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Sep 22, 2021

Sep 22, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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The University of Iowa feels a responsibility to provide students, faculty and staff with an understanding of the complexities of challenging public policy issues from all perspectives. To further this mission, the Public Policy Center and the College of Law, in collaboration with the Iowa Board of Regents, will convene a series of moderated discussions among respected experts, policymakers and advocates with different perspectives on significant public policy issues of urgent public interes...

Sep 30, 2021

Sep 30, 2021

7:00 PM

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On July 1, 2021, Iowa House File 802 became law. Though the Act does not specifically mention “Critical Race Theory,” CRT was cited in discussions of the Act, and the Act restricts when and where the framework’s historical, social, and legal tools for understanding race-based inequities may be taught. But what is critical race theory, and how has it become the focus of acts and editorials? On Thursday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. CST, a legal scholar, a sociologist, and a community advocate f...

Oct 1, 2021

Oct 1, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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October 1, 2021 is International Day of Older Persons. This year’s program will address the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issue of adequate and affordable housing. According to the UN, “housing is not adequate if its cost threatens or compromises the occupants’ enjoyment of other human rights.” The July 27, 2021 S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Index report indicates that overall home prices were up almost 17 percent over the past year. Now, more than ever, i...

Oct 21, 2021

Oct 21, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Learn “How to Library” from a friendly UI librarian! Dan Gall, the UI Librarian for Social Work & Distance Education, takes time to help you understand the myriad resources (and people) available at the UI to help you find the information you need. From finding the right books and how to check them out, to research concepts, ethics, and citations, Dan is your personal guide to the UI Libraries system. Open to all students, regardless of major. Sessions meet in Wild Bill’s (321 North Hall) ...