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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…

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…

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.

April 19, 2022

War Is Never The Answer

Kathy Kelly

Presented by: Veterans for Peace and PEACE Iowa

  • Location: Old Capitol Senate Chamber

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…

April 12, 2022

Negotiating in Their World: Learning to Never Split the Difference

2022 Notable Iowan: Chris Voss

  • Location: Hancher Auditorium

April 8, 2022

More Than a "Bachelorette"

Rachel Lindsay

  • Location: IMU, Main Lounge

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…


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