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February 21, 2024
How to Human: Combatting Loneliness and Cultivating Friendship
12:00 pm (CST)

Register: https://foriowa.info/4bvN0eE

The world is facing a loneliness epidemic, with people increasingly spending more time alone. Research has demonstrated that friendships play a crucial role in leading a happy and healthy life. However, individuals encounter unique challenges in forging and sustaining friendships across different stages of life-whether it's as a young professional, while raising a family, or navigating a demanding career.

Join Rachel McLaren, an associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies, for an engaging workshop designed to help people combat loneliness and foster meaningful friendships. While some may believe that friendships should develop naturally without much effort, research indicates that creating meaningful connections requires intentionality. In this virtual lecture, you´ll have the opportunity to acquire evidence-based strategies for forming connections with others and nurturing friendships throughout your life. Participants will leave with valuable communication tools that empower them to build the fulfilling relationships they desire in their lives.

Contact: Lynn Barker 319-467-3344

Departments: Center for Advancement, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

February 21, 2024
Together Hawkeyes Tour: Naples, FL
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm (CST)
Where: 5840 Strand Boulevard, Naples, FL US 34110

Together, Hawkeyes can change the world. This winter, we are headed to Naples, Florida to share a historic initiative that will unite Hawkeyes and advance our beloved university.

3:30-5 p.m. | Educational Series 
5-7 p.m. Reception | Program at 6 p.m.

Register here: https://foriowa.info/3TOz498

Connect with campus leaders and fellow Hawkeyes-and learn about the Together Hawkeyes campaign and other university happenings. Your hosts for the evening will be Barbara Wilson, Iowa´s 22nd president, and Lynette Marshall, University of Iowa Center for Advancement president and CEO.

You´ll also have a chance to go back to class for engaging sessions with Bryan Allen (08MD, 08PhD, 22MBA), chair and department executive officer for radiation oncology, and Melissa Febos (08MFA), a professor in the Nonfiction Writing Program. 

We will provide appetizers and a hosted bar.

Contact: Laurel Hall 319-467-3518

Departments: Center for Advancement, Office of the Provost

February 24, 2024
8th Annual Black in Business Series Networking Dinner
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm (CST)
Where: 125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA US 52245

What is the Networking Dinner?

Engage with students (Jr/High School, Undergrad, and Graduate/Professional) interested in fields of business, entrepreneurship, the arts, education, engineering, nonprofit, and more. These students hope to connect with professionals in their fields of interest to learn about how they can also carve out a successful career path! The Networking Dinner was created to focus on the cultivation of our next leaders, supporting their growth, igniting their passions, and connecting them to successful professionals. During this event, students hear from speakers and get the opportunity to meet other professionals from various industries. Our goals for student attendees for this event have been: 

  1. See representation and meet Black professionals within an array of industries
  2. Access mentorship from business leaders in fields that interest you
  3. Discover potential internship opportunities  

For more information and to inquire about RSVP'ing, please email Tevin Robbins at tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu

What is the Black in Business Series? 

The Black in Business Series hosts events coordinated by the Tippie College of Business and student-employed project coordinators who are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space within the Tippie College of Business and University of Iowa for students to thrive and grow professionally. We work to provide programming by advocating for representation inside and outside of the classroom. This Series is open to all students who wish to connect with Black and Brown business leaders and get exposed to unique mentorship opportunities. Connect with us on LinkedIn

Our programming/events are free and open to all students at Iowa because all fields of study can tie back to business and the Black in Business Series strive to represent multiple industries.  

Check out these highlights from past years: 

Contact: Tevin Robbins 319-930-6558

Departments: Tippie College of Business, Undergraduate Program, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Division of Student Life, Pomerantz Career Center, Academic Advising Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

January 28, 2024 - May 26, 2024
Write at the Stanley: A Generative Writing Workshop
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (CST)
Where: 160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome.

Write at the Stanley meets every fourth Sunday of the month. 

