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Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:00 am to Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm

An exhibition by UNI Professor of Art Aaron Wilson consisting of many newly exhibited drawings and prints created over the last decade. The exhibition ponders the link between superstition and representation through depictions of time, history and repetition. Opening Reception: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:00 am to Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm

UNI Assistant Professor of Art Noah Doely presents several different bodies of work that combine sculpture, photography, video, and found objects. The exhibition addresses themes of perception and authenticity to explore the paradoxical relationship between seeing and belief. With items curated from the collection of the UNI Museum. This work was supported in part by a 2018 artist fellowship grant from the Iowa Arts Council. Opening Reception: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6:00 p.m. Gallery Talk by the artist: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:00 am to Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm

A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition supplemented by objects on loan to the Gallery, which was co-curated by Dr. Charles M. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor with didactics by UNI students of art history. Featured artists include Asianpunkboy, Berenice Abbott, Nick Cave, Felix D’Eon, Kelly V. Grider, Jr., Keith Haring, George Hurrell, Ellsworth Kelly, Catherine Opie, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bruce of Los Angeles.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Return to school with the hilarious Melissa McCarthy as she gets into ridiculous shenanigans on her way to a college degree. Campus Activities Board's first film this year is "Life of the Party" and will be shown at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. There will be trivia and prizes, as well as snacks and drinks provided. The event is free for students and the community.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science 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.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Jennifer Lowry, MD, is a renowned pediatrician and toxicologist who leads the Regional Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit in Kansas City. She will address the use of pesticides in homes, schools and the surrounding environment, as well as protections for children by creating healthy environments where children live, work and play. Her visit is a part of UNI's 2018/2019 Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science 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.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Jennifer Stern, space scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will present "Follow Your Curiosity: Ingredients for Life on Mars." Stern specializes in the study of the chemistry of the atmosphere and surface of Mars, and instrument development for geochemical measurements on planetary surfaces.  

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science 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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm

A panel discussion featuring UNI professors evaluating the state of constiutional powers, norms and values in today's politics. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Elizabeth Kolbert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and journalist. Her latest book "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in the General Nonfiction category, and was a New York Times 2014 Top Ten Best Book of the Year.  Her series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” appeared in "The New Yorker" in the spring of 2005 and won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine award.  In 2006, she received the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award. Her visit is a part of UNI's 2018/2019 Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science 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, September 21, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Dana Potter, Jacob Espenscheid, Collin Cahill and Isaac Campbell present on their involvement with the interactive digital history website, proudandtorn.org. They will explain how their collaboration as IDS students boosted their careers, transported them to Hungary and brought them national awards. Their story is one of friendship, hard work and innovative thinking. An IDS social will follow.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:00 pm

UNI alumnus and UNI Assistant Professor of Art Noah Doely presents a gallery talk titled “Degrees of Certainty.” In association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition titled "Visions." Free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Jonathan D. Katz, Associate Professor at University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, presents a lecture titled “The Gray Flannel Suit and the Fright Wig: On Warhol's Very Particular Queerness.” In association with the UNI Gallery of Art collection exhibition, "That’s So Gay: An Exploration of Homophobia & Camp in Art."

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science 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.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science 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.

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Distingushed visiting filmmaker S. Leo Chiang will talk and screen his award-winning film "Out Run."

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Distinguised visiting filmmaker S. Leo Chiang will talk and screen his award-winning film A Village Called Versailles. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the night sky through the computer controlled telescope at the Earth and Environmental Science 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.

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