Events for Friday, April 18, 2014 - 23 Events

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Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival

All Day Event

Location: Film Scene

The University of Iowa Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature is proud to present the 12th annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival from April 17th through the 19th.  The festival presents different forms of film and video that explore the boundaries of documentary and non-fiction filmmaking from around the world. The festival is free and open to the public.

Highlights include our traditional Competitive and Juror Shows as well as our new festival venue and events. We are proud to announce this year’s festival will take place in at Film Scene, located in the Ped Mall in Downtown Iowa City. New events include late-night feature-length documentary screenings will take place at 11pm on both Friday and Saturday through collaboration with the Bijou cinema. We are also proud to announce “IC DOGE,” our new kick-off event taking place Thursday evening involving both non-fiction memes and gifs. The festival culminates in award announcements Saturday evening, April 19. Information on specific screening times will be released via the IC Docs website, http://icdocs.wordpress.com/, as the festival approachs. To keep up to date on all things regarding the festival, please follow us on Twitter @ICDOCSFest.

John Gianvito and Dani Leventhal will be jurors for this year’s festival. Gianvito is an award winning filmmaker, curator, and critic. His 2007 documentary, “Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind” received considerable acclaim and multiple awards including “Best Experimental Film of the Year” by the National Society of Film Critics, “Grand Prize for Documentary Feature” at the Belfort EntreVues Film Festival and was voted #45 in “Time Out (New York)” magazine’s critics’ poll of the 50 Greatest Documentaries of All Time. He has taught film production and film history at the University of Massachusetts/Boston, Rhode Island School of Design, and Boston University.

Dani Levanthal holds both an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MFA in Film/Video from Bard College. Her work has been screened at The Rotterdam International FIlm Festival, The Gene Siskel Film Center, PS1, Ann Arbor, Cine Cycle and Anthology Film Archives. Leventhal has been the recipient of the Wexner Center Film/Video Residency, the Milton Avery Fine Arts Award, the Astraea Visual Arts Grand and the Post MFA Fellowship at The Ohio State University. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The University of Illinois at Chicago and Yale University.

This event made possible by generous support from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Perry A. and Helen Judy Bond Fund for Interdisciplinary Interaction, the Bijou Cinema, the Institute for Cinema and Culture, and the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature.

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)

Women in Politics Symposium

8:00 A.M.

Location: Old Capitol Senate Chambers

Join us for a day-long symposium that will examine why women do or do not run for political office, how they govern once elected, and documentation of the history of women in politics.  The symposium will wrap up with a policy discussion and action steps.

Contact: Gannon, Leslie A(leslie-gannon@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)

Department of Biology PhD Thesis Seminar: Xue Mei

9:00 A.M.

Location: B20 Biology Building

Xue Mei with the University of Iowa's Department of Biology will be presenting her PhD Thesis Seminar entitled "Wnt/Planar Cell Polarity mechanisms in epilepsy and interactions with ciliopathy."

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

Attachment: Xue Mei flyer 4-18-14.pdf

OSTC UIMF Nanotechnology Training Program - “Module 1: Nanoimprint and Optical Lithography”

9:30 A.M.

Location: Iowa Advanced Technology Labs

Nanotechnology Training Program
University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility (UIMF)
Optical Science and Technology Center (OSTC)

Learn how to fabricate structures that are 10,000 times smaller than the width of human hair


“Did you know that Iphones, Androids or Computers may have features as small as 28 nm?
Are you curious to learn about the manufacturing technologies involved in the next-generation of nano-devices from DNA sequencing chips, nano-sensors for pathogen and cancer cells detection, drug delivery chips to solar cells, computing and communications?
Would you like to obtain hands-on skills on state-of-the-art nanotools in a dust-free lab?
Do you want to acquire skills to enhance your employment or graduate work prospects?

