Events Archive

Japanese Documentary Now

Japanese Documentary Now

2/24/2018 - 12:30 pm
FilmScene
Join the University of Iowa Japanese Program and the Department of Cinematic Arts (February 23-25) for a series of documentary film screenings with Japanese filmmakers Mori Tatsuya, Nakamura Takayuki, and Kana Tomoko. All screenings are free and open to the public and will be held at FilmScene, 118 E College Street, in downtown Iowa City.  Friday, February 23, 4 p.m...
Iowa City Archives Crawl

Iowa City Archives Crawl

2/24/2018 - 11:00 am
Iowa City
What gems hide in plain sight in Iowa City’s libraries, museums, and archives? At the area’s first-ever archives crawl, visitors can snoop in between the pages of historic diaries, read other people's mail, hold feathers and fossils, and peer into mysteries revealed by historic artifacts like swords and locks of hair kept in remembrance. All events are free and open to the public! Between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, the following sites will be open to...
Japanese Documentary Now

Japanese Documentary Now

2/23/2018 - 4:00 pm
FilmScene
Join the University of Iowa Japanese Program and the Department of Cinematic Arts (February 23-25) for a series of documentary film screenings with Japanese filmmakers Mori Tatsuya, Nakamura Takayuki, and Kana Tomoko. All screenings are free and open to the public and will be held at FilmScene, 118 E College Street, in downtown Iowa City.  Friday, February 23, 4 p.m...
WorldCanvass: Against Amnesia

WorldCanvass: Against Amnesia

2/22/2018 - 5:00 pm
MERGE
Guests on the February 22 WorldCanvass will explore the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience.  Called “Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice,” the program is the first event in the Provost’s Global Forum-Obermann Humanities Symposium, the bulk of which will occur on March 1-3.  Panelists will open the virtual doors of archival cabinets and share some of Iowa’s and our...
“RESISTANCE: Reclaiming an American Tradition ”

“RESISTANCE: Reclaiming an American Tradition ”

2/22/2018 - 12:00 pm
The Congregational Church
Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award–winning author of several works of history, memoir, journalism, and theater, including The United States of Appalachia, praised by the Citizen Times as a “masterpiece of popular history”; State Out of the Union, selected by Publishers Weekly as a Top Ten Social Science book in 2012; and Reckoning at Eagle Creek, winner of the Delta Prize for Literature and David Brower Award for Environmental Reporting. Biggers is the founder of the...
South Asian Studies Program Seminar - Jocelyn Cullity

South Asian Studies Program Seminar - Jocelyn Cullity

2/15/2018 - 4:00 pm
University Capitol Centre, Room 1100
The South Asian Studies Program will present a guest seminar by author, filmmaker, and UI alum Jocelyn Cullity from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, in 1100 University Capitol Centre.  This event is free and open to the public. Focusing on the actions of powerful women at a pivotal moment in Indian history, Jocelyn Cullity will discuss the roles played by Lakhnavi...
“Good Governance? Prison Gangs and Informal Order in the Former Soviet Union ”

“Good Governance? Prison Gangs and Informal Order in the Former Soviet Union ”

2/15/2018 - 12:00 pm
The Congregational Church
Gavin Slade is a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, who works on questions of criminal justice reform in the former Soviet Union. He has worked at Ilia State University, Tbilisi and the University of Toronto. Directly prior to coming to Glasgow, Slade was a Research Fellow at the Freie Universitat, Berlin. Slade’s work as a criminologist is underpinned by an interest in the social organization of violence in the former Soviet Republics and has focused particularly on organized...
Hawkeye Lunch & Learn: Connecting Iowa to the Developing World

Hawkeye Lunch & Learn: Connecting Iowa to the Developing World

2/13/2018 - 12:00 pm
John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, Room 201
You are invited to the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture titled Connecting Iowa to the Developing World, presented by H. S. Udaykumar, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. This lecture is free and open to the public, however, an RSVP is encouraged. RSVP by clicking on the "I'm Interested" button on the event page, and following the login instructions. Friends...
BGC: Introduction to Building Our Global Community

