Events for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 18 Events

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Health Sciences Research Week 2014

All Day Event

Location: Medical Education & Research Facility

The 2014 Health Sciences Research Week event will take place April 22-24, 2014.  Please refer to the Research Week website at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/researchweek for schedule updates and information.

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 the Office of Scientific Affairs in advance at (319) 335-8587.   

Contact: Housholder, Sonya K(sonya-housholder@uiowa.edu)

3 Day Startup Application Deadline

All Day Event

Location: No Location Specified

3 Day Startup Application Deadline

 

The application deadline for 3 Day Startup is Wednesday, April 23. For additional information about the 3 Day Startup event, visit: www.iowajpec.org

 

Start a company over the course of three days! Join us for an entire weekend, with your peers from a wide range of backgrounds, eat delicious food, visit with top-notch entrepreneurs and investors, pick the best idea for a startup during the Friday brainstorming session, and release a minimal prototype by Sunday night. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.

 

In addition to collaborating with your peers to kick-start your business idea, there will be $2,000 in total cash prizes given away at the end of the weekend.

Contact: Devyn Alexander (devyn-alexander@uiowa.edu)

Grant Wood Fellows Show

All Day Event

Location: Art Building West, Levitt Gallery

 Exhibition of work and performances by 2013-14 Grant Wood Fellows: Kristina Paabus, Eric Sall and Esther Baker-Tarpaga. See link for full schedule.

Contact: Niebuhr, Annette L(annette-niebuhr@uiowa.edu)

UIowa MFA Printmakers Exhibition at Steven Vail Fine Arts Project Room - Iowa City

All Day Event

Location: No Location Specified

 

Join us at Steven Vail Fine Arts - Project Room Iowa City for the UIowa MFA Printmakers Exhibition.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Exhibition Runs from April 11 – May 2, 2014


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Steven Vail Project Room- Iowa City, 118 East College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

Telephone: (319) 248- 9443

Email: info@stevenvail.com

Website: http://www.stevenvailfinearts.com/

 

Hours:  TUESDAY– FRIDAY 11-5 + SAT 11-4

 

ALSO BY APPOINTMENT

 

Contact: Alina Kulpaviciute(AKulpa@stevenvail.com)

Art & Life in Africa

9:00 A.M.

Location: Black Box Theater, Iowa Memorial Union

This spring the Black Box Theater will undergo a transformation into a dynamic facility for exploring the arts and lives of diverse African peoples.

UIMA Curator of African and Non-Western Art Catherine Hale, working in partnership with Professor Christopher D. Roy of the School of Art and Art History, has developed both an exhibition and a website that feature content from Professor Roy’s 1997 landmark project, also calledArt and Life in Africa (ALA).

Pushing the boundaries of the traditional art exhibition, the new exhibition will coincide with the inauguration of the ALA website and will invite visitors to take an active role in investigating the works on display. While the exhibition will include brief labels and a handout about art objects for those who are not technologically inclined, its most extensive information source will be the ALA website, which will be accessible in the exhibition space via smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Sponsored in part by J. Randolph and Linda Lewis, Richard H. and Mary Jo Stanley, Craig N. and Nancy B. Willis, and multiple donors to the Members Special Exhibition Fund

Contact: UI Museum of Art(uima@uiowa.edu)

The University of Iowa Pain Research Program

9:00 A.M.

Location: Medical Education & Research Facility, Rm 2117

"Translational Pain Research: Targeting Central Sensitization"
Presented by Robert W. Gereau IV, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Contact: Bolton, Kate A(kate-bolton@uiowa.edu)

Jens Bruening, MD, Health Sciences Research Week

12:00 P.M.

Location: 1110A Medical Education & Research Facility

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Dr. Jens Bruening will be presenting the second keynote lecture for the 2014 Health Sciences Research Week event in 1110A MERF. Dr. Bruening is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research in Cologne, Germany and a member of the Department of Mouse Genetics and Metabolism.

Dr. Bruening's presentation will be "Neuronal Control of Metabolism"

This year's speakers will focus on "Diabetes: Mechanisms and Treatment".  To see the comprehensive schedule, please refer to the website at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/researchweek.

 

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 the Office of Scientific Affairs and Graduate Programs in advance at (319) 335-8587.

Contact: Housholder, Sonya K(sonya-housholder@uiowa.edu)

English Language Discussion Circles

12:00 P.M.

Location: John Pappajohn Business Building, Room S126

 English Language Discussion Circles

English Language Discussion Circles give international students a chance to practice their English, expand their vocabulary, and learn about American culture by chatting with a tutor from the Judith R. Frank Business Communications Center.  Discussion circles meet every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:00 noon. Students can bring their lunch and stay for all or part of the hour. No appointment is necessary. 

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 the event contact person listed above.

