2020-21 Lecture Series sponsored by the Emeritus Faculty Council


Music in the Shadow of Disease: Famous Last Gasps

Christopher Squier
Professor Emeritus, Oral Pathology and Global Health Studies

Karen Wachsmuth
Associate Director, International Fellowships
Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting

4:00 pm
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Video of lecture    Flyer (PDF)


How Hand Papermaking Arrived at a R1 University: An Overview from the Driver’s Seat

Tim Barrett

Professor Emeritus of the School of Library & Information Sciences
UI Center for the Book

4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Video of lecture    Flyer (PDF)   

If you are interested in helping with the Center for the Book challenge grant, contact Jeff.liebermann@foriowa.org (319-467-3475) or timothy-barrett@uiowa.edu

The King in the Manuscript: A Case Study in Medical Imaging for Medievalists

Katherine Tachau

Professor Emerita of History
Council Member, National Endowment for the Humanities (2013-present)


4:00 pm
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Flyer (PDF)
Video:    Introduction    Lecture


A Rough Diamond: F. Mason Sones and the Discovery of Selective Coronary Arteriography

Allyn Mark, M.D.

Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine
Director, Cardiology Division (1976-1995)
Associate Dean for Research (1995-2006)
Carver College of Medicine
President, Assoc. of University Cardiologists (1994-1995)

4:00 pm
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Printable flyer (PDF)    Lecture handout (PDF)

Video of lecture (intro at 2:20, lecture at 4:40)

Narrative Medicine: What Is It?
(and why on earth did I go back to
grad school after retiring?)

Carol Scott-Conner, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Professor and Chair Emerita of Surgery
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

4:00 pm, Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Flyer (PDF)    Video of lecture    Lecture handout

Bloody Brainwork

Marvin Bell
Flannery O'Connor Professor of Letters, Emeritus
Iowa Writers’ Workshop (1965-2005)
First Poet Laureate of Iowa
Collaborator with writers, musicians, composers, photographers and dancers

4:00 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2020
Video of lecture     Flyer (PDF)

Inka 'Knot Writing': If Not Writing, What?

Frank Salomon
John V. Murra Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Adjunct Professor, Anthropology, University of Iowa

4:00 pm, Thursday, October 22, 2020

Video of lecture [Note: There are gaps at 28:00-32:50 and 1:03:20-1:07:20 where we lost our connection with the speaker.]

Transformational Engagement: An Urban Planning Scholar as a Council Member/ Mayor

James Throgmorton
Professor Emeritus, School of Urban and Regional Planning
4:00 pm, Thursday, September 17, 2020


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Biology office in advance at 319-335-1050.