Space is limited, so we encourage you to reserve your spot by clicking the dates below:

January 28

February 25

March 24

April 28

May 26

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Department of Classics, Department of English, Iowa Youth Writing Project, Magid Center for Writing, Pentacrest Museums, Office of the Provost, International Writing Program

February 26, 2024
Milwaukee Hawkeye Social
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (CST)
Where: 2108 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee, WI US 53202

Join University of Iowa alumni and friends and the Milwaukee I-Club for a social and brewery tour. Admission is $15 per person and includes food and beverage.

Registration closes on Monday, Feb. 19.

Contact: Annabelle Vinson 319-467-3895

Departments: Center for Advancement

February 3, 2023 - December 5, 2025
Art & Write Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST)
Where: 39-53 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces.

Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists.

Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session and will sometimes move about the Museum but we'll always start in the Hageboeck Hall of Birds (Bird Hall) on the third Floor of Macbride Hall. Join anytime between 6-8 p.m. and feel free to participate in a themed creation challenge or work on your own project with our exhibits as inspiration. We'll save the last 15-30 minutes of each session to share what we've been working on, connecting with others (optional, of course!).


Please note, the Museum is typically closed during this time, meaning the main entrance to Iowa Hall (atop the large staircase outside on the east side of Macbride Hall) will be closed and locked. All other building doors will be open, offering access to the Ground Floor of Macbride Hall. Bird Hall is located on the third floor of Macbride Hall and can be reached by stairs or by taking the elevator to the third floor and crossing the auditorium to the north side of the building. 

Contact: Carolina Kaufman 319-467-3130

Departments: Pentacrest Museums, Museum of Natural History, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Student Life, Leadership and Engagement, Department of Biology, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, University Libraries, Department of English

March 5, 2024
Together Hawkeyes Tour: Denver, CO
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (CST)
Where: 1007 York Street, Denver, CO US 80206

Together, Hawkeyes can change the world. This spring, we are headed to Denver to share a historic initiative that will unite Hawkeyes and advance our beloved university. 

Register here: https://foriowa.info/4aIvZgJ

Connect with campus leaders and fellow Hawkeyes-and learn about the Together Hawkeyes campaign and other university happenings. Your hosts for the evening will be Barbara Wilson, Iowa´s 22nd president, and Lynette Marshall, University of Iowa Center for Advancement president and CEO.  

Hors d´oeuvres and a hosted bar will be provided. 

We hope to see you in Denver! 

Contact: Laurel Hall 319-467-3518

Departments: Center for Advancement, Office of the Provost

March 10, 2024 - April 9, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Ramadan (Islam)
7:08 pm - 7:41 pm (CDT)
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 20, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Nowruz/Naw-Ruz (Bahá´í) various ethnicities worldwide
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 20, 2024
Exhibition Spotlight: Living with Smoke
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (CDT)

The Pentacrest Museums will host a free virtual program to explore the impact of smoke on public health in the Western and Midwestern United States. In conjunction with our latest exhibition, Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer, the museums use Exhibition Spotlight to illuminate deeper themes of the exhibit and build further connections to our campus and community. Meet researchers from the University of Iowa and other organizations who are shaping the conversation around fire and smoke management with science and first-hand accounts. 

Register for free to receive a link to the webinar: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/xrujyzf

Meet the panel:

  • Greg Carmichael, Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Professor, Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Co-director, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, Researcher, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, Researcher, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute, Affiliated Faculty, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics, College of Engineering, University of Iowa (Moderator) 
  • Charles O. Stanier: Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Researcher, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, Research Engineer, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering 
  • Dr. Peter Thorne: professor in the UI College of Public Health´s Department of Occupational & Environmental Health and co-director of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center. He has held a number of prominent national leadership positions, including serving as chairman of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency´s Science Advisory Board. 
  • Alejandro Comellas, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine 
  • Wanda Reiter Kintz: Air Quality Branch Supervisor, serving EPA´s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee
  • Ellen Carman, Director, Iowa Wildlife Camps, College of Education 

Contact: Carolina Kaufman 319-467-3130

Departments: College of Engineering, Carver College of Medicine, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Pentacrest Museums, Office of the Provost

March 21, 2024
Together Hawkeyes Tour: Atlanta, GA
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 2197 Irvindale Way, Chamblee, GA US 30341

Together, Hawkeyes can change the world. This spring, we are headed to Atlanta to share a historic initiative that will unite Hawkeyes and advance our beloved university. 

