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The University of Iowa has determined that until the risk of COVID-19 exposure is reduced, all non-essential events will be offered through a virtual format. We are following the university's recommendations and are planning exclusively virtual events until further notice. We hope you will join us. If you don't see the university event you are looking for, please also visit events.uiowa.edu.

December 2, 2020
Chat From the Old Cap: Angela Linn (94BA)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CST)

Join Angela Linn (94BA), a museum professional for more than 26 years, who is developing a plan to conserve, interpret, and exhibit the "Magic Bus" made infamous by the book and subsequent film, Into the Wild.

Linn is the senior collections manager of Ethnology and History at the University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN) in Fairbanks, Alaska, which in September 2020 became the official repository for Into the Wild´s Bus 142. At UAMN, she cares for and provides access to more than 17,000 objects that help tell the story of Alaskans, both Indigenous and non-Native settlers.

Born and raised in eastern Iowa, Linn was inspired by the University of Iowa´s Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Art to study anthropology and museum studies at the UI and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Linn is currently an interdisciplinary PhD candidate housed in the Arctic and Northern Studies program at UAF.

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

https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mi3uPG_zTqGXoDuzUA2EXA

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.

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.

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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

December 8, 2020
WorldCanvass: Teaching and Learning Post-COVID
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (CST)

The changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have impacted every person, every industry, every region, and every communal activity for nearly the whole of 2020. Even after the much-hoped-for vaccine is developed and distributed, some believe that life and work patterns have been forever altered. What comes next in the field of global education is the subject of the December WorldCanvass on the topic "Teaching and Learning Post-COVID."  WorldCanvass will be held virtually through Zoom, from 5:30-7 p.m. on December 8.

Please register here:  https://bit.ly/WCDec8Zoom

To see the complete program schedule, please visit https://bit.ly/WCTeachDec8

Following the live event, the video recording of WorldCanvass will be available on the International Programs website and on YouTube.  In addition, audio podcasts of all WorldCanvass programs can be found on iTunes and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). WorldCanvass is produced by University of Iowa International Programs.

December 9, 2020
Chat From the Old Cap: Lew Montgomery (92BA)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CST)

Join Lew Montgomery (92BA), a former All-Big Ten running back at the University of Iowa and the director of community engagement and strategic programs for the Center for Equity in Learning at ACT.

Montgomery leads ACT´s community outreach strategy focused on engaging students, families, educators, and communities to promote equity in learning and success. The Waterloo, Iowa, native develops strategic programs, links partnerships, and coordinates efforts that improve learning opportunities for college-bound students and prepares individuals for college and career readiness.

Montgomery works with several local community organizations, school districts, colleges and universities bridging the gap between opportunity and achievement. A starter and four-year letterman on the Hawkeye football team, he served as a co-captain under legendary coach Hayden Fry.

Liz Tovar, interim associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the UI´s Office of the Provost, will host the online session. She is also the associate athletics director within the UI Department of Athletics in the Student-Athlete Academic Services Office.

Registration is required and space is limited.

https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_63lOqWMLRMC3W5GJ3EZ1pA

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.

December 10, 2020
Iowa vs. Wisconsin Trivia Challenge
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (CST)

Team captain registration is required: https://foriowa.info/2HICYgO

While the Iowa Hawkeyes and Wisconsin Badgers prepare for the Heartland Trophy game on December 12th, it´s time to get the rivalry started between fans and friends with a trivia night! We are proud to partner with the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association, as we match wits and find out which fan base can truly claim the trivia crown!

Fly solo or create your dream team and compete for a $50 Iowa Hawk Shop gift card as well as University bragging rights. This event is free, family-friendly, and open to all ages and ability levels. We will have specific Heartland game rivalry and school-influenced trivia rounds, but will also have general trivia throughout so that all are welcome to test their knowledge!

