Exhibits, Films and Lectures Calendar

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Kyle Endres, assistant professor of political science and associate director of the Center for Social and Behavioral Research will present his research on the politicization of consumer behavior. To what extent do consumers’ preferences change when they learn about firms’ partisan allegiances? Using both experiments and observational data, he evaluates how the purchasing behaviors of Democrats and Republicans diverge when they are exposed to information signaling the partisan leanings of major US companies. Thursday, October 28, 5:00 p.m.  In person in SAB 134 or by Zoom (registration required: https://bit.ly/UNInotbuying). Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the UNI American Democracy Project.

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.  

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Our second of two presentations showcasing the projects of our Summer 2021 Undergraduate Research Fellows. 

  • Maddie Johnson, Junior BS Physics major, presents Virtual vs. In-Person Instruction: The Impact on Teachers' Understanding of Physics
  • Nathan Schmidt, Senior BS Physics major, presents Optimization of 3D printer for Nanocellulose

  • Dhruv Patel, Junior BA Physics: Data Science major, presents A physics approach to the stock market and cryptocurrencies

  • Lukas Stuelke, Junior BS Physics major, Ab initio study of FeCrVAl and related compounds


Everyone Welcome!
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.  

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The Department of History is pleased to announce the 48th Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History: on February 23, 2022, Professor Colin Gordon (University of Iowa) is scheduled to present “Dividing the City: Private Racial Restrictions and the Architecture of Segregation in the Midwest.” The lecture will take place at 7:00 pm in Seerley 115 and by Zoom.

To participate via Zoom:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/48th-carl-l-becker-memorial-lecture-by-prof...

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.