms.
The Botanical Center wiill have a variety of herbs, annual flowers, perennial flowers and plants, succulents and an assortment of tropical plants at the annual spring plant sale. Come early for the best selection.