December 11, 2020
Holidays with the Hawkeyes feat. the Holiday Tubas
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CST)

The tubas must go on! Celebrate the holiday season virtually with the University of Iowa Holiday Tubas. Make a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy this annual campus tradition in the comfort of your own home.

Register today: https://foriowa.info/32lYFdN

December 16, 2020
Chat From the Old Cap: Dr. Edwin Stone (89R, 90F, 92F) MD, PhD
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CST)

Join Dr. Edwin Stone (89R, 90F, 92F) MD, PhD, the director of the University of Iowa Institute for Vision Research, as he discusses the institute´s latest projects and discoveries.

Dr. Stone is well known for his work in defining the genetic basis of blinding eye diseases, ranging from two of the most common causes of blindness-macular degeneration and glaucoma-to much rarer conditions like retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome. He has been very active in removing the technical, legal, and financial barriers between genetic discoveries and the patients who could benefit from them.

Stone founded the Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory at the University of Iowa that provides low cost genetic tests for more than 20 different inherited eye diseases to patients in more than 60 countries. His current interest is in developing affordable gene- and stem-cell-based treatments for all molecular forms of inherited retinal disease.

Gary Seamans (71BSEE), current and founding board member of the UI Institute for Vision Research, will host the online session. Seamans and his wife, Camille, have generously supported several areas across campus, including naming the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.

Registration is required and space is limited.

https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8FLlXES0S7qMBpCrnkxjXA

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.

January 6, 2021
Life Design Course with David Gould & Andy Stoll
4:30 pm (CST)

Register today: https://foriowa.info/34SQurf

Set your New Year's Resolution for a new design on life and let faculty member David Gould (92MA) help you set the course.

Sign up to participate in a multi-part course designed to help you think about maximizing your experiences and reaching your goals. Meeting on Wednesday nights at 4:30 p.m. CST, this course includes featured guest speakers, inspirational readings, reflective assignments, and group discussion. 

Attend one or all!

Wednesday, January 6 - Andy Stoll (03BBA), Senior Program Officer of Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (The Dreaming Place/Basic Goods)
 

Wednesday, January 13 - Kathy Eldon, Author, Filmmaker & Co-Founder of Creative Visions Foundation (Tell Me a Story/The Art of Storytelling)
 

Wednesday, January 20 - Dan Gable, Former Iowa Wrestling Coach (A Horse with Blinders)
 

Wednesday, January 27 - Dan Lerner, NYU Professor (In the End)

These free courses will be done virtually through Zoom.

January 13, 2021
Life Design Course with David Gould and Kathy Eldon
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (CST)

Register today: https://foriowa.info/34SQurf

Set your New Year's Resolution for a new design on life and let faculty member David Gould (92MA) help you set the course.

Sign up to participate in a multi-part course designed to help you think about maximizing your experiences and reaching your goals. Meeting on Wednesday nights at 4:30 p.m. CST, this course includes featured guest speakers, inspirational readings, reflective assignments, and group discussion. 

Attend one or all!

Wednesday, January 13 - Kathy Eldon, Author, Filmmaker & Co-Founder of Creative Visions Foundation (Tell Me a Story/The Art of Storytelling)

Wednesday, January 20 - Dan Gable, Former Iowa Wrestling Coach (A Horse with Blinders)

Wednesday, January 27 - Dan Lerner, NYU Professor (In the End)

These free courses will be done virtually through Zoom.

January 20, 2021
Life Design Course with David Gould and Dan Gable
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (CST)

Register today: https://foriowa.info/34SQurf

Set your New Year's Resolution for a new design on life and let faculty member David Gould (92MA) help you set the course.

Sign up to participate in a multi-part course designed to help you think about maximizing your experiences and reaching your goals. Meeting on Wednesday nights at 4:30 p.m. CST, this course includes featured guest speakers, inspirational readings, reflective assignments, and group discussion. 

Attend one or all!