Register here: https://foriowa.info/3SIR3eN

Connect with campus leaders and fellow Hawkeyes-and learn about the Together Hawkeyes campaign and other university happenings. Your hosts for the evening will be Barbara Wilson, Iowa´s 22nd president, and Lynette Marshall, University of Iowa Center for Advancement president and CEO.  

Hors d´oeuvres and a hosted bar will be provided. 

We hope to see you in Atlanta!

Please Note: Complimentary valet parking will be available for all guests. 

Contact: Laurel Hall 319-467-3518

Departments: Center for Advancement, Office of the Provost

March 25, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Holi Festival of Spring and Color (Hinduism)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 26, 2024
Facing the Inferno: Visiting Artist Kari Greer
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

The Pentacrest Museums host visiting artist Kari Greer for a special event to discuss themes of her exhibition Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer, now on display at the Old Capitol Museum. Greer will discuss her art, her career, firsthand knowledge of fire from the 1990s to today, and how photographic documentation impacts our collective understanding. Following her keynote, Greer will be joined by UI faculty from Carver College of Medicine and the colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Public Health working on Living With Smoke, which examines the impacts of smoke on respiratory infections in the Western and Midwestern United States for a panel discussion and subsequent Q&A.

Old Capitol Museum galleries will open at 5:30 p.m. (come see the exhibit first)
Keynote and panel begin at 6 p.m.

Kari Greer is a contract photographer with the National Interagency Fire Center based in Boise, Idaho. Kari specializes in wildland fire photography and editorial photojournalism. Her interest in wildland fire photography was sparked during her college years, working on a Forest Service fire crew on the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest in Washington. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Wildland Firefighter, and The New York Times. Kari has an online video interview in Yahoo Studios for The Weekly Flickr as well on CNN. Kari studied photography at California State University, Sacramento and spent time in a workshop with Mary Ellen Mark, collaborating with Icelandic Photographer Erla Stefánsdóttir and National Geographic photographer Brooks Walker.

Kari Greer

The Pentacrest Museums are honored to show Greer's work and facilitate her visit to campus for educational programming. Please contact the museums to inquire about special class visits during her visit to Iowa City.

Learn more about the Facing the Inferno exhibition
Learn more about Living with Smoke initiative

Contact: Shereena Honary 319-335-2010

Departments: Pentacrest Museums, Old Capitol Museum, NEXUS of Engineering and the Arts, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carver College of Medicine, College of Public Health, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research, Center for Advancement

March 27, 2024
One Day for Iowa | The University of Iowa's 24-Hour Giving Day
All Day ()

Every year, thousands of Hawkeyes come together to make an important-and meaningful-impact for Iowa. All gifts made in March will count toward the One Day for Iowa total. 

Be a Hawkeye that gives back on One Day for Iowa. Support students, faculty, research, health care, athletics, and more.

Contact: Shaina Spencer 319-467-3554

Departments: Center for Advancement, Department of Computer Science, School of Music, Department of Dance, Department of Theatre Arts, Hancher Auditorium, College of Pharmacy, Carver College of Medicine, College of Dentistry

March 29, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Good Friday (Christianity)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 31, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Easter (Christianity)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 2, 2024
Phases of the Sun: A Guide to Our Star and the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse
5:00 pm (CDT)

In this talk celebrating the Great North American Eclipse of 2024, the UI Department of Physics and Astronomy will use demonstrations to share about the sun, what powers it, how it moves energy to us on Earth, and its structure and features that can be observed. Then, they´ll cover solar eclipses, including what they are, what causes them, and tips for safely enjoying the April 8 eclipse.  

Registration coming soon!


Request Hawkeye-Branded Solar Glasses

To celebrate the total solar eclipse on April 8, the University of Iowa is offering free solar eclipse glasses to alumni and friends. Glasses are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, please review these tips on safely viewing solar eclipses.

Sign up to receive a free pair of solar eclipse glasses: https://foriowa.info/49blBwO


Partial Solar Eclipse Event at the University of Iowa Pentacrest

Monday, April 8, 2024
12:30-3 p.m.

