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Stars and Stones

Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:00pm
Theatre Building
Iowa New Play Festival 2022 Production Stars and Stones By Emma Silverman Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Alan MacVey Theatre, UI Theatre Building A young Jewish woman reckons with the ghosts of her past and the apparitions of the present during and after a research trip to Poland. As she is launched back and forth through history, she is forced to consider the nature of her project while a scattering of strangers embark on their own moralistic...
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Stars and Stones

Thursday, May 5, 2022 5:30pm
Theatre Building
Iowa New Play Festival 2022 Production Stars and Stones By Emma Silverman Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Alan MacVey Theatre, UI Theatre Building A young Jewish woman reckons with the ghosts of her past and the apparitions of the present during and after a research trip to Poland. As she is launched back and forth through history, she is forced to consider the nature of her project while a scattering of strangers embark on their own moralistic...
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Application Deadline: Summer 2022 Humanities Without Walls Seed Grants

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5:00pm
In collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls (HWW) project led by the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Obermann Center is offering summer 2022 Seed Grants to support the development of applications for the final HWW Grand Research Challenge. The Obermann Seed Grants provide up to $10,000 for faculty-led teams to develop proposals this summer which they will then submit to HWW, for a grant of up to $150,000 for...
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Young Writers Respond

Friday, April 29, 2022 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Phillips Hall
This year, the Iowa Youth Writing Project, IC Speaks, and the UI Center for Human Rights have asked students to respond to the legacy of Anne Frank via various prompts—reflecting on Anne's experience as a hidden person and her message about social justice. In this event, writers from junior high age through undergraduates will share their entries. We'll hear from local voices, as well as from young people around the world who participated in these calls. This event follows the Anne Frank Tree...
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Anne Frank Tree Planting Ceremony

Friday, April 29, 2022 5:00pm
Macbride Hall
On April 29, 2022, a new tree will be planted on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest—a sapling propagated from the immense horse chestnut tree that grew in the courtyard behind the annex where Anne Frank and her family hid for 761 days during World War II. This living symbol of Anne’s spirit and humanitarian message is the 13th Anne Frank Sapling to be planted in the United States. This event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to register so that we can approximate the number of...
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Amal Kassir Writing Workshop: Using Writing as a Tool for Healing

Friday, April 29, 2022 1:00pm to 2:30pm
North Hall
FREE – SPACE LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS SIGN UP: https://bit.ly/AmalWorkshop Poet Amal Kassir will be taking part in the Anne Frank Tree Planting Ceremony on the UI Pentacrest at 5:00 pm on April 29. Prior to the ceremony, she has offered to lead a writing workshop for students in the School of Social Work. Join Amal in a brave space, where we will be exploring our own stories for healing that may go beyond us, from within and back! Amal believes we have the capacity to control our narrative...
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A Conversation with Amal Kassir: Celebrating Poetree

Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:30am to 10:30am
Phillips Hall
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What Do We Mean by Research Now? Creating Culturally Attuned Teams for Wicked Challenges

Friday, April 22, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
What Do We Mean by Research Now? Creating Culturally Attuned Teams for Wicked Challenges The very acronym STEM assumes that when scientists try to solve complex problems, they work in teams. Only recently, however, have those teams stretched to include artists, humanities scholars, and social scientists. These expansive teams often work with facilitators grounded in the psychology of relationship-building and the recognition that the success of technical solutions is deeply entangled with...
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Behind the Big House—Preserving and Interpreting the Material History of Slavery in the U.S.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual
When residents and tourists visit sites of slavery, whose stories are told? All too often the lives of slaveowners are centered, obscuring the lives of enslaved people. Jodi Skipper’s new book, Behind the Big House, candidly documents her eight-year collaboration with the Behind the Big House program, a community-based model used at local historic sites to address slavery in the collective narrative of U.S. history and culture. As an academic, Skipper also seeks to help other activist scholars...
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Deadline: Apply to Develop a Graduate Humanities Lab Course in Summer 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (all day)
The Mellon Humanities for the Public Good Initiative invites applications from UI faculty and partners to design a Humanities Lab. We define a “Lab” as an applied, experiential approach to teaching and learning that offers graduate students meaningful ways to connect advanced studies in the humanities to both a social challenge and skills valued in multiple career settings. The Lab grant will be awarded to one or more humanities or humanities-adjacent faculty members who, along with...
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Publicly Engaged Humanities Graduate Education by Degrees

