Today's Events

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

“Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart”

“Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart”

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00 am to Friday, February 24, 2023 - 5:00 pm

Organized by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in collaboration with the Pensacola Museum of Art. For the past twenty years American artist Shannon Taggart (born 1975 and based in St. Paul, MN) has documented contemporary Spiritualist practices and communities in the United States, England, and Europe. The resulting body of work examines the relationship of Spiritualism to human celebrity, its connections to art, science, and technology, and its intrinsic bond with the medium of photography. There will be a lecture by Taggart on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. in KAB 111. A book signing and opening reception will follow. Sponsored in part by The North America Review. Selections from Taggart's book Séance are featured in the Fall 2022 issue of the North American Review, which has been housed at the University of Northern Iowa since 1969. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: UNI Gallery of Art

Contact Information

Name: Darrell Taylor
Email: darrell.taylor@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-6134

Link to Event: “Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart”

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 10:00am to Fri, 02/24/2023 - 5:00pm

Organized by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in collaboration with the Pensacola Museum of Art. For the past twenty years American artist Shannon Taggart (born 1975 and based in St. Paul, MN) has documented contemporary Spiritualist practices and communities in the United States, England, and Europe. The resulting body of work examines the relationship of Spiritualism to human celebrity, its connections to art, science, and technology, and its intrinsic bond with the medium of photography. There will be a lecture by Taggart on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. in KAB 111. A book signing and opening reception will follow. Sponsored in part by The North America Review. Selections from Taggart's book Séance are featured in the Fall 2022 issue of the North American Review, which has been housed at the University of Northern Iowa since 1969. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

“Betwixt and Between: Liminal Moments from the UNI Permanent Art Collection”

“Betwixt and Between: Liminal Moments from the UNI Permanent Art Collection”

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00 am to Friday, February 24, 2023 - 5:00 pm

January 17 – February 24; March 20 – April 13; April 24- May 5, 2023. Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, this UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was curated by outgoing Gallery Director Darrell Taylor and features a woodblock print by Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese) and seven drawings and paintings by Hans Breder (German American). Also featured are artworks by Sandra Baker (American), M.C. Escher (Dutch), and Paolo Soleri (Italian). Rounding out the exhibition are loaned objects from UNI Professor of Art Jeffery Byrd, which include photographs based on performance artworks by Rachel Rosenthal (French American) and Heather Sincavage (American). See the Gallery website for daily hours.

Location: UNI Gallery of Art

Contact Information

Name: Darrell Taylor
Email: GalleryOfArt@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-6134

Link to Event: “Betwixt and Between"

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 10:00am to Fri, 02/24/2023 - 5:00pm

January 17 – February 24; March 20 – April 13; April 24- May 5, 2023. Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, this UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was curated by outgoing Gallery Director Darrell Taylor and features a woodblock print by Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese) and seven drawings and paintings by Hans Breder (German American). Also featured are artworks by Sandra Baker (American), M.C. Escher (Dutch), and Paolo Soleri (Italian). Rounding out the exhibition are loaned objects from UNI Professor of Art Jeffery Byrd, which include photographs based on performance artworks by Rachel Rosenthal (French American) and Heather Sincavage (American). See the Gallery website for daily hours.

 

Streaming of "France"

Streaming of "France"

Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 12:00 am to Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 11:59 pm

The third film in the 2023 UNI French Film Festival is the contemporary satire, “France.” Register to stream this film for free at https://forms.gle/vitZCBpNdLUMf1y88. Find out about all the films in this year's series at https://chas.uni.edu/langlit/resources/2023-uni-french-film-festival

This series is sponsored by the UNI Department of Languages & Literatures with support of the UNI French Program Fund.  Albertine Cinémathèque (a program of FACE Foundation) and Villa Albertine, with support from the CNC / Centre National du Cinema, and SACEM / Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain. Co-sponsored by the UNI Departments of Art, Communication & Media, Curriculum & Instruction, History, Philosophy & World Religions, Theatre, the Program in Women's & Gender Studies and the School of Music.

Location: online

Contact Information

Name: Jim O'Loughlin
Email: jim.oloughlin@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 373-2821

Link to Event: 2023 French Film Festival

Sun, 02/05/2023 - 12:00am to Sat, 02/11/2023 - 11:59pm

The third film in the 2023 UNI French Film Festival is the contemporary satire, “France.” Register to stream this film for free at https://forms.gle/vitZCBpNdLUMf1y88. Find out about all the films in this year's series at https://chas.uni.edu/langlit/resources/2023-uni-french-film-festival

This series is sponsored by the UNI Department of Languages & Literatures with support of the UNI French Program Fund.  Albertine Cinémathèque (a program of FACE Foundation) and Villa Albertine, with support from the CNC / Centre National du Cinema, and SACEM / Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain. Co-sponsored by the UNI Departments of Art, Communication & Media, Curriculum & Instruction, History, Philosophy & World Religions, Theatre, the Program in Women's & Gender Studies and the School of Music.

