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Feb 1, 2022

Feb 1, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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MeToo began humbly in 2006 as a way to mobilize grassroots support for victims of sexual violence, but it exploded into a worldwide phenomenon beginning in 2017, exposing crude, harassing, intimidating, and violent behaviors by individuals as well as the systems that allow such behaviors to thrive. A group of prominent feminist scholars will join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer on February 1, from 5:30-7 p.m., in a virtual discussion of “The Global Implications of MeToo.” With expertise on MeTo...

Feb 2, 2022

Feb 2, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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In the fight surrounding Roe v. Wade, it's easy to lose sight of the many other ways that access to reproductive healthcare can be limited or denied. Two Obermann scholars, Lina-Maria Murillo and Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, talk with local healthcare providers and researchers to provide a fuller landscape of reproductive justice in the Midwest. Featured speakers: Lastascia Coleman, nurse-midwife, UIHC Nicole Novak, research faculty, College of Public Health Meagan Thompson, nurse-midwife, UIHC...

Feb 3, 2022

Feb 3, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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All across Asia, the arrival of Spring is celebrated. For the Chinese, Koreans, and various Southeast Asian communities, it is marked with the beginning of the new year on the lunar calendar. This year, join the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and International Programs as they host a joint Chinese-Korean-Japanese-Southeast Asian “Lunar New Year Celebration” webinar on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time). The webinar hopes to bring together past and p...

Feb 4, 2022

Feb 4, 2022

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Join Associate Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Jennifer New, to learn more about Humanities for the Public Good (HPG) Summer 2022 internship opportunities. Internships are open to UI graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees. Learn more about the available internships at https://uihumanitiesforthepublicgood.com/summer-2022-internships/. The info session is free and open to all: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91762226223.  Practice-based, cross-disciplinary opportunities f...

Feb 9, 2022

Feb 9, 2022

7:00 PM

Visual Arts Building, E125

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Dr. Paul Briggs was born in Beacon, NY and he grew up in the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York.   He is presently an Associate Professor of Art Education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Director of the historic Saturday Studios Program. He completed his PhD at the Pennsylvania State University, his MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and his MA at Alfred University. He researches art making as mindful practice, visual culture and representation in the classroom, and the pl...

Feb 21, 2022

Feb 21, 2022

5:00 PM

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Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good program. Nine internships are available for summer 2022 for UI PhD students in the humanities or humanities-adjacent disciplines. Interns will spend two summer months working with and for a campus or community partner on a specific project or area of focus. In addition to their work on site, interns also attend weekly cohort meetings and complete assignments that provide professionalizing skills and co...

Mar 3, 2022

Mar 3, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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When two large figures took shape on Burlington Street in Iowa City last summer, passersby had to contend with messages that went beyond the colorful, playful images of other downtown murals. "Weaponize your privilege" reads one of the so-called Oracles of Iowa City. The twin images are part of a long history of public art that challenges viewers and pushes for change, while asking who the "public" is in public art. Hear from artists and scholars involved in this project and other large-scal...

Apr 23, 2022

Apr 23, 2022

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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The annual Iowa Human Rights Research Conference takes place on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Drake University Law School. The conference is hosted by the Iowa Network of Human Rights Academics and the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. Details including call for proposals (due Feb. 21, 2022) and schedule (available late spring) are available at https://iowahumanrights.org.

Apr 29, 2022

Apr 29, 2022

5:00 PM

University of Iowa Pentacrest

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On April 29, 2022, a new tree will be planted on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest—a sapling propagated from the immense horse chestnut tree that grew in the courtyard behind the annex where Anne Frank and her family hid for 761 days during World War II. This living symbol of Anne’s spirit and humanitarian message is the 13th Anne Frank Sapling to be planted in the United States. This event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to register so that we can approximate the number ...