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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.

Lecture: Engineers managing natural hazards

Oct 13, 2009

8:00 PM

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"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

Sociology seminar series

Oct 14, 2009

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

8 Curtiss

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Lectures

"Training for Governance and Partnership Skills and Changes in Agricultural Producer Marketing Organizations in Uganda," Richard Miiro, visiting research scholar.

Lecture: "Trade and Food Policy Alternatives for Developing Countries"

Oct 14, 2009

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

"Trade and Food Policy Alternatives for Developing Countries," Will Martin, World Bank research manager for rural development.

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009

Lecture: The Seven Wonders of Computer Arithmetic

Oct 15, 2009

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Auditorium, Howe Hall

free

College of Engineering Lectures

Earl Swartzlander, University of Texas, Austina, part of the ECpE distinguished lecture series.

Reading: Gina Ochsner

Oct 15, 2009

3:30 PM

212 Ross Hall

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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.

Lecture: Animals and climate change

Oct 15, 2009

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

Conservation biologist Robert Rockwell is the director of animal research at La Pérouse 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...

Lecture: Understanding war

Oct 15, 2009

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

Free

University Museums Lectures

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.

Lecture: "U.S. Leadership in the Global Fight Against Slavery"

Oct 15, 2009

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

Lecture Series Lectures

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

Colloquium: The Foreclosure Crisis

Oct 16, 2009

9:00 AM

411 College of Design

free

College of Design Lectures

"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"

Oct 16, 2009

12:00 PM

1226 College of Veterinary Medicine

free

College of Veterinary Medicine Lectures

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.