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October 18, 2021
Stanley Reads Book Club - Fall 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Stanley Reads continues this fall with Luis Alberto Urrea´s National Best Seller The House of Broken Angels (2018).

The novel follows the De La Cruz family across two days and through life and death: the matriarch´s funeral and the patriarch´s birthday celebration. Urrea weaves a tale of family mythology, promises, and betrayals that took the De La Cruzes from La Paz, Mexico to San Diego, California. Derek Nnuro, associate curator of special projects, and Amanda Lensing, Senior Living Communities program coordinator, will lead participants through a discussion of the book and connect its themes to the Stanley´s collection.

Register for the program at https://tinyurl.com/StanleyReads.

Stanley Reads is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

  • September 20, 7:00 p.m.
  • October 18, 7:00 p.m.
  • November 15, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Office of the Vice President for Research, Global Health Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program, Latina/o/x Studies Program

October 20, 2021
Achieving Work-Life Balance Beyond the Cubicle | Life After College Series
12:00 pm (CDT)

Whether you´ve already hopped on the work-from-home bandwagon, or you´re interested in exploring the traveling lifestyle, hear advice on how fellow Hawkeyes have developed a work-life balance beyond the cubicle.

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 virtually for fun conversation and practical takeaways on living your best life after college.

Register today: https://foriowa.info/3C6sVZT

Contact: Lynn Barker (319) 467-3344

Departments: Center for Advancement

October 20, 2021
Chat From the Old Cap: Treating and Curing Epilepsy
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CDT)

Join two experts from the University of Iowa´s industry leading epilepsy program as they discuss research that helps to understand the causes of epilepsy and leads to discoveries for improved treatments and, one day, a cure for this devastating disease.

Alexander Bassuk, MD, PhD, is Physician in Chief and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for UI Stead Family Children´s Hospital.  He has spent the last 14 years working as a pediatric neurologist and researcher and has studied genetic and molecular mechanisms of epilepsy, autism, inflammation, retinal diseases, and traumatic brain injury.

Bassuk will be joined by Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, who is an associate professor of neurology and currently holds the Beth L. Tross Epilepsy Professorship. Buchanan has spent seven years at Iowa as an adult neurologist and researcher with a special focus on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

This program will be hosted by Nate Tross (82BA), who along with his wife Beth, have generously supported epilepsy programs at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. The couple has donated more than $2 million over the last decade to support research and treatment.

Register to join this virtual event.

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.

Contact: Tony Hakes 319-467-3391

Departments: Center for Advancement, Carver College of Medicine

October 23, 2021
Stanley Creates: Coffee Painting
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)

Coffee, it's not just a drink!

Coffee painting is a centuries-old technique that produces a painting similar to watercolor. By modifying the intensity of the brewed coffee, artists can adjust the saturation of the hue. Join Lauren Linahon to learn how to transform your energizing morning drink into a beautiful work of art!

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 play with materials to create unique projects at home. Lauren Linahon, a master´s candidate in art education at the College of Education, demonstrates the process and provides feedback to participants.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/StanleyCreates

Lauren Linahon is a graduate student in art education. She has led 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.

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

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Pentacrest Museums, College of Education, Office of the Vice President for Research

October 27, 2021
Iowa Alumni & Friends Outing with the Milwaukee Bucks
3:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee, WI US 53203

Join your fellow University of Iowa alumni and friends for a special night as we cheer on the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks!

Register today: https://foriowa.info/3Ao9MSx

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
3 p.m. Pregame Tour of Fiserv Forum
4:30 p.m. Pregame Hawkeye Social at Good City Brewing
7 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Wear your Hawkeye gear and get ready for an evening of NBA basketball. After a tour of Fiserv Forum, we will head next door to Good City Brewing for a Hawkeye social hour. Then, we will head back to Fiserv Forum for the game against the Timberwolves. Limited discounted group tickets are available at $20 per person and will be distributed electronically.

Register for any or all events! To join us for the pregame tour of Fiserv Forum, you must have a game ticket.

We hope to see you there. Go Hawks!

Contact: Derek Harrigan (319) 467-3394

Departments: Center for Advancement

October 27, 2021
Global Alumni Spotlight Series: Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

International Programs continues its Global Alumni Spotlight Series featuring University of Iowa MS grad and former CFO of AIA China Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao.  Shao will talk with UI International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russ Ganim about her experience at Iowa, thoughts on cultivating a successful career spanning the globe, and advice for current students/young professionals.

