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April 25, 2021

Rural Roots To NBA Hoops

Nick Nurse

  • Date: April 25, 2021, 2 p.m.
  • Location: Online

Moderated by Coach Lisa Bluder

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In partnership with: University of Northern Iowa
April 30, 2021

2020-2021 Distinguished Lecturer

Noam Chomsky

  • Date: April 30, 2021, 7 p.m.
  • Location: Online

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor of Linguistics an…

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University of Iowa Senior College

About the University Lecture Committee

For more than 30 years, The University of Iowa Lecture Committee has brought some of the world's great thinkers to the University of Iowa campus. Speakers have included an impressive roster of national and international figures in science, politics, business, human rights, law, and the arts. Each year the University hosts from 6 to 10 thought-provoking lectures. These events help enrich Iowa's academic environment and enhance its reputation as a prestigious Big Ten university.

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Notable Donor: Cassandra Foens, M.D., F.A.C.R

More Than 10 Years of Bringing the World's Greatest Thinkers to the University of Iowa

On August 27, 2008, at the Englert Theater in downtown Iowa City, author Chuck Klosterman was ushered to the stage marking the inaugural event of the Cassandra S. Foens, M.D., Lecture Series. Before a standing room only audience, the University of Iowa Lecture Committee students proudly introduced the new series and the remarkable individual who made it possible.

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To stimulate thought, discussion, and engagement, the University Lecture Committee presents an intellectually diverse program that brings the broader University of Iowa communities face-to-face with the world's notable thinkers throughout each academic year.

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