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May 5, 2022

Iowa Literary Legends: T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle


  • Location: Englert Theatre and online

Hear Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author T.C. Boyle (74MFA) read from his acclaimed works during this rescheduled ev…

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April 26, 2022

Bill Nye

2021-2022 Distinguished Lecturer


  • Location: Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

Engineer, comedian, author, inventor—and best known for his Emmy-winning run as Bill Nye the Science Guy—Bill Nye blends humor, intellectual curiosity…

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April 21, 2022

The Iowa Writers' Workshop presents: An Evening with Author Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee


  • Location: Black Box Theater, IMU

Reading and Audience Q&A. Min Jin Lee is a New York Times Bestseller and featured in over 75 best books of the year lists.

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April 19, 2022

War Is Never The Answer

Kathy Kelly

Presented by: Veterans for Peace and PEACE Iowa


  • Location: Old Capitol Senate Chamber

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April 18, 2022

Global Energy Trends & Transition: Featuring Dr. Michael Webber

Dr. Michael Webber


  • Location: Online

Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources at the University of Texas at Austin and CTO of Energy Impact Partners. Former Chief Science and Techno…

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April 12, 2022

Negotiating in Their World: Learning to Never Split the Difference

2022 Notable Iowan: Chris Voss


  • Location: Hancher Auditorium

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April 8, 2022

More Than a "Bachelorette"

Rachel Lindsay


  • Location: IMU, Main Lounge

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April 4, 2022

Who Should Foot the Bill of Healthcare?

A Debate on National Health Insurance

Featuring: Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute and Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts


  • Location: Online

In collaboration with: Department of Political Science, Department of Health Management and Policy, Public Policy Center, Department of Philosophy

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March 23, 2022

Racial Reproductive Justice

Loretta J. Ross


  • Location: Online

Loretta J. Ross is a Professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender where she teaches courses on white supremacy, human r…

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March 8, 2022

Science and Stories: A Magnificent Combination

Dr. Theanne Griffith


  • Location: Online

Neuroscientist and the author of the STEM-themed chapter book series, The Magnificent Makers and co-writes the non-fiction series, Ada Twist, Scientis…

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March 3, 2022

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol

Holly Whitaker


  • Location: Online

In collaboration with: Late Night Programs, Harm Reduction, Leadership and Engagement

Featuring: Holly Whitaker, author of the New York Times bestsel…

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November 17, 2021

Michelle Alexander


  • Location: Online

Moderated by Professor Adrien Wing

Best-selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, (10th Anniversary editio…

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October 27, 2021

First, Right, and Credible: Communicating Effectively to Address a Public Health Crisis

Dr. Vin Gupta, M.D., M.P.A


  • Location: Online

Dr. Gupta is a Critical Care Pulmonologist, Senior Principal Scientist and Chief Medical Officer of COVID-19 Response at Amazon, and Affiliate Faculty…

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September 14, 2021

Academy Award Nominated Short Films Hunger Ward and Lifeboat

Film Screening and Discussion Featuring Producer, Michael Scheuerman ('88 BBA) and Director, Skye Fitzgerald


  • Location: FilmScene at the Chauncey, 404 E. College St., Iowa City

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May 11, 2021

Be Where Your Feet Are

Life Lessons Shared by Comedian David Lee Nelson and UI Health Care Physicians from His Journey with Colon Cancer


  • Location: Online

David Lee Nelson (playwright and performer) was an award-winning actor, playwright, and solo performer. His TV and film credits included: Turn (AMC) T…

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April 30, 2021

2020-2021 Distinguished Lecturer

Noam Chomsky


  • Location: Online

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

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April 25, 2021

Rural Roots To NBA Hoops

Nick Nurse


  • Location: Online

Moderated by Coach Lisa Bluder

Nick Nurse is currently the head coach for NBA champion Toronto Raptors and the Canadian Senior Men’s National team. D…

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April 19, 2021

A Conversation On Climate Science, Policy And Justice

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson


  • Location: Online

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is the co-founder of the Urban Ocean Lab, a think t…

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April 9, 2021

Dan Levy


  • Location: Online

Daniel Levy is an Emmy® and Golden Globe winning writer, actor, director, and producer, best known for his work on one of the most beloved shows on te…

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March 30, 2021

From The Oasis Falafel Kitchen To Your Home

Oasis Co-owners: Naftly Stramer And Ofer Sivan

Featuring UI grads-turned-expert chefs: Mike Osler and Victoria Rich


  • Hosted by: Charity Nebbe, host of “Talk of Iowa” on Iowa Public Radio and “Iowa Ingredient” on Iowa PBS
  • Location: Online

Cook Along and Learn the Secrets of Mediterranean Flavors Featuring UI grads-turned-expert chefs: Victoria Rich & Mike Osler and Oasis Co-owners:  Naf…

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