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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Michael Gramlich, Assistant Professor of Auburn University will present Molecular Mechanics of Synaptic Communication in Normal and Alzheimer's Disease Neurons.

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the evening sky at the UNI Observatory.  Attendance will be limited, and no late arrivals will be admitted.  Large groups will NOT be allowed, due to the visitor limits, and should contact Dr. Siobahn Morgan to make arrangements for a group visit.

Meet before 9 PM outside of MSH 137, near the polar bear.  Electronic devices, such as cameras, smart phones, etc, must not be used during the visit.  No food, or drink is allowed.  Masks are encouraged, particularly while inside of the observatory.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Tunis Speedway was a well-known Iowa dirt track racing venue in Waterloo, located near what is now the McDonald’s on University Avenue. In its heyday from the 1950s to the 1980s, Tunis Speedway brought up to 5,000 people out on Sundays to watch drivers duke it out on the ¼ mile dirt oval.

Did you see the racing at Tunis Speedway? Were you one of the hundreds of drivers who tried their talents and courage on those dusty, noisy summer nights? Come to Overman Park to view a free short  documentary featuring local historian Jim Volgarino and a collection of photographs visualizing Tunis Speedway and its 35 year history. The 17-minute documentary,Chasing the Checker Flag: Tunis Speedway|Waterloo, Iowa,is part of a series of historical presentations produced by Fortepan Iowa (fortepan.us), an Iowa photo archiving project of the University of Northern Iowa.

Then stick around to reminisce about Iowa race car culture. What was this culture about, and what stories can you share? Do you have pictures of those times? Come along for the ride and enjoy the memories.

Bring a chair or blanket. If it rains, the event will move to the Cedar Falls Public Library.

This event is sponsored by the Cedar Falls Public Library in partnership with Fortepan Iowa, a public photo archive of Iowa family snapshots based at the University of Northern Iowa.

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 7:00 pm

In this moderated discussion, Professor Erin McGlothlin will explore part of Claude Lanzmann’s monumental documentary Shoah (1985), a nine- and-a-half-hour film that features interviews Lanzmann conducted with Holocaust survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators. McGlothlin will focus on one of Lanzmann’s most fascinating (and most troubling) interviews in Shoah, namely the director’s dialogue with Franz Suchomel, a former guard of the Treblinka killing center. Based on her recent research, McGlothlin will discuss not only the moments of the Suchomel interview that appear in Shoah, but also sections of the hundreds of hours of the film’s outtake footage that has been restored and digitized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC and Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel. By carefully comparing the outtakes of Lanzmann’s interview with Suchomel with the sequences in Shoah that feature his testimony, McGlothlin is able to reconstruct in minute detail how the film director shaped the testimony of the apparently unrepentant and even gleeful former perpetrator whom we encounter in the finished film.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the evening sky at the UNI Observatory.  Attendance will be limited, and no late arrivals will be admitted.  Large groups will NOT be allowed, due to the visitor limits, and should contact Dr. Siobahn Morgan to make arrangements for a group visit.

Meet before 9 PM outside of MSH 137, near the polar bear.  Electronic devices, such as cameras, smart phones, etc, must not be used during the visit.  No food, or drink is allowed.  Masks are encouraged, particularly while inside of the observatory.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the evening sky at the UNI Observatory.  Attendance will be limited, and no late arrivals will be admitted.  Large groups will NOT be allowed, due to the visitor limits, and should contact Dr. Siobahn Morgan to make arrangements for a group visit.

Meet before 9 PM outside of MSH 137, near the polar bear.  Electronic devices, such as cameras, smart phones, etc, must not be used during the visit.  No food, or drink is allowed.  Masks are encouraged, particularly while inside of the observatory.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

View the evening sky at the UNI Observatory.  Attendance will be limited, and no late arrivals will be admitted.  Large groups will NOT be allowed, due to the visitor limits, and should contact Dr. Siobahn Morgan to make arrangements for a group visit.

Meet before 9 PM outside of MSH 137, near the polar bear.  Electronic devices, such as cameras, smart phones, etc, must not be used during the visit.  No food, or drink is allowed.  Masks are encouraged, particularly while inside of the observatory.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Dr. Scott Muntefering, the Eugene and Ruth Weidler Drape Distinguished Professor of Music Education at Wartburg College, will present a lecture titled “Reminiscing on Music Education at the Iowa State Normal School – Prof. Frank A. Fitzgerald (1861-1907) and the Iowa State Normal School Ladies’ Band (1904-1942).” This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

View the evening sky at the UNI Observatory.  Attendance will be limited, and no late arrivals will be admitted.  Large groups will NOT be allowed, due to the visitor limits, and should contact Dr. Siobahn Morgan to make arrangements for a group visit.

Meet before 9 PM outside of MSH 137, near the polar bear.  Electronic devices, such as cameras, smart phones, etc, must not be used during the visit.  No food, or drink is allowed.  Masks are encouraged, particularly while inside of the observatory.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 7:00 pm
A keynote address will be held at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the University of Northern Iowa’s campus on April 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm. These events are FREE and open to the public.
Gabby Rivera will present Inspiring Radical Creativity; Empowering Young, Diverse Voices to Tell Their Own Stories. To Gabby Rivera, it's vital to encourage people of all backgrounds to create, daydream, and tell their own stores- and in doing so, open a radical space for creativity. Now, in this affecting talk, Rivera unpacks how she navigates the world as a queer, Latinx, millennial woman; how she incorporates her heritage into her writing; how she strives to be a thoughtful ally for others, and how she celebrates the healing power of community.