 

LGBTea Time

LGBTea Time

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Gender & Sexuality Services hosts a monthly discussion on relevant topics to the LGBTQ+ community. Previous LGBT(ea) Times have included LGBTQ women, queer trivia and laws affecting the community. LGBT(ea) Times will be held in the CME classroom (Maucker Union 109P) unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be provided. Face masks are encouraged.

Topic: Rest as Activism

Location: Center for Multicultural Education (109P)

Contact Information

Name: Kalyani Kannan
Email: lgbt@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-5428

Link to Event: Gender & Sexuality Services events

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Gender & Sexuality Services hosts a monthly discussion on relevant topics to the LGBTQ+ community. Previous LGBT(ea) Times have included LGBTQ women, queer trivia and laws affecting the community. LGBT(ea) Times will be held in the CME classroom (Maucker Union 109P) unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be provided. Face masks are encouraged.

Topic: Rest as Activism

 

Career Readiness Headshot Day

Career Readiness Headshot Day

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Spring Career Readiness Headshot Day: Make your first impression count! Have a free headshot taken and review your resume with Career Services. Whether you’re looking for a job or internship or participating in social networking opportunities like LinkedIn, a polished look can set you apart from the competition. Professional attire is recommended; no appointment is needed. Join us for the Spring Career Readiness Headshot Day at Rod Library Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Rod Library

Contact Information

Name: Melinda Beland
Email: lib-prc@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: NA

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Spring Career Readiness Headshot Day: Make your first impression count! Have a free headshot taken and review your resume with Career Services. Whether you’re looking for a job or internship or participating in social networking opportunities like LinkedIn, a polished look can set you apart from the competition. Professional attire is recommended; no appointment is needed. Join us for the Spring Career Readiness Headshot Day at Rod Library Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Cost Share - RSP Training Series

Cost Share - RSP Training Series

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Part of the RSP Training Series - Cost-share, match, in-kind dollars, leveraged funds...what is it really, how should it be handled in a proposal, and how do I report it at UNI? This session will provide a detailed look at cost share and reporting cost share at UNI.

Location: Zoom virtual session

Contact Information

Name: Tolif Hunt
Email: tolif.hunt@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3025

Link to Event: Cost Share - 2/8/23

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Part of the RSP Training Series - Cost-share, match, in-kind dollars, leveraged funds...what is it really, how should it be handled in a proposal, and how do I report it at UNI? This session will provide a detailed look at cost share and reporting cost share at UNI.

 

Intro to Grant Seeking

Intro to Grant Seeking

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presented by Preaward Specialist Maggie Heretakis, this is an introduction to external funding opportunities from foundations and government agencies. The basics of crafting a strong proposal and support available at UNI will be covered.

Location: Zoom virtual session

Contact Information

Name: Maggie Heretakis
Email: maggie.heretakis@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3961

Link to Event: Intro to Grant Seeking - 2/8/23

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Presented by Preaward Specialist Maggie Heretakis, this is an introduction to external funding opportunities from foundations and government agencies. The basics of crafting a strong proposal and support available at UNI will be covered.

 

Men & Mental Health Training

Men & Mental Health Training

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This workshop explores cultural barriers for males regarding seeking help related to their mental health concerns. This discussion based workshop focuses on solutions to increase help seeking behavior in men and developing a more accepting culture.

Location: College Eye Rm, Lower Level Maucker Union

Contact Information

Name: Riley Rodemaker
Email: rodemakr@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 830-2678

Link to Event: Training Registration

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This workshop explores cultural barriers for males regarding seeking help related to their mental health concerns. This discussion based workshop focuses on solutions to increase help seeking behavior in men and developing a more accepting culture.

 

Workshops -- Time Management

Workshops -- Time Management

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join The Learning Center at Rod Library every Wednesday for free workshops. This week, learn how to manage your time with schedules, organizers and time management strategies. This is also an opportunity to receive personalized help with your schedule.

Location: Rod Library 272

Contact Information

Name: Dani Goedken
Email: goedkend@uni.edu
Phone: (563) 590-3119

Link to Event: NA

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Join The Learning Center at Rod Library every Wednesday for free workshops. This week, learn how to manage your time with schedules, organizers and time management strategies. This is also an opportunity to receive personalized help with your schedule.

