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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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.
"The Role of Engineers in Managing Risks from Natural Hazards," Robert Gilbert, University of Texas, Austin. Topics will include establishing goals, mitigating consequences, considering system effects, including physical factors in statistical models, avoiding both too much and too little conservatism, maximizing the value of information, and communicating effectively to decision makers and the public.
Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009
"Training for Governance and Partnership Skills and Changes in Agricultural Producer Marketing Organizations in Uganda," Richard Miiro, visiting research scholar.
"Trade and Food Policy Alternatives for Developing Countries," Will Martin, World Bank research manager for rural development.
Thursday, 15 Oct 2009
Earl Swartzlander, University of Texas, Austina, part of the ECpE distinguished lecture series.
ISU alum Gina Ochsner is the author of People I Wanted to Be and The Necessary Grace to Fall, and her short stories have been featured in The New Yorker and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her latest book, The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight, will be published in 2010.
Jin Tian, ISU computer Science.
Conservation biologist Robert Rockwell is the director of animal research at La PÃ©rouse Bay Tundra Biology Station, the primary research site of the collaborative Hudson Bay Project. Rockwell's work focuses on the long-term monitoring of snow geese in this coastal tundra ecosystem. His research is in population dynamics, community ecology, lifetime reproductive success, and the genetic structure and gene flow of migratory waterfowl such...
Join in the conversation as Jean Pierre Taoutel, senior lecturer in World Languages and Cultures, guides us through the understanding of war and its impact on people around the world.
Ambassador (and ISU alum) Luis CdeBaca has worked under three presidential administrations to combat human trafficking and modern-day forms of slavery. He was recently appointed by President Obama to direct the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State, which is dedicated to pressuring foreign governments to free persons forced to work, under threat of violence, for no pay beyond subsistence.
Friday, 16 Oct 2009
"The Foreclosure Crisis: Implications for Affordable Housing," Lynn Ross, National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy, Washington, DC.
Ramsey Lecture: "New Targets for Antimicrobials and Rational Design of Enzymatic Inhibitors of These Proteins"
Tom Ellenberger, Washington University in St. Louis school of Medicine. A research poster session will precede the seminar beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the west (Fish Tank) lobby at the college.