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The University of Iowa has determined that beginning August 1, all non-essential events will be offered through a virtual format. We are following the university's recommendations and are planning exclusively virtual events for the remainder of this summer and fall. We hope you will join us. If you don't see the university event you are looking for, please also visit events.uiowa.edu.

September 28, 2020 - October 11, 2020
My Corn Monument - 2020 Design Contest
All Day ()

The Corn Monument holds a special place as a favorite Homecoming custom at the University of Iowa. This year, we invite Hawkeyes everywhere to help keep this century-old tradition alive in a new way-by creating their own Corn Monument. You don´t have to be an engineering alumnus, you just have to have Hawkeye spirit. 

UI alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to participate. Learn more and enter here.

September 29, 2020
VIRTUAL Helping, Counseling & Public Service Job & Internship Fair
11:00 am - 4:00 pm (CDT)

This virtual fair will focus on connecting employers with students typically majoring in social work, public policy & ethics, sociology, history, political science, psychology, nonprofit certificate. Check the website for frequent updates and how to connect virtually. 

September 30, 2020
Chat from the Old Cap: Brian Volk-Weiss (98BA)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)

Join Brian Volk-Weiss (98BA), the founder and CEO of The Nacelle Company and Comedy Dynamics, who has produced and directed stand-up specials and comedy albums for comedians Kevin Hart, Ali Wong, Jim Gaffigan, and Tiffany Haddish.

The UI communication studies graduate has guided the award-winning Comedy Dynamics to becoming the nation´s largest independent producer and distributor of one-hour comedy specials. Volk-Weiss produced Netflix´s Down to Earthwith Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, The Toys That Made Us, and Kevin Hart´s Guide to Black History.

Additionally, he has served as executive producer for the History Channel´s Grant, Netflix´s How to Fix a Drug Scandal, and the 2019 Mad About You reboot.

Jeff Liebermann (02MA), the assistant vice president for main campus development at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, will host the event.

Registration is required and space is limited for this event.

https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclfuCuqTMtE9VaGwQeTLZ1w7l40E6dcvYQ

Chat from the Old Cap is a series of virtual engagement sessions featuring Iowa alumni and friends sharing stories from their careers, backgrounds, and the university that unites us.

October 1, 2020
Fall 2020 VIRTUAL Engineering Career Fair
11:00 am - 4:00 pm (CDT)

Due to the national pandemic, all Fall 2020 Career Fairs will be taking place virtually; including the Fall 2020 Engineering Career Fair.

With that being said, we still encourage you to treat it similarly to an in-person fair.  Please update your resume (VMock is a great resource!), research the employers attending, and practice talking about your skills and experiences (have you tried Big Interview?).  A complete list of employers attending can be found on Handshake under the "Fairs" section.

For other resources to help with your job search, please check out the Engineering Career Services website.

October 1, 2020
IBL Center Fall Speaker Series: Audra L. Savage
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CDT)

Theme:  Examining Institutional Structures, Race, Business, and the Law

Audra L. Savage

Senior Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow

McDonald Distinguished Fellow

Center for the Study of Law & Religion 

Emory University School of Law

"Beyond Aunt Jemima: Holding Public Companies Accountable for Dismantling Systemic Racism"

October 1, 2020
Hawkeye Trivia Challenge
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CDT)

It wouldn´t be a Hawkeye homecoming without a little friendly competition! Fly solo or create a trivia dream team and compete for prizes like a $50 Iowa Hawk Shop gift card and Hawkeye swag. Individual participant and team captain registration is required.  Andrew´s Bar Exam will host the event. Learn more.  

October 2, 2020
Iowa Spirit Day
All Day ()

Whether it´s a throwback photo of you and your roommate, your future Hawkeye, or your dog decked out in black-and-gold, post a public photo to Instagram or Twitter using #UIowaHomecoming and help celebrate the University of Iowa´s Homecoming at home. By posting on Friday, October 2, 2020, you could win a $50 Hawk Shop gift card! Three winners will be selected. 

October 2, 2020
Iowa Stay-At-Homecoming Parade in St. Louis Area
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm (CDT)

In the spirit of drive-by birthday parties, bridal showers, etc., the St. Louis Iowa Club is hosting an Iowa Stay-at-Homecoming parade starting and ending in Blackburn Park (Edgar Rd, Webster Groves, MO).

