Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, February 27, 2020 (All day)

The Gene Project is a display of different sized jeans to bring awareness to body image and self-acceptance. It enourages people to accept and celebrate their body by getting rid of jeans that no longer fit.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm

Gary Gute will present "The Creative Student and the Creative Context: What's Our Responsibility?" Creativity. Everyone thinks it's important, but there's not much agreement on what "it" is. More than 60 years ago, creativity established itself as a research domain. By 2020, what has the research taught us? What is creativity? Where can we find it in higher education? And why should we help students in all disciplines use more of it?

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Kara Richardson Whitely will present "Moving Mountains: A Journey from the Depths of Binge Eating Disorder to the Top of the World." She will talk about her experiences as a plus-sized author who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro three times. 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

View the night sky from the comfort and warmth of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Planetarium. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; late arrivals will not be admitted. No cell phones, food or drink allowed.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

View the night sky from the comfort and warmth of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Planetarium. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; late arrivals will not be admitted. No cell phones, food or drink allowed.

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Fed up with the world he lives in, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. Come join Film Appreciation Club in a screening of this animated adventure classic!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 7:00 pm

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Iowa PBS will present an advanced screening of its newest documentary, Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and a discussion panel including the producer of the documentary and UNI faculty will follow the screening. Space is limited; reserve your free tickets.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Noa Kageyama will present a school-wide presentation for music students and faculty. Kageyama currently serves as music psychology professor at The Juilliard School, and on staff with the New World Symphony in Miami, FL, and is creator and manager of the web site and blog The Bulletproof Musician. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Col. Beth Behn (Chief of Staff, Army Sustainment Command) will deliver this lecture.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

View the night sky from the comfort and warmth of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Planetarium. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; late arrivals will not be admitted. No cell phones, food or drink allowed.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

View the night sky from the comfort and warmth of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Planetarium. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; late arrivals will not be admitted. No cell phones, food or drink allowed.

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 7:00 pm

A collection of short films and documentaries from all walks of life, the Mountainfilm Festival is culturally enriching while also being fully entertaining. Come join Film Appreciation Club in this special event that will surely be worth your time!

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Aron Aji will present a talk on global literacy to support intercultural understanding and communication; critical inquiry and creativity; an ethics of trust and empathy; and global engagement and collaboration. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Erika Lippmann, community prevention educator at Pathways Behavioral Services, will discuss electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as vapes. She will discuss what vaping is, what the health implications are, new research and studies, and different types of vapes and vape products. Resources will be provided for those who wish to quit vaping. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the panel discussion immediately following the presentation. For more information or questions, email wellness@uni.edu

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:00 pm

In honor of Women's History Month, Catherine Palczewski, communication studies, will give the March lecture in the Phi Alpha Theta Lecture series.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Ben Curtis, media and outreach coordinator for Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership (ISWEP) will present “Comparing Compaction and Infiltration Rates Among Various Soil Quality Restoration Methods.” This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

View the night sky from the comfort and warmth of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Planetarium. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; late arrivals will not be admitted. No cell phones, food or drink allowed.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

View the night sky from the comfort and warmth of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Planetarium. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; late arrivals will not be admitted. No cell phones, food or drink allowed.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Lluís Maria Todó will give the bilingual talk “Cataluña, un territorio con dos lenguas (o más). ¿Dónde está el problema?" / “Catalonia, a territory with two (or more) languages. What’s the problem?” This bilingual lecture, presented in Spanish and English, is part of the Hearst Lecture Series with the theme of “Border/Crossing." The talk will address issues of language, culture and identity in contemporary Spain.