Learn more: https://events.uiowa.edu/84596

Visit the UI Physics and Astronomy website to learn how University of Iowa faculty are advancing space science.

Contact: Tegan Donahue 319-467-3393

Departments: Center for Advancement, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Carver College of Medicine

April 8, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Buddha's Birthday (Buddhism)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 9, 2024 - April 10, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Eid al-Fitr (Islam)
7:41 pm - 7:42 pm (CDT)
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 10, 2024
GradFest 2024
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA US 52245

Students planning to graduate in the spring 2024 semester are encouraged to pick up their cap and gown at the two-day spring 2024 GradFest in the IMU Main Lounge. Several offices and services will be onsite to assist with all things graduation preparation. Diploma Frames, Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, and other jewelry items are available. Snacks, beverages, and fun activities will be offered.

Contact: Lynn Barker 319-467-3344

Departments: Center for Advancement, Carver College of Medicine, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, Graduate College, Commencement

April 11, 2024
GradFest 2024
11:00 am - 5:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, IA US 52245

Students planning to graduate in the spring 2024 semester are encouraged to pick up their cap and gown at the two-day spring 2024 GradFest in the IMU Main Lounge. Several offices and services will be onsite to assist with all things graduation preparation. Diploma Frames, Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, and other jewelry items are available. Snacks, beverages, and fun activities will be offered.

Contact: Lynn Barker 319-467-3344

Departments: Center for Advancement, Carver College of Medicine, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, Graduate College, Commencement

April 22, 2024 - April 30, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Passover (Judaism)
7:55 pm - 8:04 pm (CDT)
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 25, 2024
CLIMATE through a Wide Lens
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

Rising seas, toxic rivers, deforestation, smoke-filled air-headlines remind us daily of the local, national, and international impacts of climate change. Join us for a wild pecha kucha ride through the effects of climate change with researchers who also tirelessly seek solutions. World-renowned climate scientist, Jerald Schnoor will open with big picture issues. That will set the stage for artist Isabel Barbuzza´s work on South American lithium salt mines, environmental literary scholar Eric Gidal´s work on Iowa´s watersheds, feminist anthropologist Meena Khandelwal´s engagement with Rajasthani villages in India, natural resource economist Silvia Secchi´s rooting into the farms and rivers that surround us, and atmospheric scientist and planning expert Scott Spak´s studies of the cities where we live. Together, our Wide Lens presenters offer crucial insights into the challenges we face and hope that if we work together, change is possible.

Presentations:

  • "Visualizing Climate Dangers-The Case of Lithium" - Isabel Barbuzza, Art and Art History, CLAS
  • "Connecting Data and Storytelling in Iowa's Watersheds" - Eric Gidal, English, CLAS
  • "Cookstoves and Climate Change in India" - Meena Khandelwal, Anthropology and Gender, Women´s, and Sexuality Studies, CLAS
  • "Climate Change-Where We Are Now" - Jerald Schnoor, College of Engineering
  • "Adapting Agriculture, Land, and Water to Climate Change" - Silvia Secchi, Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, CLAS
  • "City Planning for the Environment, Climate, and Energy" - Scott Spak, School of Planning and Public Affairs, Graduate College

20 slides per presenter, 20 seconds per slide

Ruthless Timekeeper - Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Office of the Vice President for Research

Additional Hosts - Roland Racevskis, Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, CLAS; Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Associate Vice President for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

For each gathering in the Wide Lens series, researchers, scholars, and artists from across the university briefly present their work on a shared topic of interest; then, we open the floor to questions and conviviality over hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

Wide Lens is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. These events are free and open to all.

Contact: Erin Hackathorn 319-335-4034

Departments: Obermann Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, College of Engineering, Graduate College, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

May 3, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Holy Friday (Orthodox Christianity)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

May 5, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Pascha (Orthodox Christianity)
All Day ()
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

May 17, 2024
Eight Over 80 Awards
11:00 am (CDT)

As Hawkeyes, we give back throughout our lives.

We're leaders in our professions. We're generous with our time and talent. We're passionate about things we love-especially anything black and gold. And some Hawkeyes continue to make an impact well beyond retirement.

