Monday, November 13, 2023 - 8:00 am to Friday, November 17, 2023 - 4:30 pm
Go around the world in 80 books with Rod Libraries Special Showacase of International Authors in celebration of International Education Week! Explore authors from around the world as well as artifacts from over 50 countries!
Sunday, November 12, 2023 - 8:00 am to Saturday, November 18, 2023 - 4:30 pm
As the stress of finals approaches, it may seem more difficult to express and practice gratitude. Luckily, gratitude is a character strength that all of us have within us AND we can intentionally work to develop it! In fact, when we regularly practice gratitude, numerous studies suggest, we increase our happiness and train our brains to see the good, even in the midst of the bad.
Here are some tips to help you flex your gratitude strength!
Find out where you’re currently at by taking a gratitude quiz such as the one from Greater Good
Keep a gratitude journal -- check out our gratitude journal; challenge yourself to complete one page per day!
Student Wellness Services offers a variety of opportunities for you to exercise your gratitude strength. Our Wellness Coaches are ready to help you explore what you’re grateful for and help you find ways to increase your gratitude practices! Sign up for a Wellness Coaching session today! We will work with you to develop strategies that work for YOU so you are able to feel the many benefits of gratitude, including lowered stress, better sleep, and stronger relationships.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Office of International Engagement has partnered with the Hearst Center for the Arts to bring International Art and Artists to campus! This workshop will highlight Korean Lotus Lanterns; learn how to make them, take them home and listen to a live cello performance along the way! Stop by to take a break and make art with us or take home a kit to do later.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Join the Office of International Admissions and members of International Student Promoters as they highlight just a few of the 55+ countries we have on the UNI campus through an Instagram Live! Find more information and the link on our Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/uni.international/
Join The Learning Center at Rod Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Rod 272 for free academic success workshops! This week on November 14 and 15, we will be learning about MLA Citation Style. Essentials for MLA formatting. Go over how to correctly cite MLA sources and in what context MLA is generally used for. Attendance will enter you into prize drawings! More information on the workshops offered this semester can be found on the Academic Workshops webpage.
Physics Colloquium: Gravity Theory Applications in Plasma Astrophysics & Condensed Matter Physics
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Shanshan Rodriguez, an Assistant Professor of Physics at Grinnell College will be presenting findings on Gravity Theory Applications in Plasma Astrophysics & Condensed Matter Physics. Abstract for presentation per Dr. Rodriguez: In this talk, I will discuss the recent evolutions of the interdisciplinary connection between gravity theory and two other traditionally separated subfields of physics: magnetic reconnection in astrophysics and condensed matter physics. Recent investigations show that magnetic reconnection could also cause radiative magnetic flares near the equatorial accreting regions of a rotating black hole, where the black hole’s rotational energy could be extracted to accelerate nearby objects in the black hole’s ergosphere. By computing the energy at infinity per enthalpy for magnetic reconnection, we study various combinations of parameters that maximize energy extraction, the associated extraction rate and efficiency. Furthermore, I will discuss our most recent work on gravity duality to solve shape optimization problems in condensed matter physics. There are numerous examples of holographic dualities in physics, with the AdS/CFT correspondence of string theory being probably the most famous. In this talk, I will attempt to shatter this paradigm by introducing and outlining the duality between the extraordinary magnetoresistance (EMR), observed in semiconductor-metal hybrids, and non-symmetric gravity coupled to a diffusive U(1) gauge field. We will begin with examples at the college physics level and move up from there through advanced topics in corresponding gravity theory. I will also conclude our recent results of constructing the four-dimensional covariant field theory and computing the resulting field equations of motion.
Guardians of Trust: Unmasking Digital Deceit - IEW
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
It is hard to talk about being the victim of unethical and illegal crimes. In this session we will create a safe space to unpack patterns of behaviors and technology abuse designed to benefit one entity and hurt another without adding value. We will explore tools and resources for spotting red flags and the actions we can take to firewall off the destruction tricksters can cause to our own life, our loved ones as well as the community where we are working to build up and add new value.
Location: UNI Busines and Community Services Building, Suite 13