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An Evening with Reza Aslan

  • Reza Aslan

  • Date: February 22, 2017 7:30pm
  • Location: Englert Theatre
  • Cost: Free

Zealot is that rare pop culture phenomenon—a serious book on a serious topic that has been embraced by a wide readership. As Publishers Weekly says, Zealot is “compulsively readable and written at a popular level . . . highly recommended.” On a speaking tour to promote the book, Aslan addressed standing-room only audiences. The Daily Beast, reviewing an appearance, writes, “The crowd in Powell’s was rapt—when it wasn’t doubled over in laughter. Continue Reading

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A Conversation with Leslie Odom Jr.

  • Leslie Odom Jr

  • Date: March 27, 2017 7:30pm
  • Location: Hancher Auditorium
  • Cost: Free, Tickets Required

Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr. has most recently been seen in the blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the role of “Aaron Burr.” Continue Reading

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From Auschwitz to Iowa City: An Evening with Michael Bornstein

  • Michael Bornstein

  • Date: March 29, 2017 7:30pm
  • Location: Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union
  • Cost: Free

Michael Bornstein survived for seven months inside Auschwitz concentration camp, where the average lifespan of a child was just two weeks. After the war, Michael reunited with his mother—who had been deported to an Austrian labor camp—and together they immigrated to New York City in 1951. After receiving a bachelor of science degree from Fordham University, Michael earned his PhD from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1966 and worked in pharmaceutical research and... Continue Reading

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Everything is Connected

  • Neri Oxman

  • Date: April 20, 2017 7:30pm
  • Location: Main Lounge, Iowa Memorail Union
  • Cost: Free

Welcome to the world of Neri Oxman, an award-winning designer who looks to nature for practical design solutions. In jaw-dropping discussions of her work, Oxman opens a vista onto a lush, wondrous, and sustainable future within reach—one where technology and nature live in harmony. Featured on the cover of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business issue (2009), Oxman transcends the boundaries between art, science and environmentalism.Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and... Continue Reading

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Joe Quint

  • Date: April 26, 2017 7:30
  • Location: Old Capitol Senate Chambers
  • Cost: Free

Joe Quint is a Brooklyn-based documentary photographer. His work has been exhibited in various galleries in NY and San Francisco and his most recent project, “It Takes Us.”, has been published online by The Guardian, NBC News, and PBS NewsHour.For the last few years, Joe has been traveling the country to tell a diverse story about the impact of gun violence on injured survivors, family members of victims, and the witnesses who - while not... Continue Reading

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