Nanotechnology is an enabling platform technology
for a wide range of scientific and technological applications

Module 1: Nanoimprint and Optical Lithography
Date: April 18
Lecture: 9:30 – 10:45 am
Hands-on labs: 11:00 – 1:15 pm
Cost: $ 50 (academic), $ 100 (industry)

Module 2: Thin-Film and Plasma Etching Technologies
Date: April 25
Lecture: 9:30-10:45 am
Hands-on labs: 11:00 – 1:15 pm
Cost: $ 50 (academic), $ 100 (industry)

Venue: IATL 104 (lecture) and 174 (lab)

Target audience: undergraduate, graduate students, faculty, post-doctoral fellows, research assistant and staff with a background in the physical, life, health sciences, engineering. Participants from Industry are encouraged.

Please register online – www.ostc.uiowa.edu/uimf_training
A certificate of completion will be issued

Contact details: Aju Jugessur Ph.D.
Director, University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility
Optical Science and Technology Center,
aju-jugessur@uiowa.edu
www.ostc.uiowa.edu/uimf

Contact: Aju Juessur, Ph. D(aju-jugessur@uiowa.edu)

Attachment: UIMF_Training_April2014F.pdf

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)

"Agency and Authorship in the Early Modern Social Network"

12:00 P.M.

Location: Phillips Hall, Room 315

The next event in the European Studies Group’s Lunch & Talk series will be Friday, April 18, 2014, at noon in 315 Phillips Hall featuring Blaine Greteman, assistant professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who will present "Agency and Authorship in the Early Modern Social Network."

Greteman will give an informal talk about the various ways his work takes up questions of agency and authorship. His first book, The Poetics and Politics of Youth in the Age of Milton (Cambridge, 2013) explores the relationship between humanist pedagogy and poetic voice — the way early modern authors describe voice as arising from encounters with tradition and the way they make their own works a part of that tradition. Greteman’s second project is a digital humanities tool that allows us a new way of visualizing that tradition by mapping early modern publication networks. It asks what insights about agency, authorship, and influence we gain by making publication networks visible in this way and opening them up to the insights of network theory and analysis.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Luis Martín-Estudillo(luis-martin-estudillo@uiowa.edu)

Attachment: European Studies Group Lunch and Talk_email.pdf

Exploring Majors Fair

12:30 P.M.

Location: Main Lounge, IMU

 

The Academic Advising Center is pairing up with the Admissions Visitors Center to host the Exploring Majors Fair. The event is an opportunity for students interested in speaking to representatives from the numerous departments on campus for the goal of exploring majors, discovering minors and certificates and unearthing career possibilities.

Contact: LeDon Sweeney(ledon-sweeney@uiowa.edu)

"National Day of Silence Art Project"

4:00 P.M.

Location: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center

The "National Day of Silence Art Project" will be hosted at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center located at 125 Grand Avenue Court in Iowa City, IA.  Phone for the LGBTRC is (319) 335-7123.

Department of Biology Seminar: Kang Shen

4:00 P.M.

Location: 101 Biology Building East

Kang Shen with Stanford University's Department of Biology will be presenting a seminar entitled "Molecular mechanisms of synaptic specificity and synapse formation in C. elegans."

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

Attachment: Shen flyer.pdf

UI School of Music Presents: Chris Thompson, trumpet

6:00 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)

Lecture by Erik Levine, visiting artist in Sculpture

6:30 P.M.

Location: Art Building West, room 116

Erik Levine is an associate professor of art at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His recent work reflects his interest in the complexity of the masculine psyche.

Levine was born in Los Angeles, California in 1960. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe. His work includes sculpture, drawings, and most recently video, and is in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Walker Art Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Des Moines Art Center, among several others. He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Pollock–Krasner Foundation awards. In addition, he’s received two grants each from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, as well as grants from Awards in the Visual Arts, Nancy Graves Foundation, and most recently, Outpost Artist Resources and the Jerome Foundation.

Karla Kelsey and Endi Bogue Hartigan Reading

7:00 P.M.

Location: Prairie Lights Bookstore

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

UI School of Music Presents: Virtuoso Flute: Nicole Esposito and Friends

7:30 P.M.

Location: Riverside Recital Hall

Virtuoso Flute: Nicole Esposito and Friends

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)

UI School of Music Presents: Gustavo José do Carmo

8:00 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)

CAB Movie: Lone Survivor

8:00 P.M.