That's why we are honoring Iowa alumni, age 80 and over, who carry the Hawkeye spirit of achievement and continue to help others.

Nominate a Hawkeye for this award here: https://www.foriowa.org/eight-over-80/

Contact: Erin Brokel 319-467-3668

Departments: Center for Advancement, Office of Community Engagement, Carver College of Medicine, Office of the Provost

June 16, 2024 - June 17, 2024
BMindful Holy Days: Eid al-Adha (Islam)
8:43 pm - 8:43 pm (CDT)
Where: 2750 University Capitol Centre, Suite 3719 Iowa City, Iowa 52242, Iowa City, IA US 52242

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith-days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

Download dates into your Outlook Calendar: https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/105264

View all Heritage Celebrations at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site: https://diversity.uiowa.edu/Celebrations

Contact: Charlie Taylor 319-335-3555

Departments: Police Department, Carver College of Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, Commencement, Campus Safety, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Hayden Fry's impact on the football field extends far and wide. His legacy beyond the gridiron looms just as large. Before, during, and after his 20-year tenure as head coach of the Iowa football team, Fry?who died Dec. 17 at age 90?used his platform to help others. As head coach at Southern Methodist University, Fry broke racial barriers in 1965 by recruiting wide receiver Jerry LeVias, the first African American scholarship athlete in the Southwest Conference. LeVias became an All-American in 1968 and opened the door for other African American athletes in the South. Fry considered it his greatest accomplishment when both he and LeVias were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Fry helped his community again after he became head coach at Iowa in 1979. Amid the Midwest farm crisis in 1985, Fry launched the America Needs Farmers campaign?placing gold "ANF" decals on the Hawkeyes' helmets to raise awareness of their contributions. Fry, who was raised on a farm and recruited numerous players with farming backgrounds, started the campaign to let the country know that farmers need help. On Nov. 2, 1985, that message was received by a national audience that tuned into CBS to watch top-ranked Iowa?with "ANF" stickers adorned on their helmets?face Ohio State in Columbus. The gold stickers with black lettering became a conversation starter for the rest of the season that concluded with the Hawkeyes' trip to the 1986 Rose Bowl. The tradition continues today and extends beyond the helmet decals. Iowa hosts an annual American Needs Farmers game that allows farmers to share their experiences and knowledge with fans, and a wall of honor recognizes former UI football players who exemplify tenacity, work ethic, and character of the Iowa farmer. The "ANF" logo also appears on shirts, hats, and other apparel with the proceeds going to Iowa's food banks. Fry said he applied lessons that he learned on the farm to coaching. Those principles proved to be effective in helping him assemble successful coaching staffs and teams in the same way that people rallied around the America Needs Farmers campaign. "He was a master of building teams and pulling people together," says Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz, who worked under Fry as an assistant from 1981?1989 and became his successor at Iowa in December 1998. Earlier that year, Fry was diagnosed with prostate cancer but didn't share it publicly until after the season as health issues forced him to step down as the Hawkeyes head coach. As Fry's attention shifted to fighting the disease, he also spread cancer awareness. Fry assisted with a $10 million campaign funding the J. Hayden Fry Center for Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Iowa, gave speeches at UI Hospitals and Clinics, and visited cancer patients across the country. Fry also served on the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Advocacy Board and spoke at fundraisers to further support cancer research. Fry also served as an honorary board member for the Iowa Special Olympics and helped with raising funds for muscular dystrophy and numerous organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, the Iowa Council for Better Hearing and Speech, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 1999, Fry earned a UI Distinguished Alumni Award (Faculty/Staff). Throughout his 20 years at the Hawkeyes head coach and beyond, Fry changed the University of Iowa for the better?on and off the field. At his retirement press conference, Fry held back tears and said: "All of the people who gave me an opportunity to spend 20 years as a member of the Hawkeye family, I could never repay them." From the Tigerhawk and America Needs Farmers campaign to his efforts in supporting cancer research, Fry's contributions to the University of Iowa, our state, and the country will never be forgotten. Read about Hayden Fry's lasting?impact on college football, including his illustrious lineage of assistant coaches who are some of sport's biggest names.?

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