BGC: Introduction to Building Our Global Community

2/13/2018 - 9:00 am
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
This introduction session will introduce the Building Our Global Community program and share an overview of the international student and scholar population at the University of Iowa.  Participants will have opportunity to learn about the cultural adjustment experienced by international students, and participate in an interactive activity demonstrating the challenges of being a non-native English speaker. The session will conclude with an international student panel sharing their...
Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

2/12/2018 - 10:00 am
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
Do you receive a Pell Grant? Are you interested in expanding your global perspective by studying or interning abroad? Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, aims to encourage eligible...
Introduction to Engaging Across Cultures

Introduction to Engaging Across Cultures

2/9/2018 - 11:30 am
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
This introduction session will introduce the Engaging Across Cultures certificate program and share an overview of the international student population at the University of Iowa. Participants will have opportunity to learn about culture and the cultural adjustment experienced when living in a new culture. Participants will examine their own cultural lens and how it influences their interactions. Participants will also take part in an interactive activity demonstrating the challenges of being a...
Irish Writing Program Info Sessions

Irish Writing Program Info Sessions

2/8/2018 - 1:00 pm
English-Philosophy Building, Room 304 (Gerber Lounge)
Study Abroad will host an information session on its summer Irish Writing Program on Monday, February 5, at 1 p.m. and Thursday, February 8, at 1 p.m. in 304 English Philosophy Building (Gerber Lounge). The Irish Writing Program is a rigorous creative writing study abroad program...
Hawkeye Lunch & Learn: Connecting Iowa to the Developing World

Hawkeye Lunch & Learn: Connecting Iowa to the Developing World

2/8/2018 - 12:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Iowa Theater
You are invited to the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture titled Connecting Iowa to the Developing World, presented by H. S. Udaykumar, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. This lecture is free and open to the public, however, an RSVP is encouraged. RSVP by clicking on the "I'm Interested" button on the event page, and following the login instructions. Friends and...
“Stranger in a Strange Land: Personal and Philosophical Reflections of an EU National in Brexit-Referendum Britain”

“Stranger in a Strange Land: Personal and Philosophical Reflections of an EU National in Brexit-Referendum Britain”

2/8/2018 - 12:00 pm
The Congregational Church
Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz (1978) was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She spent the majority of her childhood in southern Spain. After completing her high school education, she moved back to the Netherlands where she obtained her M.Sc. (Master of Science) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology of non-Western Societies from the University of Amsterdam. Furthering her Jewish education, she studied at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel and was an E. Levinas Fellow at...
Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

2/8/2018 - 10:00 am
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
Do you receive a Pell Grant? Are you interested in expanding your global perspective by studying or interning abroad? Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, aims to encourage eligible...
Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

2/7/2018 - 11:00 am
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
Do you receive a Pell Grant? Are you interested in expanding your global perspective by studying or interning abroad? Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, aims to encourage eligible...
Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

2/5/2018 - 1:00 pm
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
Do you receive a Pell Grant? Are you interested in expanding your global perspective by studying or interning abroad? Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, aims to encourage eligible...
Irish Writing Program Info Sessions

Irish Writing Program Info Sessions

2/5/2018 - 1:00 pm
English-Philosophy Building, Room 304 (Gerber Lounge)
Study Abroad will host an information session on its summer Irish Writing Program on Monday, February 5, at 1 p.m. and Thursday, February 8, at 1 p.m. in 304 English Philosophy Building (Gerber Lounge). The Irish Writing Program is a rigorous creative writing study abroad program...
International Pursuits: A Study Abroad Trivia Night

International Pursuits: A Study Abroad Trivia Night

2/1/2018 - 6:00 pm
The Mill
Are you a recent study abroad returnee? Show off your global knowledge at the study abroad trivia night! The event will take place on Thursday, February 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The Mill in Iowa City. Returned UI study abroad participants and interested friends are invited to enjoy an evening of conversation, trivia, and (free!) pizza and soda catered by The Mill. Hope to see you there! Individuals with...
“Sixty Years of Space Research at Iowa: The Legacy of  James A. Van Allen ”

“Sixty Years of Space Research at Iowa: The Legacy of James A. Van Allen ”

