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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The University of Northern Iowa Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to announce the department has received a $25,000 grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, supported by NASA. These funds will support and enhance hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate students at the university. Specifically, the grant dollars will be used to increase the scientific return of research projects with the purchase of specialized equipment, including spectrometers and biosampling tools, along with the creation of new outreach opportunities for sharing the work.
Friday, February 21, 2020
More than 800 first-graders from Waterloo and Hudson school districts are expected to attend the University of Northern Iowa’s African American Read-In, which will feature an expanded slate of activities and for the first time send each student home with a book. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Maucker Union. The read-in is held annually in conjunction with the African American Children and Families Conference, slated for Feb. 27-28 at the college.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
A new exhibit at the University of Northern Iowa examines the millions of ordinary people who witnessed the Holocaust, challenging the commonly held notion that its tragedies were perpetrated far from the view of ordinary citizens. The exhibit, “Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust,” will be on display from Feb. 16 to March 8 in the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall on the main floor of Rod Library. 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education is teaming up with a number of other organizations to co-host the annual Local Food and Film Festival on Saturday, March 7. Held at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls, the Local Food and Film Festival aims to promote community and raise awareness around local foods, sustainability and environmental health.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Skills in science, technology, engineering and math will be put to the test at the upcoming Iowa Science Olympiad, held at the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, March 7.  The Iowa Science Olympiad is an annual competition for junior high and high school students from around the state. Over the course of the day-long event, students work in partnerships to compete in different scientific disciplines including  chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, general science knowledge and more.
Friday, February 7, 2020
  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the UNI family services professor shares what he’s learned about love and dating from his research and teaching — and how “The Bachelor” ties it all together.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
  Erin Brockovich, the internationally renowned fighter against environmental and corporate injustices, will visit the University of Northern Iowa for a public talk on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.   Brockovich’s talk, titled “The Power of One,” will focus on the importance of fighting for the truth. Tickets are free and can be picked up during normal business hours at any UNItix location.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
  This UNI professor tackles the mainstream media’s coverage of the working class in his new book. Here, he answers five essential questions. Chris Martin has always been a news junkie. He grew up obsessively reading every newspaper and magazine he could get his hands on. That lifelong passion — and a critical eye Martin developed for how certain subjects are covered — has served him well as a professor in UNI’s communication studies department, where he regularly teaches classes on journalism and the media.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The University of Northern Iowa is hosting a mock caucus at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Maucker Union Ballrooms, open to UNI students and the Cedar Valley community. Organized by the department of political science, the nonpartisan event will shed light on the purpose of caucusing and the importance of living in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa. Participants will be led through the processes that both parties use to conduct their caucuses and to tabulate and report results. 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art presents an exhibition titled “Empowered” open to the public.