Lifelong Learning


Learning is a lifetime process, not something that ends with graduation. The UI Alumni Association, along with various partners across campus, is committed to providing enrichment through Lifelong Learning programs. Each year, at events held in cities across Iowa, UI faculty and staff share their knowledge and experience with alumni and friends of the university. Topics range from health issues and current events to career development.

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50 Years of Star Trek

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time: 6 p.m.

Join us to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek through a University of Iowa Libraries exhibition of rare materials documenting the history of Trek and Trekkers. With a focus on the original series cast on television and in film, the exhibition highlights the early years of the franchise and illustrates the key role fans played in shaping its future.

Peter Balestrieri, curator for the Star Trek exhibit, will give visitors a tour of the gallery that includes the program from the first Star Trek convention, the first Star Trek fanzine, and a wide variety of fan-produced materials.

The exhibition also covers the 1980s movie era, with rare documents, photographs, memos, and production materials from UI alumnus Nicholas Meyer, director of Star Trek II and Star Trek VI, and writer of Star Trek II, Star Trek IV, and Star Trek VI.

This is a prime opportunity to experience the history of Star Trek in a way that wouldn't be possible anywhere else.

This tour is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are encouraged.

Click here to pre-register by noon on Wednesday, June 29.

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