Free and open to the public, the discussion will be held on October 27, 2021, from 7-8 p.m. (CDT), and will take place virtually through Zoom.

REGISTER HERE

Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao graduated from the University of Iowa with a master of science degree in statistics and actuarial science in 1979. As an international student on campus, Shao found the University of Iowa to be very welcoming-she was struck by the sincerity of the people she met. After completing her graduate program, Shao went on to enjoy professional advancement in the actuarial field at corporations such as AIA China, China Life, Prudential Financial, Tillinghast, John Hancock, and Mass Mutual. She landed executive-level positions (CFO, chief actuary, executive vice president, etc.) at a time when few women had occupied those roles previously. Having lived and worked in Shanghai, Taiwan, Beijing, Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York, Shao truly has a global perspective on issues related to the actuary industry, work environments, cultures, and professional volunteering.  Join us for a conversation with Shirley Shao to learn more about her experience at the University of Iowa, thoughts on cultivating a successful career spanning the globe, and advice for current students/young professionals.

Contact: Sarolta Petersen 319-335-3862

Departments: International Programs, Center for Advancement, International Studies Program, Office of the Provost, Graduate College, Pomerantz Career Center

October 28, 2021
Connections and Convos with the Iowa Women´s Leadership Network
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)

Join the Iowa Women´s Leadership Network for Connections and Convos, an online opportunity to grow, develop, and talk with fellow Hawkeye women. This recurring event is about you and for you-and will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month. All you need is a computer, internet access, and a cozy place to connect. 

Register today!

Contact: Kim Chickering 319-467-3527

Departments: Center for Advancement, Global Health Studies Program

November 5, 2021
Hawkeye Social + Listening Room Songwriters Show
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 618 4th Ave. S., Nashville, TN US 37210

Enjoy an evening networking and listening to singer-songwriters perform at this one-of-a-kind music venue in the heart of Music City. Your $15 fee includes access to our private space, one drink ticket, and dinner. Please note: The event is 21+ only.

Register online! 

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-467-3749

Departments: Center for Advancement

November 6, 2021
Iowa vs. Northwestern Football Game Watch
All Day ()
Where: 316 Broadway Ave., Nashville, TN US 37203

Cheer on the Hawkeyes at alumni-owned Tin Roof as Iowa takes on Northwestern! Register today

 

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-467-3749

Departments: Center for Advancement

November 6, 2021
Saturdays at the Stanley: Graphic Novels and Social Justice
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (CDT)

 

Ho Che Anderson´s three-volume graphic novel, King, mixes the historical record with imagined conversations and events during Martin Luther King, Jr.´s life in the 1950s and `60s. Pages from King with the artist´s and editor´s annotations are part of the Stanley School Programs Collection that has visited K-12 schools across Iowa.

Associate Curator of Education Joshua Siefken will present Anderson´s work and discuss the social justice themes present in the Stanley School Programs Graphic Novels & Comics Collection.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/92591127437

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Pentacrest Museums, Center for the Book, Office of the Vice President for Research, Latina/o/x Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

November 9, 2021
Quad Cities | University of Iowa Presidential Reception
6:00 pm (CST)
Where: 910 Bend Blvd., East Moline, IA US 61244

Register Today: https://foriowa.info/2Y6Szza

The University of Iowa is heading to the Quad Cities to gather with alumni and friends, and we hope to see you there!

Connect with fellow Hawkeyes and learn about the latest university happenings. You will get a chance to hear from and meet Barbara J. Wilson, who was recently appointed as the UI´s 22nd president; Lynette Marshall, University of Iowa Center for Advancement president and CEO; and Reese Bobitt, a political science major from Forsyth, Illinois, who will talk about her research and overall Iowa experience. We will provide appetizers and a hosted bar.
 
A $10 per person admission will support the Forevermore Scholarship, a need-based scholarship fund that helps give deserving high school students access to the University of Iowa.

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is dedicated to providing an inclusive, respectful, and safe environment for everyone. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Steph Rohling at steph.rohling@foriowa.org or 319-467-3667.
 
The university will follow local public health guidelines for social distancing and other health and safety measures.

6-7:30 p.m., program at 6:15 p.m.

Contact: Steph Rohling 319-467-3667

Departments: Center for Advancement

November 10, 2021 - November 17, 2021
Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River
12:00 pm (CST)

The UI Pentacrest Museums welcome the University of Iowa's IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering for a two-part virtual program focusing on IIHR´s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River and an overview of current watershed initiatives that the 101-year-old institute is leading today. These educational programs are in conjunction with IIHR's centennial exhibition, A River Flowed Through It: Iowa's Legacy in Fluid Mechanics, on display through December 2021 at the Old Capitol Museum of the University of Iowa campus and also available as a virtual exhibit.