Wednesday, January 20 - Dan Gable, Former Iowa Wrestling Coach (A Horse with Blinders)

Wednesday, January 27 - Dan Lerner, NYU Professor (In the End)

These free courses will be done virtually through Zoom.

January 27, 2021
Life Design Course with David Gould and Dan Lerner
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (CST)

Register today: https://foriowa.info/34SQurf

Set your New Year's Resolution for a new design on life and let faculty member David Gould (92MA) help you set the course.

Sign up to participate in this course designed to help you think about maximizing your experiences and reaching your goals. This course includes a featured guest speaker, inspirational readings, reflective assignments, and group discussion. 

Wednesday, January 27 - Dan Lerner, NYU Professor (In the End)

This free course will be done virtually through Zoom.

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Hayden Fry's impact on the football field extends far and wide. His legacy beyond the gridiron looms just as large. Before, during, and after his 20-year tenure as head coach of the Iowa football team, Fry?who died Dec. 17 at age 90?used his platform to help others. As head coach at Southern Methodist University, Fry broke racial barriers in 1965 by recruiting wide receiver Jerry LeVias, the first African American scholarship athlete in the Southwest Conference. LeVias became an All-American in 1968 and opened the door for other African American athletes in the South. Fry considered it his greatest accomplishment when both he and LeVias were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Fry helped his community again after he became head coach at Iowa in 1979. Amid the Midwest farm crisis in 1985, Fry launched the America Needs Farmers campaign?placing gold "ANF" decals on the Hawkeyes' helmets to raise awareness of their contributions. Fry, who was raised on a farm and recruited numerous players with farming backgrounds, started the campaign to let the country know that farmers need help. On Nov. 2, 1985, that message was received by a national audience that tuned into CBS to watch top-ranked Iowa?with "ANF" stickers adorned on their helmets?face Ohio State in Columbus. The gold stickers with black lettering became a conversation starter for the rest of the season that concluded with the Hawkeyes' trip to the 1986 Rose Bowl. The tradition continues today and extends beyond the helmet decals. Iowa hosts an annual American Needs Farmers game that allows farmers to share their experiences and knowledge with fans, and a wall of honor recognizes former UI football players who exemplify tenacity, work ethic, and character of the Iowa farmer. The "ANF" logo also appears on shirts, hats, and other apparel with the proceeds going to Iowa's food banks. Fry said he applied lessons that he learned on the farm to coaching. Those principles proved to be effective in helping him assemble successful coaching staffs and teams in the same way that people rallied around the America Needs Farmers campaign. "He was a master of building teams and pulling people together," says Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz, who worked under Fry as an assistant from 1981?1989 and became his successor at Iowa in December 1998. Earlier that year, Fry was diagnosed with prostate cancer but didn't share it publicly until after the season as health issues forced him to step down as the Hawkeyes head coach. As Fry's attention shifted to fighting the disease, he also spread cancer awareness. Fry assisted with a $10 million campaign funding the J. Hayden Fry Center for Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Iowa, gave speeches at UI Hospitals and Clinics, and visited cancer patients across the country. Fry also served on the UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Advocacy Board and spoke at fundraisers to further support cancer research. Fry also served as an honorary board member for the Iowa Special Olympics and helped with raising funds for muscular dystrophy and numerous organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, the Iowa Council for Better Hearing and Speech, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 1999, Fry earned a UI Distinguished Alumni Award (Faculty/Staff). Throughout his 20 years at the Hawkeyes head coach and beyond, Fry changed the University of Iowa for the better?on and off the field. At his retirement press conference, Fry held back tears and said: "All of the people who gave me an opportunity to spend 20 years as a member of the Hawkeye family, I could never repay them." From the Tigerhawk and America Needs Farmers campaign to his efforts in supporting cancer research, Fry's contributions to the University of Iowa, our state, and the country will never be forgotten. Read about Hayden Fry's lasting?impact on college football, including his illustrious lineage of assistant coaches who are some of sport's biggest names.?

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