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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Peter Berendzen, biology, will present "Interpreting Genetic Variation in Glaciated Environments: Implications for Conservation." Bring your lunch, enjoy some cookies and learn more about conservation and the Mississippi River Basin.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Learn about the objects visible in the night sky, and gaze at them through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Sciences Observatory. This event is free and open to the public; meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Winner of the 1991 Best Picture Academy Award, and often hailed as the greatest horror film of all time, "The Silence of the Lambs" is the perfect movie to watch as Halloween grows near. Snacks wil be provided.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Screening of “Age of Consequences” which investigates the impact of climate change on resource scarcity, migration and conflict from the perspectives of U.S. national security and global stability. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion by UNI faculty and an undergraduate student who are working on different projects related to climate change. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm

The Department of Languages and Literatures will host Sandra Cisneros, poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, community activist, and artist as part of the The Hearst Lecture Series. Her work explores the lives of the working-class. Cisneros is the author of The House of Mango StreetWoman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, and Caramelo, among others. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the National Medal of the Arts award presented to her by President Obama in 2016. Most recently, she received the Ford Foundation’s Art of Change Fellowship, was recognized among The Frederick Douglass 200, and won the PEN/Nabokov Award for international literature. The reading and talk is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 7:00 pm

“Climate Refugees” explores how the combination of overpopulation, dwindling resources and a shifting climate will create the greatest challenge that mankind will ever face.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Todd Green, nationally recognized expert on Islamophobia, will offer a lecture as part of the Dept. of Philosophy and World Religions 50th Anniversary Lecture Series. This is rescheduled from Oct. 10. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Sam Pazicni, assistant professor in the department of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Characteristics, Classrooms and Curricula: Three Targets to Aim for in Chemistry Education."

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Learn about the objects visible in the night sky, and gaze at them through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Sciences Observatory. This event is free and open to the public; meet before 9 p.m. to get to the observatory (near the polar bear). No late admissions will be allowed; no food or drink and no cellphones or other electronic devices can be used during the observatory visit.

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Join the Film Appreciation Club in a screening of the classic musical "Singin' in the Rain."

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 12:00 pm

This month's Sexuality, Women and Gender Research Forum features Jennifer McNabb presenting "Material Girls: Women and Clothing in Renaissance Europe."

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Languages and Literatures will host Michael Ugarte, Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-Columbia, as part of the Hearst Lecture Series. Throughout his career, he has published numerous works on the modern literature of Spain, as well as the colonial and post-colonial relationship between Spain and Equatorial Guinea. Ugarte has translated several texts, including Natives, a novel about immigration in Spain, originally written in Spanish by Inongo-Vi-Makomé. The talk is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 7:00 pm

November lecture in our Phi Alpha Theta Lecture series, presented by Fernando Calderon, history department.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Abigail Zieman, postdoctoral fellow in molecular, cellular and developmental biology at Yale University, will present "Lessons Learned from Studying Skin Tissue Homeostatis.

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Join the Film Appreciation Club in a screening of the classic silent film "Metropolis," often hailed as one of the greatest films of all time.

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Join the Film Appreciation Club in a screening of the wacky comedy "Being John Malkovich." 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Serena Robinson, graduate student in the microbiology, immunology and cancer biology program at the University of Minnesota, will present "Genome Mining for Microbial Biodegradation and Biosynthesis Pathways."

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 7:00 pm

join  the Film Appreciation Club in a screening of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West," ranked as one of the greatest westerns of all time.

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm

The greatest worst movie ever made, Tommy Wiseau's "The Room" is one the most unintentionally hilarious movies of all time. The Film Appreciation Club will host a screening of the cult classic.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

View the night sky from the comfort and warmth of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Planetarium. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; late arrivals will not be admitted. No cell phones, food or drink allowed.

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