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Première année/The Freshmen: Virtual French Film Festival

Première année/The Freshmen: Virtual French Film Festival

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:00 am to Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 12:00 am

Première année/The Freshmen follows two medical students through the frenetic preparations for a make or break examintion. 

This film can be streamed on your computer any time this week with advance registration at: https://forms.gle/sB2XgRx5LQZUXhRq5. You will be sent a link to stream the film.

Location: https://forms.gle/sB2XgRx5LQZUXhRq5

Contact Information

Name: Jim O'Loughlin
Email: jim.oloughlin@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2821

Link to Event: Virtual French Film Festival

Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award

Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 8:00 am to Friday, April 9, 2021 - 10:00 pm

The Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award celebrates the extraordinary research, scholarship and creative work of UNI's undergraduate students. These awards are given to students who demonstrate excellence in research using library resources conducted in support of an undergraduate paper or project carried out under the guidance of a UNI Faculty member or approved mentor. You can find the submission process and eligibility guidelines at https://library.uni.edu/about-us/mary-ann-bolton-undergraduate-research-award. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 9.

Location: NA

Contact Information

Name: Melinda Beland
Email: melinda.beland@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2802

Link to Event: Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award

IRB Learning Tutorial & Discussion

IRB Learning Tutorial & Discussion

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

IRB Chair Todd Evans offers two IRB tutorials each semester for the campus community. Rather than comprehensive certifiable training, these individualized tutorial sessions are designed to explain the UNI IRB submission and review process within the context of the needs of attendees, their research plans, and preparation of their IRB materials. (Please note: these sessions no longer fulfill the IRB training requirement.) All sessions will be Zoom virtual discussions. Registration is required. For inquires about these sessions, please contact Todd Evans at todd.evans@uni.edu.

Location: Zoom virtual session

Contact Information

Name: Sean Parrish
Email: sean.parrish@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3282

Link to Event: IRB Learning Tutorial - 2/8/21

Caste: the Origins of our Discontents, Book Discussion

Caste: the Origins of our Discontents, Book Discussion

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 7:00 pm

In conjunction with the Department of History's annual Phi Alpha Theta Lecture Series and in recognition of Black History Month, UNI Professor Lou Fenech, noted scholar of India, and Cheryl Dong, researcher of African-American history, will lead a book discussion of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Professor Fenech notes, "The book is an interesting one, appealing to me as an Indologist as it covers a terrain well-trod by scholars since the early twentieth century, India's millennium-old caste system. But it also provides a new frame from which to view African American history." This event is free and open to the public, and completion of the book prior to the event is encouraged.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson says racism is an insufficient term for the systemic oppression of Black people in America. Instead, she prefers to refer to America as having a "caste" system.

Wilkerson describes caste as an artificial hierarchy that helps determine standing and respect, assumptions of beauty and competence, and even who gets the benefit of the doubt and access to resources.

"Caste focuses in on the infrastructure of our divisions and the rankings, whereas race is the metric that's used to determine one's place in that," she says.

Wilkerson notes that the concept of caste has been around for thousands of years: "[Caste] predates the idea of race, which is ... only 400 or 500 years old, dating back to the transatlantic slave trade."

Caste, she adds, "is the term that is more precise [than race]; it is more comprehensive, and it gets at the underlying infrastructure that often we cannot see, but that is there undergirding much of the inequality and injustices and disparities that we live with in this country." -- NPR.org, August 4th 2020 (https://www.npr.org/2020/08/04/898574852/its-more-than-racism-isabel-wil...

Location: Zoom

Contact Information

Name: Cordelia Martin
Email: cordelia.martin@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-2097

Link to Event: http://bit.ly/UNI-Caste

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