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8:00am Iowa Startup Games

Ten teams. Three days. Cash prizes. One free credit hour.

Created and hosted by the UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), Iowa Startup Games bring together students from all across campus to spend a weekend together building a business. At the end of the weekend, student teams compete to win cash prizes.

Application required, found at www.iowajpec.org. 

Location: Room W401 Pappajohn Business Building

8:00am Places & Spaces: Mapping Science

The University of Iowa Main Library Learning Commons will host Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, a digital exhibition featuring compelling visualizations of research data. The exhibition’s maps and images transform big data into viewable narratives that illuminate scientific endeavors, discoveries, and possibilities for the future.

On display February 6 through March 6 in University of Iowa Main Library Learning Commons Group Area B, the Places & Spaces exhibition is co-sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the UI Libraries.

Organized by the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University, Places & Spaces showcases outstanding examples of science maps from around the globe and from diverse disciplines. Innovative and inspiring, these visualizations use data to tell science stories and to point the way to promising new areas of research.

Drawing from across cultures and across scholarly disciplines, the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition demonstrates the power of maps to address vital questions about the contours and content of human knowledge. Created by leading experts in the natural, physical, and social sciences; visual arts; and the humanities, the maps in Places & Spaces allow us to better grasp the abstract contexts, relationships, and dynamism of science and technology. Individually and as a whole, the maps of Places & Spaces allow data to tell stories that both the scientist and the layperson can understand and appreciate.

Spaces & Places curator Katy Börner is professor of Library and Information Science and founding director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Börner will deliver the closing lecture for the exhibition based on her interdisciplinary work that includes statistics, cognitive science, biocomplexity, and visualization.

The closing lecture will be held March 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Shambaugh Auditorium at the UI Main Library.

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 Katie Hassman in advance at katie-hassman@uiowa.edu.

Location: Learning Commons, Group Area B (next to Food For Thought Cafe) University of Iowa Main Library

10:00am "Bodies in Motion"

Bodies in Motion compares the dance photography of Barbara Morgan to work produced by artists from the Renaissance to the present. Imagined as a complement to Dance Marathon, which takes place in the IMU February 3 – 4, 2017, the exhibition highlights Morgan’s ability to capture motion, the innovative choreography of Martha Graham, and the similar expressions of movement in pieces by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Gyorgy Kepes, and Nathan Lerner.

Location: UIMA@IMU Visual Classroom, third floor Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

11:00am DOCUMENTING DADA / DISSEMINATING DADA

DOCUMENTING DADA / DISSEMINATING DADA
An exhibition at the Main Library Gallery
January 18 – April 28, 2017

Curated by Timothy Shipe, curator of the International Dada Archive, University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For details and Gallery hours, visit lib.uiowa.edu/gallery.

DOCUMENTING DADA / DISSEMINATING DADA is an exhibition featuring items from the University of Iowa Libraries' International Dada Archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of material related to the Dada movement.

A brief and potent burst of activity from 1916 through 1923, Dada was more than a mere art movement claiming a broader role as an agent of cultural, social, and political change. Its proponents wanted to affect all aspects of Western civilization, to take part in the revolutionary changes unfolding as inevitable results of the chaos of World War I. 

The Dada movement was perhaps the single most decisive influence on the development of twentieth-century art, and its innovations are so pervasive as to be virtually taken for granted today. 

This exhibition highlights Dada’s printed output, which documents the ephemeral aspects of the movement and shows how the dadaists used their publications to spread the movement beyond its origins in Zurich. 

Visitors to the exhibition are immersed in rare items that transmit the indelible spirit of Dada and its pointed relevance today. From publications to posters and pamphlets, these exquisite traces of cultural/social/political history can edify, provoke, and urge our thoughts and actions today.

Location: Gallery University of Iowa Main Library

12:00pm Come Together: Collaborative Lithographs from the Tamarind Institute

This exhibition explores the collaborative nature of lithography at the Tamarind Institute. Thirty lithographs by contemporary artists are accompanied by historic prints. Students and scholars from across the University of Iowa community wrote interpretive levels for the exhibition, mirroring the collaborative spirit of that Tamarind Institute.