The parade will begin at 5:45 on Friday, Oct 2 and will cover a two-mile loop, going past Weber's Front Row (8169 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves) and returning to Blackburn Park. Car decorations do not have to be fancy; cardboard signs, car paint, streamers, car magnets, car flags, etc. can show your support for Hawkeye students and student-athletes.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact stl.iowaclub@gmail.com for more details.

October 3, 2020
Stanley Reads - 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (2016)

  • Quey (pp. 49-86)
  • James (pp. 87-109)

Stanley Reads is hosted by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Register for Stanley Reads at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz. Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following meeting.

Stanley Reads puts the museum´s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery. 

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers´ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC´s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi´s first novel. 

Homegoing book jacket

October 7, 2020
IBL Center Fall Speaker Series: Cassandra Jones Havard
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CDT)

Theme:  Examining Institutional Structures, Race, Business, and the Law

Cassandra Jones Havard

Professor of Law

Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Scholars Program

University of Baltimore School of Law

"Financial Exclusion as Economic Subordination"

Please contact sara-k-clark@uiowa.edu for the Zoom Webinar link for this presentation.

 

October 7, 2020
Chat from the Old Cap: Sheri Salata (80BBA)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)

Join Sheri Salata (80BBA), an author, speaker, and producer, who worked with Oprah Winfrey for 20 years.

Salata´s 2019 memoir, The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation, was named an Amazon best-selling new release and an Apple Must Listen audiobook. Her five-year stint as the final executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show is featured in the docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes.

Salata served as president of Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network and was named one of Fast Company´s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Additionally, she was recognized in the Hollywood Reporter´s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and earned a Feminist Press Power Award.

Lynette Marshall, the president and CEO of the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, will host the event.

Registration is required and space is limited for this event.

https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kd-iprTovGNIHTONNZXCVLud02jqDdfLk

Chat from the Old Cap is a series of virtual engagement sessions featuring Iowa alumni and friends sharing stories from their careers, backgrounds, and the university that unites us.

October 7, 2020
Life After College Series: Doing it My Way - Stories of Recent Grad Entrepreneurship
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Featuring Erica Cole (19BA) Founder, No Limbits; Nico Aguilar (11BS, 14MHA, 14MPH) CEO, Speeko; Kaylee Williams (11BA) President, VolunteerLocal

Life after college brings unexpected challenges-and the answers aren´t always a Google search away. Gain some helpful perspectives in this transition by hearing from fellow recent graduates who are experiencing the same real-life situations. Join us for fun conversation and practical takeaways on living your best life after college.

Our virtual Life After College series kicks off with a discussion on exploring how UI recent graduates decided to create their own path and launch their entrepreneurial journeys.

Register Now

October 8, 2020 - October 10, 2020
The Examined Life Conference
All Day ()

A-la-carte registration
Due to the novel coronavirus, 2020 will feature a series of virtual sessions, and you´ll build your own program by selecting individual events to attend. Registration is $15 for most sessions and UI Carver College of Medicine students may attend at no cost. Our featured presentation is free. Guests register for each session individually.

Featured speaker event
5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, via Zoom
The conference featured speaker event Rana Awdish, MD, will be virtual, free, and open to the public. Register for this event.

Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP is the author of In Shock, a critically-acclaimed, bestselling memoir based on her own illness. A critical care physician and faculty member of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, she also serves as medical director of Care Experience for the entire health system. After suffering a sudden critical illness herself, she has devoted much of her career to improving empathy through connection and communication. She lectures to physicians, health care leaders, and medical schools across the country. Her book has been integrated into the curriculum of medical schools and universities across the U.S. and Europe. She has been interviewed by The Times, The Telegraph, The BBC, NPR, the Today Show online, MedPage, Health Leaders Media, and Beckers Hospital Review. She has written for Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post, as well as the New England Journal of Medicine.

Register Today at examinedlifeconference.com/program

October 10, 2020
Saturdays at the Stanley - "Artists, Travelers, & Immigrants"
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)

Join Brady Plunger, associate curator of education, for a discussion about artists who were also immigrants (like Hans Hofman and Lil Picard). We´ll explore how the movement of people and ideas into, out of, and around the US created new possibilities for artists during the first half of the 20th Century.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96932650776

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum´s collection to you in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme - game day, frenemies, cats - that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!

October 10, 2020
Drive In Dive In: The Big Picture
7:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 1 Park Road, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Drive in to a special Dive In with the Stanley presentation on Saturday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m. CDT!

