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posted onMar2, 2011

Water and its relationship to the environment, global health, development and the rights of individuals and communities will be the topic of the next WorldCanvass on Friday, March 25 in Rm. 2780 of the University Capitol Centre. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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posted onMar1, 2011

The UI European Studies Group (ESG) will welcome visiting scholar Michael Bess for a talk on the ethical and social implications of new technologies for human biological enhancement.

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posted onMar1, 2011

The painting Endless Flight uses the bright, vivid colors of the Caribbean as it articulates shapes and forms across the surface of the canvas, infusing the piece with life and meaning.

Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval Carrié created this intriguing painting. He will deliver a lecture about his native country at 5 p.m. today in 2520D University Capitol Centre.

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posted onFeb28, 2011

Dancers in Company, the University of Iowa Dance Department’s touring repertory company, will kick off its 2011 season — its 27th — with a “home concert” at 8 p.m.

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posted onFeb25, 2011

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Mar. 3, with a screening of Point Blank (1967, John Boorman, 92 min), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

Point Blank is among the dozen or so films that revised narrative and visual conventions of the classic cycle of film noir between 1958 and 1975. Its non-linear narrative and inventive use of color and sound design evoke elements of the French New Wave and French New Novel between 1955 and 1962.

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posted onFeb23, 2011

This announcement appeared in Eastern Iowa Life.

“Crossing Cultures: Tips for Communicating in the 21st Century” will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon March 30 in the Burbank Room of the Quad Cities Botanical Center in Rock Island, Ill. The cross-cultural workshop is offered as part of the “Going Global in Iowa” program, which is based out of International Programs at the University of Iowa.

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posted onFeb22, 2011

The UI African Studies Program’s spring Baraza series will begin Monday, Mar. 7, with a lecture titled “Following the Ball: African Soccer Players, Labor Strategies and Immigration across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1945-75,” presented by Todd Cleveland. The talk is at noon in Room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.

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posted onFeb19, 2011

Produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa, WorldCanvass® explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of ourselves as part of the global landscape.  All programs are free and open to the public. 

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posted onFeb18, 2011

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Feb. 24, with a screening of Manchurian Candidate (1962, John Frankenheimer, 126 min), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

The Manchurian Candidate remains a unique political thriller that draws on noir elements to culminate a decade of Cold War anxiety films, including Panic in the Streets (dir.: Elian Kazan, 1950), Kiss Me Deadly (dir.: Robert Aldrich, 1955), and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (dir.: Don Siegel, 1956). In this case, the threat to the American republic reaches as far as the nuclear family.

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posted onFeb17, 2011

The University of Iowa INdIA Winterim study abroad program will organize a student-moderated conference to allow over 125 recent student participants and instructors to share various aspects of their program experience. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Room W151, Pappajohn Business Building, and is free and open to the public.

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posted onFeb14, 2011

The UI Opera Studies Forum (OSF) will continue its lecture series coordinated with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theatre screenings with a talk on Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride” Monday, Feb. 21, presented by Robert Ketterer. All lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University Capitol Centre conference seminar room 2520D and are free and open to the public.

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posted onFeb14, 2011

The UI INdIA Winterim study abroad program will hold an student-moderated conference this Saturday to allow over 125 recent student participants and instructors to share various aspects of their program experience. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in W151 Pappajohn Business Building. This event is free and open to the public.

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posted onFeb10, 2011

The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Feb. 17, with a screening of Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960, 109 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.

On impulse, office secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) steals $40,000 from her employer and decides to drive from Phoenix, AZ to northern California, in order to start a new life with her lover, Sam Loomis (John Gavin). Pulling over at night during a rainstorm, she meets a friendly young man named Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), who runs a motel while caring for his mother. Crane accepts the man’s offer of a sandwich and they talk for a while. The talk with Bates convinces Crane to drive back to Phoenix the next day and return the money. She goes to her room to take a shower before retiring for the night.

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posted onFeb7, 2011

What is “nothing” in the context of the humanitarian experience? In this paper, I use “nothingness” as a means of staying morally proximate to IDPs in order to understand why the activities of humanitarians, so carefully documented for donors, fail to register as gifts or as statist care in the eyes of their beneficiaries. Using Alain Badiou’s concept of the void, I examine the problem not only of “having nothing,” but also “doing nothing” and “being nothing.” In doing so, I begin to go beyond Badiou’s formal presentation and to develop nothingness as anthropological concept and lived experience.

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