Thursday, 01 Oct 2009
"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.
"From Patchy Particles to Shape Amphiphiles: Designing a New Generation of Materials Building Blocks," ADVANCE lecturer Sharon Glatzer, University of Michigan.
"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
CANCELED DUE TO SPEAKER ILLNESS
"Lewis Mumford's Lever House: Writing a House of Glass," Ann Sobiech-Munson, ISU architecture. All are welcome.
Monday, 05 Oct 2009
"Asset Management and Risk Management," Adam Polacek, TIAA-CREF Asset Management. Space is limited; please register in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
"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
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.
"Iowa Traditions in Transition: Negotiating Identity, Performing Folklore," part of the "Iowa in the Global Comm[unity]: Inside/Out" programming series.
"Technology, Globalization & Culture Series." ISU alum Mary Jane Hagenson, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC.
"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
"The Silence of the Bees," apiarist John Johnson.
"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.
"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
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.
"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.
"Imaging Iowa's Surface with LiDAR" by Chris Kahle, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa City, Iowa
Monday, 12 Oct 2009
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.
"Compassionate Listening: A Technique of Harmonious Living," Venerable Dedunupitiye Upananda Thera, founder and incumbent-in-chief, Ehipassiko Buddhist Center, Calgary, Canada.
"Retirement Planning and Estate Planning," Jake Zehr and Alicia Waltenberger, TIAA-CREF. Space is limited; please register in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
"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.
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
"Tectonic Transitions in the Porphyry-epithermal Environment" by Richard Tosdal, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
"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.
"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
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.