The Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) contributes to the University’s mission by enriching the solid liberal arts foundation of the University, by enhancing the curriculum through experiential learning opportunities and, by promoting an awareness of the diversity of cultures and perspectives that exist in the global community.
Are you a social work, psychology, or education student who is interested in working with children and families? All of these professions have been impacted by the recent attention to bullying between adolescents. Reports have suggested an increase in suicide contagions in communities linking bullying behaviors with suicide rates. Public Health Departments in Colorado, Rhode Island, and Minnesota have begun exploring a response to the increase in suicidality. This presentation will provide some of the recent data related to suicide rates, national trends to suicidality and a glimpse into the practical application of social work, psychology, and education theory.
Dr. Jackson Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist who has long been recognized as one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. In this lecture, Jackson Katz uses clips from his film, Tough Guise, to illustrate how mainstream media images—from sports, television, Hollywood film, and music video—help to promote violent masculinity as a cultural norm. Dr. Katz is cofounder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the original "bystander" programs and the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics in North America. He is the creator of the film Tough Guise and author of The Macho Paradox and Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood. He lectures widely in the United States and around the world on violence, media, and masculinities.
Thomas Maltman will read from his novel Little Wolves, which takes place in 1980s drought-plagued Minnesota and follows Grizz Fallon as he tries to understand why his son has killed the sheriff and committed suicide.
The impacts of atmospheric aerosols on human health and global climate depend on their chemical composition. Eastern Iowa provides a unique setting to examine anthropogenic, agricultural, and natural source influences on aerosol composition. At a natural location in Johnson County approximately 40% of fine particulate matter with diameter less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) was found to be comprised of carbonaceous material. In this study, the sources of carbonaceous aerosol are explored by the measurement of molecular markers for gasoline vehicles, diesel engines, coal combustion, biomass burning, primary biogenic materials, and secondary organic aerosol. These species were measured by solvent-extraction followed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) analysis. The resulting data were used in a chemical mass balance (CMB) source apportionment model to evaluate the relative impacts of aerosol sources. The impact of the May-June 2012 Iowa City Landfill tire fire on air quality will also be discussed.
Two recent college graduates, Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden, road trip across the U.S. interviewing successful people who have chased their dreams and learn about discovering one's passion, committing to a dream, dealing with setbacks, and redefining success for the Millennial generation.
Along the way, the pair collects eye-opening advice from people in a wide range of professions, including: an Olympic skier, one of the original Latin Kings of Comedy, the CEO of a sustainable flip flop company, a renowned slam poet, a Project Runway fashion designer, the producer of PBS show Austin City Limits, a NASA astronaut and many more. Join us as we learn about the The Dream Share Project.
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