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Virtual
Across the country, colleges and universities are reimagining humanities graduate education to address students’ commitment to public-facing work and professional development needs. As a result, many institutions have taken steps to tailor humanities pedagogy to meet student demands by creating master’s programs and graduate certificates in Public Humanities. As the University of Iowa Andrew W. Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good Initiative participants design a graduate certificate and...
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Judaism in the Diary of Anne Frank: A Discussion

Monday, April 11, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
As we await the arrival of the Anne Frank Tree, which will be planted on the University of Iowa Pentacrest on April 29, 2022, we encourage people of all ages to read the book that is at the heart of this event. Better yet—read it in community! To provide context to your reading, we’re offering three in-person discussions at the Iowa City Public Library (123 S. Linn St., Iowa City). All of the discussions are free and open to the general public.  In this second session, Josh Hare, program...
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Dangerous, Smelly, and Covered in Dirt: The Future of Humans in Space

Saturday, April 9, 2022 11:30am to 12:15pm
Macbride Hall
Dr. Kelly Weinersmith is a scientist and author. An adjunct assistant professor at Rice University, she studies behavioral manipulation of animal hosts by their parasites. She has worked on systems that infect the brains of fish, and wasps that control the behavior of other wasps before eating them. Dr. Weinersmith and her partner, the cartoonist Zach Weinersmith, coauthored the New York Times bestselling book Soonish. This talk is part of the 2022 Iowa City Darwin Day Science Fest. All events...
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Living, Loving, and Landscapes: How Evolutionary Biology Can Help Us Navigate it All. Dr. C. Brandon Ogbunu, Yale University

Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:45am to 11:30am
Macbride Hall
Dr. C. Brandon Ogbunu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University and a visiting research scientist at the American Museum of Natural History. He uses experimental evolution, mathematical modeling, and computational biology to better understand the underlying causes and consequences of disease. He is a recipient of the UNCF-Merck Award, the Broad Institute Diversity Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. This talk is...
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Are Tiny Ancient Algae the Canaries of our Oceans? Dr. Shamar Chin

Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:00am to 10:45am
Macbride Hall
Dr. Shamar Chin is Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Iowa. Dr. Chin is a micropaleontologist, specializing in nannofossils, which she uses to understand climatological and ecological histories. This talk is part of the 2022 Iowa City Darwin Day Science Fest. All events are free and open to the public.
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Picture a Scientist (Free Movie Screening at FilmScene)

Friday, April 8, 2022 7:30pm to 10:00pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
Picture a Scientist is a documentary that chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists...
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C. Brandon Ogbunu (Yale University). The New Tangled Bank: How Ecologies and Interactions Drive Evolution, from Word Games to Proteins.

Friday, April 8, 2022 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Biology Building East
Dr. C. Brandon Ogbunu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University and a visiting research scientist at the American Museum of Natural History. He uses experimental evolution, mathematical modeling, and computational biology to better understand the underlying causes and consequences of disease. He is a recipient of the UNCF-Merck, the Broad Institute Diversity Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. This talk is part of...
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Dr. Kelly Weinersmith (Rice University). Zombieland: Real Tales of Parasites Manipulating Host Behavior

Friday, April 8, 2022 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Biology Building East
Dr. Kelly Weinersmith is an author and adjunct assistant professor at Rice University who studies behavioral manipulation of animal hosts by their parasites. She has worked on systems that infect the brains of fish, and wasps that control the behavior of other wasps before eating them. Dr. Weinersmith and her partner, the cartoonist Zach Weinersmith, are coauthors of the New York Times bestselling book Soonish. This talk is part of the 2022 Iowa City Darwin Day Science Fest. All events are free...
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Iowa Writing Centers Consortium Conference

Friday, April 8, 2022 8:30am to 3:30pm
English-Philosophy Building
The Iowa Writing Centers Consortium Conference brings together college and university writing center staffs and students from throughout Iowa and neighboring states. The 2022 Conference will take place on Friday, April 8th, 2022 on the first floor of the English Philosophy Building from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Conference theme: Lessons from Covid: Losses, gains, discoveries and insights. See here for registration informaton and the schedule. Registration is $15 for students and $30 for professional...
Invisible Neighbors: Latinx Immigrants in Eastern Iowa — An Obermann Conversation promotional image

Invisible Neighbors: Latinx Immigrants in Eastern Iowa — An Obermann Conversation

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
Every week, new arrivals come to our area from Mexico and Central America. Many come with few possessions and only the thinnest personal network. These largely invisible newcomers to our community have immediate needs, some of which are being addressed by organizations like Open Heartland and UI-sponsored legal and medical clinics. We’ll hear more about our Latinx immigrant neighbors, their needs, and the work currently happening to assist their arrival. Speakers: Deb Dunkhase is the founder...
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Tasks in Action! — A Workshop by Dr. Julio Torres, UC-Irvine