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 Elizabeth Wallace in advance at elizabeth-m-wallace@uiowa.edu.

Location: Black Box Theater Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

1:00pm MAMMA MIA! | Farewell Tour

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again. Now it's your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA's great hits—including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me," and "The Winner Takes It All"—with an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. Every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Event Sponsors:
Terry and Johanna Abernathy
MidWestOne Bank
Oaknoll Retirement Residence
Rhoda Vernon

Services for People with Disabilities. Please contact Hancher's access services or TDD at 319-335-1158.

Location: Hancher Auditorium

1:00pm CONNECTED: The Internet of Everyday Things

Smart houses, smart watches, smart cookware, smart streetlights—more and more objects and aspects of our daily lives are connected to or conducted on the Internet. What does it mean to people and businesses to have these everyday devices connected to ourselves and also to each other? Find out more about the beneifts and challenges of the “Internet of Things” in this brand-new exhibit at the Old Capitol Museum.

This exhibit is part of Our Lives Online, the spring 2017 theme semester.

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 Liz Crooks in advance at liz-crooks@uiowa.edu or 319-335-3591.

Location: Keyes Gallery for Arts, Humanities, and Sciences Old Capitol Museum

1:00pm Hawkeyes in Space: UI Physics, Past and Present

Have you ever wondered about the universe beyond our planet? For decades, scientists in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have worked to solve the mysteries of space. Join them on this journey for answers as we explore space science research at Iowa. Marvel at the rich history of the department, from the Van Allen era to the present, understand the physics behind space phenomena like aurorae, and discover what’s on the horizon for today’s Hawkeyes in Space.

Location: Hanson Humanities Gallery Old Capitol Museum

1:30pm Elizabeth King, Saxophone

MA Recital

Location: Recital Hall Voxman Music Building

2:00pm Girl: A Labyrinth Dark

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts
Gallery Series

By Emma Genesen
Directed by Anne Marie Nest

After the violation of a GIRL's body, heart, and soul, she finds herself silenced in the labyrinth of her psyche. With the help of a snarky subconscious, GIRL embarks on a quest to reclaim her narrative, and along the way she faces the myriad of voices that threaten to trap her with words that are not her own.

In the words of Galileo, "Philosophy is written in this grand book - I mean the universe - which stands continually to open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written... without which it is humanely impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth."

Trigger warning: This play involves sexual violence and adult situations which may be triggering to some people.

Tickets:
Tickets for Gallery Productions are available in the Theatre lobby one hour before showtime. Tickets are $5 for non-students and free for University of Iowa students with a valid ID.

Location: Theatre B Theatre Building

2:00pm Iowa Startup Games Final Pitches

Join us for the final pitches of the spring 2017 Iowa Startup Games cohort. Listen to teams pitch their businesses and see what they accomplished in just one weekend!

Pitches will be held from 2-5 pm in the McCord Indoor Press Box at Kinnick Stadium. Please enter Kinnick Stadium through Gate D and use the elevators to reach the second floor.

Please visit the Iowa JPEC page to RSVP for this event.

Location: McCord Indoor Club Press Box Kinnick Stadium

3:00pm Arts Share Community Percussion Concert

Presented by UI School of Music

Location: Concert Hall Voxman Music Building

3:30pm Haviland Gilbert, Double Bass

Senior Recital

Location: Recital Hall Voxman Music Building

4:00pm Live From Prairie Lights: Mindy Mejia

Mindy Mejia will read from her razor-sharp literary thriller, Everything You Want Me to Be.

Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of Hattie Hoffman: good student, good daughter, good citizen, girl who is brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play.

Shelf Awareness says, "Readers will surely find this unsettling, character-driven descent into secret desires and hidden faces everything they wanted to see from a talented writer and then some."

