Events

6:00am Intramural Billiards Registration

For more information on Intramural Billiards and how to register, please visit https://recserv.uiowa.edu/programs/intramural-sports/billiards

Location: Petersen Residence Hall

1:00pm Tropical Indoor Triathlon

Make the most of this winter by competing in the 7th Annual Tropical Indoor Triathlon! The triathlon consists of 10 minutes swimming, biking, and running sections. This is the perfect opportunity for triathlon newbies and experienced athletes alike! Both individual and team options are available. This event is hosted by the TriHawks Triathlon Club.

Registration is open now! Learn more and register on our website: recserv.uiowa.edu/triathlon

Location: Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

5:00pm Invisible Hawkeyes - African American pathfinders & tastemakers, 1930-1970

The 2016 book Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa during the Long Civil Rights Era examines the highly-visible work of African American student artists and athletes that forced white students, instructors, and administrators to confront their undeniable intellect and talent.

By looking at the University of Iowa and a smaller midwestern college town like Iowa City, this book reveals how fraught moments of interracial collaboration, meritocratic advancement, and institutional insensitivity deepen our understanding of America's painful conversation into a diverse republic committed to racial equality.

This exhibit serves as a companion to the book by placing a spotlight on African American student work and achievements as documented in local sources. Items on display include original plays, musical compositions, poetry and prose, art, and artifacts of athletic accomplishment. 

The Main Library Gallery is free of charge and open to the public. The Gallery is located in the Main Library, near the north entrance. Gallery hours:
9am – 6pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9am – 8 pm Tuesday
10am – 5 pm Saturday
11am – 5pm Sunday

Location: Gallery University of Iowa Main Library

6:00pm Dada Futures: Circulating Replicants, Surrogates, and Participants

Dada began in Zurich in the midst of the First World War and its hold on the international public imagination grew as rumors of its provocative activities spread. Its initial members disrupted the normal business of art exhibition, production, and even criticism with their performances, shows, and publications. Against the idea that the solemn contemplation of art might elevate our sensibilities and offer an escape from the pressures of our everyday, they worked on what is often considered our basest instincts by inducing revulsion, inappropriate laughter, desire, or even boredom in order to force us to confront the challenges of our present all the more fully. These ideas gained traction in numerous artistic enterprises, most notably Fluxus, but continue to hold sway to this day, their ideas and artifacts circulating in the form of facsimile editions, and now digital reproductions.

Dada Futures considers the various unruly progeny the movement spawned and the projects it continues to seed, artistic, scholarly and otherwise. The show draws upon the remarkable strengths of UI Special Collections and the UIMA to spark conversations across disciplines and specializations. We celebrate past, present, and future collaborative efforts among University of Iowa faculty, the Libraries and Art Museum. Forty years ago, the interdisciplinary symposium and exhibition Dada Artifacts catalyzed the establishment of the International Dada Archive and Research Center at the University of Iowa, which has shaped the way we engage Dada and its aftermath.

This exhibition is curated by Joyce Tsai, UIMA with Timothy Shipe, UI Libraries, Jennifer Buckley and Stephen Voyce, Department of English.

To find out more about the next chapter in its history, please join us at the symposium Dada Futures on February 16–17, where lectures and discussions will be interspersed with film, performances, and outbursts of undignified enthusiasm.

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 UIMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

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

6:00pm Looking Bac: Ferdinand Bac 1859-1952

Artist, writer, and landscape architect, Ferdinand Bac accomplished more in his ninety-three years than most people could in twice that time. Looking Bac: Ferdinand Bac, 1859–1952 brings together Bac’s drawings and prints, generously loaned by Madame Sylviane Jullian, and the UIMA permanent collection. Divided into three sections—biography and nostalgia, women, and World War II—the exhibition examines Bac’s career.

Looking Bac is curated by UIMA Assistant Curator of Special Projects Kimberly Musial Datchuk, with translations and research assistance from Natalie J. A. Benson, PhD, Drake University.

It is generously supported by the Koza Family Fund, the Members Special Exhibition Fund, and the Richard V.M. Corton, M.D. and Janet Y. Corton Exhibition Fund.

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 UIMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Location: Black Box Theater, third floor Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

7:00pm Faces of Iowa Through the Early Lens

In the mid 1800s Iowa City, along with the rest of the state and nation, saw a boom in commercial studio photography.   Portrait painters were often early adopters of the new equipment and tools and brought photographs within the reach of average families. See rare daguerreotypes, original photography equipment, and images of early Iowa City residents in this brand-new exhibit.  Faces of Iowa through the Early Lens draws on the collections of the State Historical Society of Iowa and historical societies throughout the state

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Old Capitol Museum in advance at (319) 335-0548.

Location: Keyes Gallery Old Capitol Museum

7:00pm National Geographic Photo Ark

The interaction between animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out. When you remove one, it affects us all.

The National Geographic Photo Ark (natgeophotoark.org) is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. The Photo Ark's three-pronged approach harnesses the power of National Geographic's photography and the bold ideas of our explorers. Led by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, the project aims to document every species in the world's zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. 

Joel Sartore started the Photo Ark in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, over a decade ago. Since then, Sartore, a world-renowned photographer, has visited 40 countries in his quest to create a photo archive of global biodiversity, which will feature portraits of an estimated 12,000 species of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Once completed, the Photo Ark will serve as an important record of each animal's existence and a powerful testament to the importance of saving them.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Old Capitol Museum in advance at (319) 335-0548.

© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark 

Location: Hanson Humanities Gallery Old Capitol Museum

8:00pm Found

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts
Gallery Series

Found
By Margot Connolly
Directed by Morgan Grambo

Tensions rise between sisters Tabitha and Diana when Diana, a young true crime podcaster, decides to take on the unsolved case of their middle sister, who disappeared during a childhood game fifteen years ago. Tabitha, a cadaver dog handler, is unmoored by Diana's search from the start. As uncovering the past digs up hard truths and emotional traumas, the two sisters must work together to find closure.

This performance will use theatrical haze.

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

8:00pm Hawkeye High School Honors Festival Concert

Presented by the UI School of Music

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 School of Music in advance at (319)335-1613.

Location: Hancher Auditorium

8:00pm Iowa Raptor Project

In conjunction with the University of Iowa's theme semester Climate for Change and our current exhibit National Geographic Photo Ark, the Old Capitol Museum will be hosting a talk with the Iowa Raptor Project about endangered species. 

The interactive talk will include information about about the Endangered Species Act and how it helped the Peregrine Falcon and the Bald Eagle make a recovery. The group will bring Kanati a Peregrine Falcon and Serrelle an American Kestrel. American Kestrels are in decline throughout much of their range and scientists are concerned about their status. The group will also bring wings and feet to help demonstrate various raptor 
adaptations. 

A jointly sponsored program of University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College, the Iowa Raptor Project is devoted to the preservation of Iowa’s birds of prey and their natural habitats. The Iowa Raptor Project seeks to preserve Iowa’s raptor populations and habitats through educational experiences that awaken awareness, nurture appreciation and inspire action, as well as through field research on raptor nesting habitats, migration routes, and wintering grounds. (https://iowaraptorproject.wordpress.com/about/)

More information about the Iowa Raptor Project can be found here -https://recserv.uiowa.edu/iowaraptorproject

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 Old Capitol Museum in advance at 319-335-0546.

Location: Old Capitol Museum

8:30pm Archaeology Along the Raccoon River

OSA archaeologist, Cherie Haury-Artz, will present at the Befruary meeting of the Central Chapter of the Iowa Archeological Society. Her presentation will be a general survey of Iowa's prehistory and early history, highlighting representative sites from each period in the Racoon River region.

This presentation is open to the public. The Central Chapter will meet in the second floor classroom at the West Des Moines Library.

Location: West Des Moines Public Library West Des Moines Public Library

9:30pm Daniel Ellis, Senior Oboe Recital

Daniel Ellis, Oboe

Alan Huckleberry, Piano

Bogyeong Lee, Piano

 

Presented by the UI School of Music

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 School of Music in advance at (319)335-1613.

Location: Recital Hall Voxman Music Building

9:30pm “Overfeeding the Heart: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications,” the 35th annual UI Presidential Lecture

E. Dale Abel, Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, will deliver the 35th annual UI Presidential Lecture, "Overfeeding the Heart: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications," in the fourth-floor assembly hall of the Levitt Center for University Advancement.

Dr. Abel is the director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine, and director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics. He is a professor of medicine, of biochemistry, and of biomedical engineering, and he holds the John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research and the François M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Abel has had a distinguished career in endocrine-related research. His pioneering work on glucose transport in the heart guides his current research interests: molecular mechanisms responsible for cardiac dysfunction in diabetes. He directs a focused research group examining the molecular mechanisms leading to cardiac dysfunction in diabetes and the regulation of myocardial growth and metabolism by insulin signaling. His studies have elucidated mechanisms responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction displayed by the heart as a result of insulin resistance and insulin action in the heart. These findings provide insight into the pathogenesis of cardiac dysfunction in the diabetic heart.

Dr. Abel is an established investigator of the American Heart Association (AHA). His research program has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1995 and has received major support from the AHA, the American Diabetes Association, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is an elected member of the American Association of Physicians (AAP), the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA). He is a member of the board of directors of Keystone Symposia, the immediate past chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the immediate past chair of the board of directors of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation. He serves as a council member for the North American Section of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) and is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Abel was recently elected president of the Endocrine Society. Additionally, Dr. Abel has received many scholastic honors.

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 Kristin Loupee Beckman in advance at kristin-loupeebeckman@uiowa.edu.

Location: 4th-floor assembly hall Levitt Center for University Advancement

11:00pm Research help for students at The SEAM

Do you have a research project this semester? Are you looking for help finding, evaluating, and citing credible resources for that project? We now have evening research assistance to work with your busy schedule!

Visit The SEAM, a new space located on the SW side of the 2nd floor of the Main Library dedicated to assisting students. Drop in or make an appointment Sunday through Thursday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

We still have drop-in research assistance from 9-5 on the 1st floor of the Main Library, or you can make an appointment directly with your librarian, but The SEAM is here to extend the hours we are available to help you have a successful research experience. 

 

Location: 2nd Floor, Room 2012/13 University of Iowa Main Library

12:30am Black HERstory: Celebrating Audre Lorde

An event dedicated to honoring social activist and women's rights' pioneer, Audre Lorde on her birthday. We will be learning about Lorde's contributions to women, feminist thought, and her focus on Black LGBTQ People of Color. We will also be having cupcakes to decorate and ice cream as well as some copies of her book, the Black Unicorn.

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 Santos Rodriguez in advance at santos-a-rodriguez@uiowa.edu or 319-325-3430.

Location: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center