Saturday, April 2, 2022 10:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
As part of the Teaching and Learning Heritage Languages Series, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Obermann Center present "Tasks in Action!", an interactive workshop with Dr. Julio Torres (UC-Irvine). The workshop will cover pedagogical aspects of the heritage language classroom, with a specific focus on how "tasks" can be used in courses at all levels, including language, culture, literature, linguistics, and courses for specific purposes. Designed for language faculty at the K...
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Heritage Language Education: A Talk by Dr. Julio Torres (UC-Irvine)

Friday, April 1, 2022 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
As part of the Teaching and Learning Heritage Languages Series, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Obermann Center present "Heritage Language Education," a talk by Dr. Julio Torres of UC-Irvine. 
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ECO SOMA by Petra Kuppers Reading and Book Release Party

Thursday, March 31, 2022 6:00pm to 8:45pm
The Tuesday Agency
Please join us in welcoming Petra Kuppers to Iowa City for a reading and discussion about her most recent book Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters (University of Minnesota Press, 2022) 
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Dear Kitty: The Act of Keeping a Diary

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
As we await the arrival of the Anne Frank Tree, which will be planted on the University of Iowa Pentacrest on April 29, 2022, we encourage people of all ages to read the book that is at the heart of this event. Better yet—read it in community! To provide context to your reading, we’re offering three in-person discussions at the Iowa City Public Library (123 S. Linn St., Iowa City). All of the discussions are free and open to the general public.  In this second session, Dr. Kirsten Kumpf Baele...
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What Do We Mean by Research Now?—The Art(s) of Inquiry and Activism

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
The Vienna Declaration on Artistic Research defines AR as “practice-based, practice-led research in the arts,” often an interdisciplinary creative research that acts as a “driver for critical thinking, creativity, and open innovation.” Many artists understand their art-making to be a means of asking soaring questions; of helping audiences grasp the complexity of wicked problems; of shocking, literally moving, or seducing participants into risking new solutions; on enacting the art of...
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Meskwaki Language Revitalization: Our Journey

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Iowa Pentacrest
Join us for a presentation from the Meskwaki Language Preservation Director Wayne Pushetonequa, "Meskwaki Language Revitalization: Our Journey." Free and open to all. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Native American Student Association; the UI Old Capitol Museum; the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies; the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program; and Native American Council.
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Amplifying Women's Voices: A Faculty & Guest Artist Recital Featuring the Lanta Horn Duo

Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:30pm
Voxman Music Building
This concert will be livestreamed here: https://music.uiowa.edu/about/live-stream-concert-schedule This recital is titled "Amplifying Women's Voices" and consists of music written by women, primarily in the late-20th and 21st centuries. Women are a significantly underrepresented group in the field of brass instrument performance. Some studies suggest reasons for this inequity stems from lack of role models, and others point to persistent stereotypes about women who play brass. Reports continue...
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Humanities and Public Life in the Age of COVID

Thursday, March 10, 2022 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Virtual
How have engaged artists and scholars in the University of Iowa Press Humanities & Public Life Book Series responded pragmatically, pedagogically, and philosophically to the last two years?   The last few years have raised tough questions for publicly engaged artists and humanists. COVID shut down their projects, politics have divided communities, and protests against systemic racism have demanded that engaged scholars re-examine how they work with public partners and with students. As one way...
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EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Anne Frank (PT II)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums explores current exhibition Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank through the Exhibition Spotlight program series in a special two-part virtual panel event. Pentacrest Museums Director of Education & Engagement, Carolina Kaufman will moderate discussion with panelists on a variety of related topics to share the story and legacy of Anne Frank and her impact on society. These sessions will illuminate how Frank's story has inspired new approaches...
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The Annex, Amsterdam, and Understanding the Space of Anne Frank's Diary

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
As we await the arrival of the Anne Frank Tree, which will be planted on the University of Iowa Pentacrest on April 29, 2022, we encourage people of all ages to read the book that is at the heart of this event. Better yet—read it in community! To provide context to your reading, we’re offering three in-person discussions at the Iowa City Public Library (123 S. Linn St., Iowa City). All of the discussions are free and open to the general public.  In this first session, Heike Kumpf, AIA, will...
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Next-Generation Dissertations—New Projects for an Engaged Academy

