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Understanding Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process: a method for facilitating useful feedback sessions on creative work

Thursday, December 2, 2021 11:00am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Vincent Thomas of Towson University worked with Liz Lerman for years as part of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and has an intimate and multi-dimensional understanding of how to apply the CRP across disciplines. In this talk, Professor Thomas will introduce the process, guide us through its application, and answer questions about how to adapt the process to all forms of creative work. Free and open to all. Join us on Zoom. This event is hosted by the Department of Theatre Arts, with support…
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Economic Development as Social Justice — An Obermann Conversation

Thursday, December 2, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
This summer, a new Story Map of Black-owned businesses in Johnson County was created. It connects users to a rich and ever-growing directory of businesses and entrepreneurs in the eastern Iowa corridor and challenges us to understand the connection between economic opportunities and social justice. Our speakers will help us understand historic barriers faced by BIPOC people interested in starting a business, and why tearing down these barriers matters to all of us. Speakers: Daria Fisher Page…
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Application deadline: Book Ends Book Completion Workshop (2021–22)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 5:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research, Books Ends—Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop supports University of Iowa faculty from disciplines in which publishing a monograph is required for tenure and promotion. The award is designed to assist faculty members turn promising manuscripts into important, field-changing, published books.
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The Anne Frank Tree: Taking Root in Iowa

On April 29, 2022, a new tree will be planted on the UI Pentacrest—a sapling propagated from the tree that grew near the annex where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II. Join in a year of events surrounding the planting.

Ana Merino, Corey Creekmur, and Rachel Williams

Racial Reckoning and Social Justice through Comics

Join us for the 2022-23 Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar, which will bring diverse individuals, institutions, and organizations together to critically explore the overarching theme of racial reckoning and social justice through comics. Dates and schedule are forthcoming.

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Obermann Conversations

An informal speaker series held in various locations around Iowa City as well as in the cozy and collegial Obermann Library. Once per month during fall and spring semesters, we feature work of faculty and research staff, often in conversation with a thought leader from our community. 

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