You can sit in your car and watch UI Stanley Museum of Art Director Lauren Lessing on the big screen-in Lot 55 of the Levitt Center for University Advancement-as she discusses "big pictures" from the museum´s collection with Brady Plunger, associate curator of education at the UI Stanley Museum of Art. We are delighted to partner with the Summer of the Arts of Iowa City on this exciting event. Please arrive early to park your car. 

Lauren and Brady will be discussing the big picture. When Jackson Pollock painted his world-famous Mural in 1943, he was feeding a popular appetite for big pictures that began in the United States with the WPA murals of the 1930s and continued into the 1950s, when CinemaScope gave movies monumental scale.  Throughout this period, African Americans were largely excluded from the big business of big picture-making, but by 1970, innovative Black artists like Sam Gilliam and Gordon Parks had made a space for themselves in the mainstream and changed the language of painting and film.

Register to join us

Prior to becoming director of the UI Stanley Museum of Art in July 2018, Lessing gained many years of experience working in art museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine.

A native Midwesterner, Lessing has curated exhibitions and authored many books, articles, and catalogue essays on various topics in American art. Over the past two years, she has shaped an ambitious vision for the UI Stanley Museum of Art, which includes a new mission to transform lives by connecting the University of Iowa community, Iowans, and the world with extraordinary works of art.

Brady Plunger is an Associate Curator of Education at the UI Stanley Museum of Art. He holds degrees in art history from the University of Texas at Austin and Tulane University, and has worked in education and outreach at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), The Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, TX), and The Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. In his work he has always valued the opportunity to connect museums to their communities through dynamic, responsive programming that cultivates "ah ha" moments and deep connections to works of art. Outside of work Plunger is a coffee shop enthusiast and Netflix addict.

October 11, 2020 - October 17, 2020
Hawkeye Virtual 5K Walk/Run
All Day ()

Join your Hawkeye family and friends for a fun, virtual 5K walk or run in your neighborhood, treadmill, or trail anytime between October 11-17, 2020. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate. 

Make sure to share a picture on social media wearing your Hawkeye gear during your race. Use hashtag #HawkeyeVirtual5K and tag the University of Iowa Center for Advancement.

Register now to be entered into a drawing for Hawkeye swag! The winner will be notified on Monday, October 19.

October 14, 2020
Chat from the Old Cap: Dr. Lee Scott Theisen (63BA, 66MA)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)

Join Dr. Lee Scott Theisen (63BA, 66MA), a chocolate connoisseur and lecturer, who travels the globe to trace the history of the world´s most craved food.

He has visited cacao growers in Hawaii, Southeast Asia, Mexico, and the Caribbean-and serves as a chocolate judge at festivals. Theisen teaches the history, science, and economics of chocolate through UCLA´s continuing education program.

He recently served as the historical consultant and a writer for the documentary The Chocolate Road, which shows how craft chocolate is made. Gaining political science and history degrees at Iowa, Theisen has also served on the staff of a U.S. congressman, worked at the National Archives, and trained at the Smithsonian Institute and the Library of Congress.
 

Derek Harrigan (11BA), an associate director of alumni engagement at the UI Center for Advancement, will host the online session.

Registration is required and space is limited for this online session.

https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lduuhqD0iHt0fx03OMwwtBPelt8nvoEQ0

Chat from the Old Cap is a series of virtual engagement sessions featuring Iowa alumni and friends sharing stories from their careers, backgrounds, and the university that unites us.

October 15, 2020
Iowa: Literary Legends
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (CDT)

Iowa: Literary Legends is an exclusive virtual event featuring the University of Iowa´s Marilynne Robinson (17LHD), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal. She will read from her eagerly anticipated new novel, Jack, the final book in her canon of contemporary American fiction set in the mythical Gilead, Iowa:

"The fourth in Robinson´s luminous, profound Gilead series and perhaps the best yet, [Jack is] a sad story about love, race, and Midwestern mores."-The Observer

Lynette Marshall, president and chief executive officer of the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, will be the evening´s host, and participants will have an opportunity to ask the author questions after the reading.

Please register for this special event today! To purchase a copy of the novel, visit Iowa City´s Prairie Lights bookstore. 

October 16, 2020
smART Talks: Elizabeth Powell, UI MFA graduate in printmaking
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (CDT)

Elizabeth Powell, UI MFA graduate in printmaking, will discuss some of her recent work and the impact the Stanley´s collection has made on her prints and process.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95220274367

smART Talks highlights work of faculty and graduate students at the University of Iowa. It connects their recent research and art to the Stanley´s permanent collection. Join us for a conversation filled with art, discovery, and community.