Location: Iowa Memorial Union

Location: Iowa Theater, IMU
 
Tickets: $3 at the IMU Hub
Concessions: $1 each for Pop, Popcorn, and Candy
 
Rated: R: Restricted
Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian (age 21 or older)
 
Running Time: 2 hr. 1 min.
 
LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. (c) Universal Pictures
 

CAB Movie: Ride Along

8:00 P.M.

Location: Iowa Memorial Union

Location: Illinois Room, IMU

Tickets: $3 at the IMU Hub

Concessions: $1 each for Pop, Popcorn, and Candy.

Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13

Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend's brother-a hot-tempered cop-to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer's latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter).

When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he's earned the seasoned policeman's respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee.

But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner's rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne join the cast of the action-comedy directed by Tim Story. Ride Along is produced by Will Packer (Think Like a Man), alongside Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez (Barbershop) and Larry Brezner (Good Morning, Vietnam). (C) Universal

 

Thesis II Candidate Performance

8:00 P.M.

Location: Space Place Theater

The University of Iowa Department of Dance will present Wild Ones, a Dance MFA thesis concert featuring the work of Marie Brown, Jingqiu Guan, Marie Mortensen, and Dana Powers-Klooster at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 17-19, in Space Place Theatre, 101 North Hall.

The full performance will include:

Being in Motion (choreography improvised by Marie Spaabaek Mortensen; Marie Spaabaek Mortensen, dancer)

A new piece choreographed by Jennifer Kayle (dancers: Jingqiu Guan with Alex Bush, Raechel Hofsteadter, Anna Krupp, Lizz Mello, and Courtney Paulsen)

The Line of Surface and Sky (Dana Powers-Klooster and Jessica Anthony, choreography; Dana Powers-Klooster, dancer)

The Pathology of Love, (choreography by Charlotte Adams in creative collaboration with Tony Orrico and Nicole Wong; Marie Brown and Dakota Gonzalez, dancers)

unseen        space (choreography by Duane Cyrus with assistance from Jingqiu Guan, who will also serve as dancer)

Wild Once (choreography by Shi Pratt; Marie Brown, Jingqiu Guan, Marie Spaabaek Mortensen, and Dana Powers-Klooster, dancers)

Tickets are $12 ($6 for seniors, college students, and youth (17 and younger); free for UI students with valid ID) and are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160 or 800-426-2437 or online at www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Brown moved to Philadelphia from Jacksonville, Fla., in 2005. While in Jacksonville, she trained at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and The Florida Ballet. In 2004, she graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance. During that time, she received dance scholarships to attend Bates Dance Festival and the American Dance Festival, where she was honored to work with Gerri Houlihan and Tatiana Bagnova. While in Philadelphia, she has worked with several companies such as Group Motion Dance Company, MacArthur Dance Project, Scrap Performance Group, StoneDepotDance Lab, OlivePrince Dance, and Merge Dance.

Jingqiu grew up in Chengdu, China, where her love for dance was first ignited through the study of Chinese folk and classical dance. However, it was the exposure to modern dance after she came to the United States and to ballet when she was studying abroad in France that allowed her to discover that dancing had become her way of life. A recipient of an Iowa Arts Fellowship, Jingqiu has deepened her understanding of dance in the MFA program in dance performance at the University of Iowa. She performed with Dancers in Company in the 2012-13 season. She recently attended the American Dance Festival and had the great fortune to perform the lead female role in Martha Graham’s choreography Helios in Acts of Light, reconstructed by Duane Cyrus.

Spaabaek Mortensen was born in Denmark, where she started taking dance classes as a child. Deciding to pursue a career in dance, she completed the dance program at Heleneholm’s High School in Malmö, Sweden. While in high school, she attended summer intensives at the Ballet Academy in Stockholm and The Martha Graham School in New York City. Directly following high school, she continued her training at Danceworks Berlin in Germany. Marie moved to Iowa City in 2012, earning an MFA with emphasis on dance performance at the University of Iowa. In the Department of Dance she has had the pleasure of teaching yoga, improvisation, and varying levels of modern dance, as well as serving as a teaching assistant in dance kinesiology.