Monday, March 7, 2022 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
Dissertation reform is an essential thread in the tapestry of reimagining doctoral education. More and more scholars are finding creative ways to share their scholarly research and intellectual insights in dynamic, engaging forms such as graphic novels, mobile games, documentary films, and more, and are having an impact both within and beyond the academy. Join several humanities and social science scholars and the advisors who have supported them to learn more about these projects and why this...
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Application Deadline: Mellon Sawyer Seminar Post-Doctoral Scholar

Friday, March 4, 2022 11:59pm
The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa welcomes applications for a full-time, twelve-month Post-Doctoral Scholar to begin on August 15, 2022. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship is for the academic year and includes participation in the 2022-2023 Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Racial Reckoning and Social Justice through Comics” to be led by Corey Creekmur (Cinematic Arts, English, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies), Ana Merino (Spanish and Portuguese), and Rachel Williams...
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Carl V. Gisolfi Seminar Series: "The Misunderstanding of Exercise for Those with Autism" by David Geslak

Friday, March 4, 2022 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Building
Exercise is one of the most underutilized and cost-­effective treatments for individuals with autism. In addition to the health-­related benefits, research shows that exercise can increase attention span, reduce stress, enhance language development and enhance well-being for individuals with autism. David S. Geslak, President and Founder of Exercise Connection, has trained professionals around the world. In this lecture, titled, "The Misunderstanding of Exercise for Those with Autism," he will...
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Starting & Sustaining a Writing Group — An Obermann Get It Done Workshop

Friday, March 4, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Those of us who write either by compulsion or necessity often yearn for a group of co-creators who will keep us company and hold us accountable. Writing groups seem like the answer to the often lonely work of crafting words. In this informal lunchtime session, Naomi Greyser will provide ideas for how to mindfully start a group and then sustain it—which can be trickier than it seems. Naomi is the head writing coach at the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. She is a faculty...
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Igniting Change One Wall at a Time — An Obermann Conversation

Thursday, March 3, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
When two large figures took shape on Burlington Street in Iowa City last summer, passersby had to contend with messages that went beyond the colorful, playful images of other downtown murals. "Weaponize your privilege" reads one of the so-called Oracles of Iowa City. The twin images are part of a long history of public art that challenges viewers and pushes for change, while asking who the "public" is in public art. Hear from artists and scholars involved in this project and other large-scale...
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Provost's Global Forum: Teaching Anne Frank - Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
February 28 - March 2, 2022, the University of Iowa will host scholars, experts, and researchers from around the world as part of the 2022 Provost’s Global Forum, "Teaching Anne Frank." With a goal to inspire discussions of global affairs and build relationships between the university and the state of Iowa, this Provost's Global Forum brings together a multi-disciplinary panel of experts from Iowa and across Europe to highlight the educational value and continuing relevance of Anne Frank's...
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Provost's Global Forum: Teaching Anne Frank - Film Screening

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00pm to 8:30pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
February 28 - March 2, 2022, the University of Iowa will host scholars, experts, and researchers from around the world as part of the 2022 Provost’s Global Forum, "Teaching Anne Frank." With a goal to inspire discussions of global affairs and build relationships between the university and the state of Iowa, this Provost's Global Forum brings together a multi-disciplinary panel of experts from Iowa and across Europe to highlight the educational value and continuing relevance of Anne Frank's...
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Welcoming the Immigrants: Refugee Resettlement in Jewish Iowa

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
The Iowa Women's Archives features a presentation by Dr. Jeannette Gabriel to celebrate Women's History Month. Drawing from materials in the Iowa Women's Archives, Dr. Gabriel will examine the impact of WWII refugees on Iowa's Jewish communities. Attendees may join us live at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A, or online by watching the live stream on the Iowa City Public Library's YouTube channel. 
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Provost's Global Forum: Teaching Anne Frank - Panel Discussions

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 9:00am to 5:00pm
University Capitol Centre
February 28 - March 2, 2022, the University of Iowa will host scholars, experts, and researchers from around the world as part of the 2022 Provost’s Global Forum, "Teaching Anne Frank." With a goal to inspire discussions of global affairs and build relationships between the university and the state of Iowa, this Provost's Global Forum brings together a multi-disciplinary panel of experts from Iowa and across Europe to highlight the educational value and continuing relevance of Anne Frank's...
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WorldCanvass - Teaching Anne Frank

Monday, February 28, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
MERGE
Seventy-five years after the publication of The Diary of Anne Frank, historians, educators, human rights activists, and readers of all ages and nationalities continue to find beauty, humor, tragedy, and hope in the words of a young girl whose life ended in a Nazi death camp at the end of WWII.  WorldCanvass will kick off the 2022 University of Iowa Provost’s Global Forum “Teaching Anne Frank” on February 28, from 5:30-7 p.m., with an expert panel discussing Anne’s life before and during...
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Provost's Global Forum: Teaching Anne Frank

