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The Great Eclipse of 2017

Brent Studer, Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at Kirkwood Community College, explains the circumstances under which eclipses occur and what you can do to be ready for next week's solar eclipse...

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National Advanced Driving Simulator: The History and Future of Automated Driving

Dr. Daniel McGehee, Director of the National Advanced Driving Simulator and Associate Professor in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa discusses the history of...

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DNA Interest Group: Archaic Ancestry

Professor Andrew Kitchen from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Iowa presents the science of archaic ancestry inferences, such as the number of Neanderthal variants.

This...

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National Advanced Driving Simulator: Driver Distraction

As vehicle technology has become more complex and mobile devices more prevalent, the potential for driver distraction has increased. Dr. John Gaspar, Research Associate with the National Advanced...

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Habitat For Humanity: Building a Better World

Mark Patton, Executive Director of Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, shares the Iowa Valley Habitat story and information about their current project in Hills, Iowa and their smaller one-day...

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DNA Interest Group: Genetic Communities at AncestryDNA

A presentation by Byrant McAllister on the science of a recently introduced feature in the AncestryDNA platform Genetic Communities.

The DNA Interest Group is designed to bring together...

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Obermann Conversations: Johnson County Historic Poor Farm Collaborations

Community members and students from the Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy discuss collaborative opportunities at the Historic Poor Farm site, including food production,...

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Obermann Conversations: Singing as Transformational Practice

Rhonda Miller, a music therapist at Iowa City Hospice, sings with and to people in their final days and can attest to the power of voice. While Mary Cohen (Music, CLAS) leads the Oakdale Community...

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Obermann Conversations: Successfully Aging in Place

Mercedes Bern-Klug, Director of Aging & Longevity Studies Program at UI; Nancy Hauserman, Professor Emeritus in the UI College of Business; Susan Shullaw, small business owner; and Teresa...

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Bur Oak Land Trust: Saving Our Natural Areas

Tammy Wright, Executive Director of Bur Oak Land Trust tells us about the organization and gives us an overview of their properties.

This event is part of the 2017 Adult Summer Reading...

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