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J.K. Rowling Letter Writing Campaign

Location: Group Area D in Main Library Learning Commons

Date/Time: 12:00pm-3:30pm on Wednesday, March 11th

Please join the University of Iowa Lecture Committee in attempting to bring J.K. Rowling to campus in the spring of 2016 for an event that will be free and open to the public. Stop by Area D in the Main Library Learning Commons and write a letter to J.K. Rowling asking her to visit!

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Small Bytes Microcinema

Location: Main Library Learning Commons, Group Areas B & C

Entries due: Friday, March 13

Exhibition: Monday, March 30-Tuesday, April 7

Reception: Tuesday, April 7 from 6-8pm

For more information:

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Undergraduate Video Art Show

Location: Main Library Learning Commons, Group Areas B & C

Entries due: Friday, March 13

Exhibition dates: Wednesday April 8-Friday, April 17

Reception: Thursday, April 16 from 6-8pm

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Pi Day

Kick off spring break and help us celebrate Pi Day by stopping by one of the branch libraries and snagging a pie on March 13th!

Locations & Times:

Business Library – midmorning

Hardin Library – 9am

Sciences: 8:30am-4:30pm or until the pies run out!

Engineering – 10:30am-12:30pm or until the pies run out!

Main Library – 9:00am-11:00am


Statistics Tutoring Lab

Times: Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00am-10:00am, 2:00pm-3:00pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm and 4:30pm-6:00pm.

Location: Group Room 1113 Red in the Main Library Learning Commons

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Writing Center Tutoring

Times: Wednesdays from 3:30pm -5:30pm beginning Wednesday September 10th, 2014.

Location: Open Area D across from the Food for Thought Café in the Main Library Learning Commons.

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Programming for Faculty

Individual and group training about how the Learning Commons can be used to support your classroom initiatives is available for faculty and staff. Please contact the Learning Commons Coordinator for more information at

Student Work in the Public Sphere: A Learning Commons Workshop

Time: Friday, February 20th from 1:30-4:30pm

Location: Main Library Learning Commons

Students look at and treat assignments differently when those assignments culminate in the dynamic presentation of their work in a public space. Faculty can use assignments and projects to encourage students to engage with the spaces and people around them

This workshop hosted by the Main Library Learning Commons will provide instructors the opportunity to reimagine how their classes can perform or display student works in the Learning Commons space. Participants will

  • tour the Learning Commons facilities.
  • learn how faculty and campus partners have used the Learning Commons
  • have time to rework a current or previous assignment into something that can be displayed or performed in the Learning Commons.

Guest instructors will share their insights and experiences in using the Learning Commons to promote their student’s work. Participants will leave with a variety of project ideas for classroom use and will be well on their way towards reimagining a current or old assignment to be hosted in the Learning Commons. The institute is open to all faculty and instructors. There is no cost to attend, although pre-registration to the institute is required. Please register here.


1:00 invitation to attend Pitch Your Project presentations in Group Area D

1:30 welcome presentation and introduction to the Learning Commons (Group Rooms 1103 & 1105)

2:00 presentations: Show What You Know (Group Area C) & Pop Up Museum (Group Area A)

3:00 5 minute break

3:05 presentation: Archives Alive (Group Area E)

3:45 work time (Group Rooms 1103 & 1105)

4:15 closing remarks and reflection (Group Rooms 1103 & 1105)

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