IIHR´s work on the Mississippi River dates to the 1920s, when researchers set out to measure the flow of the river just upstream of the Keokuk Dam (now part of Lock and Dam No. 19) at Keokuk, Iowa. IIHR Director Floyd Nagler also modeled the dam´s spillways for the Mississippi River Power Company.

In the late ´20s, research interests on the Mississippi River expanded to flood control and the impacts of agriculture on the basin. During this time, the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers, working with Nagler and others at IIHR, began the 9-Foot Channel Project, supported by an act of Congress. The goal was to make the river deeper and wider to create more safe, reliable passageways for commercial navigation. The project became the system of locks and dams we´re familiar with today. The unexpected impacts of the project are also still being felt.

Part I, Wednesday, November 10: During part I of this two-part program, climate expert and IIHR Director Gabriele Villarini will introduce IIHR´s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River. Following this introduction, Augustana College Research Associate Matthew Fockler will share his project, Two Mississippi - a historical and geographic investigation of the Upper Mississippi River since its greatest manmade alteration, the 9-Foot Channel Project. Two Mississippi is an invitation to step into and along the Upper Mississippi River and explore its past, present, and future. Fockler uses repeat photography, archival research, critical GIS mapping, and oral history to examine the dramatic human and ecological landscape changes that have occurred on the Upper Mississippi River since the 9-Foot Channel Project became reality. His Mississippi River research can be previewed at www.two-mississippi.com.

Part II, Wednesday, November 17: During part II of the program, Dr. Villarini will discuss the evolution of IIHR´s research expertise in water resources engineering and the impacts of climate change on watershed management. The presentation will include an overview of current watershed initiatives underway, including the $97M Iowa Watershed Approach program aimed at reducing flood risk, improving water quality, and building more resilient communities. IIHR´s leadership has improved the health and sustainability of watersheds throughout the state, but the impacts have far-reaching effects all the way to the Mississippi River and beyond.

REGISTER HERE for Zoom link to Session I
REGISTER HERE for Zoom link to Session II

Speaker Bios:

Gabriele Villarini

Gabriele Villarini

Gabriele Villarini is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa. He is also the Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering.

He serves as director of IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, a world-renowned center for education, research, and public service focusing on fluids-related research. He is also a member of the Iowa Flood Center, the only university-based center devoted solely to flood-related research and education. Villarini´s research interests focus broadly on flood hydrology, extreme events, hydroclimatology, and climate predictions and projections.

Matthew Fockler

Matthew Fockler
Matthew Fockler is a research associate and historical geographer at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. His research explores public land management and resource use. He has written a historical and cultural geography of water management on the Truckee River in Nevada and a historical geography of Forest Service landscapes in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem in northern Montana. His current research, "Two Mississippi," is a historical geography of the Upper Mississippi River since the Great Depression.

Contact: Carolina Kaufman 319-467-3130

Departments: Pentacrest Museums, Old Capitol Museum, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Office of Sustainability and the Environment, College of Engineering, Department of History, Center for Advancement, Office of the Vice President for Research

November 10, 2021
Chat from the Old Cap: Quinn Early
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CST)

Find out what former Hawkeye football player Quinn Early (87BA) has been up to during an upcoming virtual event.

Early was a wide receiver for Iowa from 1984-1987. Since then, he´s played in the NFL, become a Kung Fu and Tai Chi expert, and has worked as a Hollywood stuntman, actor, and screenwriter.

Join Early over Zoom as he reminisces about his time as a Hawkeye and talks about his work since.

Register now!

Early has written several screenplays including, The Angel of Harlem and the Hawkeye, which is the story of Frank Kinney Holbrook, Iowa´s first Black intercollegiate athlete. He also recently completed his first film, Just Bake Cookies

Early is a passionate Alzheimer´s advocate. In 2019, he launched the Ann Early Intervention Foundation in memory of his mother who died from the disease. He also published a book that she wrote with sales benefiting the fight against Alzheimer´s.

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.

Contact: Tony Hakes 319-467-3391

Departments: Center for Advancement

November 10, 2021
The Future of the Republican Party
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CST)
Where: 21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

Please join us for a discussion featuring alternative views on the challenges facing the Republican Party and the impact that the internal discussions occurring in the party will have on policy-both when in the majority and when in the minority. No matter your political views, President Trump has had a major impact on the prioritization of issues and talking points within the Republican Party.

