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McGranahan Lecture Jelani Cobb

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 7:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Historian and Peabody Award-winning journalist Jelani Cobb emerges as a clear voice in the fight for a better America. A PBS Frontline correspondent for two critically acclaimed documentaries, Cobb explores the complexities of race and inequality, while offering guidance and hope for the future. A longtime writer for The New Yorker, Cobb’s work is described as having the “rigor and depth of a professional historian with the alertness of a reporter, the liberal passion of an engaged public intellectual, and the literary flair of a fine writer.”
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Obermann Humanities 3MT (3-Minute Thesis) Competition

Thursday, September 28, 2023 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
The Obermann Center's 2023 Humanities Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) will take place from 3 to 5 p.m on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Iowa City Public Library. REGISTER HERE. This 3MT is specially designed to feature the work of UI humanities graduate students. The 3MT event challenges graduate students to articulate their complex research clearly and concisely to non-specialist audiences in three minutes or fewer. The presented research can be a student’s thesis or PhD work, research related to an...
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$4 Fridays at FilmScene

Friday, September 29, 2023 8:00pm to 11:59pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
Every Friday after 8 p.m., students see any new release film for $4 at FilmScene!
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Out of the Archive: S. Torriano Berry Horror Trilogy Film Screening

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 6:30pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
Please join us at FilmScene this fall for a monthly screening and discussion series, Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness. A continuation of conversations begun last spring in the inaugural Out of the Archive program, the series showcases the vibrant, multifaceted tradition of Black cinema by presenting rarely screened and/or recently restored films. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with students, in particular, encouraged to pick $0). Join us before each screening for a free dinner reception...
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Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture-Jane Smiley

Thursday, October 5, 2023 7:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
The Department of English welcomes Ida Cordelia Beam Speaker, Jane Smiley, to speak on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Jane is a Pulitzer-Prize winning author and alumni of the University of Iowa's Department of English. A reception will follow. Her visit is made possible with the support of the Provost's office and the Department of English.
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