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Thursday, 01 Oct 2009

Presentation: Putting Vision into Action

Oct 01, 2009

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

College of Design

free

Groups, governance Lectures

"Putting Vision into Action: Service Learning and Civic Engagement," Laura Lawson, University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, part of the "Iowa in the Global Comm[unity]: Inside/Out" programming series.

Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar

Oct 01, 2009

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

171 Durham

College of Engineering Lectures

"From Patchy Particles to Shape Amphiphiles: Designing a New Generation of Materials Building Blocks," ADVANCE lecturer Sharon Glatzer, University of Michigan.

Lecture: Metal arts

Oct 01, 2009

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg.

Free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

"Metal: Inside and Out." Explore the different strengths of metal by examining the metal sculpture of Joe Muench, ISU art and design, and understanding the research of Iver Anderson, ISU materials science and engineering. The two professors will share their diverse knowledge of metal by utilizing props along with objects from the current Integrated Studio Arts faculty exhibition ReLationShips.

Friday, 02 Oct 2009

Works in Progress lecture series

Oct 02, 2009

5:45 PM

Room 130 Design

free

College of Design Lectures

"Lewis Mumford's Lever House: Writing a House of Glass," Ann Sobiech-Munson, ISU architecture. All are welcome.

Monday, 05 Oct 2009

Seminar: Financial literacy

Oct 05, 2009

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Ivy College of Business Lectures Training, development

"Asset Management and Risk Management," Adam Polacek, TIAA-CREF Asset Management. Space is limited; please register in advance to shobha@iastate.edu.

Seminar: student loans, financial aid and the FAFSA

Oct 05, 2009

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Ivy College of Business Lectures

This free financial literacy seminar will feature Adam Polacek, TIAA-CREF Asset Management, and is free and open to the entire Ames and ISU community. Register for the seminar by sending an email to shobha@iastate.edu.

Forum: Ames city council candidates

Oct 05, 2009

7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

The Government of the Student Body will host a forum with Ames City Council candidates. Participants will address issues of concern to Iowa State University students and take questions from audience members.

Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009

Keynote: Engineering Diversity Fair

Oct 06, 2009

9:00 AM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Freeman Hrabowski has served as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, since 1992. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance.

Lecture: Sustainable Energy Innovation at ISU

Oct 06, 2009

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Sustainable Energy Innovation at Iowa State," Larry Johnson, ISU BioCentury Research Farm and the Center for Crops Utilization Research; Jim McCalley, ISU electrical engineering; and Victor Lin, ISU chemistry.

Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009

Lecture: "Negotiating Identity, Performing Folklore"

Oct 07, 2009

1:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Riki Saltzman has been the folklife coordinator for the Iowa Arts Council, Department of Cultural Affairs, since 1995. She works with a variety of communities and individuals to provide assistance with multicultural and diversity issues, project development, event planning and the presentation of traditional arts and artists.

Lecture: Iowa Traditions in Transition

Oct 07, 2009

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

Groups, governance Lectures

"Iowa Traditions in Transition: Negotiating Identity, Performing Folklore," part of the "Iowa in the Global Comm[unity]: Inside/Out" programming series.

Lecture: Technology and the Globalization of Opportunity

Oct 07, 2009

6:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Technology, Globalization & Culture Series." ISU alum Mary Jane Hagenson, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC.

Audiocast: Darwin celebration lecture series

Oct 07, 2009

7:00 PM

333 Science II - Live Audio Broadcast

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Celebrating 150 Years of Darwin's ON THE ORIGIN Of SPECIES: Variation," author Jonathan Weiner. This lecture is the second of five lectures in the Fall of 2009 to celebrate Darwin's seminal publication. Join fellow listeners at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and sociability. This is a live audio-only broadcast from Columbia University. A Q&A by e-mail will follow.

Thursday, 08 Oct 2009

Reiman Gardens: Brown bag lecture

Oct 08, 2009

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Free for CoHorts' members; price of admission for general public. Free for ISU students.

Reiman Gardens Lectures

"The Silence of the Bees," apiarist John Johnson.

Goldtrap Lecture: "Against Publication"

Oct 08, 2009

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities," Frank Donoghue, Ohio State University. He examines how the growing corporate culture of higher education threatens its most fundamental values by erasing one of its defining features: the tenured professor.