Contact: Jill Griffee Ross(jill-griffeeross@uiowa.edu)

Express Workshops

1:00 P.M.

Location: Main Library Learning Commons, Group Area D

Every Wednesday at 1PM, stop by the Main Library Learning Commons for a short, drop-in workshop. Each week's topic can be found listed at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/commons/programming/. 

Contact: Kelly McElroy(kelly-mcelroy@uiowa.edu)

Stress Management

3:30 P.M.

Location: Iowa Memorial Union, Minnesota Room

College can be stressful. It's important to balance focus on your academics with focus on yourself. In this workshop you will learn to manage your stress through relaxation, mindfulness strategies, thoughtful planning, and self-care.

Joshua DeMonte Reception

5:00 P.M.

Location: M.C. Ginsberg–Objects of Art, 110 E Washington St, Iowa City

Public reception for visiting 3D-artist Joshua DeMonte

Contact: UI Museum of Art(uima@uiowa.edu)

“Festival Arts, Carnival, and Community Development”

6:00 P.M.

Location: University Capitol Centre, Room 2520D

Darryl Montana, Big Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indian tribe, will be featured in an upcoming panel discussion on "Festival Arts, Carnival, and Community Development." The event is free and open to the public and will take place Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 2520D, University Capitol Centre. 

Also featured at the event will be Montana’s wife Sabrina Mays-Montana, founder and president of Faces of Culture/Allison Montana Institute of Art, Culture, and Tradition. Other panelists include John Englebrecht, program director, Public Space One; Richard Turner, UI professor of religious studies; and Loyce Arthur, UI professor of theatre arts.

Montana’s father, Allison "Tootie" Montana, retired in 1997 from the painstaking labor of creating a new Mardi Gras suit each year and conferred the title of chief on his son. Tootie Montana is featured in the documentary "Tootie's Last Suit." Darryl Montana appeared in the HBO series "Treme."

This event is sponsored by the Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies program (CDA), the Obermann Center, the UI Center for Human Rights, the School of Urban and Regional Planning, and the Division of Performing Arts.

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 Loyce Arthur in advance at 319-353-2409.

Contact: Loyce Arthur(loyce-arthur@uiowa.edu)

Attachment: CDA Festival_email.pdf

Movies Under the Dome: "The Pit and the Pendulum

6:30 P.M.

Location: Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chamber

Come enjoy this chilling 1961 classic in conjunction with the Old Capitol Museum exhibit, “Poe: A Wilderness of Mirrors.” Francis Barnard goes to Spain when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive! Strange things then start to happen in the Medina castle.

 

Contact: Kathrine Moermond(kathrine-moermond@uiowa.edu)

Zach Savich and Hannah Brooks-Motl reading

7:00 P.M.

Location: No Location Specified

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Zach Savich and Hannah Brooks-Motl will read from their new books of poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Savich will read from Century Swept Brutal. He is the author of Full Catastrophe Living, Annulments, The Firestorm, The Man Who Lost His Head, and a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand. He teaches at the University of Arts in Philadelphia and co-edits Rescue Press's Open Prose Series.

Savich’s poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including A Public Space, Colorado Review, The Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, and Best New Poets 2008.

Brooks-Motl will read from her new book from Rescue Press, The New Years. Peter Gizzi says of the book, “Hannah Brooks-Motl can write a killer line and her stunning voice is alive turning every which way. This brilliant book, her first book, is a gem.

Brooks-Motl holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is the author of a chapbook, The Montaigne Result.

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is a graduate program in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information or special accommodations to attend this reading, call Jan Weissmiller at Prairie Lights, 319-337-2681. For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the Arts Iowa website.

Contact: Clair, Christopher W(christopher-clair@uiowa.edu)

Zach Savich Reading

7:00 P.M.

Location: Prairie Lights Bookstore

Contact: Haldeman, Lauren E(lauren-haldeman@uiowa.edu)

UI School of Music Presents: "Works 4 Strings: Bach's music for solo strings", Scott Conklin, Katie Wolfe, Anthony Arnone, and Volkan Orhon

7:30 P.M.

Location: Riverside Recital Hall

People with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you need assistance in order to participate in this program, please call (319) 335-1603.

Contact: Thompson, Kate C(kate-thompson@uiowa.edu)

Canceled - UI School of Music Presents: Scott Pool, bassoon

7:30 P.M.

Location: Recital Hall, University Capitol Centre

People with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-0093sponsored events. If you need assistance in order to participate in this program, please call (319) 335-008000931603. 

Contact: Thompson, Kate C(kate-thompson@uiowa.edu)

UI School of Music Presents: Elliot Czaplewski, oboe

8:00 P.M.

Location: 150 Clinton Street Music 376

People with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you need assistance in order to participate in this program, please call (319) 335-1603. 

Contact: Thompson, Kate C(kate-thompson@uiowa.edu)