October 17, 2020
Stanley Reads - 3
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (2016)

  • Kojo (pp. 110-131)
  • Abena (pp. 132-152)

Stanley Reads is hosted by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Register for Stanley Reads at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz. Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following meeting.

Stanley Reads puts the museum´s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery. 

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers´ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC´s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi´s first novel. 

Homegoing book jacket

October 20, 2020
Stanley Quiz Show - Art & Museum Trivia
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

It´s time to get quizzical with the Stanley Museum of Art´s Stanley Quiz Show! Join us for a live virtual trivia game on Zoom hosted by Brady Plunger, associate curator of education and unabashed lover of gameshow couture. Other members of the museum staff, including superstar director Lauren Lessing, will make guest appearances to give you the 411 on the museum construction project and our plans for moving our extraordinary collections into our new home.

This game will feature four rounds of questions about art, museums, and our beloved University of Iowa. And don´t worry, you won´t need a Ph.D. in art history-people with all levels of art knowledge can play to win!

You can play as an individual, as a household, or on a "remote" team with friends or loved ones further afield.

The first-place team will receive a $75 gift card; second place a $50 gift card; and third place a $35 gift card from a local business.

We´ll be playing via Zoom. If your team will not be sharing a device, please have each member register (to ensure they get the Zoom link) and then designate one person to submit answers on behalf of your team. You´ll probably want to communicate with your team via a secondary mode such as texting, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts.

FREE. Register before noon, October 19:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_40ogAGebEKAor9r

October 22, 2020
Jay Holstein: A Golden Legacy of Learning
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (CDT)

Celebrate beloved religious studies faculty member, Professor Jay Holstein, on Thursday, October 22, at 5:30 p.m. (CDT). In this virtual event, you´ll hear from notable alumni on the impact of Holstein´s colorful and dynamic 50-year teaching career-and from the professor himself as he delivers his golden lecture.

Register today!

October 24, 2020
Stanley Creates: Fluidity-inspired paper marbling with Lauren Linahon
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)

Led by Lauren Linahon, art education masters student, UI College of Education

Stanley Creates is an interactive program for children and teens to learn artmaking techniques using everyday materials. Taking inspiration from the museum´s collection, participants will play with materials to create unique projects at home. Lauren Linahon will demonstrate the process and provide feedback and support to participants as they make their artwork. 

In this workshop, participants will learn how to marble paper using materials found at home. Taking inspiration from the exhibition Fluidity, Linahon will guide kids through the process of creating colorful marble patterns on paper. She´ll also give participants ideas for how to use the marbled paper in other projects. 

Lauren Linahon is a graduate student in art education. She has lead artmaking workshops for United Action for Youth and taught studio sections of the course Create, Imagine, Play: Human Development through Arts at the University of Iowa.

Free. Participation is limited to 15, please register in advance:
https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cx6K9IPBqZ7eoxT

After registration, you will receive a welcome letter with a supply list, all of which are common household items.

Video instructions will be available after the event for those who are unable to attend, but would like to make the projects.

October 27, 2020
The Legacy of Dr. Ignacio Ponseti: Freeing the World of Clubfoot Disability
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CDT)

Please join us for a virtual town hall about pioneering University of Iowa physician Ignacio Ponseti, MD-who developed a revolutionary treatment for clubfoot-and the Ponseti International Association, which is continuing Dr. Ponseti´s important work today.

Jose Morcuende (01R), MD, director of the Ponseti International Association, and Thomas Cook (87PhD), the association´s director of global operations, will share more about their organization´s contributions, both at Iowa and abroad, to helping children walk.

The University of Iowa is the home of modern treatment for clubfoot, a birth defect that affects approximately 150,000-200,000 children each year. The Ponseti method is considered the "gold standard" treatment for clubfoot and is nearly 100% effective when a trained health care provider uses it properly.

We invite you to register for this important discussion.

October 29, 2020
IBL Center Fall Speaker Series: Ana Santos Rutschman & Ruqaiijah Yearby
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CDT)

Theme:  Examining Institutional Structures, Race, Business, and the Law

Ana Santos Rutschman

Assistant Professor of Law

Center for Health Law Studies

Center for International & Comparative Law

Saint Louis University School of Law

&

Ruqaiijah Yearby

Professor of Law and Member, Center for Health Law Studies

Saint Louis University School of Law

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Healing Justice and Equity

Saint Louis University  

"The Exclusionary Clockwork: Mapping Structural Racism in the Intellectual Property Ecosystem"

Please contact sara-k-clark@uiowa.edu for the Zoom Webinar link for this presentation.

