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Wednesday, 06 Sep 2017

Workshop: Social Security and Your Retirement

Channel: University Human Resources

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Gold Room, Memorial Union

A secure, comfortable retirement requires careful financial planning to anticipate your income and needs in retirement. As part of a comprehensive financial plan, it is important to understand the basics and benefits of the Social Security program. Registration requested.

Cost: free

Lecture: When Christians First Met Muslims

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

Michael Penn is a professor of religious studies at Stanford University and specializes in the history of early Christianity with a focus on Middle Eastern Christians.

Cost: free

Thursday, 07 Sep 2017

SEMINAR: Sustainable intensification of crop production using perennial cover to enhance ecosystem services

Channel: Agronomy Department

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm @ 2050 Agronomy Hall

Kenneth Moore, Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

Cost: Free

Lecture: The World's Most Resilient City

Channel: College of Design

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ 130 College of Design

Architect and ISU College of Design Rome Program instructor Tom Rankin will discuss ways in which Rome has, over two millennia, provided examples of sustainable urban design practices, and will highlight innovative public space projects, experiments in urban agriculture, car-free neighborhoods and extreme water conditions to help make Rome's history relevant to designers today.

Cost: free

Friday, 08 Sep 2017

NREM Seminar

Channel: Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department

3:10 pm - 4:00 pm @ E0164 Lagomarcino Hall

"From Kenya to Montana: an overview of cattle-wildlife coexistence in East Africa, and an update on a successful first summer at NREM's new Rod and Connie French Conservation Camp," Jennifer Schieltz, lecturer, French Conservation Camp director, ISU.

Cost: free

Lecture: MAD Works

Channel: College of Design

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design

Ma Yansong and ISU alumna Qun Dang, partners in Beijing-based design firm MAD Architects, will present the Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture as part of Premiere 17, the architecture department's annual celebration of the new academic year.

Cost: free

Planetarium Show: Eclipses & Solar System Astronomy

Channel: Astronomy

6:30 pm @ ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall

Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium and join us for an evening under the stars!

Cost: free

Monday, 11 Sep 2017

Lecture: New Developments in China and Sino-US Relations

Channel: World Affairs Series

5:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

Hong Lei is the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago.

Cost: free

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture Series

Channel: Lectures Program

8:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

"Severe 5%: Understanding the Criminal Justice System," Iowa State professor of sociology Matt DeLisi will draw on his research, clinical, and practitioner experiences working with pathological offenders to provide another framework for assessing the U.S. criminal justice system.

Cost: free

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017

P&S Council Seminar

Channel: Professional and Scientific Council

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Pioneer, Memorial Union

"Personal Leadership: Life Skills for Everyday Self-Care." Stephanie Downs, ISU WellBeing coordinator, will introduce the new Adventure2 online platform. Bring your own device, log in and explore with us!

Cost: free

Seminar: Geological & Atmospheric Sciences

Channel: Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Department

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm @ 2050 Agronomy

"Water Resource Stewardship in the US National Park Service" by Dr. Ed Harvey, 2017 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguighed Lecturer, Fort Collins, CO.

Cost: free

Lecture: Water Exploration in the Solar System

Channel: Lectures Program

8:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

"Water Exploration in the Solar System: The Restless Hunt for Life," Essam Heggy is a planetary scientist at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and a Rosetta co-investigator at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Cost: free

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

Lecture: Business CEO Speaker Series

Channel: College of Business

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ 1148 Gerdin Business Building

"From Donut Salesman to CEO," Kenneth Sullivan, president and CEO of Smithfield Foods Inc., a $15 billion global food company. He oversees Smithfield's vast business empire, including all its operations in the United States, Poland, Romania, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Cost: free

Lecture: Understanding and Defeating Racism and Discrimination in America

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Stephens Auditorium - Doors open at 6:00pm

Tim Wise is a prominent antiracist writer and educator and author of the memoir "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son."

Cost: free

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017

SEMINAR: Transposons as sources of genetic and epigenetic variation in crop genomes

Channel: Agronomy Department

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm @ 2050 Agronomy Hall

Nathan M. Springer, McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor University of Minnesota.

