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Feb 29, 2024

Feb 29, 2024

10:00 AM

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Did you know that 62% of the population is eligible to donate whole blood or platelets, but only 3% actually donates? Learn more about the importance of blood donation, hosting blood drives, and how donating blood products can benefit our communities. Mandy McClenahan is the blood drive coordinator and donor recruitment specialist at the UI DeGowin Blood Center. A native Iowan, a graduate of the University of Iowa, and an avid blood donor (almost 4 gallons!), she is passionate about educati...

Mar 8, 2024

Mar 8, 2024

12:00 PM

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As Hancher’s director of programming and engagement, Aaron Greenwald oversees all programming presented by Hancher, including concerts and performances of every genre and variety, a robust Broadway season, and over 100 discreet annual engagements between visiting artists and students, faculty, and staff at the university. Aaron Greenwald came to the university in October 2019. Previously, he served as managing director of the Big Ears Festival—described by The New York Times as “one of the ...

Mar 20, 2024

Mar 20, 2024

11:00 AM

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Many novels and short stories are set in and around Iowa City during the period from the end of World War II until the present. Authors include participants in the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the International Writing Program. After the program, a reading list will be available. Loren Glass is professor of English at the University of Iowa, specializing in 20th- and 21st-century literatures and cultures of the United States, with an emphasis on book history and literary institutions. He is t...

Mar 21, 2024

Mar 21, 2024

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Leslie uses the social and cultural history of Civil War medicine and science to probe the question of how and why anti-Black racism survived the destruction of slavery. Leslie's talk will describe how white Northerners—the U.S. Sanitary Commission and Army medical personnel—conducted wartime research aimed at proving Black medical and biological inferiority. She argues that this research not only led to the mistreatment of Black soldiers and civilians, it also promoted the notion of white a...

Apr 9, 2024

Apr 9, 2024

1:00 PM

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The State of Iowa recently completed a project entitled the Iowa Watershed Approach focused on improving community resilience to floods, droughts, and declining water quality. This science-based project followed a systematic process of hydrologic assessment, goal setting, development of watershed plans, installation of monitoring systems, project construction, community engagement, identification of vulnerable populations, and details participant surveys and quantitative assessment. The pres...