Thursday, 24 Sep 2009
"The Digital Divide for Latina Immigrants in Iowa: Status and Recommendations," Aurelio Curbelo, ISU Ag and Life Sciences. His research shows that reducing the digital divide among Latin American female immigrants to urban and rural Iowa can greatly enhance their educational status and increase their English proficiency. Increasing their computer skills would increase economic opportunities and socioeconomic conditions in their communities.
Join Steve Grody in an exploration of the distinctive vernacular art of graffiti in Los Angeles.
"Please Don't Come Back from the Moon & Other Stories : A Fiction Reading," Dean Bakopoulos, ISU English. Bakopoulos is author of the novel Please Don't Come Back from the Moon, a New York Times Notable Book. He has lectured at many universities about the economic and environmental problems facing the post-industrial Rust Belt and has published related essays and criticism.
Accompany University Museums as we explore the relationship between images and language by sharing poetry inspired by the current exhibitions with special guests Mary Swander, Iowa's Poet Laureate and ISU Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Jim Coppoc, ISU English and American Indian Studies.
Richard Heinberg is a senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, Sebastopol, Calif. He is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators, having delivered hundreds of lectures on oil depletion to a wide variety of audiences around the world. He is the award-winning author of eight books.