Powers-Klooster is from Glen Cove, N.Y. She graduated cum laude from Kenyon College in 2006, receiving a B.A. in dance and Spanish area studies. Following some post-graduation travel adventures, Dana moved to New York City where she lived for four years and performed works by Stephanie Liapis, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Oliver Steele, Jennifer Kain, Elizabeth Wilkinson, and Deb Silver. She moved to Iowa City in August 2011 to begin her graduate studies at the University of Iowa as an MFA candidate in dance with an emphasis in performance, where she was honored to be a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. As a teaching fellow at the University of Iowa, Dana has taught ballet and modern dance technique classes.

The Department of Dance is a part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher Accessibility Services in advance at 319-335-1158.

Contact: Hellige, Kristan N(kristan-hellige@uiowa.edu)

Slaughter City

8:00 P.M.

Location: Theater Building

By Naomi Wallace
Directed by Meredith Alexander
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building
Slaughter City is a darkly comedic drama infused with muscular poetics that tells the story of a group of workers in a meat packing plant. As their working conditions deteriorate, a stranger named Cod floats through their world, encouraging them to take action. But will the revelation of his dark secrets undermine his efforts? This powerful, humorous, and timely play by University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop graduate Naomi Wallace explores the issues of human rights and corruption. Resistance confronts greed, as characters move forwards, backwards, and sometimes sideways through time in the dark, beautiful, and unsettling world of Slaughter City.
Produced through special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
Slaughter City is intended for mature audiences and contains adult themes, explicit sexual content, partial nudity, and strong language.
This production is being presented as part of the Series on Arts and Rights (SOAR), a joint initiative of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights and the Division of Performing Arts.
Tickets:
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
$10 College Students/Youth
$15 Seniors (65+)
$17 Non-Students
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office by calling 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online by visiting www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.
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 Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1158.

Contact: Hellige, Kristan N(kristan-hellige@uiowa.edu)

Bijou After Hours

11:00 P.M.

Location: Iowa City

FREE LATE NIGHT FILMS ON THE PED MALL!

The Bijou Film Board is excited to launch Bijou After Hours, a semester-long late night film series on Friday and Saturday nights at FilmScene located at 188 E. College street on the ped mall.

Featuring cult classics, fan-favorites and the latest in genre cinema, the series is FREE for University of Iowa students and five dollars for the general public.  

All shows will begin at 11pm, first come-first serve.  Arrive early to ensure a seat.     

For complete details on Bijou After Hours, including programming lineup, trailers and more, please visit www.icfilmscene.org.

ABOUT THE BIJOU FILM BOARD

The Bijou Film Board is a student-run organization dedicated to the exhibition of American independent, foreign and classic cinema. Established in 1972, the Bijou has built a reputation as one of the preeminent student-run cinemas in the nation and has since partnered with FilmScene to assist with the programming, marketing and operation of the downtown cinema.

ABOUT FILMSCENE

FilmScene is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural vitality of the Iowa City area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. With programming that entertains, inspires, and educates, FilmScene works to build and connect the community through film. FilmScene's Scene 1 cinema showcases the best in American independent and international filmmaking in a vibrant and inviting 67-seat movie theater and cafe serving beer, wine and food.

Contact: Jesse Kreitzer(bijouui.executive@gmail.com)

CAB Movie: Ride Along

11:00 P.M.

Location: Iowa Memorial Union

Location: Illinois Room, IMU

Tickets: $3 at the IMU Hub

Concessions: $1 each for Pop, Popcorn, and Candy.

Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13

Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend's brother-a hot-tempered cop-to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer's latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Cube) that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter).

When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he's earned the seasoned policeman's respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the hell out of the trainee.

But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner's rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne join the cast of the action-comedy directed by Tim Story. Ride Along is produced by Will Packer (Think Like a Man), alongside Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez (Barbershop) and Larry Brezner (Good Morning, Vietnam). (C) Universal

 

CAB Movie: Lone Survivor

11:00 P.M.

Location: Iowa Memorial Union

Location: Iowa Theater, IMU
 
Tickets: $3 at the IMU Hub
Concessions: $1 each for Pop, Popcorn, and Candy
 
Rated: R: Restricted
Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian (age 21 or older)
 
Running Time: 2 hr. 1 min.
 
LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. (c) Universal Pictures