 

Physics Colloquium: Modeling bipartite networks in a negatively curved space

Physics Colloquium: Modeling bipartite networks in a negatively curved space

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Aleksander Poleksic

UNI Computer Science Department

Abstract

Accurate embedding of a complex network in a metric space (a space equipped with a distance function) is of critical importance in nearly all downstream machine learning tasks, such as classification, clustering, regression, and probabilistic inference. State-of-the-art machine learning methods typically use the Euclidean (flat) space as the native space of complex networks. This approach has been questioned by recent theoretical studies that claim that complex systems reside in a space of negative Gaussian curvature. Building upon those ideas, we propose a methodology for accurate embedding of a bipartite network into the hyperbolic space. We demonstrate that our technique leads to improved prediction of associations between network objects, while lowering the embedding dimension by more than an order of magnitude compared to the existing approaches.

Location: 114 Begeman Hall

Contact Information

Name: Paul Shand
Email: paul.shand@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2425

Link to Event: NA

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 4:00pm

Dr. Aleksander Poleksic

UNI Computer Science Department

Abstract

Accurate embedding of a complex network in a metric space (a space equipped with a distance function) is of critical importance in nearly all downstream machine learning tasks, such as classification, clustering, regression, and probabilistic inference. State-of-the-art machine learning methods typically use the Euclidean (flat) space as the native space of complex networks. This approach has been questioned by recent theoretical studies that claim that complex systems reside in a space of negative Gaussian curvature. Building upon those ideas, we propose a methodology for accurate embedding of a bipartite network into the hyperbolic space. We demonstrate that our technique leads to improved prediction of associations between network objects, while lowering the embedding dimension by more than an order of magnitude compared to the existing approaches.

 

Lecture: Shannon Taggart

Lecture: Shannon Taggart

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:00 pm

The lecture will take place in KAB 111. A book signing and opening reception will follow. Sponsored in part by The North America Review. Selections from Taggart's book Séance are featured in the Fall 2022 issue of the North American Review, which has been housed at the University of Northern Iowa since 1969. This lecture is presented in association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition titled “Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart,” which runs January 17 – February 24, 2023 and is organized by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in collaboration with the Pensacola Museum of Art.

Location: Kamerick Art Building, room 111

Contact Information

Name: Darrell Taylor
Email: darrell.taylor@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-6134

Link to Event: “Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart”

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 6:00pm

The lecture will take place in KAB 111. A book signing and opening reception will follow. Sponsored in part by The North America Review. Selections from Taggart's book Séance are featured in the Fall 2022 issue of the North American Review, which has been housed at the University of Northern Iowa since 1969. This lecture is presented in association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition titled “Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart,” which runs January 17 – February 24, 2023 and is organized by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in collaboration with the Pensacola Museum of Art.

 

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:00 pm

Join Black Student Union for poetry slam. Please contact bsu@uni.edu if you're interested in performing. 

Location: CME Classroom

Contact Information

Name: NA
Email: bsu@uni.edu
Phone: NA

Link to Event: NA

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 6:00pm

Join Black Student Union for poetry slam. Please contact bsu@uni.edu if you're interested in performing. 

 

The College Tour Premiere Watch Party

The College Tour Premiere Watch Party

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:30 pm

University of Northern Iowa is excited to be featured on "The College Tour!" The TV series, featured on Amazon Prime, tells the story of colleges and universities across the country and features ten UNI students sharing their experiences across campus, from academics, housing, career preparation, campus life, location, and much, much more.

Join us at GBPAC for this special premiere event!  Be the first to see our episode, meet the cast, and enjoy special treats! 

Wednesday, February 8
6:30 p.m. Pre-Premiere party - Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Lobby
7:30 p.m. - Premiere viewing in GBPAC’s Davis Hall

Location: Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Lobby

Contact Information

Name: University Relations
Email: ur@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2761

Link to Event: NA

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 6:30pm

University of Northern Iowa is excited to be featured on "The College Tour!" The TV series, featured on Amazon Prime, tells the story of colleges and universities across the country and features ten UNI students sharing their experiences across campus, from academics, housing, career preparation, campus life, location, and much, much more.

Join us at GBPAC for this special premiere event!  Be the first to see our episode, meet the cast, and enjoy special treats! 

Wednesday, February 8
6:30 p.m. Pre-Premiere party - Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Lobby
7:30 p.m. - Premiere viewing in GBPAC’s Davis Hall

 

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Men's Basketball @ Evansville 

Location: Evansville, IN

Contact Information

Name: NA
Email: NA
Phone: NA

Link to Event: NA

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 7:00pm

Men's Basketball @ Evansville