University of Iowa

February Events

  • February 2019
WorldCanvass: Artificial Intelligence

WorldCanvass: Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
MERGE
It’s news to very few of us that artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer only in the realm of science fiction—it’s all around us.  But what is it?  From disembodied communication partners like Siri and Alexa to targeted marketing, intelligent vehicles, advanced medical diagnostics, and deepening layers of social media analytics, AI is changing the way we live, work, and play.  On the next WorldCanvass, an exceptional group of UI faculty and industry leaders in the fields of engineering,...
My Daughters are My Writings

My Daughters are My Writings

Friday, February 15, 2019, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chambers
Last spring, two University of Iowa graduate students in the Department of History interviewed seven Iowa City residents from Sudan to document their personal stories and perspectives. UI alumna Margot Connolly then turned those oral histories, along with content from the book Modern Muslims: a Sudan Memoir by Steve Howard, into a play. Now four University of Iowa acting students are performing the work, directed by UI theatre graduate student and actor in the play, Britny Horton. Join us for...

Generation Wealth

Monday, February 18, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Voxman Music Building
Collaborating with FilmScene to show the film which examines materialism, celebrity culture, and social status and reflects on the desire to be wealthy at any cost

"Americanah" Book Discussion

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Coralville Public Library, Board Room
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Aichie
Author Deon Harris: Book and Life Discussion

Author Deon Harris: Book and Life Discussion

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Forty Seven Things Room (346)
Deon Harris, author of The Basic Essentials of Doing Time Constructively: The Politics of Prison and Dog Food, will be holding a book discussion and sharing stories from his life, involving his time incarcerated and beyond.
Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Art Building West, 116
There are gaps between what we know and what we think we know. Some of the greatest art creates a paradigm shift, where a viewer comes to the work with assumptions about what they think they are seeing and then the work offers something outside of those assumptions: a new way of seeing, thinking, and feeling. For this lecture, visual artist and Grant Wood Fellow in Painting & Drawing, Eleanna Anagnos, shares developments in her processes that bridge the gap between the corporeal and...

Iowa Justice Action Network (IJAN)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), 256
IJAN will talk about mass incarceration and mental health issues among the incarcerated