Monday, February 28, 2022 (all day)
University of Iowa Campus
February 28 - March 2, 2022, the University of Iowa will host scholars, experts, and researchers from around the world as part of the 2022 Provost’s Global Forum, "Teaching Anne Frank." With a goal to inspire discussions of global affairs and build relationships between the university and the state of Iowa, this Provost's Global Forum brings together a multi-disciplinary panel of experts from Iowa and across Europe to highlight the educational value and continuing relevance of Anne Frank's...
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Humanities Labs: New Formations for Graduate Education

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
What is a humanities lab? Imagine a problem and project-based course in American or African American Studies, arts or performance, communication studies, film, GWSS, literature, language, history, philosophy, or religious studies in which your reading and writing addressed a pressing social challenge. Imagine testing how humanists could help address that challenge working alongside a community partner. Join us as we learn about humanities lab courses across the country. Then consider applying...
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Application deadline: Summer 2022 HPG Internships

Monday, February 21, 2022 5:00pm
Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good program. Nine internships are available for summer 2022 for UI PhD students in the humanities or humanities-adjacent disciplines. Interns will spend two summer months working with and for a campus or community partner on a specific project or area of focus. In addition to their work on site, interns also attend weekly cohort meetings and complete assignments that provide professionalizing skills and...
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Ukraine and Russia: Deciphering the Current Situation — An Obermann Conversation

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual
As the news cycle continues to focus on tensions at the Ukraine-Russia border, we've reached out to three people who know the region well to help us better understand current events and what has led to this situation. In this pop-up Obermann Conversation, we'll hear from: Daria Kuznetsova — A PhD student in Political Science and a native of Ukraine, Kuznetsova studies democratic transitions and the survival of democracies. For her Masters in Community and Regional Planning from ISU, she focused...
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Visions of Beirut: The Urban Life of Media Infrastructure

Friday, February 11, 2022 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual book talk from Hatim El-Hibri, author of Visions of Beirut: The Urban Life of Media Infrastructure. El-Hibri is an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at George Mason University. His research focuses on global and transnational media studies, visual culture studies, Lebanon and the Middle East, urban studies, television studies, and media theory and history.
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The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Professor Leonard Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It (2015) and co-author of The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education (2020) will give a talk on the current state and future of graduate education at the Directors of Graduate Studies meeting from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9th. The talk is open to all UI graduate students, faculty, and staff and can be accessed at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94453977722?pwd...
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EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Anne Frank (PT I)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums explores current exhibition Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank through the Exhibition Spotlight program series in a special two-part virtual panel event. Pentacrest Museums Director of Education & Engagement, Carolina Kaufman will moderate discussion with panelists on a variety of related topics to share the story and legacy of Anne Frank and her impact on society. These sessions will illuminate how Frank's story has inspired new approaches...
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What Do We Mean by Research Now? — Collaborative Approaches to Understanding Memory and Minds

Monday, February 7, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
How do scientists gather and sustain teams to understand infinitely complex mysteries—in this case, memory and the mind? And how are our departments, colleges, and disciplinary organizations adapting to the need for such deeply interdisciplinary teams? Join us on February 7, 2022, as a group of researchers from neuroscience, microbiology, and internal medicine share their process, challenges, and suggestions for the future of research. Panelists:Ted Abel, Professor, Chair, and DEO of...
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Humanities for the Public Good (HPG) Summer Internship Info Session

Friday, February 4, 2022 9:00am to 10:00am
Virtual
Join Associate Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Jennifer New, to learn more about Humanities for the Public Good (HPG) Summer 2022 internship opportunities. Internships are open to UI graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees. Learn more about the available internships at https://uihumanitiesforthepublicgood.com/summer-2022-internships/. The info session is free and open to all: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91762226223.  Practice-based, cross-disciplinary opportunities for...
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Reproductive Justice: An Obermann Conversation

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
In the fight surrounding Roe v. Wade, it's easy to lose sight of the many other ways that access to reproductive healthcare can be limited or denied. Two Obermann scholars, Lina-Maria Murillo and Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, talk with local healthcare providers and researchers to provide a fuller landscape of reproductive justice in the Midwest. Featured speakers: Lastascia Coleman, nurse-midwife, UIHC Nicole Novak, research faculty, College of Public Health Meagan Thompson, nurse-midwife, UIHC...

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