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9/13/2019

Space, cancer treatments, and Iowa's bioscience priorities on October 9 WorldCanvass

WorldCanvass guests on October 9 will take us inside the groundbreaking history of space research at the UI, describe their research into 'chemo brain' or the cognitive deficits that can occur after chemotherapy, and detail a research collaboration that aims to provide weather and climate information to farmers to help them make key decisions at different times of the year. Join us at the next WorldCanvass for an intriguing conversation about research breakthroughs and the many unexpected but essential discoveries that flow from them. The live event is free and open to the public. The program is held at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, in Iowa City from 5:30-7 p.m., with a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m.
8/20/2019

WorldCanvass season begins with Art and the Face of War: Goya and Tolstoy

Join us on Thursday, September 19, for “Art and the Face of War: Goya and Tolstoy,” the first program in the new season of WorldCanvass. While Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya and Russian writer Leo Tolstoy were separated by time and space, the two created incomparable masterworks centered on the tragic events of the more than decade-long Napoleonic Wars. We’ll view that momentous period of human struggle and suffering through Goya’s shocking collection of prints called “Disasters of War” and Tolstoy’s novel “War and Peace,” exploring not only the original works but also later interpretations through film and opera. WorldCanvass is free and open to the public. The program is held at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, in Iowa City from 5:30-7 p.m. with a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m.
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5/7/2019

WorldCanvass Recap: Why School? Education and Social Transformation

The final production of our tenth season inaugurated this year's Provost's Global Forum, "Why School? International Perspectives on Education and Social Transformation." Host Joan Kjaer and expert panelists discussed school and educational systems around the world, and how schools are both products of society and a process for effecting changes in society. Panelists answered questions such as: What is the purpose of schooling in society? And what are the relationships between educational reform, globalization, and social change?
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4/3/2019

WorldCanvass Recap: What's in a Word? The Translator's Challenge

This production of WorldCanvass opened the two-day international and interdisciplinary colloquium "Reading and Re-translation," which focused on the current state of research on reading and re-translation. Host Joan Kjaer invited guests, many of whom presented at the colloquium, to explore the act of reading and dive into this space where social and symbolic power is enforced.
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3/11/2019

Education and Social Transformation topic of April 11 WorldCanvass

The 2019 Provost’s Global Forum, “Why School? International Perspectives on Education and Social Transformation” (April 11-13), will examine education in a global context, both as a reflection of social norms and as a powerful force for change. We kick off the symposium on April 11 with WorldCanvass, when host Joan Kjaer and an expert panel discuss the societal roles played by educational institutions here and abroad. WorldCanvass is a free, public event at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street. The program begins at 5:30 p.m., with a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m.
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3/7/2019

March 28 WorldCanvass will ask: What’s in a Word? The Translator’s Challenge

On the next WorldCanvass, we’ll explore the act of reading and dive into this space where social and symbolic power is enforced. We’ll also discuss how re-translations shape transnational, literary, and cultural relations and ask what arts and humanities perspectives need to be reasserted in a digitized world where algorithms increasingly read us. Join us on March 28 for WorldCanvass when the topic is “What’s in a Word? The Translator’s Challenge.” The program, which is free and open to the public, takes place at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, from 5:30-7 p.m. All are invited to a pre-show reception from 5-5:30 p.m.
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2/20/2019

WorldCanvass ReCap: Artificial Intelligence

The first WorldCanvass program of 2019, Artificial Intelligence, featured an exceptional group of UI faculty and industry leaders in the fields of engineering, technology, education, medicine, and business. Together with host Joan Kjaer, they discussed the current impact of AI and what they see on the horizon.
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