Cost: Free

President's Annual Address

Channel: Office of the President

6:30 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

Interim President Benjamin Allen will welcome back faculty, staff and students for the academic year. Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: free

Friday, 15 Sep 2017

The Nuts and Bolts of Contemporary North American Corn Germplasm

Channel: Agronomy Department

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ 3022 Agronomy Hall

At Illinois, Mark's research focuses on the genetic diversity of field and vegetable crops, and genomics where he initiated the collaboration resulting in the release of the second assembled and annotated maize genome, that of the Iodent corn line PH207.

Cost: Free

Gilman Lecture

Channel: Chemistry Department

1:10 pm @ 1352 Gilman

Dale Boger, chair of the chemistry department at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, will present "Redesign of Vancomycin for Resistant Bacteria."

Cost: free

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017

Lecture and recital: C-HOP Festival

Channel: Music Department

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ Tye Hall, Music Hall

"Terpsichore: Danses pour l'orgue et clavecin," Miriam Zach, organ and harpsichord faculty. C-HOP is a festival of dance music for carillon, harpsichord, organ and piano.

Cost: $15, students free

Lecture and recital: C-HOP Festival

Channel: Music Department

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

"Structure and Symmetry in Bach's Goldberg Variations," Caroline Hong, guest pianist. C-HOP is a festival of dance music for carillon, harpsichord, organ and piano.

Cost: $15 (free for students)

Monday, 18 Sep 2017

Entomology Seminar

Channel: Entomology Department

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm @ 210 Bessey Hall

"BugGuide.net in an age of artificial intelligence," John VanDyk, ISU entomology.

Cost: free

Lecture: The History of Experimentation on Black Americans

Channel: National Affairs Series

7:00 pm @ Great Hall, Memorial Union

"Medical Apartheid," Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of the best-selling book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. She has been a fellow in ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University.

Cost: free

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017

Seminar: Geological & Atmospheric Sciences

Channel: Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Department

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm @ 2050 Agronomy

"Chasing ice through space and time - reconstructing polar ice sheets through the Cenozoic using the marine sediment record" by Dr. Howie Scher, 2017 Ocean Discovery Lecturer, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Cost: free

STEMpathy: Valued qualities of STEM professionals in the modern age

Channel: Agronomy Department

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ 1306 Elings Hall

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Cost: Free

Mental Health Fair Keynote: Sara Benincasa

Channel: Lectures Program

7:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

"Help! You Need Somebody!" Sara Benincasa is a comedian, mental health advocate and author of "Agorafabulous! Dispatches from My Bedroom."

Cost: free

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

SEMINAR: State of Department

Channel: Agronomy Department

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm @ 2050 Agronomy Hall

Kendall Lamkey, Chair of the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University.

Cost: Free

Friday, 22 Sep 2017

Soil Erosion and Conservation in Northeast China

Channel: Agronomy Department

1:00 am - 2:00 am @ 3022 Agronomy Hall

Contour tillage, earth bank and level bench terraces were used to slow overland surface water flow and increase water infiltration time. No-till, basin-till and zonal-till are also applied to control soil erosion. Using these measure, have had a positive soil conservation effect in Northeast China. This may provide valuable information to support soil erosion control for other similar Mollisol regions.

Cost: Free

NREM Seminar

Channel: Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department

3:10 pm - 4:00 pm @ E0164 Lagomarcino Hall

"Wood-Rich Rivers: A Scarce Resource," Ellen Wohl, geosciences, Colorado State University.

Cost: free

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017

Lecture: Frontiers of Ag Opportunity

Channel: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Sun Room, Memorial Union

"Are We Ready? The Frontiers of Ag Opportunity," Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute think tank.

Cost: free

Monday, 25 Sep 2017

Entomology Seminar

Channel: Entomology Department

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm @ 210 Bessey Hall

"10 years of STRIPing at ISU leads to the delivery of multiple ecosystem services," Matt O'Neal, ISU entomology, and Lisa Schulte-Moore, ISU natural resource ecology and management.

Cost: free