WorldCanvass: "Taking It to the Streets: Engagement and the Academy"

Tuesday, March 1 at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
FilmScene
118 E. College St., Iowa City, IA 52240

The UI’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies has long been the home of interdisciplinary collaboration, where thinking outside the box isn’t just the result, but the operating principle. Ten years ago, the Obermann Center, believing strongly in the power of actively-engaged scholarship, established a week-long institute which would put experienced faculty together with graduate students to show them how they can enhance their teaching, research, and creative work through purposeful interaction with community partners.   We’ll hear from participants—faculty, graduate students, and community members—on the next WorldCanvass in a program called “Taking It to the Streets: Engagement and the Academy.”  The free program begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at FilmScene in downtown Iowa City. To see a complete program schedule, please visit http://international.uiowa.edu/news/%E2%80%9Ctaking-it-streets%E2%80%9D-march-1-worldcanvass The program, which is produced by UI International Programs and takes place at Iowa City’s non-profit cinema arts organization FilmScene, 118 East College Street, is free and open to the public.  Concessions will be available for purchase and audience members are invited to enjoy a social hour from 4-5 p.m. preceding the show. WorldCanvass is recorded before a live audience for later broadcast on UITV, YouTube, iTunes, and the Public Radio Exchange. Podcasts can be downloaded for free from iTunes and past programs are available through IP’s website. WorldCanvass is a production of UI International Programs in collaboration with FilmScene and University of Iowa Video Services. For more information on WorldCanvass, contact Joan Kjaer at joan-kjaer@uiowa.edu or visit the WorldCanvass web page.

Contact Info: Joan Kjaer, joan-kjaer@uiowa.edu, 319-335-2026