News Brief/Calendar of Events

March 6, 2005

Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

Monday, March 7

CROW Forum, 'Negotiating Gendered Spaces' will be presented at noon in the Maucker Union Presidential Room, by Gowri Betrabet-Gulwadi, UNI assistant professor of interior design. Contact: Gulwadi, (319) 273-2603.

Mark Edlund of the St. Croix (Minn.) Watershed Research Station will present an earth science seminar, 'Linking Climate Change and Biodiversity on the Mongolian Steppe,' at 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125. Edlund specializes in large lake paleoecology and diatom systematics and has worked extensively on North American and Asian lakes and rivers. He also teaches a diatom class at Iowa Lakeside Lab. Contact: Lynn Brant, UNI associate professor of earth science, (319) 273-6160.

Sue Joslyn, UNI professor of epidemiology and chair of the UNI Division of Health Promotion and Education, will speak on cancers that affect college students, at 6:30 p.m., in Sabin Hall 327. There also will be a panel discussion with Francis Degnin, assistant professor of philosophy, who teaches a death and dying class, and UNI student Teske Drake and her mother. Sponsored by Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society in design, family and consumer sciences. Contact: Susan Moeller, (319)


Eric Ehrenreich, 2004-2005 Douglas and Carol Cohen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, will lecture on, ''Neutral' Anti-Semitism: Scientific Racial Propaganda and the Holocaust,' at 7 p.m., in Seerley Room 115. Contact: Sara Kimble, UNI assistant professor of history, (319) 273-2097.

Bill Leighty, director of the Leighty Foundation in Juneau, Alaska, will present 'What Hydrogen Economy? Running Our Cars on Water in a Carbon-Constrained World' at 7 p.m., in the CEEE Auditorium. Leighty's lecture will focus on the potential of hydrogen from water becoming a major energy provider in the future. A reception will follow his lecture. Contact: Patricia Higby, energy educator, UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education, (319) 273-6012.

KUNI's Live from Studio One features singer-songwriter Natalia Zukerman of New York City, an award-winning finalist in this year's songwriting competition at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Colorado. Zukerman will perform at 7 p.m., in the KUNI Studio, CAC, third floor. Contact: Karen Impola, UNI senior producer, Folkways, UNI Broadcasting Services, (319) 273-6463.

Monday, March 7 (continued)

Oscar-nominated Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, from the movie 'House of Sand and Fog,' will address the Hearst Lecture Series topic, 'Recognizing and Crossing Borders: Artistic Responses to our Global Situation,' at 7:30 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Hosted by the UNI Department of Theatre. Contact: Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, Theatre UNI marketing director and theatre publicist, (319) 273-6381.

The Friends of KUNI Radio will host an informational meeting regarding the formation of Iowa Public Radio at 7 p.m. in the Communication Arts Center, Room 108. Contact: John Hess, director, UNI Broadcasting Services, 273-6406.

Tuesday, March 8

Alpha Phi Omega will sponsor a blood drive through the Blood Center of Iowa, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Maucker Union. Contact: Megan Wallace at or Cheryl Moses at (319) 273-2461 or

'Control Room,' part of the Social Justice Film Series, will be shown at 7 p.m. in Sabin 102. This award-winning documentary by Arab-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim examines the controversial Arab news network Al-Jazeera and its coverage of the Iraq war. Sponsored by Amnesty International and Students for Social Justice. Contact: Jessica Maass, president, UNI chapter of Amnesty International, (319) 277-4752.

Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9

'Seneca Reflections, 150 Years of Women's Rights,' part of the Women's History Month Film Series, will be shown at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Center for Multicultural Education. At the 150th anniversary of the First Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, participants were asked to put the 1848 convention is perspective for a contemporary audience. Sponsored by the CME. Contact: Lydia Perez Roberts, UNI assistant director for multicultural education, (319) 273-2250.

Wednesday, March 9

Annette Lynch and Mitchell Strauss, UNI associate professor and professor of textiles and apparel, respectively, will present 'I Can See By Your Outfit That You Are a Singing Cowboy: Analysis of Dress and Masculinity Construction in Gene Autry's Depression Era Wild West Identity,' at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115. Part of the Department of History Lecture Series. Contact Lynch, (319) 273-2114 or Strauss, (319) 273-2702