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Jun 15, 2024

Jun 15, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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We are collecting furniture items for Upcycle Throwdown. More information on what's needed can be found on the website, but ideally we are looking for items that are damaged, missing parts, or in rough condition. Parts of pieces (legs, hardware, rods, wheels, etc.) can be used as material for the teams. Good items to look for are older with a tongue and groove system as opposed to nails/screws. Drop off at 860 Quarry Road at the south garage door at the times below. Best route: turn in to t...

Jun 26, 2024

Jun 26, 2024

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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We are collecting furniture items for Upcycle Throwdown. More information on what's needed can be found on the website, but ideally we are looking for items that are damaged, missing parts, or in rough condition. Parts of pieces (legs, hardware, rods, wheels, etc.) can be used as material for the teams. Good items to look for are older with a tongue and groove system as opposed to nails/screws. Drop off at 860 Quarry Road at the south garage door at the times below. Best route: turn in to t...

Jul 8, 2024

Jul 8, 2024

7:30 PM

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Please join us for a free, public educational program during Iowa Project Aware at Lake Darling State Park. We are welcoming Bill Quackenbush, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, to tell us about recent discoveries of dugout canoes and show us his dugout replica. About the talk: This presentation provides an overview of the past, present, and future of the Ho-Chunk Nation and their connection to some of the oldest known watercrafts in the Great Lakes region. Since...

Jul 10, 2024

Jul 10, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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The Flint Water Crisis Public Archive aims to aid community leaders, researchers, and the general public in better understanding what happened during the Flint Water Crisis. Without our intervention, we risk losing access to documents released regarding the crisis, stripping us of the opportunity to learn about these important events and their ongoing implications for communities in Michigan and beyond. Panelists will include the project's founder, who will discuss the upcoming launch of the...

Jul 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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What types of plants, animals, and fungal life might you find at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory? Let's find out!  Join researchers in collecting, observing, and recording biodiversity at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory in our 4th Annual BioBlitz. Your findings will inform a major research project and will contribute to the fourth data point in a multi-year documentation of how diversity changes at this site over time. Collections will be housed with the UI Museum of Natural Histo...

Aug 6, 2024

Aug 6, 2024

9:00 AM

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Jones County Conservation Board is hosting an archaeology paddle trip on the Maquoketa River for a summer OWLS (Older, Wiser Livelier Souls) program. OSA's Cherie Haury-Artz will join the paddle trip to discuss the Maquoketa River's archaeological past.  Press release with details forthcoming! Advance registration will be required.

Aug 13, 2024

Aug 13, 2024

6:30 AM

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Visit the Swisher Public Library for a free public presentation, Crops of Ancient Iowa, on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 pm. About the topic: Archaeological evidence for Iowa's first domesticated plants stretches back about 4,000 years. What were people growing and where? Some of their staple crops might surprise you! This program explores the origins of plant domestication and the archaeological evidence for agriculture found in Iowa. The talk will be accompanied by a display of real and repl...

Oct 30, 2024

Oct 30, 2024

5:00 PM

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Is there a burning topic in your discipline or a topic that cuts across disciplines that we should bring to campus? Is there a format for the conversation that can energize an intellectual community around that topic? That might be the perfect topic for an Obermann Arts & Humanities Symposium! These imaginative half- and whole-day symposia connect the arts and humanities with design, politics, health sciences, environmental studies, technology, and other disciplines via a compelling topic. ...