October 31, 2020
Stanley Reads - 4
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)

This meeting will be hosted by Derek Nnuro, associate writer (Stanley Museum of Art)

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (2016)

  • H (pp. 155-175)
  • Akua (pp. 176-197)

Stanley Reads is hosted by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Register for Stanley Reads at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz. Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following meeting.

Stanley Reads puts the museum´s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery. 

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers´ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC´s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi´s first novel. 

Homegoing book jacket

November 7, 2020
Saturdays at the Stanley - "Frenemies: Jackson Pollock & Willem de Kooning"
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CST)

Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning are two of the most well-known and groundbreaking American abstract painters. Friends and competitors, they jockeyed for position to be the most important American artist of the century. Find out how Pollock and De Kooning pushed twentieth-century American painting (and each other) in daring new directions. Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement leads the discussion.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98230324908

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum´s collection to you in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme - game day, frenemies, cats - that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!

November 10, 2020
Life After College Series: Landing the "Dream Job"
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST)

Life after college brings unexpected challenges-and the answers aren´t always a Google search away. Gain some helpful perspectives in this transition by hearing from fellow recent graduates who are experiencing the same real-life situations. Join us for fun conversation and practical takeaways on living your best life after college.

Our virtual Life After College series kicks off with a discussion on exploring how UI recent graduates decided to create their own path and launch their entrepreneurial journeys.

Register Now

November 12, 2020
IBL Center Fall Speaker Series: Tabrez Ebrahim
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CST)

Theme:  Examining Institutional Structures, Race, Business, and the Law

Tabrez Ebrahim

Associate Professor, California Western School of Law

Ostrom Visiting Scholar, Indiana University

"Normative Considerations of Algorithmic Discrimination & Prescriptions for Data Fairness"

Please contact sara-k-clark@uiowa.edu for the Zoom Webinar link for this program.

November 13, 2020
smART Talks: Terry Conrad
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (CST)

Terry Conrad, UI assistant professor and program head of printmaking, and Iowa Print Media Faculty Fellow, will discuss his new prints and their ecological connections.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/97332945281

smART Talks highlights work of faculty and graduate students at the University of Iowa. It connects their recent research and art to the Stanley´s permanent collection. Join us for a conversation filled with art, discovery, and community.

November 14, 2020
Stanley Reads - 5
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CST)

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (2016)

  • Willie (pp. 198-220)
  • Yaw (pp. 221-241)

Stanley Reads is hosted by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Register for Stanley Reads at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz. Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following meeting.

Stanley Reads puts the museum´s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery. 

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers´ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC´s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi´s first novel. 

Homegoing book jacket

December 2, 2020
Life After College Series: What I Wish I Knew Then
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST)

Featuring Megan Greenwood (11BSE) Founder, Greenwood Brewing

Life after college brings unexpected challenges-and the answers aren´t always a Google search away.  Gain some helpful perspectives in this transition by hearing from fellow recent graduates who are experiencing the same real-life situations. Join us for fun conversation and practical takeaways on living your best life after college.

Our virtual Life After College series kicks off with a discussion on exploring how UI recent graduates decided to create their own path and launch their entrepreneurial journeys.

Register Now

December 3, 2020
IBL Center Fall Speaker Series: Stella Burch Elias & Kit Johnson
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CST)

Theme:  Examining Institutional Structures, Race, Business, and the Law

Stella Burch Elias

Professor of Law

Chancellor William Gardiner Hammond Fellow in Law

Director, London Law Program

University of Iowa College of Law

&

Kit Johnson

Associate Professor of Law

University of Oklahoma College of Law

"Racial Exclusion in Employment-Based Immigration"

Please contact sara-k-clark@uiowa.edu for the Zoom Webinar link for this program.

December 5, 2020
Stanley Reads - 6
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CST)

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (2016)

  • Sonny (pp. 242-262)
  • Marjorie (pp. 263-282)
  • Marcus (pp. 283-299)

Stanley Reads is hosted by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Register for Stanley Reads at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz. Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event.

Stanley Reads puts the museum´s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery. 

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers´ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC´s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi´s first novel. 

Homegoing book jacket

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