Mindy Mejia received her MFA from Hamline University. The granddaughter of Minnesota farmers, she is the author of the YA book The Dragon Keeper, and lives in the Twin Cities.

"Ms. Mejia displays the enviable ability and assurance of such contemporaries as Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman in convincingly charting inter-generational passion and angst." —The Wall Street Journal

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 Jan Weissmiller in advance at jan@prairielights.com.

Location: Prairie Lights Books

5:30pm Alex Johnson, Bassoon

Presented by the UI School of Music

Sophomore Bassoon Recital

Bogyeong Lee, Piano
Shinhyung Kim, Piano
Jill Oberhart, Bassoon
Taylor Wood, Bassoon

Location: Recital Hall Voxman Music Building

6:00pm Black in Business Series: Networking Dinner

Students, faculty and staff, and professionals are invited to this networking event where they can learn from each other and feel supported by the community. Sign up online for the dinner, which will guarantee your place at one of our tables. Students who participated in the elevator pitch workshop or were a part of JPEC’s Start Up Games will have the unique opportunity to showcase their skills. Please join us in capstoning our series with this event, which is sponsored in partnership with the Tippie College of Business and is Advantage Iowa Approved. (Note: there will be an extra Black in Business Series event in March).

Location: TBD Mediacom Outdoor Club Kinnick Stadium

6:00pm Sunday Dinner

Join members of the Afro American Cultural Center as we enjoy a Sunday dinner together and talk about the history of Black History Month.

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 Afro American Cultural Center in advance at aacc@uiowa.edu or 319-335-8296.

Location: Afro American Cultural Center

6:30pm MAMMA MIA! | Farewell Tour

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again. Now it's your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA's great hits—including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me," and "The Winner Takes It All"—with an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. Every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Event Sponsors:
Terry and Johanna Abernathy
MidWestOne Bank
Oaknoll Retirement Residence
Rhoda Vernon

Services for People with Disabilities. Please contact Hancher's access services or TDD at 319-335-1158.

Location: Hancher Auditorium

6:30pm Blue Carpet Bash

Join us on Hollywood’s biggest night for a big screen celebration of the year in movies! Walk down the blue carpet, pose for the flash bulbs, predict the winners, compete for prizes, snack on bottomless Iowa popcorn and sip on delicious movie-inspired drinks. And its all for a good cause!

Come dressed in your finest (or just as you are) to share the evening with fellow film lovers. The event (formerly Hollywood Live!) moves to FilmScene this year, broadcasting live on two screens and in the lobby. FilmScene will be announcing the winners of the annual Foscars awards and tallying the scorecards leading up to the Best Picture finale.

6:30 p.m. Get your photograph snapped on the blue carpet, enter the “best dressed” contest, fill out your ballot, and pick up a treat!
7:00 p.m. Awards preshow begins
7:30 p.m. Awards ceremony begins

Admission is a $15 Suggested Donation, and includes complimentary popcorn all night long. Delicious Iowa craft beers, wines, and movie-inspired specialty drinks will be available for purchase.

This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Location: FilmScene

7:00pm CAB Presents: Oscars Viewing Party

Come watch the Oscars on the big screen at CAB’s Oscars Viewing Party! Complete with a red carpet, popcorn and assorted snacks. There will be tons of trivia prizes given out during commercial breaks. Come dressed to impress or in your sweats to relax and watch the show!

Location: Iowa Theater (1st Floor) Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

7:30pm Latitude Ensemble Concert (Classical Improvisation)

Max Kayser - horn
Jakson Cole - tuba
Alex Spencer - euphonium
Alex Cooper - piano
James Naigus - horn, piano
Laura Goddard - piano, viola, voice
John Manning - tuba
Jim Dreier - percussion
Jeffrey Agrell - horn, guitar, percussion

Presented by UI School of Music

Location: VOX 2451- Welch Rehearsal Room Voxman Music Building

7:30pm Mirror Visions Ensemble

Presented by UI School of Music

Location: Concert Hall Voxman Music Building