Lecture: "Following the Money"

Oct 08, 2009

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Following the Money: From Enron to Hedge Fund." Before joining Vanity Fair as a contributing editor in 2008, Bethany McLean was an editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, where she wrote an article in March 2001 that raised questions about the immense profitability of Enron, then a darling of the stock market.

Friday, 09 Oct 2009

Lecture: "Mobile Technologies for Children"

Oct 09, 2009

12:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Allison Druin is director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and an associate professor in the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies. Her work includes developing digital libraries for children, designing technologies for families, and creating collaborative storytelling technologies for the classroom.

Women in HCI Lecture: Allison Druin, University of Maryland

Oct 09, 2009

12:00 PM

Alliant Energy- Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

College of Engineering Diversity Lectures

"Mobile Technology for Children." Druin is director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and an associate professor in the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. All are invited.

Geology Lecture

Oct 09, 2009

4:00 PM

277 Science I

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Diversity Lectures

"Imaging Iowa's Surface with LiDAR" by Chris Kahle, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa City, Iowa

Monday, 12 Oct 2009

CESMEE seminar

Oct 12, 2009

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

2030 Morrill

free

Groups, governance Lectures

Fouad Abd El Khalick, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, will present a 'longitudinal' study of the representations of nature of science in high school science textbooks. Part of the CESMEE Seminar Series, presented by the Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering.

Lecture: Lotus Society

Oct 12, 2009

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Oak Room, Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Diversity Lectures Student activities

"Compassionate Listening: A Technique of Harmonious Living," Venerable Dedunupitiye Upananda Thera, founder and incumbent-in-chief, Ehipassiko Buddhist Center, Calgary, Canada.

Seminar: Financial literacy

Oct 12, 2009

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Ivy College of Business Lectures Training, development

"Retirement Planning and Estate Planning," Jake Zehr and Alicia Waltenberger, TIAA-CREF. Space is limited; please register in advance to shobha@iastate.edu.

Seminar: student loans, financial aid and the FAFSA

Oct 12, 2009

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Ivy College of Business Lectures

This free financial literacy seminar will feature Jake Zehr and Alicia Waltenberger, TIAA-CREF, and is free and open to the entire Ames and ISU community. Register for the seminar by sending an email to shobha@iastate.edu.

Osborn Club lecture

Oct 12, 2009

7:00 PM

1420 Molecular Biology

Groups, governance Lectures

"Leaf Microorganisms: How They Influence Plant and Environmental Health," Gwyn Beattie, Robert Earle Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Bacteriology, ISU plant pathology. The lecture is open to the public.

Lecture: "Revitalizing Agricultural Research for Global Food Security"

Oct 12, 2009

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

2009 World Food Prize winner Gebisa Ejeta. The Ethiopian native's work to develop sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the devastating Striga weed (witchweed) increased the production and availability of one of the world's five principal grains and enhanced the food supply of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. A reception and student poster display will precede the lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. in the South Ballroom, MU.

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009

Geology Lecture

Oct 13, 2009

4:00 PM

2020 Agronomy

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Diversity Lectures

"Tectonic Transitions in the Porphyry-epithermal Environment" by Richard Tosdal, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Faculty/Staff symposium: Challenges of Retirement and Estate Planning

Oct 13, 2009

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr.

free

General Events Lectures

"Overcoming the Challenges of Retirement & Estate Planning in the Decade Ahead," with panelists Vicki Feilmeyer, Attorney, Nyemaster Law Firm; Craig Marrs, Ameriprise; Pam Fleener, First National; and moderator Paul Caspersen, ISU Foundation. Limited seating, preregister by Oct. 5. Refreshments provided.

Lecture: Victory gardens

Oct 13, 2009

7:00 PM

Garden Room, Reiman Gardens

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Sowing the Seeds of Victory Gardens: Then and Now," historian Rose Hayden-Smith, University of California. Hayden-Smith is a nationally recognized expert on victory gardens, wartime food policies and school garden programs

Faculty forum: Economic Recovery

Oct 13, 2009

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Iowa State faculty will share their research contributing to the current debate on economic recovery. Participants include Peter Orazem, ISU economics; David Peters, ISU sociology; David Frankel, ISU economics.