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University of Iowa Professor Teresa Mangum discusses the meaning of the humanities

Teresa Mangum is a professor in the Department of Gender, Women?s, and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. Her work focuses on Victorian women?s literature, animal studies, and age…

University of Iowa Professor Chuck Connerly discusses his work in the humanities

Chuck Connerly is professor and director of the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning. He is the author of The Most Segregated City in America: City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham,1920-1980 (University of Virginia Press, 2005), as well as…

University of Iowa President Sally Mason discusses the 2008 flood

University of Iowa President Sally Mason calls the 2008 flood the defining event of her presidency. As conditions grew continually worse from the previous February up through the flood, University and community experts held meetings in preparation…

University of Iowa librarian Dan Gall recalls his experiences with the 2008 flood

Hear University of Iowa library employee Dan Gall describe the ?bucket brigade? system he and other volunteers used to move fragile books from the basement of the UI Main Library to the safety of upper floors during the 2008 flood. He had conflicted…

University of Iowa Hydraulic Engineer Larry Weber discusses the 2008 flood and subsequent recovery efforts

Larry Weber, Director of the University of Iowa Department of Hydroscience and Engineering, describes how he and others prepared the University for flooding based on increasing warning signs in the months leading up to the deluge. During the…

University of Iowa History Professor Colin Gordon discusses the humanities

Colin Gordon is professor and undergraduate director in the University of Iowa History Department. His research focuses on the intersection of policy, space, and political economy. These interests have spawned three monographs on very distinct…

University of Iowa Emeriti Professor Bruce Fehn discusses his engagement with the humanities

Bruce Fehn, a recently retired Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Program of Social Studies at UI, became involved in the humanities after switching his major from preliminary work in dentistry to history in college during the…

University of Iowa Department of History PhD Candidate Yvonne Seale discusses the humanities

Yvonne Seale is a PhD Candidate at the University of Iowa in the field of medieval history who is broadly interested in women?s and gender history and in the social history of religion. Her dissertation research focuses on female Premonstratensians…

University of Iowa Computer Science Professor Douglas Jones discusses the 2008 flood and the subsequent recovery efforts

Douglas Jones, a University of Iowa Professor of Computer Science, discusses the 140 families who became refugees because of the flood and recounts he and his wife?s experience during what he calls President George W. Bush?s ?disaster junket.?…

University of Iowa Associate Professor Rachel Marie-Crane Williams discusses the humanities

Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, is an artist and teacher currently employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa. She has a joint appointment between the School of Art and Art History (Intermedia) and Gender Women?s and Sexuality Studies.…