Events for Monday, April 21, 2014 - 15 Events

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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)

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)

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)

RiverRun Volunteer Training

11:00 A.M.

Location: IMU - Lucas Dodge Room

Want to Volunteer at River Run? 

** At least one training session is mandatory **

Proceeds benefit the Extend the Dream Foundation

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Setup and take down of the Fitness Fair
  • Traffic Control Workers
  • Let runners know their split times
  • Water Station Workers
  • Stuff registration packets before race day
  • Race Registration Workers 

Volunteer Training

Monday, April 21, 6 pm (Lucas Dodge Room, IMU)

Tuesday, April 22 , 6 pm (Lucas Dodge Room, IMU)

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.

 

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)

M.S. Thesis Defense

12:00 P.M.

Location: Medical Education & Research Facility, Rm 2117

"Identification of Nuclear Receptors that Regulate Renin Gene Expression"
Presented by Ko-Ting Lu
Graduate Student in Dr. Curt Sigmund's Lab

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

NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR

1:30 P.M.

Location: 618 Van Allen Hall

 

“Exotica Search in four Muon Final State at CMS”

By Mr. Maksat Haytmyradov

Department of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Iowa

Contact: Heather Mineart

Hardin Open Workshop: EndNote Basic

2:00 P.M.

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

 EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote. HOW classes are free for UI students and affiliates.

Contact: Catherine Reed Thureson(lib-hardin@uiowa.edu)

Inventor Office Hours

2:00 P.M.

Location: Callen Conference Room, Gilmore Hall

UIRF Inventor Office Hours are open to new or experienced inventors the first and third Monday of each month, from 2-3 pm, Callen Conference Room, Gilmore Hall.  Bring your interesting ideas, and we will help you brainstorm, provide advice and perspective on patentability and market issues. 

Contact: Mihaela D. Bojin(mihaela-bojin@uiowa.edu)

Saree Conversations

4:00 P.M.

Location: University Capitol Centre International Commons (Room 1117)

A series of upcoming events, collectively titled “Saree Conversations,” will explore the art and tradition of Saree weaving in India. All events will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, at the University Capitol Centre (UCC). Admission is free and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Pavithra Muddaya will present her research on the lost Molkalmuru Saree Weaving Tradition in a lecture at 4 p.m. in 1117 UCC. Muddaya, who is managing trustee of VIMOR Handloom Foundation in Bengaluru, India, along with Harriet Vidyasagar, founder of Women of India (http://womenofindia.net), will trace the developments of weavers from different areas in Karnataka and also discuss design revival and its personal impact on local livelihoods. Photographs and textile displays will accompany their presentation.

Following the lecture, Carthans Usha R. Balakrishnan and Kuldeep Singh will perform a vocal-dance duet in honor of the late Chimy Nanjappa (Muddaya's mother). SASP and CARTHA will host a reception following the performance, also in 1117 UCC.

Then, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 2780 UCC, Prem Nanjappa will present a demonstration “Sharing Memories with Sarees.”

These events are sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program (SASP) in UI International Programs and CARTHA (www.cartha.org). To see the full schedule of spring 2014 SASP seminars, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/sasp/events.

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 Sarolta Petersen in advance at 319-335-3862.

Contact: Sarolta Petersen(sarolta-petersen@uiowa.edu)

Attachment: Saree Conversations 2_email.pdf

Genetics Seminar: Billie Swalla

4:00 P.M.

Location: 101 Biology Building East

Billie Swalla from the University of Washington's Department of Biology will be presenting a seminar entitled "Origin and evolution of the chordates."

Contact: Steve Kehoe(steve-kehoe@uiowa.edu)

Attachment: Swalla Flyer.pdf

Saree Conversations

6:30 P.M.

Location: University Capitol Centre, Room 2780

A series of upcoming events, collectively titled “Saree Conversations,” will explore the art and tradition of Saree weaving in India. All events will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, at the University Capitol Centre (UCC). Admission is free and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Pavithra Muddaya will present her research on the lost Molkalmuru Saree Weaving Tradition in a lecture at 4 p.m. in 1117 UCC. Muddaya, who is managing trustee of VIMOR Handloom Foundation in Bengaluru, India, along with Harriet Vidyasagar, founder of Women of India (http://womenofindia.net), will trace the developments of weavers from different areas in Karnataka and also discuss design revival and its personal impact on local livelihoods. Photographs and textile displays will accompany their presentation.

Following the lecture, Carthans Usha R. Balakrishnan and Kuldeep Singh will perform a vocal-dance duet in honor of the late Chimy Nanjappa (Muddaya's mother). SASP and CARTHA will host a reception following the performance, also in 1117 UCC.

Then, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 2780 UCC, Prem Nanjappa will present a demonstration “Sharing Memories with Sarees.”

These events are sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program (SASP) in UI International Programs and CARTHA (www.cartha.org). To see the full schedule of spring 2014 SASP seminars, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/sasp/events.

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 Sarolta Petersen in advance at 319-335-3862.

Contact: Sarolta Petersen(sarolta-petersen@uiowa.edu)

Attachment: Saree Conversations 2_email.pdf

David Thoreson reading

7:00 P.M.

Location: No Location Specified

For more information or special accommodations to attend this reading, call Jan Weissmiller at Prairie Lights, 319-337-2681.  

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

UI School of Music Presents: Latin Jazz Ensemble

7:30 P.M.

Location: Riverside Recital Hall

The University of Iowa School of Music will present a free performance by the UI Latin Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Riverside Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The program will feature:

  • Irazu by Luis Bonilla
  • Palmas by Eddie Palmieri
  • Mixing by Airto Moreira
  • Morning by Lare Fischer
  • Oferere (song and bombe for Ochosi) by Oscar Hernandez
  • A Nonite Do Meu Bem by Dolores Buran
  • Golpe de Cumaco by Luis Perdomo (arr. Vince Norman)

The Latin Jazz Ensemble consists of Jeffrey Miguel, alto sax/flute; Jonathon Birdsall, tenor sax; Nathaniel Ferguson, baritone sax; Ryan Wedoff, trumpet/flugal horn; Jack Finnegan, trombone; Grace Leong Zhe Fui, piano; Genji Onishi, upright/electric bass; Carlo Kind, drums/percussion; Nathaniel Yoder, percussion; and Joe Verstraete, percussion.

The ensemble is directed by James Dreier, lecturer in the UI School of Music. He is a drum set-Latin percussion specialist, educator, clinician, and performer. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Arts degree in music theory from the University of Iowa.

Dreier was a founding member of the Iowa-based Latin/jazz group Orquesta Alto Maiz, which released eight CDs over a 25-year span. He now leads his own Latin jazz group, Ritmocano, and has just released a CD, Familia, A Latin Jazz Journey, under the Realtown record label. Dreier has made frequent research trips to Brazil and Cuba, where he studied with local master drummers and musicians.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For accommodations at the concert contact the School of Music at 319-335-1603. For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the Arts Iowa website.

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

UI School of Music Presents: Bach Festival: Keynote Speaker, Natalie Jenne, co-author of “Dance and the Music of J.S. Bach”

7:30 P.M.

Location: Recital Hall, University Capitol Centre

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)