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EFC Lecture: Retirement Time Management: Oxymoron or Essential? — Susan R. Johnson promotional image

EFC Lecture: Retirement Time Management: Oxymoron or Essential? — Susan R. Johnson

Thursday, November 17, 2022 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Biology Building East
In popular culture "time management" means planning every minute, being efficient, and getting everything done. It's something you need for your career, not your life. This time management does not fit with anyone's vision of "retirement." But there is another, more useful, more accurate version of time management: Time is all we have. We want to use our time to create a life worth living. To do that, we need to decide what to do, plan (enough) to make those things happen, and do them with...
EFC Lecture: Gun Safety is on the Ballot in November: Unpacking the Proposed "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" Amendment — Patricia Zebrowski promotional image

EFC Lecture: Gun Safety is on the Ballot in November: Unpacking the Proposed "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" Amendment — Patricia Zebrowski

Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Biology Building East
Patricia M. Zebrowski   On Nov. 8, 2022, Iowans will vote on the addition of an amendment to the state constitution. The "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" amendment uses language that goes beyond the protections laid out in the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment. Specifically, the measure on the ballot will read: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The sovereign state of Iowa affirms and recognizes this right to be a fundamental individual right. Any and all...
EFC Lecture: Climate Change and the Future - Jerald Schnoor promotional image

EFC Lecture: Climate Change and the Future - Jerald Schnoor

Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Biology Building East
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called the recent UN report on climate change a “code red for humanity.” Among its many findings, “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land." Furthermore, greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide are the highest concentration in the atmosphere for at least 2 million years; methane and nitrous oxide are the most in more than 800,000 years; and our average temperature on earth is the warmest in at least 2,000 years. All...

Association of Emeritus Faculty annual meeting

Monday, May 16, 2022 10:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
The Annual Meeting of the Association of Emeritus Faculty will take place on Monday, May 16 from 10 a.m. until noon, via Zoom (meeting ID 825 854 6688). In addition to updating you on Emeritus activities, at 11 we will have a guest speaker, Professor Harleah Buck from the College of Nursing and Director of the Csomay Center for Gerontologic Excellence. Her presentation is titled Envisioning a Future of Optimal Aging and Well-Being for Older Adults and Their Caregivers: The Barbara and Richard...

EFC Lecture: Empowering a Victim of Domestic Violence to Terminate a Lease - Shelly Kurtz

Thursday, April 21, 2022 4:00pm
Virtual
In most states, tenants who are victims of domestic violence have NO right to terminate their leases. This forces victims to choose between remaining in their homes and risking more violence and possibly death, or leaving their apartments and incurring substantial debt to their landlords for unpaid rents. Reforming landlord tenant law to allow tenants who are victims of domestic violence to terminate their leases without owing further rents seems like a sensibile solution. As with all reforms...

EFC Lecture: Centennial Tensions in Theatre Arts - Kim Marra

Thursday, March 24 4:00pm to Friday, March 25, 2022 5:00pm
Virtual
Centennial Tensions: A Wider Reckoning with the History of the University of Iowa’s Theatre Arts Department Kim Marra, PhD Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and American Studies How does an academic department commemorate its history amid this world-changing time of COVID-19 and ever more urgent need for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion? How can it muster remembrance to account for its past at a predominately white, Midwestern land-grant institution while engaging current...

EFC Lecture Series - Brazilian "Choro" Music - Maurita Murphy Marx

Thursday, February 17, 2022 4:00pm
Virtual
Emeritus Faculty Lecture Series Brazilian "Choro" Music: A Journey Through Social and Racial Diversity (Lecture/Recital) Maurita Murphy Marx, DMA Professor Emeritus of Clarinet School of Music 4 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022 Kollros Auditorium (101 BBE) You may also join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99828626625?pwd=TWRCajFodlY1VjAzeGJrclRibGFZUT09 Professor Murphy Marx will be assisted by clarinetist Kim Carr (UI Graduate, 1991). The Brazilian "choro" (to cry), the national...

EFC Lecture Series - Bull in a China Shop, lecture by Jacob Odgaard

Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
This talk is about: (1) efforts to engage students and faculty at a university in Chengdu in international activities like study-abroad programs, faculty exchanges, joint research and degree programs, and to create multidisciplinary linkages both on and off campus; and (2) research on green infrastructure (GI) technologies. In China, research on GI technologies benefits from the government-sponsored Sponge City Initiative. Similar initiatives are ongoing in the U.S., where they are called Low...