Asst. Prof. Rúnar Helgi Vignisson, March 6, 2012

“Blue Birds from the Dreamland (Iceland’s Modern Economy)” Watch the program here. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Runar H. Vignisson is a distinguished author and translator who has been the recipient of a number of illustrious awards for his work, including The Icelandic Translation Award for his translation of J. M. Coetzee’s “Disgrace”Continue reading “Asst. Prof. Rúnar Helgi Vignisson, March 6, 2012”

Edouard Duval-Carrié, March 2, 2012

“The Artist and the Haitian Art Relief Fund” Watch the program here. Haitian-born painter and sculptor Edouard Duval-Carrié gave a talk on “The Artists and the Haitian Relief Fund” where he discussed his own activities as a part of the Haitian relief effort, in addition to presenting a selection of his most recent artistic productions.Continue reading “Edouard Duval-Carrié, March 2, 2012”

Rubie Watson, February 16, 2012

“Effects of Low Fertility Rates in East Asia” Watch the program here. Dr. Rubie Watson attended the University of Iowa in the 1960s, received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the London School of Economics, and has taught anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University. Her research interests include gender, family organization, and memoryContinue reading “Rubie Watson, February 16, 2012”