2/1/2018 - 12:00 pm
The Congregational Church
This presentation is given in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the launch of Explorer 1, the first U.S. spacecraft, and the discovery of Earth’s radiation belts by James A. Van Allen of the University of Iowa. The talk will describe the events leading up to the discovery of Earth’s radiation belts and will describe the tremendous expansion of space research at Iowa over the next 60 years, including the construction of seven successful Earth-orbiting spacecraft and...
Peace Corps Info Session

Peace Corps Info Session

1/31/2018 - 7:00 pm
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. 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...
Study Abroad Info Session - Valladolid Spain

Study Abroad Info Session - Valladolid Spain

1/31/2018 - 4:00 pm
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
Are you a Spanish major or minor and looking to study abroad in Spain this summer? Study Abroad will host an information session on its popular summer Iowa Hispanic Institute program in Valladolid, Spain, on Wednesday, January 31, from 4-5:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. Learn more about this exciting program designed to improve students’ written and spoken Spanish and enhance their understanding of Spanish culture. Led...
Study Abroad Info Session - Dominican Republic

Study Abroad Info Session - Dominican Republic

1/30/2018 - 5:30 pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Northwestern Room
Study Abroad will host two information sessions on its Dominican Republic program, on Tuesday, January 30, at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Northwestern Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. The International Hawkeye Service Team program is a service-learning based experience open to students from all...
Study Abroad Info Session - Dominican Republic

Study Abroad Info Session - Dominican Republic

1/30/2018 - 12:30 pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Northwestern Room
Study Abroad will host two information sessions on its Dominican Republic program, on Tuesday, January 30, at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Northwestern Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. The International Hawkeye Service Team program is a service-learning based experience open to students from all...
U.S. State Department Career Opportunities & Internships

U.S. State Department Career Opportunities & Internships

1/29/2018 - 7:00 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Rm W207
The Pomerantz Center will host U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest Melissa Martinez on Monday, January 29. Martinez will host visiting hours from 3-5 p.m. in room C330 in the Pomerantz Center, where she will be available to meet informally with students and alumni interested in State Department opportunities. Martinez will also give a presentation from 7-8 p.m. in room W207 in the Pappajohn Business Building. Melissa Martinez is a media and communications professional...
6th Annual Intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program Workshop

6th Annual Intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program Workshop

1/26/2018 - 8:45 am
University Capitol Centre, Room 2520
Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the sixth-annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 2520 University Capitol Centre. Please join UI student Fulbright awardees,  UI Fulbright Program Advisor Karen Wachsmuth, and UI Fulbright faculty mentors to learn more...
“Sui Generis, Kosovo, and Iowa’s Unique Relationship with this New Balkan State”

“Sui Generis, Kosovo, and Iowa’s Unique Relationship with this New Balkan State”

1/25/2018 - 12:00 pm
The Congregational Church
Alle McNorton is a third-year law student at the University of Iowa College of Law. During the spring semester of 2017, she lived in Prishtina, Kosovo and worked in the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At Iowa Law, she currently serves as an Iowa Law Ambassador, Senior Articles Editor for The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, and is Graduate Member of the UI Council on the Status of Women, and Research Assistant for Associate Dean of Comparative and...
Stanley Grant Final Essay Workshop

Stanley Grant Final Essay Workshop

1/24/2018 - 5:00 pm
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
International Programs will host their final essay workshop regarding the Stanley Awards for International Research on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre. The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies and international research/fieldwork. Undergraduates...
Tippie Study Abroad Fair

Tippie Study Abroad Fair

1/24/2018 - 11:00 am
Pappajohn Business Building, South Galleria
Interested in study abroad? Attend the Tippie Study Abroad Fair to learn more about:
  • Tippie study abroad programs
  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • Application process
  • Chat with past study abroad students about their experiences
Plus, enter to win up to $750 in study abroad scholarships! Event counts for Launch Week participation. Can't attend? Check out...
“How the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Uses Innovation to Accelerate Equity in Low and Middle Income Countries”

“How the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Uses Innovation to Accelerate Equity in Low and Middle Income Countries”

1/18/2018 - 12:00 pm
The Congregational Church
Jeff Murray, M.D, is Deputy Director of Family Health in the Discovery and Translational Sciences for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, he is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics, and is a human molecular / developmental geneticist and researcher at the University of Iowa. He received his B.S. in Biology at MIT, and did his M.D., and pediatrics residency at Tufts, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington.  He has also done...
“Chasing Urban Crows in India: A Fool’s Errand to Mend an Environmental Crisis? ”

