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October 12, 2022

Iowa Literary Legends: Lan Samantha Chang

Lan Samantha Chang

  • Hosted by: University of Iowa Lecture Committee, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, UI Center for Advancement
  • Date: October 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Englert Theatre

Sit in on a one-of-a-kind conversation with Iowa Writers’ Workshop director and renowned novelist Lan Samantha Chang (93MFA), who will chat with host Charity Nebbe, of Iowa Public …


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October 13, 2022

The Providers: Film Screening and Discussion

Chris and Ann Ruge

  • Date: October 13, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Iowa Theater, Iowa Memorial Union

Screening of The Providers followed by a discussion with Chris and Ann Ruge.


In partnership with: Carver College of Medicine - CRISP Program, College of Nursing, College or Public Health - RUPRI, Department of Health and Human Physiology, Free Medical and Dental Clinic of Iowa City, UI Mobile Clinic, UIHC - Upstream Clinic
October 13, 2022

Deaf Gain: How Being Different Can Be a Benefit

Dr. Joseph J. Murray

  • Date: October 13, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union

Dr. Joseph J. Murray is Professor of Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University, co-editor of Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity (2014, University of Minnesota Press); and…

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The University of Iowa Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the American Sign Language Program, and the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.

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