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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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

March 3, 2021

Ibtihaj Muhammad

  • Location: Online

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an entrepreneur, activist, speaker and Olympic medalist in fencing. A 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist a…

February 16, 2021

Cassandra S. Foens M.D., F.A.C.R. 2021 Lecture

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, A Discussion On Race And Medical Ethics

Lacks Family Members Veronica And Jeri

  • Location: Online

Jeri Lacks Whye is Henrietta Lacks’ granddaughter. She is employed with the Judiciary System of Baltimore in the Domestic Violence Unit. Jeri has visi…

February 3, 2021

Trumpism And The Republican Party: What’s Next?

Michael Steele

  • Location: Online

Moderated by Jim Leach

Michael Stephen Steele is an American conservative political commentator, attorney, and former Republican Party politician. St…

January 25, 2021

Spillover: The Global Threat Of Emerging Infectious Diseases

David Quammen

  • Location: Online

David Quammen is the best-selling author of a dozen fiction and non-fiction books, including The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin and Spillo…

November 9, 2020

Addressing Racial Health Disparities in America

Patrice Harris

  • Location: Online

Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was the 174th president of the American Medical Association, and the organization’s first Afri…

October 28, 2020

Ain't I A Woman: My Journey to Womanhood

Laverne Cox

  • Location: Online

Emmy-nominated actress, documentary film producer and prominent equal rights advocate, Laverne Cox, continues to make history in her career and signif…

October 21, 2020

Why We're Polarized

Ezra Klein

  • Location: Online

Ezra Klein is the editor-at-large and founder of Vox. Before that, he was columnist and editor at the Washington Post, a policy analyst at MSNBC, and …

October 8, 2020

Race and the Media: How the Media shapes race issues and influences our beliefs

Eric Deggans & Venise Berry

  • Location: Online

Eric Deggans is a veteran journalist. He was the first full-time television critic on NPR after working with the Tampa Ray Times for more than twenty …

September 22, 2020

In Conversation about 1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation

Nikole Hannah-Jones

  • Location: Online

Note: Regretfully, the recording of the Nikole Hannah-Jones event presented by the University of Iowa Lecture Committee is not available for viewing. …

March 3, 2020

Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Change: How to Affect the Masses

Adam Braun

  • Location: Englert Theatre

New York Times bestselling author, Founder of Pencils of Promise which has broken ground on 500+ schools around the world, and named to Business Insid…

February 18, 2020

Fixing a Broken Refugee System: A Case of Palestine Refugees

Dr. Akihiro Seita

  • Location: University of Iowa Old Capitol Senate Chamber

Dr. Akihiro Seita helps provide primary health care to 5.4 million Palestine Refugees, a leader in health reform and is an advocate for mental health …

February 5, 2020

An Evening With Susan Rice

Susan Rice

  • Location: Englert Theatre

Former U.S. National Security Advisor and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Tough…

January 23, 2020

from social movement to social impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill

  • Location: IMU Main Lounge

Anita Hill is a historic American Women's rights icon, attend and advocate for equality. 

Event details:

6:00 p.m. Doors open for UI students, facu…


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