“Chasing Urban Crows in India: A Fool’s Errand to Mend an Environmental Crisis? ”

12/14/2017 - 12:00 pm
The Congregational Church
Paul R. Greenough is Emeritus Professor of Modern Indian History and of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa. He was the Director of the University’s South Asian Studies Program and co-director of the Global Health Studies Program.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and his PhD from the University of Chicago.  His recent research concerns themes in India’s environmental history and the history of public health and the...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

12/10/2017 - 12:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

12/9/2017 - 12:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

12/8/2017 - 10:00 am
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
WorldCanvass: Art & the Afterlife

WorldCanvass: Art & the Afterlife

12/7/2017 - 5:00 pm
MERGE
Contemporary African artist Eric Adjetey Anang, internationally renowned for the Ghanaian ‘fantasy coffins’ he and generations before him have created, has spent the fall 2017 semester as artist-in-residence at the UI Museum of Art.  He will join UI faculty and African art scholars on the December 7 WorldCanvass in a program called “Art & the Afterlife.”  WorldCanvass will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. at MERGE, 136...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

12/7/2017 - 10:00 am
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
“The Economic and Political Challenges Confronting Brazil ”

“The Economic and Political Challenges Confronting Brazil ”

12/6/2017 - 12:00 pm
The Congregational Church
Dr. Mariano Magalhães is a professor of Political Science at Augustana College, where he teaches courses that focus primarily on the consolidation and quality of democracy in the developing world, with a special emphasis on Latin America. Dr. Magalhães was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidade de Brasília in 2011 and currently serves as Director of the Brazil Term Study Abroad Program, Director of the Africana Studies Program, and Chair of the Division of Social Sciences...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

12/6/2017 - 10:00 am
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

12/5/2017 - 10:00 am
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

12/3/2017 - 12:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

12/2/2017 - 12:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
English Language Discussion Circle

English Language Discussion Circle

12/1/2017 - 12:40 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, S126
The ELDC serves as an open forum to improve language and conversation skills, build relationships, and learn about different cultures. We have a different topic each week and a different theme for each day—you can always count on something new and fun at the ELDC! 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...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

12/1/2017 - 10:00 am
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
Business and Culture in China 2018 Information Session #4

Business and Culture in China 2018 Information Session #4

11/30/2017 - 3:30 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, W401
Want to fulfill your International & Global Issues General Education requirement while studying abroad AND be back home in time for your other summer plans? Come find out more about the Business & Culture in China 2018 program which provides 3 s.h. toward the International & Global Issues G.E. 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...
English Language Discussion Circle

English Language Discussion Circle

11/30/2017 - 12:40 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, S126
The ELDC serves as an open forum to improve language and conversation skills, build relationships, and learn about different cultures. We have a different topic each week and a different theme for each day—you can always count on something new and fun at the ELDC! 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...
Patterns of Maritime Conflicts, 1900–2010

Patterns of Maritime Conflicts, 1900–2010

11/30/2017 - 12:00 pm
The Congregational Church
Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa.  She has authored five books, the most recent being What Do We Know About Civil Wars? and has edited several special journal issues and published more than forty journal articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of several major research awards from the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and the United States Agency for International Development. Her areas of...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

11/30/2017 - 10:00 am
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...
BGC: Cultural Insight Series - East Asia

BGC: Cultural Insight Series - East Asia

11/30/2017 - 9:30 am
University Capitol Centre, International Commons (Room 1117)
This session will introduce participants to the culture of East Asian countries through a series of brief presentations. Participants will learn about the history, traditions, values, and norms of the countries presented in the session. Participants will hear about the day to day life of East Asians and have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. Participants may take courses individually, without working toward a certificate. Successful fulfillment of the Building Our...
English Language Discussion Circle

English Language Discussion Circle

11/29/2017 - 12:40 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, S126
The ELDC serves as an open forum to improve language and conversation skills, build relationships, and learn about different cultures. We have a different topic each week and a different theme for each day—you can always count on something new and fun at the ELDC! 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...
Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang

11/29/2017 - 10:00 am
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the...