Monday, 02 Nov 2009
"Genetic Profile and Horticultural Potential of American Snowbell (Styrax americanus)", Olivia Lenahan, ISU horticulture graduate student.
Tuesday, 03 Nov 2009
"Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Aerospace Market," Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing global services and support. He leads all aspects of the company's $8 billion business providing after-delivery support for military platforms and systems and a broad array of defense and government services.
"End Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Let Gays and Lesbians Serve Their Country Honorably," Lieutenant Dan Choi. One month after announcing he was gay on the Rachel Maddow Show, the Army announced it would initiate discharge proceedings him. Choi is fighting his discharge proceedings and is a founding member of the organization KNIGHTS OUT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender West Point Graduates.
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate and one of the founders of the Bioregional Congress, will be reading from her book The Sky Begins at Your Feet: A Memoir on Cancer, Community, and Coming Home to the Body.
Gene Takle, ISU agronomy and geological and atmospheric sciences; John Miranowski, ISU economics; William Gutowski, ISU geological and atmospheric sciences; and Ray Arritt, ISU agronomy. ISU's Climate Science Initiative team was established in response to the public concern over global climate change and its impact on every segment of society.
Wednesday, 04 Nov 2009
"Surviving the Rwandan Genocide: Immaculée's Story of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness," Immaculée Ilibagiza, a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and author of Left to Tell: Discovering God amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. She and seven other women spent 91 days huddled together silently in the bathroom of a local pastor's house - a trauma from which she emerged half-starved and to find her entire family had been brutally murdered.
Thursday, 05 Nov 2009
"Fully Hydrogenated, Styrene Based Block Copolymers: Designing Materials at the Nanometer Scale" by Steve Hahn, Dow Chemical Company
"Death: The Personal and the Universal." Death is something no one can escape. It follows life as surely as night follows day, winter follows autumn or old age follows youth. Join Cindy Gould, associate professor in Art and Design, and Jennifer Margrett, associate professor in Human Development and Family Studies, as they explore different responses to death, both the personal and the universal.
Monday, 09 Nov 2009
Presented by Doug Jacobson, University Professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the ISU Information Assurance Center. This lecture portion of ISU Osborn Club's monthly gathering is free and open to the public.
"American Intelligence and the Continuing Threat from al-Qaeda: Strategic and Ethical Implications," Tom Twetten, retired Central Intelligence Agency deputy director for operations.
Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009
"Engineering In The Coming Era of Insufficient Plenty," John Voeller, ASME White House Fellow in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and principal architect of POWRTRAK, the automated engineering system of Black & Veatch that was used to build over 500 power facilities around the world.
Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009
"ConvoCons, a system of conversational icons to unobtrusively encourage affinity among collaborators (using Bonnie Nardi's framework for social connection)," Michael Oren, Ph.D. student, ISU sociology
"John Atanasoff and the New Civilization," Minka Zlateva, Sofia University, Bulgaria. Zlateva will discuss the results of a joint effort between students at Iowa State and Sofia University, and the possibilities for its followup in the frame of the United Nations initiative, "Alliance of Civilizations" (www.unaoc.org).
What do an economics professor, director of custodial services, two librarians and the GSB sustainability director have in common? Come hear what green practices are happening across campus.
Thursday, 12 Nov 2009
Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program. Attend each month and experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers.
Ramsey Lecture: "From Barnyard to Food Table: The Omnipresence of Hepatitis E Virus and Risks for Zoonosis and Food Safety"
X.J. Meng, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. A research poster session will precede the seminar beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the west (Fish Tank) lobby at the college.
"Social Network Dynamics and Food Security among Formerly Displaced People in Post-Conflict Lira, Northern Uganda," Bernard Obaa, Ph.D. student, ISU sociology
Corey Moss co-directed, wrote and produced a 78-minute feature documentary Dear Jack about the Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate singer Andrew McMahon and his bout with leukemia at the age of 22. An ISU alum, Moss is an executive producer at Yahoo! Originals, where he created "Primetime in No Time," the highest-rated show on the Web. He has also written and directed short films. A screening of his film will follow the lecture.
Bringing the anatomy of animals together with digital art, this presentation addresses how we borrow from our natural environment to examine, understand, and view the physical world.
ISU alum Corey Moss co-directed, wrote and produced this 78-minute feature documentary about the Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate singer Andrew McMahon and his bout with leukemia at the age of 22. Moss is an executive producer at Yahoo! Originals, where he created "Primetime in No Time," the highest-rated show on the Web. He has also written and directed short films starring Jackie Chan, Brett Ratner and Jamie Kennedy.
"Mississippi River Water Quality: Policy, Farm Landscapes and Hypoxia," Eugene Turner, Louisiana State University. A hybrid oceanographer and wetland ecologist, he is active in the scientific aspects of coastal environmental management. In particular, his work addresses hypoxic zones, or Dead Zones, in which water oxygen levels are reduced to a level that can no longer support living aquatic organisms. Reception at 7 p.m. in the South...
"Cooking, Fishing and Jogging through Phase Space: A Practical Guide to Discovering and Understanding New Materials," Paul Canfield, ISU physics. He will outline the basic philosophy and techniques needed to search for novel materials, including a combination of intuition, experience, compulsive optimism and a desire to share discovery. A general lecture that will include mildly slanderous asides and references to philosophers living and dead.
Friday, 13 Nov 2009
"Oil, gas and water: Subsurface flow and interactions in an area of continental shelf/slope offshore Louisiana" by Steven Losh, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
"Venues for Prostitution in Ancient Greece," Madeleine Henry, ISU classical studies. All are welcome.
"Free Market, Sound Money and Non-Intervention," former presidential candidate Ron Paul. He has devoted his political career to limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies.
Nathan Allen, the Maniac of Magic, will open the evening with a performance that is part magic, part comedy, and totally dysfunctional. NO rabbits, NO tuxedos, and NO sparkly boxes, just a combination of a twisted sense of humor, sleight-of-hand magic skills, and hilarious audience participation. Reception following with appetizers, desserts, and hot cider and cocoa and an opportunity to interact with displays about common superstitions....
Saturday, 14 Nov 2009
Dr. Sabeel Ahmed is the Director of the GainPeace Project, an outreach project of the Islamic Circle of North America. The Islamic Circle of North America is one of the largest, non-profit, independent, grass roots organizations of Muslim Americans. It has twenty five chapters and affiliates with the mission to promote understanding of Islam and Muslims. GainPeace.com conducts many of those outreach projects in Chicago and other cities,...
Sunday, 15 Nov 2009
Explore contemporary glass techniques with guide and gaffer Amanda Hall and hear the story of the artists behind the most recent revolutions in glassblowing. Glassblowing is an ancient art that has undergone many technical and conceptual changes through the centuries. What makes 20th century sculptural glass different from what came before? What unites these artists' visions with those of previous gaffers?
Monday, 16 Nov 2009
"Wind and Energy Markets: A Case Study of Texas," Ross Baldick, University of Texas, Austin. Part of the ECpE distinguished lecture series.
"High Tunnel Crop Production: Research Challenges," Hank Taber, ISU Horticulture.