Death and spirituality in the poetry of Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, will be discussed in an upcoming lecture at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, in 315 Phillips Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
Two events collectively themed “Don’t Forget Sudan” on Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3, hope to encourage public discussion and awareness of the current situation in Sudan regarding the referendum and the social and political climate. Both events are free and open to the public.
The Arab Students Association (ASA) will be hosting Middle Eastern Awareness Week from April 24th to April 30th, 2011. Throughout this week, ASA and other middle-eastern cultural organizations will be hosting a series of speakers and events, ending the week with ASA’s keynote event DANCE OF ARABIA 2011, the largest Middle Eastern event in the state of Iowa!
Events during Middle Eastern Awareness week include:
The political and social climate of the Middle East and North Africa will be examined in “The Arab Spring: Interpreting the Current Events,” a panel discussion featuring a group of local experts, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the International Programs Commons, Room 1117 University Capitol Centre. This event is free and open to the public.
**THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELED**
The UI Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will present its final lecture in the 2010-11 series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in high-definition theatre screenings with a talk on Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il trovatore,” presented by Roberta M. Marvin. The lecture will be held Tuesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre conference seminar room 2520D. This event is free and open to the public.
Marvin is Interim Associate Dean of International Programs at The University of Iowa and director of OSF.
The following editorial appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
Iowa has much to be proud of in terms of its history of civil rights for gays and lesbians.
» Not only because the Iowa Legislature and governor in 2007 added sexual orientation and gender identity of the list of protected categories in the state’s civil rights code.
» Not only because the Iowa Supreme Court in 2009 unanimously recognized that gay and lesbian Iowans have as much right to marry their partners as heterosexual Iowans do.
What: The University of Iowa African Studies Program’s spring Baraza lecture series
When: Monday, April 25, at noon
Where: 1117 UCC
Topic: “The Stability of Crisis: The Cycle of Need and Aid in African Educational Film”
Presented by: Allison McGuffie
The UI’s annual Latin dance party Gusto Latino will be held Friday, April 29, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Old Brick, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City. The event is open to the public and tickets are available at the door. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for students with an ID.