Tom Rice, PhD, professor of Political Science, will serve as Moderator. 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Terry Nelson, Republican Party political consultant and founding/managing partner at FP1 Strategies
  • Alan Abramowitz, professor of Political Science, Emory. Professor Abramowitz research involves party realignment in the U.S., elections, and voting behavior. 
  • David Young, former member of the US House of Representatives for Iowa´s 3rd District (2015-2019).

Reactors for the discussion:

  • Chuck Hurley, The Family Leader
  • Chris Hagenow, Iowans for Tax Relief
  • Sen Chris Cournoyer, Scott County
  • Rep Jarad Klein, Washington County

Topics to be discussed include: 

  • How do the policy views of the "Trump Supporters" differ from those of the "Traditional Conservatives" in the Republican Party?
  • How do these differences affect the traditional constituencies of the Republican Party as compared to newer constituencies attracted to the Trump agenda?
  • How will these differences affect the midterm elections and the party´s ability to regain the majority in the US House and Senate? And the presidential election in 2024?

 

This event is free and open to the public. For those not able to attend in person, it will be livestreamed and archived on the Public Policy Center website. The link to the livestream will start at 7:00pm on November 11.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Gannon at (319) 335-6817 or leslie-gannon@uiowa.edu.

Contact: Leslie Gannon 319-325-2233

Departments: School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Department of History, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Urban and Regional Planning, College of Law, Center for Advancement, Graduate College, Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, Public Policy Center

November 15, 2021
Stanley Reads Book Club - Fall 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST)

Stanley Reads continues this fall with Luis Alberto Urrea´s National Best Seller The House of Broken Angels (2018).

The novel follows the De La Cruz family across two days and through life and death: the matriarch´s funeral and the patriarch´s birthday celebration. Urrea weaves a tale of family mythology, promises, and betrayals that took the De La Cruzes from La Paz, Mexico to San Diego, California. Derek Nnuro, associate curator of special projects, and Amanda Lensing, Senior Living Communities program coordinator, will lead participants through a discussion of the book and connect its themes to the Stanley´s collection.

Register for the program at https://tinyurl.com/StanleyReads.

Stanley Reads is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

  • September 20, 7:00 p.m.
  • October 18, 7:00 p.m.
  • November 15, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Center for Advancement, Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Office of the Vice President for Research, Latin American Studies Program, Latina/o/x Studies Program, Global Health Studies Program

November 16, 2021
Washington, D.C. Presidential Reception
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (CST)
Where: 444 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C., WA US 20001

Register today: https://foriowa.info/3iZi4JP

Connect with fellow Hawkeyes and learn about the latest university happenings at this special event. The program will feature remarks from Barbara J. Wilson, Iowa's recently appointed 22nd president, along with other university leaders and a recent law school graduate. We'll provide appetizers and a hosted bar.

Contact: Stephanie Rohling 319-467-3667

Departments: Center for Advancement

November 17, 2021
What Hiring Managers Want You to Know | Life After College Series
12:00 pm (CST)

Gain helpful insight from hiring managers on the latest employment trends, key areas in which they´re focusing, and the biggest pitfalls to avoid. In this age of digital hiring, learn how to make your resume stand out.

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 virtually for fun conversation and practical takeaways on living your best life after college.

Register today: https://foriowa.info/3C6sVZTcent

Contact: Lynn Barker (319) 467-3344

Departments: Center for Advancement

December 1, 2021
University of Iowa Presidential Reception - Cedar Rapids
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (CST)
Where: 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA US 52404

Register today: https://foriowa.info/2YEXAPn

The University of Iowa is heading to Cedar Rapids to gather with alumni and friends, and we hope to see you there!

Connect with fellow Hawkeyes and learn about the latest university happenings at this special event. You will have the chance to meet Barbara J. Wilson, Iowa´s recently appointed 22nd president-and also hear from Lynette Marshall, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement president and CEO; Chris (94BBA) and Suzy DeWolf, co-owners of Lil´ Drug Store Products; and Izabel Houselog, a business analytics and marketing major who is co-president of the Student Advancement Network.

We will provide appetizers and a hosted bar.

A $10 per person admission will support the Forevermore Scholarship, a need-based scholarship fund that helps give deserving high school students access to the University of Iowa.ce

Contact: Steph Rohling 319-467-3667

Departments: Center for Advancement

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